Nike Girls Soccer Camp Southeastern University
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Come join Coach Clayton Roberts and his staff in Lakeland, Florida for a competitive camp environment in 2019!
At Nike Soccer Camps, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success. By partnering with Nike, our title sponsor, and working with the country’s best coaches, we are able to offer an unforgettable growth experience no matter what your age or skill level.
- Team play, skill development, games and tournaments
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Six hours of daily instruction
- Evening activities
- 10:1 camper to staff ratio
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Camp Director Clayton Roberts
Clay Roberts was hired as the head coach of the men's soccer program in 2014. In 2017, Roberts led the Fire to an 8-7-1 overall, and 5-3-1 Sun Conference record. A season plagued with injuries, Roberts managed the team to a 4th place finish, which allowed another first in program history, by hosting a TSC first round tournament game. For their efforts, the Fire saw Gustavo Rodrigues and Caue Salgado selected to the TSC First Team, while Joey Dotson was selected to the TSC All-Conference Honorable Mention. Luke Marchesani and Ethan Carey were honored on the TSC Academic All-Conference team, as well as Daktronics Scholar Athletes. Tyler Gay received the TSC Champions of Character award, the first under Roberts leadership. Gustavo Rodrigues would then go on to be selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team, and also honored as an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.View Clayton's Bio ⟩
In 2016, ranked #15 in the NAIA preseason polls, the Fire faced one of the toughest schedules in the country facing ranked teams such as #2 Rio Grande, #7 Union, #9 William Carey, #13 Thomas, and Receiving Votes St.Thomas, finishing the season at 9-9 overall, and 6-3 in the Sun Conference. The Fire once again returned to the Sun Conference Tournament after finishing tied for 3rd and earning a 5th place seed, losing to Keiser 1-0, in the first round. Once again, many Fire athletes were honored for their efforts. Gerritson Craane, Pedro Ivo Dias, and Jake Van Der Luit were voted to the TSC First Team All-Conference, Kendall Crouse was the TSC Second Team All-Conference, and Jonathan Jimenez was voted to the TSC All-Conference Honorable Mention. Luke Marchesani earned the TSC Academic All-Conference, and Daktronics Scholar Athletes award. Pedro Ivo Dias again would be selected to the NSCAA All-Region team and as an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.
The 2015 season was historic for the Fire, as Roberts guided SEU to The Sun Conference regular season title with an 8-1 league record, then defended its home pitch during The Sun Conference Tournament, claiming the first title in program history.
For his efforts, Roberts was named The Sun Conference Coach of the Year.
During their first appearance in the NAIA National Tournament, the Fire went on the road to Cumberlands University, and came away with a thrilling 1-0 double overtime victory on a goal by freshman Jake Van Der Luit.
The defense was a key to the season, posting nine shutouts, with freshman goalkeeper Jorge Navarrete making 88 saves to earn Sun Conference Freshman of the Year honors.
Offensively, Pedro Ivo Dias was named The Sun Conference Player of the Year, posting 10 goals.
During his first season, the Fire finished 10-6-1 and in sixth place in The Sun Conference. SEU was second in the conference in scoring, averaging 2.44 goals per contest. Defensively, the Fire were second in the league in saves per game at 5.2 and fifth in goals allowed per game at just 1.28.Roberts currently also serves as the Head Coach of the Florida Tropics, a professional arena soccer team in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL).
Prior to Southeastern, Roberts served as the Vice President of Ocala Stampede SC of the United Soccer League. During his time with the Stampede, Roberts was involved in front office management, growth and project and team development, as well as sponsorship and community outreach projects. They competed in the PDL, which has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing across the globe. Roberts also has served as Director of Soccer at VSI Tampa Bay FC, operating a USL PRO franchise, PDL, and WPSL. For 3 years prior to that, Roberts served as Director of Coaching at Brandon FC. Roberts is no stranger to the area; he is a graduate of Plant City High School, and played soccer at Florida Southern College. During his career with the Florida Southern, he was named All-Sunshine State Conference three times, and was selected to the NCAA All-South Region team twice.
After his collegiate career, Roberts played professional soccer with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL PRO league and the Philadelphia KIXX of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Roberts helped each team win league championships.
Southeastern University's soccer staff has designed a camp program to improve your individual skills. Using drills, small sided games, and strategy work like small and large group offensive and defensive tactics, campers learn from top-notch coaches to strengthen their play. Coaches are dedicated to introducing soccer to young players “the right way” and to helping advanced players take the next stage in their development.Show Less See More Camp Details
WHATS INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, all meals, housing, supervision and evening activities.
Extended Day Campers (varies with location) 9 am-8 pm: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities.
Day campers (varies with location) 9 am-4 pm: Professional coaching and instruction. Lunch is provided.
Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Soccer balls may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $20. Campers are not required to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.
2019 GIRLS CAMP SESSION INFORMATION
Dates: June 9-13, 2019
Check-in: Between 12:30-1:30 pm in the lobby of the Esperanza Dorm on Sunday. Soccer instruction begins at 2 pm. Dinner is the first meal and all-day campers are invited to stay until 8 pm.
Check-out: 12:00 pm at the fields for day campers on Thursday. Check out follows the last session for overnight campers from the dorms.
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Turf Fields at Southeastern
Dorm: assigned at check-in
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: Shared on floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: YES
Key Deposit: $20 – Bring a check payable to US Sports Camps
Spending Money: $20-$30
Medical Facility: An athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies.
We do not offer transportation to camp. Campers must arrange their own travel.
If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount.
To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake up / breakfast
- 9:00am Extended day & day campers arrive
- 9:00-10:30am Technical sessions
- 10:30-11:45 Small-sided games
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 2:00pm Tactical sessions
- 4:00pm Day campers depart
- 4:00-6:00pm Dinner
- 6:00-8:00pm Evening matches
- 8:00pm Extended day campers depart
- 8:30pm Evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights out
Southeastern University is a beautiful Mediterranean-style campus in Lakeland, FL. With a year-round average temperature of 72 degrees, Southeastern University is the perfect setting for this summer's Nike soccer camp. Situated between two lakes on more than 87 acres, this location is near Tampa, Orlando, and the Florida Sun Coast.
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We look forward to attending next year!
June 15, 2018: I learned how to be s good team player and how to have passion for the sport. We look forward to attending next year!
— Madison S. Camper
The skill sessions were great.
June 15, 2018: Balance between soccer skill training and fun. Really enjoyed the skills sessions in the morning. Being able to work with several different coaches was very beneficial. The skill sessions were great.
— Hannah K. Camper
This was one of the best weeks of my summer so far
June 15, 2018: It was interesting to meet players that go to SEU for soccer and to get to know them/ what their life is like in college. I got a lot of touches on the ball throughout the week and am really happy that I returned to this camp. The coaches were really friendly and made sure that everyone was having fun which made camp more enjoyable. This was one of the best weeks of my summer so far and I definitely want to come back next year.
— Kira W. Camper
The coaches were great
June 15, 2018: I learned how to play forward better. I've always played defense. It was fun to be able to work on attacking skills. I made new friends as well!
— Brenna P. Camper
Became a much more aggressive attacker
My daughter enjoyed shooting and being able to play soccer everyday. She enjoyed the drills but wanted to be pushed more and have harder workouts.
— Macy C., Parent 2017
Really knowledgable councilors
My daughter said she learned a lot of new skills and she has improved her play alot! Enjoyed counselor interaction and multiple coaches. Only drawback as a parent was that no evaluation was provided. All other overnight camps they attended always provided some kind of counselor eval.
— Megan W., Parent 2017
My daughter learned how to work hard!
She loved the coaches, the drills, and she made many great friends.
— Diana G., Parent 2017
Daughter had a great time and can't wait to go back!
Rachel enjoyed who whole sleep away experience, and had a ton of fun training. She really liked how physical camp was!
— Sandra K., Parent 2017
Could not be happier!
Excellent instruction! Our son and daughter attended this camp and both enjoyed it immensely! They are already talking about coming back next year. Could not be happier with the coaches, skills, food and friendships made at this camp. You and your child will not be disappointed! -Parent of campers
— Bridget L., Parent 2016
Learned a lot of new concepts
The camp was very well structured with an appropriate mix of recreational activities, training sessions and down time. I felt comfortable while also challenged in the training group I was assigned to and was able to learn a lot from other campers as well as the coaches and SEU players. Training was enjoyable but also extremely informative and I learned a lot of new concepts and techniques to apply to my game.
— Evelyn O., Camper 2015
Great Instructors, and challenging skills training! Thanks Nike Camp!
— Marie D., Camper 2015
This was a well organized camp which emphasized good interaction with counselors.
— Jacquelyn A., Parent 2014
Looking forward to next year!
This was our daughter's first overnight camping experience. She felt comfortable, learned alot and looks forward to next year. She met new friends that she is keeping in contact with as well!
— Brandy M., Parent 2014
My girls love it!! They love the interaction with girls from the U.S.!! We are from Puerto Rico.
— Olivia B., Parent 2013
The staff was amazing
This camp was perfect for my daughter. The staff was amazing and the instruction level was appropriate. She will return next year.
— Kendra P., Parent 2013
Had a blast!
Great staff! My daughter had a blast! She wants to go back next summer.
— Rolanda B., Parent 2012
COACHING INSTRUCTION WAS AMAZING - GREAT LOCATION
— Sonia C., Camper 2012
This was my 11 year-old daughter's first overnight camp experience and she came back a noticeably changed person! Not only did she improve her soccer skills, but she also became more confident and independent. It feels like she matured a year within a week! Needless to say I'm thoroughly satisfied with my investment and I will definitely send her again next year. Thank you Nike Girls Soccer Camp!
— Carmon M., Parent 2011