Nike Soccer Camp at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. Team up with Camp Director and IUPUI men's head coach Sid Van Druenen 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. Get the full camp experience and have fun while building the core fundamentals integrated within Nike Soccer Camps. 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 Head Coach Sid van Druenen
Sid van Druenen was named the seventh head coach in the history of the IUPUI men's soccer program in February 2022. van Druenen comes to IUPUI after serving in various capacities at Wright State, ultimately elevating to the program's top assistant in 2018.View Sid's Bio ⟩
He originally joined the WSU program as Director of Operations in July 2017. He helped the 2018 squad to a 13-3-3 mark and a Horizon League championship while the Raiders were ranked as high as No. 11 in the country by Top Drawer Soccer. The following season, he helped Wright State to a historic season as the Raiders won the Horizon League title and earned the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The Raiders proceeded to knock off Notre Dame in the opening round and played No. 13 Michigan to a scoreless draw before falling in penalty kicks, 5-4. WSU standout Deri Corfe was later drafted 41st overall in the 2020 MLS Super Draft by the New York Red Bulls.
van Druenen's winning background and knowledge of the Horizon League made IUPUI an attractive position.
van Druenen brings a professional background to the IUPUI program as well as he was general manager and PDL head coach for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC. In 2017, the Cincinnati Dutch Lions enjoyed their best defensive season in club history, yielding just 16 goals in 14 games while recording six shutouts.
He was head coach for the Dayton Dutch Lions FC in the USL PRO in 2014, which is the second highest division in the USA's professional pyramid. At the time, he was the league's youngest head coach. He began his coaching career as manager of the Dayton Dutch Lions W-League women's team.
His playing experience took him to the Netherlands and Portugal, among other stops. He played for EVV in the Netherlands and CD Boliqueime in Portugal. He holds a UEFA B licensed coach with a degree in Sports Management.
He and his wife Alexa reside in Indianapolis and have one daughter, Lily (2).
Men's Assistant Coach Lewis Dunne
Lewis Dunne joined the IUPUI men's soccer staff in April 2022 as the program's top assistant. He joins the Jaguars after spending two seasons at Notre Dame (Ohio) College where he helped the Falcons to a 16-8-2 record and a 79-31 scoring margin over that span. In 2021, six Falcons earned All-Conference honors and four were named All-Region. Two individuals earned Academic All-District honors as well.View Lewis's Bio ⟩
Dunne began his coaching career at Lake Erie College as a graduate assistant in 2017 and was later promoted to assistant coach in 2019. LEC climbed from five wins in 2017 to 18 victories in the 2019 campaign. That squad climbed as high as No. 4 in the country, became the GMAC regular season champs and qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Dunne was an outstanding player at Urbana University, earning NSCAA First Team All-American, D2CCA All-Atlantic Region First Team and All-MEC First Team honors as a senior in 2016. In 2015, he was named D2CCA All-Atlantic Region First Team, All-MEC Second Team and OSCA All-Ohio First Team.
Following his college career, Dunne captained the Dayton Dutch Lions in the Premier Development League in 2016. He then played for Cleveland SC in the NPSL in 2018. He was later hired as assistant coach of Cleveland SC in 2019, winning the Rustbelt Conference and the Midwest Regional Championship before losing to Miami SC, the eventual national champions, in the national semifinal. The following season, Dunne was hired as the head coach of Cleveland SC in the NPSL. The team became the 2021 Rustbelt Champions and Midwest Regional Champions, before losing in the national semifinal to Denton Diablo, the eventual national champions. Cleveland SC had a record of 11-1-2, earning Rustbelt Conference Coach of the Year for 2021.
Dunne is a native of Ellsmere Port, England. He graduated from Urbana with a bachelor's degree in sports management and earned a master's degree in business administration from Lake Erie in 2019.
Men's Assistant Coach Arturo Rodriguez
Arturo Rodriguez joined the IUPUI men's soccer staff in April 2022, coming to Indianapolis from Wright State where he coached alongside head coach Sid van Druenen. While at Wright State, Rodriguez helped the Raiders to a historic 2019 campaign as they recorded the program's sixth straight double-digit win total at 11-8-4 and win the Horizon League Championship. The Raiders then earned the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win, defeating Notre Dame, before then playing No. 13 Michigan to a scoreless draw before falling in penalty kicks.View Arturo's Bio ⟩
Rodriguez was born in Durango, Mexico, and was raised in Houston. He played for three years at Sterling College (Kan.) and was then an assistant coach for the program after graduating in 2017. He later served as an assistant coach for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions in USL 2 in 2019.
Goalkeeper Coach Adam Gostomelsky
Adam Gostomelsky joined the IUPUI men's soccer staff in August 2022 as the program's Director of Operations and Goalkeeper Coach. Gostomelsky, a Carmel-native, comes to IUPUI after a five year playing career as a goalkeeper at Northeastern University.View Adam's Bio ⟩
Prior to IUPUI, Gostomelsky was the team operations intern for local USL Championship side Indy Eleven, where he completed video analysis of each match, contributing to the coaching staff's subsequent training plans. In addition, he also worked extensively with the goalkeepers, assisting the goalkeeper coach in all facets of training.
At Northeastern, Gostomelsky earned the 2020 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year honors and served as Vice President on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee while helping the program achieve their first double-digit win season in nearly a decade in his fifth year on the field.
Off the field at Northeastern, he helped found and later served as the CEO/Co-Editor in Chief of The Red & Black, a magazine highlighting all things related to Northeastern Athletics. Under his leadership, the staff grew from 10 to 50 individuals and he negotiated a 35 percent budget increase that led to an increased print circulation of over 1,200 issues a semester and ultimately was featured on the NESN television program "Tales of the Howlin' Huskies."
Gostomelsky will assist the IUPUI coaching staff in all administrative facets of the program, including performance analysis, game modeling, and logistical operations, while also training the goalkeepers.
Gostomelsky earned his degree in business administration from Northeastern and will complete his USSF 'D' License later this fall.
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.
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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: Michael Carroll Stadium
*Friday is a half day - 12:00pm pick up
**Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time on the first day
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 IUPUI men'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: Michael Carroll Stadium
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.
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: 9:00 am at Michael Carroll Stadium
- 9:00-9:30 Rosters and juggling
- 9:30-10:00 Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30 Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00 Technical development
- 11:00-11:30 Full pressure activity
- 11:30-12:00 Lunch/Snack Break
- 12:00pm Half Day campers depart
- 12:00-12:45pm Group tactical session
- 12:45-1:00pm Water Break
- 1:00-1:45pm Finishing
- 1:45-2:45pm Scrimmages
- 2:45-3:00pm Cleanup/Campers depart
The co-ed environment was awesome!
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.