Nike Soccer Camp at Liverpool FC International Academy - Central
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Learn how to train and play 'The Liverpool Way' this spring and summer, at the Nike Soccer Camp at Liverpool FC International Academy in Central, Michigan. The camp will be held at the UWM Sports Complex. Liverpool Football Club prides itself on creating the best environment for the development of young players, both as athletes and as people. Team spirit, hard work, determination, and the ability to overcome any obstacles in life and above all play with dignity and fair play.
Sure to be a summer highlight, these camps offer a unique opportunity for aspiring soccer players aged 6-13, to train with a world-renowned club and to experience firsthand the LFC training philosophy in a FUN and engaging camp setting!
Throughout the week campers learn new skills, perfect techniques, increase game knowledge, make new friends and have fun playing soccer!
- Learn how to train and play 'The Liverpool Way'
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Unique & structured curriculum
- 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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Director of Coaching Kevin Garner
Kevin is currently the Liverpool FC - International Academy Michigan Director of Coaching. As the club DOC, Kevin oversees the coaching staff and coach education for all locations. Over his 17 years of coaching, Garner has been involved in the development of players that have competed at the regional level, as well as players that have represented the National team. Kevin has also placed a large number of players into all levels of collegiate athletics on both the boy's and the girl's side. Garner currently serves as the Men’s assistant coach for Oakland University. In 2021 He helped the Golden Grizzlies to a record of 6-1-2 with an RPI of #20 in the country. In his second season, Oakland won both the Horizon League and Horizon league tournament taking them the the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015. Garner also was the former Head Coach of Rochester University where he led the Warriors to one of their most successful seasons in program history finishing with a 13-2-2 record to earn a berth into the National TournamentView Kevin's Bio ⟩
Garner holds many sports and coaching-related qualifications including a BTEC National Diploma in Sports Science, BBA in Business and Sports Management, USSF ‘A’ Coaching license, NSCAA Premier Diploma (Distinguished Pass), and numerous English FA special topics certificates
Prior to his move to the United States, Garner played for Crewe Alexandra F.C, Lincoln City F.C, represented the city of Newcastle-under-Lyme, as well as North Lincolnshire College in the British Colleges and Universities League.
Garner was a three-time All-American at Rochester University and team captain during his junior and senior year majoring in Sports Management. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management in 2004. Kevin also made the National Dean's list for academics in 2003 and 2004.
Garner lives in Clinton Township with his wife Leah and their three sons, Liam, Joey, and Matty.
USSF National "A" Coaching LicenseUSC Premier DiplomaBTEC National Diploma Sports Science (UK)USC Director of Coaching DiplomaFA Level 1-FitnessFA Level 1-PsychologyBBA Sports Management
What does it mean to represent Liverpool FC: "Liverpool’s holistic vision for player development appeals to me because it is the way we’ve always done things as a club. And more than training and technical improvements, this is about growing a soccer culture here in the US as representatives of a club that is recognized all over the world. It’s about being a part of something bigger than ourselves and seeing kids develop into good people and good competitors."
Camp Director Jenna Taylor
Jenna started working with the club in 2019 with Mini Reds & Reds Junior Academy programs. She continues to work with those youth development programs as well as working with girls teams and is the Director of Camps.View Jenna's Bio ⟩
A native of Chesterfield and a graduate of Anchor Bay High School, Jenna played club soccer for Force FC, playing for one year for now Andy Wagstaff. In college, she played at Oakland University from 2011-2015 and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration / Management. She also holds a Master of Science in Education (Sport Coaching & Leadership) from Michigan State University.
Over the last 12 years, Jenn has worked with a variety of youth programs, such as AYSO, Lobos Soccer Club, Auburn Hills Recreation (Coerver Coaching), Warren Recreation Department, New Baltimore Recreation Department, and she assisted with after-school programming with the nonprofit, Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League). Previous clubs she worked with and her responsibilities include:
- Michigan Chill SBC (U8 Girls Teams & Early Youth Development Academy)
- Alliance Academy East (U9 & U13 Girls Teams)
- Director of Beginners Program/Coach (Spring / Fall) - Auburn Hills Recreation
- Volunteer Girl's Soccer Assistant Coach, Stoney Creek High School (2012-2016)
USSF National D License
Coach Liverpool FC IA - Staff Michigan
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 17-20, 2023 (Mon-Thurs)
- Ages: 6-13
- Gender: Coed
- Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
- Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm (Ages 8-13 only)
- Check-in & out locations: UWM Sports Complex
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: UWM Sports Complex
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
"Around the world, our LFC International Academies provide young players with an opportunity to develop, learning new techniques and skills, all under the guidance of our coaching staff.
We offer something different and something unique by developing players both on and off the pitch, educating them through experiences that will shape their progression into young adults, and giving them skills that can be used throughout their lives.
Our overall aims are to bring LFC to our young fans around the world and to demonstrate just how special our football club is.
Wherever you are lucky enough to attend an LFC coaching program we hope you have fun and enjoy learning how to play ‘The Liverpool Way.
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit here…https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety/
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 Liverpool FC International Academy 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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
Facility: UWM Sports Complex
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.
Sibling discounts are available for all campers. To receive the sibling discount one camper has to enroll and pay in full first and the second sibling enrolled will receive a $15 discount on a half-day camp and $25 on a full-day camp. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive the 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 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
- 9:00-9:15am Rosters and warm-up
- 9:15-10:00am Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30am Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00am Technical development
- 11:00-12:00pm Scrimmages
- 12:00pm Campers depart
- 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