Nike Soccer Camp at Irvine Valley College
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Join us at Irvine Valley College this summer for a week of intensive soccer training where you will be in the company of coaches and players who share your passion. At camp, each athlete will be able to improve their technical, tactical, and physical tools while enhancing their soccer IQ. The camp is open to boys and girls, of all abilities ages 6-16. This is an amazing opportunity for any young soccer player to develop their game under the watchful eye of accomplished and passionate coaches in a fun and inviting environment.
- Skill of the day
- International style training
- Game based activities
- Tournament scrimmages each day
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Nike Camp T-shirt
- Camper Player Cards
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Soccer Director Jason Leonard
Jason brings an incredible amount of experience to the Nike camp as he has been running his own Soccer academy (Soccer Domination.com) for the past 20 years in Southern California.View Jason's Bio ⟩
Jason has a very integrative approach to his training by combining methods from Latin America, South America and Europe into his coaching style. Jason's success shows in his numbers as over the years he has trained 20+ youth players that have made it to Youth National Teams and a 100+ players that have gone on to compete at the collegiate level. Jason looks forward to helping the Nike campers take their skills to the next level.
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.
June 19-22, 2023 (Mon-Thurs)
June 26-29, 2023 (Mon-Thurs)
July 10-13, 2023 (Mon-Thurs)
Half-Day Camp: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Full-Day Camp: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Check In: 9:00am daily at the field
Check Out Half Day: Monday – Wednesday 12:00 pm; Thursday 11:45am
Check out Full Day: Monday – Wednesday 3:00 pm; Thursday 2:45pm
Closing Ceremony: There will be a closing ceremony on the final day of camp starting at 11:45am for half day campers and 2:45pm for full day campers. Parents are welcome to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.
Check-in & out Locations: Irvine Valley College Soccer Field. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch and snacks
- Location: Irvine Valley College Soccer Field
Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.
This program is geared towards 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 ages 11 and under 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 ages 12+ 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.
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 Benjamin Jordon and his coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch and snacks
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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
Facility: Irvine Valley College Soccer 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 last 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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Sample Daily Schedule
- 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 Passive pressure activity
- 11:30-12:00 Full pressure activity
- 12:00-12:45 Lunch
- 12:45-1:15 Games based activity
- 1:15-1:50 Fun games/ daily challenge
- 1:50-2:00 Scrimmage warm up
- 2:00-3:00 Scrimmages
Irvine Valley College is located in the beautiful city of Irvine, CA. With easy access from both the 405 and 5 Freeway, it's convenient and a perfect location to enjoy the surroundings of this pristine city. The campers enjoy the sunny weather and the great amenities offered at of Irvine Valley College.
Eager to attend again next year.
New Skills and Friends
August 12, 2019: Maleya enjoyed the camp and all the fundamentals she learned were helpful to build her confidence and skills. She also liked that she met new friends and how they placed the kids in groups.
— Nichole V. Parent
August 5, 2019: Safe, fun, and educational experience. Exactly as stated on the Nike Camp website. Thanks so much for everything. The coaches were all so nice and patient. I wasn't disappointed at all and my camper insisted on attending both sessions.
— Jesse C. Parent
July 27, 2019: Graeme Jennings and his team organized a great camp. The kids were engaged and improving the entire time. This is the 5th soccer camp my son attended this summer and by far the one that he enjoyed the most and that challenged him the most. Thanks so much for a great week.
— Wendy T. Parent
The 1V1 skills really helped
July 14, 2018: He was immersed in soccer for 5 days and he really learned so much. I want him to attend more. Coach Jennings was terrific. The 1V1 skills really helped.
— Rob P. Parent
My son would love to return next year!
July 15, 2018: Great experience! My son would love to return next year! Thank you SO much. My son continues learning and improving with all the great support of the coaches.
— Carla P. Parent
My daughter learned many new skills and how to work as a member of a team
July 28, 2018: My daughter learned many new skills and how to work as a member of a team. The fact that the staff was so inviting and friendly as my daughter can be shy absolutely made her week!
— Stephen M. Parent
The focus on the importance of a positive attitude
July 28, 2018: He learned the L turn, pull back, and was able to improve his passing skills. Can’t think of anything at this time. Everything we saw and our son experienced at the camp exceeded expectations. The thing my husband and I thought was most valuable was the focus on the importance of a positive attitude.
— Natasha L. Parent
My son enjoyed the camp thoroughly
As a parent, I appreciated the assertive and authoritative nature of the coaches. At the same time, the coaches were fun and kind to the kids. My money definitely didn't go to waste! I was worried my son would be "lost" and lose interest in this camp because the coaches were inattentive or their "teaching" methods were too alienating or boring. My son enjoyed the camp thoroughly, from beginning to end. I've never seen him so engaged in a sport before! This is a child who went to this camp with ZERO soccer skills! He now has a great foundation in soccer and is planning to join his school's recreational soccer club. Thank you!
— Steven & Peggy W., Parents 2017
So much fun!
Our son came home every day telling us how much fun he had at camp! He seemed to do something different each day. His favorite activities were practicing on curving a soccer ball and competing in the daily scrimmages-great camp!
— Lillian J., Parent 2017
Coaches were helpful
This was my child's first year attending a Nike Soccer Camp. She really enjoyed it. She said that it was intense, the coaches were helpful, and she had a really good time. She will be going to Nike Soccer Camps in the future. Very beneficial!
— Cindy W., Parent 2016
Have seen her improvement first hand
This was my daughter's first sport camp ever. Even though she wasn't always energetic and was very nervous, she got up every morning and commuted an hour with me to camp because she wanted to be with the coaches. The coaches critique of her was spot on! We have started our soccer season now and I have first hand seen her improvement! Her coach has even commented on her improvement. Wish Coach Katie could've seen her play goalkeeper her first game! (She would''ve been proud!) We look forward to camp next summer! Thank you for providing this opportunity!
— Samantha P., Parent 2015
Better grouping of skill levels
Group the kids into skill/ability level so that more advanced kids are challenged, can improve their skills and understanding of the game, and are less frustrated by stating at the pace of kids with lower skill level/less experience.
— Trevor W., Parent 2016
The Nike Camp in Irvine was excellent. My son had a good time, learned new skills, learned to play well with a team and much more. Every morning he was excited to go back. The coaches were experienced in soccer and knew exactly what each child was good at or needed a little help with. We are looking forward to joining camp again next year. Thank you.
— Karren D., Parent 2014
Bit of a free-for-all
The young children should scrimmage with the young. A 6 year old and 9 year old should not be scrimmaging eachother. Children should have an adult walk them to the restroom since it is out of view of the camp and their coaches. More individualized coaching during the game would be beneficial versus no direction...it was a bit of a free for all. The director was very kind and positive.
— Dom M., Parent
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.