Nike Soccer Camp with Prospect Soccer Academy - Lake Forest
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Join us for another amazing summer of camp with Coach Harry Forester at the Nike Soccer Camp With Prospect Soccer Academy in Lake Forest. 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.
The Prospect Soccer Academy is an elite, independent coaching academy based in Southern California. The Prospect Soccer Academy recruits soccer players of all ages with a desire to improve their game at any level. The Prospect Soccer Academy coaching staff boasts a wealth of soccer knowledge, both on and off the field. They are dedicated to developing the next generation of talent. We're excited to offer summer camp programs at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest. 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!
- Instruction from Professional players & coaches
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Elite technical and skill development
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
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Director Harry Forrester
Harry Lee Forrester (born 2 January 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Orange County SC in the USL Championship. And alongside Robbie Kiernan the founder of Prospect Soccer Academy...View Harry's Bio ⟩
In 2000, Forrester joined Watford from Northampton Town. As Forrester was only ten years old, Watford paid Northampton £13,000 in compensation.
In summer 2007, Aston Villa signed Forrester from Watford, despite reported interest from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United for the highly-rated teen. A transfer tribunal ruled in December 2007, on the compensation due to Watford as Forrester was only 16-years-old at the time he signed for Villa. An initial fee of £250,000 was set which could have potentially risen to £1.2 million as well as a percentage of the sell-on fee.After joining, he immediately helped Villa's under-18 team to FA Premier Academy League glory in the 2007–08 season. He also started for Villa's reserve team who in the 2009–10 season, won the Reserve League South title for a third consecutive time.
Forrester made his debut for Rangers on 10 January 2016 in a 5–1 win over Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup.On 27 February, Forrester scored his first goal for the club, netting the winner with four minutes remaining in a 1–0 league victory over St Mirren after coming on as a substitute. On 10 April while playing in the 2016 Scottish Challenge Cup Final against Peterhead, Forrester was substituted because of injury and limped off the park, it was revealed later he had suffered a hairline fracture which ultimately ended his season. However, two days later, on 12 April, he signed a new three-year contract with Rangers.
On 18 January 2019, it was announced that Forrester was signed by USL Championship side Orange County SC ahead of the 2019 season whom it still currently plays for today.
With 2020 and all its challenges proving to not slow Forrester down, he alongside Robbie Kiernan are launching Prospect Soccer Academy globally in September 2020. Prospect Soccer Academy is an elite, independent coaching academy where the two internationally renowned players will teach and develop the skills and technic of the sports next generation.
Director Robbie Kiernan
Robbie Kiernan is a retired footballer, finishing his 16 year professional career with over 300 professional games at the highest level of European soccer.View Robbie's Bio ⟩
During his career, he won three domestic trophies and gained a wealth of experience working under several premier league managers. Now, Robbie is passionate in helping develop future talent and creating memorable soccer camps with former team mate Harry Forrester in the Southern California region.
Head Coach Christopher Gardea
Christopher Gardea has played collegiately at the Division 1 and 2 levels as well as at a Semi Professional level NPSL...View Christopher's Bio ⟩
In the last 3 to 4 years Chris has re-established a love for the game in another way and that is through training & coaching other players achieve their goals and fitness levels. Chris runs a very successful sports academy in Orange county and is so excited to be apart of the US SPORTS TEAM.
Coach Prospect Soccer Academy Staff
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Date: June 12-16, 2023 (Mon-Fri) All Friday's are Half-Days - see hours below
Half-Day Hours: 9am-12pm*
Full-Day Hours: 9am-3pm*
Ages 6-12 (Player Development)
Ages 13-16 (High Performance)
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: Lake Forest Sports Park
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
2023 SATELLITE CAMPS
This year Prospect Soccer Academy will host satellite camps in Laguna Niguel and San Diego! Click here for more 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!
Player Development is for campers ages 12 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 13+ 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 Prospect Soccer Academy 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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
Facility: Lake Forest Sports Park
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.
WANT MORE DETAILS?
Click the button below to view program descriptions, schedules, and more.
Half Day Schedule
- 8:45 am Check in starts
- 9:00 am Warm up
- 9:15 am Physical Development
- 10:00 am Break
- 10:15 am Technical Session
- 11:45 am - 12:00 pm Cool down, Debrief, Review. Half Day Campers Depart
Full Day Schedule
- 8:45 am Check in starts
- 9:00 am Warm up
- 10:00 am Break
- 10:15 am Technical Session
- 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch: Not Provided
- 1:00 pm Small Sided Games
- 2:45-3:00pm Cool down, Debrief, Review. Campers Depart
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
Prospect Soccer Academy Testimonial:
My kids have played for DA and ECNL teams in California, and have worked with a lot of good coaches both here and in Europe. Prospect soccer is better than good – they’re great. They are encouraging, positive, and bring out the best in their players. Harry and Rob are very knowledgeable about the training methods of today’s top soccer players and professional teams. My kids learn something every time, and they look forward to every training session.
Wonderful week of camp!
June 2021: Mazen loved being in camp all week-he wished we had signed him up for the full day! Thank you for such a wonderful week of camp!
— Mazen's Parent
June 2021: All I can say is AMAZING!! Coach Harry and Coach Chris run a phenomenal program. The kids learn so much during the week and have the best time too! Thank you for such a wonderful soccer experience. We are looking forward to signing up for more programs in the future!
The camp actually taught him
June 2021: Camp communications were great! The coaches answered questions from parents even on the Sunday before the camp. My 9 year old felt like the camp actually taught him serious stuff unlike other camps where they pretty much let kids play without teaching new skills. Coach Josh Scriven was friendly, encouraging and eternally patient. Coach Harry Forrester was great n helpful. When I went to pick up my kid, I was carrying a dozen things. He offered to help take my kid to the rest room so I did not have to walk all the way across the area. I’d send my kid here again!
June 2021: She is a developing soccer player and early in the week she struggled a bit but everyone was encouraging and she had a great time and really improved her skills!
June 2021: Thank you Coach Harry and Coach Chris for another amazing week of camp! The kids love your program and learned so much. Thank you!!
June 2021: Wyatt really got engaged with soccer hearing his coach talk about his experience as a pro soccer player. Wyatt’s club coach suggested some areas to work on. I informed his coach of those areas and the coach said he would address them.
— Wyatt's Parent
Excited for camp
June 2021: Yekuno looked forward to this camp and was excited that this camp week was added to the schedule
— Yekuno's Parent
Making new friends
June 2021: Conditioning and learning new ball handling skills. Opportunity to play with like-minded students. Making new friends
— Jamie A. Parent
Footwork drills and scrimmaging
June 2021: She loved the daily footwork drills and the scrimmaging
— Michelle A. Parent
Learning footwork and skills and meeting new friends!
June 2021: She enjoyed learning some footwork and skills. She was excited to practice when she got home! She also met some new friends!! Such a fun camp for the kids this week…thank you so much!
— Rana D. Parent
New friends and skill improvement
June 2021: Scrimmages with his new friends brought a lot of enjoyment and fun to his camp experience. Training drills helped with skill improvement.
— Michael H. Parent
A wonderful week of camp
June 2021: He loved being in camp all week-he wished we had signed him up for the full day! Thank you for such a wonderful week of camp!
— Rana D. 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.