Nike Girls Soccer Camp Southeastern University
Join Southeastern University's Men's Soccer Coach Clayton Roberts and his staff in Lakeland, Florida for an unforgettable soccer camp experience.
Nike Camp curriculum offers an outstanding blend of tactical and technical training with game play incorporated in the day. This Nike Camp is designed to inspire each camper to learn, train hard, have fun and to leave camp inspired. Inspiration leads to a desire to improve their skills at camp and then to bring the training home to their team in training. A fun, yet competitive, environment creates the perfect balance for players to enjoy camp alongside this experienced collegiate coaching staff. This opportunity allows players to gain valuable knowledge to improve as soccer players, while creating bonds that last a lifetime!
- 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
- Camper Player Cards
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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.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Camp Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
Options: Full Day 9:00am - 4:00pm, Extended Day 9:00am - 8:00pm & Overnight**
- First Day Check-in: 12:30pm
- Final Day Check-out: 11:00am
- Location: SEU Athletics Complex
Daily Check-In & Out: at TBA Location
Meals: See meal breakdown below.
*Daily check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
**View Overnight camp information below
This program is geared towards Player Development & High-Performance campers. Players will work on mastering the proper fundamentals, techniques and advancing their overall skills and knowledge of the game. A great opportunity for players to learn through a mix of drills, games, and competitive play. With a number of different camp options for all to enjoy!
Player Development is for campers ages 11 and under of all skill levels. These camps are designed to maximize player participation and ensure each camper develops in all aspects of the game in a fun and engaging environment. Coaches will implement a wide range of technical, physical, and tactical activities with a focus on fun so campers get to improve with a smile on their faces.
High Performance is for campers ages 12+ looking to improve their game in a fun and fast-paced environment. These camps are designed so players leave the camp week more prepared for their club and high school seasons. Experienced coaches will provide campers with a fresh perspective and challenge them to develop technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of their game through a progressive curriculum.
*NOTE: If you believe your camper should be in a different skill level than the age requirement listed, please add a note at check-out and mention it to the camp director on day 1.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Information Packet, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.
Number of Campers Per Room: TBD
Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual, If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel
Air Conditioning: Please refer to the information packet for updated information
Check-in: First Day at 12:30pm at TBA Location
Check out: Last day 11:00am at TBA Location
Meals: Day 1: Dinner | Days 2-4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 5: Breakfast
A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.
COMMUTER CAMP INFORMATION
- Daily Hours:
- Full Day Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Extended Day Hours: 9:00am-8:00pm
- Full Day Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Check-in & out Locations: TBA
- Location: SEU Athletics Complex
Meals: Lunch & Dinner is provided for Extended Day Campers
A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from Southeastern University Coaching Staff
Supervision: Staff members are strategically placed throughout the camp to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camps t-shirt and prizes
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, & FACILITY
Ratio: Low camper to coach ratio
Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
Equipment Needed: All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
Facility: SEU Athletics Complex
Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Athletic clothing (1-2 pairs/day)
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
- Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
- Swimsuit and beach towel (May or may not be needed)
- Flip flops
- Laundry bag
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Personal items & medications
- Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Fan (optional)
- Bed sheets
- Comforter or sleeping bag
- Pillow and pillowcase
- Athletic clothing
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Small gym bag/backpack
Nike Soccer Camp Balls can be purchased during registration. Players can choose between a size 4 or size 5 ball, which will be passed out on the first day of camp. Please note that it is not required to bring a soccer ball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction.
If you have a group of 4 or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. If you have a group of 8 or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please fill out the Team Discount - Soccer form with the name of your group and the names of each camper enrolling in the camp and we will create a unique discount code for your group.
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE SOCCER CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our soccer camps please see our FAQ page.
***Camps are open to any and all entrants. Enrollment in our camps is limited only by age, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp
WANT MORE DETAILS?
Click the orange button below to view program descriptions, schedules, housing, and mor
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.
Loved the basketball drills!
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
Improved her game
She played with higher level players which improved her game
— Nuria H. Parent
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
COACHING INSTRUCTION WAS AMAZING - GREAT LOCATION
— Sonia C., Camper 2012
Had a blast!
Great staff! My daughter had a blast! She wants to go back next summer.
— Rolanda B., Parent 2012
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
My girls love it!! They love the interaction with girls from the U.S.!! We are from Puerto Rico.
— Olivia B., Parent 2013
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
This was a well organized camp which emphasized good interaction with counselors.
— Jacquelyn A., Parent 2014
Great Instructors, and challenging skills training! Thanks Nike Camp!
— Marie D., Camper 2015
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
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
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
My daughter learned how to work hard!
She loved the coaches, the drills, and she made many great friends.
— Diana G., Parent 2017
Soccer every day
June 2021: i loved how the coaches were fun to play soccer with and helped us to get better at soccer day by day
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
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
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 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
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
June 13, 2019: Taylor really enjoyed the new friendships made and a college like experience. She enjoyed the World Cup competition. She said more than once that the coaches/counselors were awesome!! It was a FANTASTIC experience for her.
— Deanna T. Parent
Fun and challenging
June 17, 2019: It was a fun, enriching & challenging. She had the best time and can’t wait for next year
— Fiona L. Parent
June 25, 2019: Aaliyah loves all the soccer play, which gives her a chance to gain confidence in her abilities...Also gives her a chance to meet new friends
— Eric B. Parent
Best camp she eve
June 2021: She said that it was the best camp she ever went to and wants me to sign her up again in July.
June 2021:Lyla says she really enjoyed the World Cup Games, and working to improve her soccer skills. Her favorite drill was the tic-tac-toe drill, and enjoyed meeting new people.
— Lyla's Parent
Definitely looking for her to attend next year
June 2021: Chloe had a great time with the overnight program, she needed the basic skill sets that the coaches provided and the encouragement that they provided. She had a great time with the whole camp, definitely looking for her to attend next year.
— Chloe's Parent
Found ways to be a leader with the younger girls in the camp.
June 2021: At first she was not that excited as she was the oldest girl and really the only upperclassman in the entire camp. However, she got alot of 1 on 1 attention from coaches and the coaches were fantastic and she found ways to be a leader with the younger girls in the camp.
Soccer every day
June 2021: Getting to play soccer every day, making some new friends!
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.