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Join us for Nike Soccer Camp at Lake Forest Academy with Kyle Jones, owner of Illinois Skill Schools. The camp is designed for boys and girls, of all abilities, ages 6-16, to develop and refine skills and techniques. An amazing opportunity for any player to learn from a top coaching professional, have fun, and train in a competitive setting! Illinois Skill Schools' and Soccer Skill Schools’ "Numbers Approach Methodology" brings the best skill development methods from all over the world to the midwest with particular influence from Brazil, Holland, England, and Spain. The methodology starts with one player: the individual. Each player is guided toward complete mastery of the ball, encouraged to make decisions of their own, and equipped with over 60 individual skills to help win the individual competitions that take place during every game.

Highlights Include
  • Illinois Skill Schools' and Soccer Skill Schools’ "Numbers Approach Methodology"
  • Learn up to 65 individual skills in one week
  • Take the Skill Band Challenge
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Unique, professional camp curriculum
  • Team play, skill development, games and tournaments
  • Nike Camp Shirt
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Camp Details

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:

  • Camp Dates:

    • June 17-21, 2024 (Mon-Fri)

    • July 8-12, 2024 (Mon-Fri)

    • July 22-26, 2024 (Mon-Fri)

  • Ages: 6-16

  • Gender: Coed

  • Camp Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM*

  • Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

  • Facility: Lake Forest Academy

    *Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time

CAMP INFO:

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!

SKILL LEVELS

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.

*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 Nike Soccer Camps coaching staff

  • Day campers: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

  • 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: Lake Forest Academy

  • 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
  • Sunblock
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Small gym bag/backpack

SOCCER BALLS

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.

TEAM DISCOUNT

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

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.

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.

COMPANY POLICIES

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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Illinois Skill Schools' and Soccer Skill Schools’ Methodology & Skill Band Challenge ©
  • SKILL BAND CHALLENGE © "Practice never ends." Players are encouraged to extend the practice to home by practicing their skills independently. The 60+ skills we coach during the week of camp are broken down into groups based on the level of difficulty and type of skill. Based on the martial-arts belt system, players are rewarded when they master a group of skills with a different colored skill band. This helps develop freedom and focus for young players. Players take the Skill Band Challenge at the end of each week of camp.
  • ILLINOIS SKILL SCHOOLS METHODOLOGY Illinois Skill Schools' and Soccer Skill Schools’ "Numbers Approach Methodology" brings the best skill development methods from all over the world to the midwest with particular influence from Brazil, Holland, England and Spain.The methodology starts with one player: the individual. Each player is guided toward complete mastery of the ball, encouraged to make decisions of their own, and equipped with over 60 individual skills to help win the individual competitions that take place during every game. Players are then added to the practice progressively (2 players, 3 players and 4 players) to recreate the small numbers situations that take place during every game culminating in a small-group model, adopted by the youth academies of the world's finest professional clubs. Players are encouraged to isolate players through creative skills, movement or combinations in order to create "numbers up" situations within each game or exercise. The numbers approach maximizes the number of touches, decisions, and combinations for each player during each practice.
  • 9:00 am Street Soccer
  • 9:30 am Ball Mastery Games and Exercises
  • 10:00 am Skill Development
  • 10:45 am 1 v 1 Games with Skill Focus for the Day
  • 11:15 am Small Group Games (2 v 2, 3 v 3, etc.)
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Finishing and Final Third Games
  • 2:00 pm Premier League/ World Cup Tournaments
  • 3:00 pm Campers Depart

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Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 25, 2023: My son had a great time! And, I really appreciated the overview of what the campers learned when we attended the Friday final session. Finally, I very much appreciated the coach's perspective on teamwork and skill development.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 22, 2023: Coach Kyle Jones runs a great camp in which the kids improve their skills through a structured program while having fun. We also appreciate that emphasizes character sportsmanship and camaraderie.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 25, 2023: Was my daughters favorite activity of the summer and she expressed that she loved how skills were taught to her verses expecting her to know already

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    June 29, 2023: My son had a great week playing soccer and improving his skills ! Also made friends and enjoyed the camp every day as well the coaches were great

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 22, 2023: The camp was very organized, my daughter loved it and i Think she learned some good stuff. Will come again next year!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 23, 2022: The Director was amazing- particularly with my son who has a medical issue.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 25, 2022: Seeing my boys play together on the field and them gaining new experience.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    He loved the daily drills

    — Anonymous

Nike Soccer Camp at Lake Forest Academy

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Kyle Jones, Coach
Lake Forest Academy - 1500 Kennedy Rd
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Nike
Soccer
Illinois
Lake Forest
https://www.ussportscamps.com/soccer/nike/nike-soccer-camp-lake-forest
Nike Soccer Camp at Lake Forest Academy
USD
63842
Nike Soccer Camp at Lake Forest Academy
Co-Ed
6-16
Jun 17-Jun 21, 2024
515.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 6 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00am-3:00pm $515.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
63847
Nike Soccer Camp at Lake Forest Academy
Co-Ed
6-16
Jul 8-Jul 12, 2024
515.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 6 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00am-3:00pm $515.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
63848
Nike Soccer Camp at Lake Forest Academy
Co-Ed
6-16
Jul 22-Jul 26, 2024
515.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 6 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00am-3:00pm $515.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.

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