Nike Soccer Camp at Alvernia University - presented by True Balance Sports Camps
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Soccer Camps
Nike Soccer Camps will return for its fifth summer in Reading, PA, at Alvernia University in 2023! Our goal at this co-ed camp is to stimulate a love for the game showing youth athletes how to accelerate their own progress and success.
This camp provides a fun and competitive environment for players of all ability levels. Join our staff for an excellent opportunity to take your game to the next level. We offer an unforgettable growth experience no matter what your age or skill level.
- Unique & structured curriculum
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt & camp prizes
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Position specific training
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Camp Director Justin Marriott
With over 30 years teaching, coaching, directing, advising and consulting, Justin brings a wealth of experience to Vogelsinger & Nike Soccer Camps.View Justin's Bio ⟩
With the last 26 years based in the US, he has seen the youth game evolve dramatically. He has key relationships or has had involvement with United Soccer Coaches, NJYS Soccer, EPa Youth Soccer, NJYS & Region 1 ODP, US Club Soccer & US Club iD2 program, US Soccer, numerous D1, 2 & 3 College Coaches, as well as many US Club coaches & directors across MLS Nxt, ECNL, GA & National League programming, and TOPS Soccer
Coach Marriott brings the highest accountability to his own performance and that of his coaching staff. They prepare exhaustively and communicate extensively. They are always available to provide feedback to the player and his/her family. When it comes to preparation, Justin takes every detail into account when planning camps, training sessions, and game play. This preparation stands out when viewing the quality of training sessions that he produces.
Justin's passion for soccer, and the commitment to developing young players is what underlines his overall philosophy, ethos and daily operations. To be the best coaches we can be, Marriott believes you need to have an extensive knowledge, the methods to teach it, as well as connect with the people who play it. Through 30+ years coaching experience, studying the top coaches here in the USA, in Europe, and S America Marriott has a program unique in its development, and committed to being presented and implemented to the highest of standards.
Coach David Cartwright
UEFA ‘C’ US Soccer ‘D’ NSCAA State Goalkeeping NSCAA State NSCAA Regional English FA Coaching Licenses 30 Years Coaching Youth development 4 years asst Coach and Director of soccer operations at Division I Lafayette college Asst coach at Fairleigh Dickinson university Scout for Nottingham Forest(professional program UK) Peterborough United development program(professional program Uk)
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: July 7-9, 2024 (Sun-Tues)
- Ages: 9-16
- Gender: Coed
- Extended Day Hours: 9am-8pm (First Day 10am-8pm)
- First Day Check-in: 10am
- Last Day Check-out: 4pm-4:30pm
- Check-in Location: Clare Hall (Parking is available in lot B. Campus map can be found here)
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
*** No accommodations provided between July 26-30. Campers cannot stay in between sessions
This program is geared toward 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!
This is a program for outfield players & goalkeepers. Goalkeepers will be part of a group with outfield players, where they will receive all-round soccer development instruction. There will be GK instruction, both in this general group, in various pull-out groups during the camp, and during game play; there will not be separate GK instruction for the whole camp duration.
Player Development is for campers 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 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.
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.
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: A/C is not available in-room
EXTENDED DAY INFORMATION
- Day Camp Hours: 9:00am-8:00pm**
- Daily Check-In & Out: First Day 10am check in. The first training session will start shortly after check in.
- Meals: Lunch & Dinner is provided for Extended Day Campers
**A closing ceremony will take place at 4pm prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.
Check-in: First Day 10am. The first training session will start shortly after check in
Check out: Last day 4pm on the last day following closing ceremony**
Meals: Day 1: Lunch, Dinner | Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch
**A closing ceremony will take place at 4pm prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Training from the Nike Soccer Camps coaching staff.
- Meals & Housing: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camps t-shirt and a chance to win prizes
- Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
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: Alvernia 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 (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)
- 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
- Packed lunch and snacks (optional)
- Small gym bag/backpac
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 last 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Breakfast
- 8:30am Campers prepare for the morning session; Extended Day campers arrives on campus
- 9:00am Field session I (Technical Skills Development)
- 11:30am Morning debrief // wash up
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Campers prepare for the afternoon session
- 1:15pm Field session II (Tactical Training)
- 4:15pm Afternoon debrief // wash up
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 6:15pm Field Session (Tournament games)
- 7:45pm Evening debrief // Shower // Extended day camper check out
- 9:00pm In dorms - evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights Out
Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania, the university is conveniently located one hour from Philadelphia and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Campers stay in the dorms on campus, eat in the University dining hall and train on both turf and grass surfaces.
July 20, 2023: My daughter received an award the 1st night. She struggles with confidence and this was such a big deal to her.
August 4, 2022: The diversity in the coaches. My child learned so much in such a short time.
August 9, 2022: My daughter enjoyed the scrimmage games at the end of each day.
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.