Nike Soccer Camp at Liverpool FC International Academy - Palm Beach Gardens
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Learn how to train and play 'The Liverpool Way' this year at the Nike Soccer Camp with Liverpool FC International Academy! This camp will be held at Mirasol Park in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Camp curriculum emphasizes the four LFC Values and Role Models, and highlights a mix of technical and tactical training, small-sided competitions, and fun off-field activities. These camps offer a unique opportunity for soccer players aged 6-16, to train with a world-renowned club and to experience firsthand the LFC training philosophy in a FUN and engaging camp setting!
- Learn how to train and play 'The Liverpool Way'
- Liverpool FC Values: Ambition, Commitment, Dignity and Unity
- Emphasis on Liverpool FC Role Models
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Liverpool FC approved 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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Founder - LFC IA South Florida Gary Walker
Born in London, England, Gary moved to the United States in 1976 and became a citizen in 1980. In 1996 he founded and established the Palm Beach Soccer Academy. Gary has been coaching for over 35 years at multiple levels including, semi-pro with the Palm Beach Kicks Adult Soccer Club and the Boca Raton Sabers.View Gary's Bio ⟩
He has coached at prestigious local schools such as The Benjamin School, St. Clare Catholic School, Jupiter Christian School, St. Mark’s Episcopal School and Palm Beach Day Academy. In addition, he was the former Director of Coaching for the Jupiter Sting Soccer Club. He holds USSF A and USSF B Licenses, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. Gary has been a part of coaching seminars at AFCAT (Association of Football Coaches and Teachers), NSCAA (Gary is a Staff Coach who conducts and attends seminars by the organization), Arsenal Football Club (attended sessions by Arsene Wegner, Steve Bould, Pat Rice, George Armstrong) Crewe Alexander FC (Attended sessions by Dario Gradi and Steve Holland), SAO Paulo FC. He maintains working relationships with four of these organizations. Some of Gary’s many coaching highlights include, 2005-2006 National Adult Champion (Coach/Player), 2000-2004 Florida State Adult Champions (Coach/Player), 1990-1992 Gold Coast Adult Champions (Coach/Player) 1976-Present Various League Champions (Palm Beach Soccer League, South Florida League and with local schools). During his career Gary has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s top coaches including: Tony Adams, Bruce Arena, Jeff Tipping, Gary Bailey, Bobby Howe, Walter Smith, Dario Gradi (OBE), Ian Bishop, Glenn Myernick, Thomas Rongren and more! As a pioneer of youth soccer Gary is delighted to launch the Liverpool International Academy in Palm Beach Gardens.
Head Coach - LFC IA South Florida Jake Fifer
Jake has extensive experience in the game, playing youth soccer in England from the age of 8 – 21 for Blackpool FC, Burnley FC, Blackburn Rovers, and Liverpool FC. Jake played Semi-Professional in Scotland before making the move to the US where he played college soccer for Palm Beach Atlantic University.View Jake's Bio ⟩
Jake made the transition into coaching in 2015 as Head Goalkeeper Coach and the U14s coach. Jake holds the prestigious UEFA B Goalkeeping License and is working towards his National B License in the US. Jake has worked with all age groups from 8-19, his valuable playing experience translates into his coaching style which comes from his experience with top English Premier league clubs. Jake is very enthusiastic about leadership, teamwork, and the enjoyment of the game.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
June 26-30, 2023 (Mon-Fri)
Hours: 9:00am - 1:00pm*
Check-in/out location: Mirasol Park
Meals: Lunch is NOT included
*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 a LFC coaching program we hope you have fun and enjoy learning how to play ‘The Liverpool Way’.
This program is geared toward players of all abilities. Campers will work on mastering the proper fundamentals, and 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!
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 Liverpool FC International Academy - South Florida 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: Mirasol 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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00-9:30am Rosters and juggling
- 9:30-10:00am Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30am Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00am Technical development
- 11:00-11:30am Passive pressure activity
- 11:30-12:00pm Full pressure activity
- 12:45-1:00pm Wrap Up
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.