Nike Soccer Camp at Alvernia University
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 16-19, 2023 (Sun-Wed)**
- Ages: 9-18
- Gender: Coed
- Extended Day Hours: 9:00am 8:00pm
- First Day Check-in: 3:00-3:30pm. The first training session will start at 4:00 pm
- 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
**the last day is a half-day
*** 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!
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 3:00-3:30pm. The first training session will start at 4:00 pm*
- Meals: Lunch is provided for Day Campers. Lunch & Dinner is provided for Extended Day Campers
**A closing ceremony will take place at 11:15am prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.
Check-in: First Day 2:00-3:00pm. The first training session will start at 4:00 pm*
Check out: Last day 11:15am on the last day following closing ceremony**
Meals: Day 1: Dinner | Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 4: Breakfast
2 Session Campers: Campers enrolled in double sessions cannot stay between session dates.
**A closing ceremony will take place at 11:15am 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.
New Friends and New Experiences
August 7, 2019: Charlie enjoyed the instruction from the coaches and mostly all the opportunity to just get on the pitch and play soccer. He also enjoyed making friends with the other campers. He appreciated the tactical strategy tips the coaches provided, and gained a lot of confidence with his foot skills. The best compliment I can give, is that when I asked Charlie if he would like to do this camp again, his reply was a resounding "yes"!
— KC K. Parent
Full of Opportunity to Learn
August 4, 2019: Morgan liked the world cup games, the counselors made it really fun. The kids were nice and fun to play against. Morgan improved on her juggling, shooting, and 1 on 1 skills while at camp.
— Heather W. Parent
July 28, 2019: He loves the World Cup games in the evening as well as meeting new players and working on his skills. He worked on his ability to see the field and arrange his defense. He loves this camp and is counting the days till next year and camp. He loves the camp and the coaches are great - very encouraging and skilled. Thanks for another great camp and developing his love for the game!
— Stephanie S. Parent
Fun week of soccer!
July 22, 2019: Reese has enjoyed the Nike soccer camp at Alvernia for her second year. She has so much fun and gets great coaching from the staff! I am confident she will want to return next year again. Thank you to the staff and coaches for providing a safe, organized, fun week of soccer!
— Linette D. Parent
So Excited to see you next Year!!
July 19, 2019: What a great experience . This was my daughter's second year attending . She doesn't usually get excited over too much , but has already said she wants to go next year . Coach Casey and his staff do a great job and I can see the improvement in my daughter's playing. I highly recommend it .
— Jim F. Parent
They have the kids engaged and playing constantly!
My three girls loved camp and were begging for me to allow them to stay over next year because the kids had so much fun in the dorms! They allowed my girls to stay an extra hour one of the nights which made them so happy! The goalie training was an extra perk. It was great to see my one that is a goalie be able to work on her skills. Thank you for making this camp so much fun and keeping them engaged in playing the game.
— Janelle M., Parent 2018
Daughter's dribbling is so much better
Excellent camp! My daughter loved it and she definitely wants to go again next year! They did a great job teaching new skills and still made sure the kids were having fun!
— Tim P, Parent 2018
My son's dribbling skills are noticeably improved. He's always been soccer obsessed and this camp was a great for challenging the kids and teaching them skills.
— Kim C., Parent 2018
See you next year!
My son enjoyed learning new skills during the day and the World Cup scrimmage games at night. He's going to love showing off his new skills and sharing them with his teammates. The coaches made sure the kids had fun, learned new skills, and refined skills they already had.
— James P., Parent 2017
I learned new tricks/skills and improved on my footwork!
Overall, my camp experience was great. Immediately when I got there, I felt welcomed. I got there a little early so the head coach, Casey, put my friend and I in a student study lounge to watch TV while they set up. All the coaches announced their names and welcomed us when we got down to the field. My friend and I started to talk to some of the other campers. The four days I was there went so quick with all the activities we did. We played soccer tennis, soccer golf, shooting drills, scrimmages, and so much more. We were given so much freedom with what we did in our free time between sessions. We ate lunch in the cafeteria and there were so many choices. I always felt safe! The last day of camp, we finished up with World Cup and awards were given out with evaluation cards for every player to see what you can improve on. I thought that was very beneficial to the campers like myself. I gave this camp a four star rating because like my coaches said, "there is always room for improvement."
— Annalie P., Camper 2017
They made sure the kids had fun, learned new skills and refind skills they already had
My son enjoyed learning new skills during the day and the World Cup scrimmage games at night.
— Bruce G., Parent 2017
Coach Moore was Awesome!
Coach Moore was fantastic! He was very detailed oriented and the program very well thought out. My son had an great time and said after each evening, "I wish I would have stayed over." (we live close to the school so we picked him up each night). I came to the games from 6-8 and I can tell you that the players got worked hard, while they added in the proper amount of breaks. They were constantly on the move with very little 'down time.' Hate going to camps and see the kids standing around for 15 min.....that did not happen here. Definitely excited that this is a local option for us and we will be back next year, with friends, for sure!
— Ed D., Parent 2017
I highly recommend it
What a great experience. This was my daughter's second year attending. She doesn't usually get excited over too much but has already said she wants to go next year. Coach Casey and his staff do a great job and I can see the improvement in my daughter's playing. I highly recommend it.
— Jim F, Parent
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.