Nike Girls Soccer Camp at St. Mark's School
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Learn new soccer skills with Bridgewater State, VA Women's Soccer Coach, Mike Van Horn in Massachusetts, just 25 miles from Boston.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 10:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
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Head Women's Soccer Coach Mike Van Horn
Mike Van Horn begins his 11th season as head coach of the women's soccer program at Bridgewater College. Under his direction, the Eagles have steadily improved and moved into contention near the top of the ODAC standings. He looks forward to serving as director at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA.View Mike's Bio ⟩
In 2009, Van Horn led the Eagles to a record-setting season as the team finished fifth in the nation for most improved program after posting a 13-6-1 overall record. During the 2009 season the team set new program records for most shutouts, assists, goals and wins in a season. The Eagles put together another winning season in 2010 against the most challenging schedule in program history. The back-to-back winning seasons were the first in program history.
The 2011 season was a year of several "firsts" for the program. The Eagles were ranked in the regional poll for the first time ever and the team defeated a program ranked in the national Top 25 for the first time in program history. The program was also recognized by the NSCAA as it received the prestigious Ethics/Sportsmanship Gold Award. The Gold Award is presented to teams that play the entire season without receiving a yellow or red card. Bridgewater was one of just 13 programs in the nation, regardless of classification to receive the honor. The 2011 team posted a 13-5-1 overall record and hosted a first-round game in the ODAC tournament.
Bridgewater advanced to the ODAC Championship game in 2012, a first for the Eagles program. The Eagles hosted a quarterfinal game in the ODAC tournament and advanced on penalty kicks over Roanoke for the program's first ODAC tournament victory. In the semifinals, Bridgewater defeated Virginia Wesleyan, the nation's No. 3 ranked team, to reach the ODAC Championship game where the Eagles lost to Lynchburg, the nation's seventh-ranked team in the title game. The team set a new BC record for goals scored and Elizabeth Stump became the first player during Van Horn's tenure to earn first-team All-ODAC honors. Van Horn was also honored as the ODAC Coach of the Year honor.
In 2013, the Eagles posted their fifth straight winning season, finishing the year with an 11-8-1 overall record. Bridgewater made its second straight trip to the ODAC tournament semifinals and received the Ethics Sportsmanship Silver Award from the NSCAA.
The Eagles set a program-record with 16 wins in 2014, were regionally-ranked by the NSCAA, and earned their first-ever NCAA regional ranking late in the season.
Bridgewater reached overtime of the ODAC championship game in 2017, ultimately falling just short in a 2-1 loss to Lynchburg. The Eagles finished 16-5-1 overall, defeated #21 Lynchburg in the regular season, had a program-record 10-game win streak, and were seventh in the final regional rankings of the regular season. BC had eight All-ODAC selections, while three players- Keri Rager, Isabella Krider and Sarah Brennan- were named to both the All-Region and All-State teams. Van Horn was named the ODAC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.
Bridgewater has posted a 67-29-1 record over the past eight seasons against ODAC foes during regular season play. A total of 49 players have earned All-ODAC honors during Van Horn's tenure and nine have received all-region recognition.
The Bridgewater players have also excelled in the classroom. Since 2006, 62 women's soccer players have been recognized on the ODAC All-Academic team. The team received the NSCAA Team Academic Award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Prior to his arrival at Bridgewater, Van Horn obtained a wealth of coaching experience from the high school, club and collegiate levels, including assistant coaching stops with the men’s program at Bridgewater and King’s College.
During his three seasons with the Bridgewater men’s team, the Eagles qualified for two ODAC tournaments and made one appearance in the conference semifinals. In three years at King’s, the team posted back-to-back, double-digit winning seasons for just the second time in program history.
Van Horn graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science. He earned his Masters of Science in athletic administration from James Madison University.
Van Horn holds a USSF National "A" license as well as a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma.
"My goal," said Van Horn, "Is to develop a soccer culture focused on compassion and respect for each aspect of the game and each student-athlete, while progressively raising the standard of the program and maintaining high academic standards."
Session I: July 15-18
All Skills Program
Learn from the best at this all girls soccer camp! Mike Van Horn has developed a curriculum for camp that is similar to what he teaches his team at Bridgewater State. All levels welcome!
All Campers Check-in: July 15th between 1pm-2pm
All Campers Check-out: July 18th between 11am-12pm. Departure immediately following.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging
• All meals
• Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
• Camp hours: MON 2:00PM-9:00PM, TUES-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:30AM
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. 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; Bed size Twin XL
AIR CONDITIONING: No • Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $50
MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
- Check-in on Monday is between 1:00-2:00pm. Come dressed and ready to play.
- On Thursday campers depart from the field after the morning session, around 11:30am.
Tuesday through Thursday, Extended Day campers should arrival at the field at 8:45am.
Monday through Wednesday, Extended Day campers depart at 9:00pm.
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Wake Up (overnight campers)
- 7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
- 9:00-11:00 AM Field Session
- 12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
- 2:00-4:00 PM Field Session
- 5:00-6:00 PM Dinner in Dining Hall
- 6:30-8:00 PM Games -Small sided/full sided
- 9:00 PM Staff Camper Skits
- 11:00 PM Lights Out
St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s School is a preparatory school, situated on 250 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles from Boston.
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This is our first year hosting a Nike Soccer Camp at this location. For more information, feel free to contact us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP
— Renee Chapman, Soccer Camp Manager