Nike Girls Soccer Camp at Adelphi University
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at the Nike Girls Soccer Camp with Adelphi University. Team up with Women's Soccer Head Coach Brooke DeRosa for the ultimate college soccer training camp! Adelphi's College Prep Camp gives players an opportunity to maximize their performance in an educational and competitive environment. Players will get the unique opportunity to have some in-sight into the everyday life of a student-athlete before their freshman year.
- Unique and structured curriculum
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Mental Skills Consultant & Exercise Science Professor lead classroom sessions
- Competitive scrimmages
- Low camper-to-coach ratio
- Nike Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Head Coach/Assistant Athletic Director - Adelphi University Brooke DeRosa
Brooke DeRosa was named as the seventh head coach of the Adelphi University women's soccer team on April 30, 2015.View Brooke's Bio ⟩
In her first three seasons, DeRosa helped lead the program to new heights, which included its first Northeast-10 Conference Championship title and three total berths in the NCAA Tournament, including a pair of appearances in the NCAA Division II East Region finals.
Named the NE10 Coach of the Year by her peers in her first season, when her team claimed both the regular season and tournament titles in the conference, DeRosa and the Panthers posted a 19-game unbeaten streak, before making their deepest run in the NCAA Tournament since finishing as national runner-ups in 2004.
In 2022, the Panthers ended a five-year absence from the NCAA Tournament. With the NE10 Player and Rookie of the Year in Madison Apicella, Adelphi appeared in its first NE10 Championship final since 2015. The Brown and Gold knocked off two nationally-ranked opponents -- including a double-overtime victory at Franklin Pierce in the NE10 semis -- en route to posting a 12-6-2 record.
Prior to arriving at Adelphi, DeRosa spent two seasons as an assistant coach at St. John’s University. During that time, she helped the Red Storm to appearances in the Big East Tournament semifinals and an NCAA berth in 2013, where the program notched its first ever NCAA Tournament win over the University of Central Florida, 3-1.
Before her stint with the Red Storm, DeRosa was an assistant coach at her alma mater, Hofstra University, where she was an All-American in 2007. Where she later helped the team win their Third CAA Conference Tournament Championship in 2012. DeRosa also served as head women's soccer coach at Nassau Community College from 2011-12. During her one year at Nassau, she coached the Lions to an 8-5-3 record and saw eight players earn All-Region XV honors, including five first-team selections.
DeRosa’s playing career began at Syracuse, where she was a Big East All-Rookie selection in 2002 as a midfielder/defender. DeRosa played three years with the Orange, before transferring back to Long Island to play at Hofstra. During her one season with Hofstra, she was moved to forward and helped the Pride to an 18-4 record, a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. For her efforts, DeRosa earned Third Team All-America honors from the NSCAA, was a First Team All-CAA selection, as well as a CAA All-Tournament Team member.
A local standout, DeRosa played for the Long Island Rough Riders organization from 2002-04 and 2007-12 and helped the team to a W-League Northeast Conference title in 2012.
DeRosa earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in Ceramics from Syracuse University and a master of science in Art Education from Hofstra University. She currently resides in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with her son, Keiran.
DeRosa's Year-by-Year Coaching Record
1 NE10 Championship, 3 NE10 Regular Season Titles, 6 NE10 Tournament Appearances, 2 NE10 Final Appearances, 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances
Year -Overall- -Conference- -Notes- W-L-T Pct. W-L-T 2015 18-3-2 .826 12-0-2 NE10 NE10 Champions, NE Regular Season Champions, NCAA East Region Finalists 2016 16-4-1 .786 11-2-1 NE10 NE10 Semifinals, NE10 Regular Season Champions, NCAA East Region Finalists 2017 15-4 .789 13-1 NE10 NE10 Quarterfinals, NCAA Second Round 2018 8-7-1 .531 7-7 NE10 2019 9-5-3 .618 8-3-2 NE10 NE10 Quarterfinals 2020 - - - No season due to COVID-19 pandemic 2021 7-6-3 .531 6-5-2 NE10 NE10 Quarterfinals 2022 12-6-2 .650 8-2-2 NE10 NE10 Finalist, NCAA First Round 7 Seasons
85-35-12 .689 65-20-9
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach - Adelphi University Paul Yarde
Paul Yarde recently concluded his seventh season as an assistant coach with the Adelphi University women's soccer team in 2022.View Paul's Bio ⟩
Since teaming up with Brooke DeRosa, Yarde's tutelage has helped deliver seven winning seasons, four NCAA Tournament bids, two appearances in the NE10 Championship final and an NE10 Tournament crown in 2015.
A coach and trainer with the Met Oval Brooklyn Knights and the Massapequa Soccer Club, Yarde arrived at Adelphi, after being a member of the men's and women's coaching staffs at his alma mater, Dowling College.
A native of Barbados, Yarde was a three-time MVP of the Notre Dame Football Club, the second-most successful club in Barbados football history, and still holds scoring records for the Barbados Defense Force.
Yarde played his college soccer at Dowling, where he helped the Golden Lions to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Final Four in 2001.
A youth soccer trainer across Long Island, Yarde has personally trained members of the U.S. Youth National Team and coached the No.1 ranked team in the country in the U-12 age group in 2009. He also holds an Advanced National License from the United Soccer Coaches' Association and is CPR/AED certified.
Women's Soccer Goalkeepers Coach - Adelphi University Mervin Shade
Mervin Shade closed out his eighth year as an as assistant coach with the Adelphi University women's soccer team in 2022, working exclusively with the goalkeepers.View Mervin's Bio ⟩
Over his eight years with the Panthers, he has seen two of his netminders earn NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year honors -- Anne Marie Ulliac in 2015 and Isabel Sandstrom in 2017.
Three Adelphi keepers (Anne Marie Ulliac, 2015; Sarah Hofmeier, 2018; Krista Aliscio, 2019) have also led the NE10 in goals-against average in Shade's eight years with the team.
Shade was a four-year starting keeper at Dowling College, where he earned Second Team All-NYCAC honors in 1998. In 2001, Shade was the ECAC Men's Player of the Year, First Team All-NYCAC and First Team All-Region, helping the team to an appearance in the Division II Final Four, with a nation-best goals-against average of 0.035.
Shade later served as a coach with the men's and women's teams at Dowling College from 2006-11. During that time, the men's team won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2006. He also helped the men's team at Suffolk County Community College to an NJCAA National Championship in 2014.
A native of Trinidad who arrived in the United States at age 15, Shade is affiliated with numerous clubs on Long Island, including Massapequa, Smithtown, Farmingdale, Bayport and East Islip. He is also currently the Director of the MS Goalkeeping Academy, and holds United Soccer Coaches state, regional and national goalkeeping licenses.
Mental Skills Consultant Amanda Ferranti
Amanda Ferranti is the director and founder of Ferranti Empowerment where she has firmly established herself as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for youth athletes, teams, and coaches. Amanda has an M.A. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, an MBA from Adelphi University, a B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University, and years of experience working with athletes and coaches in various sports, ages, and levels.View Amanda's Bio ⟩
She has achieved a great deal of athletic success herself, having played soccer for HBC Fury (7 x State Champions, 3x Regional Champions, 3x National Finalists), Princeton University (Ivy League Champions, NCAA Final Four semi-finalist), and the Long Island Rough Riders (Northeast Division Champions). Amanda also has a diverse background competing in multiple sports, including swim, basketball, lacrosse, and dance.
With over 15 years of experience, Amanda has been inspired to develop a unique integrated training program for young soccer players. From personal and professional experiences, she understands the importance of emotional management and is a passionate advocate using sports to improve the mental health of our young generation of athletes. Additionally, she is a Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and continually contributes to the growing literature on mental skills training and performance enhancement. Of note, she has authored a unique brain training workbook called Own Who You Are, and has created a self-paced e-course for parents on How to Develop Confident Goal Scorers.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
COLLEGE SKILLS CAMP INFO:
The College Skills Camp will focus on the following: 1) Unique training objectives to enhance autonomy, competency and relatedness. 2) Integrated character-building skills to build confidence in decision-making. 3) Gain college experience by interacting in a college setting with current players and staff.
Camp Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
Ages: Ages 12-18
Camp Hours: 5:00pm-8:00pm
- Check-in & out Location: Motamed Field
- Meals: NOT provided
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
This program is geared toward maximizing player performance in an educational and competitive environment. Players will get the unique opportunity to have some in-sight into the everyday life of a Student-Athlete before their freshman year!
Campers will participate in practice/game prep sessions lead by NE-10, ODP, and ECNL coaches. Camp includes Athletic Trainer lead strength and conditioning sessions along with Mental Skills Consultant lead classroom sessions to drive improvement on and off the field.
- Unique training objectives to enhance autonomy, competency and relatedness
- Integrated character building skills to build confidence in decision making
- Gain college experience by interacting in a college setting with current players and staff
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!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the Adelphi Women's Soccer coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch or snacks are not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a water station available to fill up and stay hydrated
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.
Facility: Motamed Field
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
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Packed lunch and snacks
- 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.
Important Information & Sample Daily Schedule
- Equipment Needed All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle.
- 5:00pm Check-in
- 5:00-5:15pm Rosters and warm-up
- 5:15-5:45pm Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 5:45-6:15pm Technical introduction
- 6:15-7:15pm Scrimmages
- 7:15-8:00pm Classroom Session
- 8:00pm Campers depart
July 14, 2023: The confidence session, feedback form and the connection she made with the coaches and other girls. She loved the conversation about confidence and it coming from people who have been where she wants to go. The feedback form is a great resource to improve her quality of game and consider defense as a more serious option.
A very professional experience.
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.