Nike Soccer Camp at DeSales University
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp at DeSales University. Team up with Camp Director and Desales Men's Soccer Head Coach George Crampton 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. Don't miss the opportunity to train under the all-time winningest coach in Desales' Men's Soccer history in Lehigh County.
- 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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Men's Assistant Coach John O'Rourke
USSF A License Holder UEFA B License Holder VP Montgomery United Soccer Club President North American Irish Coaches Association
Head Men's Soccer Coach George Crampton
Coach Crampton has been a fixture on the DeSales sidelines over the past 21 years leading DSU to five MAC Freedom Championships and six appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He is DSU’s all-time leader in wins with 211.View George's Bio ⟩
Crampton has guided the Bulldogs to 11 10+ win seasons and three seasons with 15 wins. DSU has finished .500 or better in 15 of 21 years under Crampton. He has been named the MAC Freedom Coach of the Year five times.
Under Crampton, DeSales has seen 77 players earn All-MAC Freedom honors. Five players have earned MAC Freedom Offensive Player of the Year honors and two have been named the MAC Freedom Rookie of the Year. Fourteen players have been named All-Region and five players have been named All-Americans including two Academic All-Americans.
Graduate Assistant Coach Jamie Hickey
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he was four-starter at goalkeeper for Georgian Court University earning CACC All-Conference First-Team honors as a senior, while also being named a team captain.View Jamie's Bio ⟩
While in Ireland, Hickey played for Drogheda United's U19 academy team before signing and earning valuable experience with their SSE Airtricity Premier Division First-Team in the top flight of Ireland's Soccer leagues.
Hickey was named to Coach Crampton's staff in the summer of 2021 having graduated from Georgian Court University in May, 2021 with a degree in exercise science, sport, and kinesiology.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
CAMP INFO 2023:
Camp Dates: June 19-22, 2023 (Mon-Thurs)
Half-Day Hours: 9am-12pm
Full-Day Hours: 9am-4pm
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: DeSales University
- Meals: Lunch is provided
*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.
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.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the DeSales University coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch is provided. 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: DeSales University
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
- 11:00-11:45am Full pressure activity
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/Snack Break
- 1:00-2:30pm Small-sided games
- 2:45-3:45pm Scrimmages
- 3:45pm Wrap up
- 4:00pm 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.