Nike Soccer Camp UC Riverside
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Come join the Nike Soccer Camp running this summer in Riverside, California and train with the UC Riverside Men's Soccer Staff. The UC Riverside Men's Soccer Staff aims to prioritize player development in a fun and competitive environment. Players will enhance their skill sets to the next level through fun, soccer-related drills under the instruction of an experienced Division-I coaching staff. UCR Soccer Camps are open to all and any Boys & Girls, ages 6-14.
- 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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Head Men's Soccer Coach Tim Cupello
Tim Cupello enters his 10th year at the helm of the UC Riverside men's soccer program in 2023 after leading the Highlanders to the Big West regular season and postseason title in 2022. Cupello, who joined the men's soccer staff as an assistant coach in June of 2010 before being named interim head coach prior to the 2013 season, earned the program's first Big West Coach of the Year honor in 2022.View Tim's Bio ⟩
Assistant Men's Coach Alex Schmidt
Alex Schmidt enters his first season on the Highlanders' men’s soccer staff.View Alex's Bio ⟩
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
DAY CAMP INFO:
UCR Soccer Camps are open to all and any Boys & Girls, ages 6-14
- Camp Dates:
- March 25-28, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)
- June 3-6, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)
- Ages: 6-14
- Gender: Coed
- Full Day Hours: 9am-3pm*
- Half day Hours: 9am-12pm*
- Location: UC Riverside Soccer Stadium
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided for day campers. Please bring a packed lunch
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
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 10 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 11+ 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!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the UC Riverside coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
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
Facility: UC Riverside Soccer Stadium
Equipment Needed: All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle.
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:
- 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 3, 4 or 5 ball, which will be shipped out before camp. Shipping is included in the listed price. Please note that it is not required to bring a soccer ball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction. All sales are final.
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
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Youth Day Camp Daily Schedule
- 9-9:30am Camp Warm Up
- 9:30-10:30am Proper and focused technique for specific skills
- 10:30-10:45am Snack
- 10:45-12:00pm Competitive scenarios to train skills (small sided games)
- 12:00-12:45pm Lunch
- 1:00-2:00pm Technical drills
- 2:00-2:45pm Scrimmages
- 3:00pm Campers Depart
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.