Nike Boys Soccer Camp Southeastern University
Get Better this Summer at Southeastern!
Join us for Nike Boys Soccer Camp at Southeastern University. This camp is a blend of tactical and technical training with gameplay incorporated each day. The camp curriculum, designed by Southeastern's Men's Soccer Coach Clay Roberts is designed to inspire each camper to learn, train hard, have fun and to leave camp inspired. Inspiration leads to a desire to improve their skills at camp and then to bring the training home to their team in training. A fun, yet competitive, environment creates the perfect balance for players to enjoy camp alongside this experienced collegiate coaching staff. This opportunity allows players to gain valuable knowledge to improve as soccer players, while creating bonds that last a lifetime!
- Players are grouped by age and ability
- Team play, skill development, games and tournaments
- 10:1 camper to staff ratio
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Camper Player Cards
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Camp Director Clayton Roberts
Clay Roberts was hired as the head coach of the men's soccer program in 2014.In 2017, Roberts led the Fire to an 8-7-1 overall, and 5-3-1 Sun Conference record. A season plagued with injuries, Roberts managed the team to a 4th place finish, which allowed another first in program history, by hosting a TSC first round tournament game. For their efforts, the Fire saw Gustavo Rodrigues and Caue Salgado selected to the TSC First Team, while Joey Dotson was selected to the TSC All-Conference Honorable Mention. Luke Marchesani and Ethan Carey were honored on the TSC Academic All-Conference team, as well as Daktronics Scholar Athletes. Tyler Gay received the TSC Champions of Character award, the first under Roberts leadership. Gustavo Rodrigues would then go on to be selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team, and also honored as an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.View Clayton's Bio ⟩
In 2016, ranked #15 in the NAIA preseason polls, the Fire faced one of the toughest schedules in the country facing ranked teams such as #2 Rio Grande, #7 Union, #9 William Carey, #13 Thomas, and Receiving Votes St.Thomas, finishing the season at 9-9 overall, and 6-3 in the Sun Conference. The Fire once again returned to the Sun Conference Tournament after finishing tied for 3rd and earning a 5th place seed, losing to Keiser 1-0, in the first round. Once again, many Fire athletes were honored for their efforts. Gerritson Craane, Pedro Ivo Dias, and Jake Van Der Luit were voted to the TSC First Team All-Conference, Kendall Crouse was the TSC Second Team All-Conference, and Jonathan Jimenez was voted to the TSC All-Conference Honorable Mention. Luke Marchesani earned the TSC Academic All-Conference, and Daktronics Scholar Athletes award. Pedro Ivo Dias again would be selected to the NSCAA All-Region team and as an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.
The 2015 season was historic for the Fire, as Roberts guided SEU to The Sun Conference regular season title with an 8-1 league record, then defended its home pitch during The Sun Conference Tournament, claiming the first title in program history.
For his efforts, Roberts was named The Sun Conference Coach of the Year.
During their first appearance in the NAIA National Tournament, the Fire went on the road to Cumberlands University, and came away with a thrilling 1-0 double overtime victory on a goal by freshman Jake Van Der Luit.
The defense was a key to the season, posting nine shutouts, with freshman goalkeeper Jorge Navarrete making 88 saves to earn Sun Conference Freshman of the Year honors.
Offensively, Pedro Ivo Dias was named The Sun Conference Player of the Year, posting 10 goals.
During his first season, the Fire finished 10-6-1 and in sixth place in The Sun Conference. SEU was second in the conference in scoring, averaging 2.44 goals per contest. Defensively, the Fire were second in the league in saves per game at 5.2 and fifth in goals allowed per game at just 1.28.
Roberts currently also serves as the Head Coach of the Florida Tropics, a professional arena soccer team in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL).
Prior to Southeastern, Roberts served as the Vice President of Ocala Stampede SC of the United Soccer League. During his time with the Stampede, Roberts was involved in front office management, growth and project and team development, as well as sponsorship and community outreach projects. They competed in the PDL, which has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing across the globe. Roberts also has served as Director of Soccer at VSI Tampa Bay FC, operating a USL PRO franchise, PDL, and WPSL. For 3 years prior to that, Roberts served as Director of Coaching at Brandon FC. Roberts is no stranger to the area; he is a graduate of Plant City High School, and played soccer at Florida Southern College. During his career with the Florida Southern, he was named All-Sunshine State Conference three times, and was selected to the NCAA All-South Region team twice.
After his collegiate career, Roberts played professional soccer with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL PRO league and the Philadelphia KIXX of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Roberts helped each team win league championships.
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: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
Options: Full Day 9am - 4pm | Extended Day 9am - 8pm | Overnight**
- First Day Check-in: 12:30pm
- Final Day Check-out: 11:00am
- Location: SEU Athletics Complex
Daily Check-In & Out: at TBA Location
Meals: See meal breakdown below.
*Daily check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
**View Overnight camp information below
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 11 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 12+ 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.
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: Please refer to the information packet for updated information
Check-in: First Day at 12:30pm at TBA Location
Check out: Last day 11:00am at TBA Location
Meals: Day 1: Dinner | Days 2-4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 5: Breakfast
A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.
COMMUTER CAMP INFORMATION
- Daily Hours:
- Full Day Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Extended Day Hours: 9:00am-8:00pm
- Full Day Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Check-in & out Locations: TBA
- Location: SEU Athletics Complex
Meals: Lunch & Dinner is provided for Extended Day Campers
A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from Southeastern University Coaching Staff
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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be listed below
Facility: SEU Athletics Complex
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)
- Swimsuit and beach towel (May or may not be needed)
- 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
- 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
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Southeastern University is a beautiful Mediterranean-style campus in Lakeland, FL. With a year-round average temperature of 72 degrees, SEU is the perfect setting to improve your game. SEU's campus is situated between two lakes on more than 87 acres.
The coaches were supportive and encouraging
This is our first year attending and it was worth the drive and the money! My son was really happy and felt he received great training and made friends! I would definitely recommend this camp! Very organized and friendly staff !!
— Violet S., Parent 2016
Keep it up!
That was my Fourth Year there and I loved it. Keep up the great work
— Bobby R., Camper 2014
Registration a bit hectic
Registration and sign out was a bit hectic. The fields were turf which was extremely hot making it very uncomfortable for my son the entire week. Last games combined all ages 9- the oldest camper....not really ideal situation
— Warren A., Parent 2016
Cannot Wait until Next Summer!
I would definitely recommend this camp to all! Everyone was on point, from start to finish! My son learned more in one week than he did in a season of playing competitive. We were very thrilled with SEU soccer camp, and cannot wait till next summer!
— Christopher M., Parent 2014
Would def recommend this camp. My son loved it and the coaches helped him take his game to the next level!
— Ernie B., Parent 2016
Food needs improvement
Check-in line. Please split alphabet into 3-4 groups so that 3-4 lines could be checking in simultaneously. Food needs improvement.
— Ann R., Parent 2016
very excellent camp. nice people, nice players, beautiful campus & a lot more. always want to play soccer & do drills till we get the hang of it
— Jackson B., Camper 2016
We'll be back!
From the time we walked in the door it was very obvious that things were organized, and planned, and the staff/coaches were ready to go! Coming from bad experiences with coaches in the past, this was very reassuring, and when I left I was not worried about my son. He had a great time and we will be back next year! Thank you!
— Maggie S., Parent 2015
Everyone was on point
I would definitely recommend this camp to all! Everyone was on point, from start to finish! Garret learned more in one week than he did in a season of playing competitive. We were very thrilled with SEU soccer camp, and cannot wait till next summer!
— Naomi S., Parent 2015
Loved working with the coaches
June 2021: Anthony loved working with the coaches, especially Reese. He also loved getting to know the other boys in his suite. He had a great time all around.
— Anthony's Parent
Could not be happier!
Excellent instruction! Our son and daughter attended this camp and both enjoyed it immensely! They are already talking about coming back next year. Could not be happier with the coaches, skills, food and friendships made at this camp. You and your child will not be disappointed! -Parent of campers
— Jill O., Parent 2016
My son broke his wrist on the second day of camp. The staff were very helpful with the situation. Got me into a doctor's office quickly and easily. My son still attended the camp and was able to participate cautiously. Again, the staff were extremely helpful and took great care of him.
— Stephanie, Parent 2017
Getting to meet other kids and experience a college like setting.
— Gary J., Parent 2017
He already is asking to go back next year
June 15, 2018: This was my son's first year at the camp and he already is asking to go back next year. The overall camp experience was amazing. The director and the staff were organized, friendly and fun.
— Annette C. Parent
Staying on campus in the dorms was awesome
June 28, 2018: I learned about teamwork and how to believe in yourself. The coaches were great and staying on campus in the dorms was awesome.
— Blake D. Camper
Loved the quality of the coaching
July 16, 2018: My son learned that he needs to work on speed of the game to make it at the next level. Loved the quality of the coaching and players, lots of sessions, and fun learning just how fast paced the college level can be.
— Anthony S. Parent
Lots of fun
July 15, 2019: He really enjoyed it; staff were outstanding; had good experience with roommates; had lots of fun.
— Frederico D. Parent
Loved every minute
July 15, 2019: Eli loved every minute of camp. He would come home everyday talking about how much fun he had. Next year he wants to stay in the dorms.
— Jessica T. Parent
June 2021: Jackson really enjoyed working with the Goal Keeper coach, JJ. He also enjoyed getting to know the boys in his suite.
— Jackson's 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.