Nike Soccer Camp at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp in Claremont, CA. Team up with Camp Director David Nolan for the ultimate soccer training camp! With a mix of traditional and modern soccer coaching methodologies, the curriculum is one that allows every camper the opportunity to continue to progress to a higher level of soccer play. This camp provides an unique opportunity to learn from Claremon-Mudd-Scripps Women's Soccer coaches to build on fundamental skills, make friends and create memories with our team that will last a lifetime!
- Unique and structured curriculum
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Competitive and Fun Scrimmages
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Nike Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Assistant Head Coach Women's Soccer - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Michael O'Connor
Michael O'Connor enters his first season as an assistant coach with the CMS women's soccer program in 2022, working with the team's goalkeepers. O'Connor has partnered with new CMS head coach David Nolan at his last two stops, most recently at William Jessup University in 2020-21, where he helped his team to an 11-game unbeaten streak and the program's first-ever postseason berth.View Michael's Bio ⟩
Prior to joining Nolan at William Jessup, O'Connor served as the goalkeeper coach at Pomona-Pitzer from 2017-19, where Nolan was serving as the associate head coach. During his final season in 2019, the Sagehens reached the national semifinals, the best finish in program history. The team's starting goalkeeper, Isa Berardo, was voted the NCAA DIII Goalkeeper of the year and a first-team All-American, while starting starting forward Bria VarnBuhler was the DIII National Player of the year.
Outside of the collegiate ranks, O'Connor has also served as a goalkeeper coach for San Clemente Surf Soccer Club, Desert United soccer, Arsenal Soccer Club, and Spartans Soccer Club.
O'Connor grew up in Riverside, California, and played goalkeeper at La Sierra University, before graduating from the Art Institute of California with a degree in audio engineering. He holds a D National License and a Level 2 Goalkeepers United Soccer Coaches License.
Head Women's Soccer Coach - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps David Nolan
David Nolan is entering his first season as the head coach of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s soccer program in 2022.View David's Bio ⟩
Nolan joins the Athenas with intimate familiarity with the SCIAC and the Claremont Colleges community, after spending seven years with the Pomona-Pitzer women’s soccer program, ending his tenure as the associate head coach. He served as the head recruiter for the Sagehens and helped the program reach the NCAA Division III Final Four in his final season in 2019.
During Nolan’s tenure, Pomona-Pitzer won three SCIAC titles, made four NCAA appearances, and reached the Elite Eight in 2016 (falling to Chicago in penalty kicks) before its Final Four appearance in 2019.
While with the Sagehens, Nolan also had the opportunity to take on an expanded role with the day-to-day operations of the program in the Final Four season of 2019, while head coach Jen Scanlon was also serving as the interim athletic director. He was part of the SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year in 2016, 2018 and 2019, and helped the Sagehens to three league championships.
In addition to his experience at Pomona-Pitzer, Nolan joins CMS with two years of collegiate head coaching experience under his belt, after taking over the helm at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California in May of 2020. Before he came on board, William Jessup had a 3-14 record in 2019, and then struggled to a 2-9-1 mark in his first season in a limited schedule coming out of the COVID pandemic.
However, Nolan quickly turned around the program’s fortunes with an 18-player recruiting class that helped the Warriors to a 9-5-3 mark in 2021, including an 11-game unbeaten streak. William Jessup also earned the program’s first-ever tournament playoff berth, where it tied The Master’s University but fell on penalty kicks.
While coaching at Pomona-Pitzer, Nolan also had outside coaching experience as the head boys soccer coach at San Juan Hills High School from 2018-2020, as the assistant director of coaching with the San Clemente Surf Soccer Club from 2012-2020, and with the US Soccer Youth Training center as a clinic coach from 2016-18.
Originally from Dundalk, Ireland, Nolan came to the United States and played collegiate soccer for two seasons at California Baptist University and two seasons at La Sierra University, where he served as a team captain. He also earned the La Sierra Golden Eagle Award for being the top male athlete, as well as the Sportsmanship Award.
Nolan earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from La Sierra in 2013. He went on to earn a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in Irvine in 2018.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Camp Dates: June 26-29, 2023 (Mon-Thurs)
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm*
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm*
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: Pritzlaff Field
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
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.
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 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 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: Pritzlaff 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. A further list of 'recommended items will be in the Information Packet.
- 9:00am Check-in
- 9:00-9:30am Rosters and juggling
- 9:30-10:00am Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30am Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00am Technical development
- 11:00-12:00pm Full pressure activity
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/Half-day campers depart
- 1:00-2:00pm Full pressure activity
- 2:00-2:45pm Scrimmages
- 2:45-3:00pm Wrap-up
- 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.