Nike Soccer Camp in Haverford
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp in Haverford, Pennsylvania with Gold & Gray Soccer Academy for the ultimate soccer training camp! Gold & Gray Soccer Academy was launched by professional footballers, David Gold and Ross Gray, and is known as one of the leading soccer academies in Scotland. The first-class coaching team is UEFA licensed and highly recommended by some of the biggest names in the game including several MLS stars. The academy works with hundreds of Professional Youth players in Scotland playing for clubs like Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, Hibs and is now offering camps in Haverford, PA.
- Scottish UEFA licensed coaches
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Famous Gold and Gray Challenge Day
- Daily social media content on Instagram/Facebook/TikTok
- Nike Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Camp Director Ross Gray
Scottish director Ross Gray played professionally for Livingston Fc before playing for different teams in the Scottish leagues. Ross with David has also worked with thousands of players in Scotland and has experience coaching in the US, coaching in Virginia with clubs and private academies.View Ross's Bio ⟩
-UEFA B LICENSE
-OVER 10 YEARS AS A PRO PLAYER
Camp Director David Gold
Scottish director David Gold played professionally for Scottish side Hibernian before moving to Arbroath where he still currently plays.View David's Bio ⟩
David set up the academy in Edinburgh with Ross in 2016 and has currently coached and helped improve numerous young players in Professional Youth Academies across Scotland. Along with the academy he also coaches for Dundee United’s Professional Youth Academy which has a long history of producing top-class young soccer players.
-UEFA A LICENSE CANDIDATE
-UEFA B LICENSE
-OVER 10 YEARS AS A PRO PLAYER
- DUNDEE UNITED YOUTH COACH
Technical Director of Lionville Alan Bromly
A native of Scotland - Alan Bromly has over 10 years experience of coaching and developing players in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.View Alan's Bio ⟩
Bromly is the current Technical Director of Lionville. He also has over 5 years of coaching experience in Scotland and has a strong reputation of improving youth players in both countries.
-UEFA B License
-HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT
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: July 8-12, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
Half-Day Hours: 9am-12pm**
Full-Day Hours: 9am-3pm**
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: Haverford Reserve Turf Field
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
- Location: Haverford Reserve Turf Field
*Friday is a half-day
**Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
Camp curriculums are created by coaches with years of experience playing the game professionally in Scotland. Campers will focus on training drills that will improve ball mastery, technical skills, and game awareness by challenging them both physically and mentally. Player development is at the heart of the academy's philosophy, with an emphasis on having fun. So, whether your kids are taking their 1st steps into playing football, or looking to develop their skills further to get to the next level, Gold & Gray Soccer Academy is here to help.
"Gold and Gray Soccer Academy have been doing a great job of developing young players in Scotland, very excited to have them over in the US and would recommend them to any young player starting out".
STUART FINDLAY - FORMER PHILADELPHIA UNION
"Gold and Gray create the best environment for developing young players in Scotland. It’s good to see they are going to be doing the same in the US to help develop youngsters over there, giving them the best chance at becoming a professional soccer player"
SAM NICHOLSON - COLORADO RAPIDS
"Highly recommend Gold and Gray Soccer Academy who have a great reputation back home of developing young players. Would definitely recommend them to any young player over here in the US looking to significantly improve their game".
JOHNNY RUSSELL - SPORTING KANSAS
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 Gold and Gray Soccer Academy 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: Haverford Reserve Turf 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.
- 8:45-9:15am Drop off and small sided games
- 9:15-9:30am Warm up - ball mastery/speed agility drills
- 9:30-10:30am Session 1 (Topic of the day - Ex: Finishing)
- 10:30-11am Morning break
- 11am-12pm 1v1 2v2 drills linked to topic of the day
- 12-1pm Lunch/Snack Break
- 1-1:30pm "Fun activity"
- 1:30-2:15pm Conditioned small sided games based on topic of the day
- 2:15-3pm Tournament/large scrimmage
- 3pm 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.