Nike Soccer Camp at George Fox University
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp at George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Team up with Camp Directors Paul Karver and Laura Schott 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 youth soccer camp provides the perfect blend of instruction and fun! 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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Men's Soccer Head Coach - George Fox University Paul Karver
Paul Karver will lead the Bruins in the 2022 fall season as their new head coach after guiding the team through the 2021 season as the interim coach. Karver first joined the Bruins' coaching staff for the 2020-21 season as an assistant to the women's program under Laura Schott and was elevated to the interim men's role after Biniam Afenegus stepped away shortly before the fall season in 2021.View Paul's Bio ⟩
Karver has 17 years of experience with NCAA programs, a proven track record as a recruiter and culture-builder, and holds an ‘A’ license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in addition to USSF adult coaching and goalkeeping licenses. In his most recent coaching stop prior to Fox, Karver helped lead a rebuilding Humboldt State program in San Francisco, Calif., before moving to Oregon to work with the Timbers organization.
“Paul is not a stranger to Bruin soccer and it has been a joy getting to know him as he worked with our women's program this past year,” athletic director Adam Puckett says of Karver. “He has a deep knowledge and love for the game and is a great culture fit for our department. Last season was a difficult situation as Coach Karver took over the program two weeks prior to the student-athletes arriving on campus. He did an incredible job developing deep relationships with each of the guys, building a culture, and bringing together a team that has been through a lot over the past several years. Coach Karver loves George Fox University, understands what it means to be a Bruin, and helps our student-athletes develop as a whole person. He is an asset to George Fox men's soccer and to the University."
This is Karver's second coaching stint at George Fox - part of his 16 years of experience include a three-year span under Manfred Tschan working with the Bruins' keepers from 2005 to 2007.
Karver played collegiately for the University of Redlands and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Karver later obtained his master's degree in higher education administration from Redlands while working as an assistant coach for his alma mater.
Women's Soccer Head Coach - George Fox University Laura Schott
Laura Schott, enters her third season as the leader of George Fox women's soccer in the fall of 2022. In her two seasons at the controls, Fox has outperformed expectations and climbed to a third-place finish in 2021 with a 12-6-2 overall record and five All-Northwest Conference members on the roster.View Laura's Bio ⟩
Schott's teams have continued to develop into a contender throughout the earliest stages of her leadership, notching 12 shutouts in her first 28 games at the controls, and they have flipped from a negative scoring margin into a unit that outscored opponents 31-18 in 2021.
Schott, a former NCAA Division I standout player and head coach, was named the new head coach of the George Fox women’s soccer program in February 2020. Shortly after being added to the Bruins' coaching staff, Schott was also inducted into the Oregon Historical Society's Universe of Soccer display for her impact on the game as a player, coach, administrator, and broadcaster.
“I am overjoyed to announce Laura Schott as the next head women's soccer coach,” said George Fox Athletic Director Adam Puckett. “Laura has been successful at the highest levels as a player and has been successful in building a collegiate soccer program at the NCAA Division I level.
“I have no doubt that her experience and her desire to bring athletic excellence to George Fox soccer will create a championship program in years to come. More importantly, Laura is a perfect mission fit for our university and athletic department, both academically and spiritually.”
Schott is a winner who has had success at each level as a player and a coach, ranging from a successful amateur career – four high school state championships at Jesuit and a school record-setter at the University of California – all the way to a professional and international playing career. After earning four All-Pac 10 honors and two All-American nods for the Cal Bears, Schott became the Bears' first professional draft pick in 2003 after being selected 31st overall by the Washington Freedom.
“I have always been interested in the university and the program,” Schott said of the George Fox position. “This is a very strong academic school and an institution that sets its people up for success. I am thankful to Adam Puckett and Elise Trask for giving me their time in the hiring process, for being so welcoming throughout, and for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the program.”
After a successful stint as a player, Schott transitioned to coaching and has worked with the Portland Thorns Development Academy, FC Portland, Portland State, U.S. Soccer, and Formation Sports to help grow the game and train elite women and girls’ soccer athletes.
At Portland State, Schott was a two-time Big Sky Coach of the Year (2009, 2013) and coached her teams to four regular-season titles, including three in a row from 2011 to 2013. She is the all-time leader in coaching wins for the Vikings, earning more than double her nearest challenger, and finished with a career record of 73-76-22 overall and a Big Sky record of 44-21-11.
Schott oversaw five winning seasons and earned one of her two Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Vikings to their best season in program history in 2013, finishing the year with a 12-4-3 overall record (.711 win rate), an undefeated Big Sky record of 8-0-1 (.944), and a Big Sky Tournament Championship berth after clinching the regular-season title.
Schott first joined the Vikings’ staff as an assistant in 2005 before taking over the helm of the program in 2008, and left for the Portland Thorns after the 2016 season. In her tenure as head coach with the Vikings, Schott coached 64 All-Big Sky athletes, two Big Sky offensive MVPs, two Big Sky defensive MVPs, two Keeper of the Year winners, three Golden Boot winners, one Newcomer of the Year, 97 Academic All-Big Sky athletes (3.20+ cumulative GPA), and two Big Sky Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners.
Schott currently works for the Portland Thorns Development Academy overseeing all aspects of their U14-U19 teams, including their college recruitment and placement program. She also runs her own business, Formation Sports, as an educational platform to grow the game.
Prior to working for the Thorns, Schott first worked for FC Portland as the director of girls’ programming and supervised all aspects of girls’ soccer for FC Portland, from training sessions to budgeting and staffing. She also spent four and half years with U.S. Soccer running training sessions and evaluating talent for the U.S. Soccer teams.
Schott is enshrined in the UC California-Berkeley Hall of Fame, holds school records at Cal for goals scored in her career and in a single season, and was also a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, given to the nation's top player, in 2001 as a junior. She was named named All-Pac-10 in each of her four seasons for lthe Golden Bears.
After graduating from Cal with a pair of bachelor’s degrees in political science and mass communications, Schott played professionally for the Washington Freedom of the WUSA in 2003, and for the California Storm of the WPSL in 2004. She made five international appearances, including four starts, as a member of the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team in 2001 at the Algarve Cup.
Schott scored a goal in the team's match against Norway during one of her five international caps. She also played for the U.S. U21 team and won the Nordic Cup, a victory that would now be equivalent to the U20 World Cup in today’s game.
Schott earned a master’s degree in education from Portland State in 2016 while coaching the Viking women’s soccer program. She is also a U.S. Soccer Federation ‘A’ License holder, only one step removed from the USSF Pro license. National ‘A’ Licensing focuses on recognizing the principles of the game, their technical applications, and how these principles influence positional, group and team organization. The course also examines player, team and game management issues as they relate to the senior level player.
Assistant Coach Simon Date
Simon Date joins the Bruins' staff in 2020-21 to coach with Laura Schott. Date has coached at the club and high school levels and has also served as the Oregon Olympic Development Director (ODP).View Simon's Bio ⟩
Born in England, soccer has always been a part of Date's life. While playing pick-up at Delta Park in Portland during a 1993 trip to the U.S., he was recruited to play at Oregon State University under coach Jimmy Conway as their first international player. After four years with the Beavers - his last two as team captain - he was lucky enough to play professionally with the Portland Pride for two years.
After an injury forced early professional retirement, he played locally in Oregon for years before turning his attention to coaching. Date holds numerous coaching credentials, including: US Soccer A-License, NSCAA Director of Coaching, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and an NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma.
Date feels strongly about giving back the blessings he has received through the sport and has coached at nearly every level available. His experience also extends to the refereeing ranks, as well as a three-year stint as the marketing director for OYSA. He considers himself lucky enough to have coached some of the top players in the state and has watched them go on to succeed as players in college, and as fantastic human beings if they didn’t get to play after high school. He credits his time as a TOPSoccer coach as the most rewarding.
Simon has been married to his wife, Stephanie, since 2004, and the two have three children (Naomi, Jack, and Ruby).
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.
July 31-August 3, 2023 (Mon-Thurs)
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: TBA
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: George Fox University
*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 George Fox University Men's & Women's Soccer 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: George Fox 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.
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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
- 9:00-9:45am Large camp warm up games
- 9:45-11:00am Themed technical focus work
- 11:00am-12:00pm Small sided games
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00-1:30pm Technical focus warm up
- 1:30-3:00pm Large games
- 3:00pm Camp ends
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.