Loyola University Maryland Soccer Camp
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Team up with Camp Director and Greyhounds Assistant Coach Jamie Darvill for the ultimate soccer training camp. This camp is a unique opportunity for campers to develop their game in a fun and competitive environment. Each player will get to grow their skillset, refine their technique and fundamentals, while really enjoying the sessions under the guidance of experienced coaches. Make friends and create memories with our team that will last a lifetime!
- Unique and structured curriculum
- Technical development in dribbling, turning, 1v1 domination, skills, passing, first touch, shooting
- Players will participate in skills challenges every day on the topics they have worked on with prizes given out at the end of the week
- Decision making, movement off the ball and other age appropriate tactical elements of the game
- Speed, agility, balance and co-ordination!
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Nike Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Men's Soccer Assistant Coach - Loyola University Maryland Jamie Darvill
Head coach Steve Nichols announced the elevation of Jamie Darvill to an assistant coach for the men's soccer program in April, 2020. One of the top offensive performers in Loyola history, Darvill helped the Greyhounds advance to the NCAA tournament in each of his final three seasons as a student-athlete from 2007-09. He spent the 2019 season as the program’s Director of Soccer Operations while also working as the Director of Player Development for Liverpool FC’s International Academy.View Jamie's Bio ⟩
“Jamie is one of the best to ever play for Loyola, and he’s going to do an incredible job for us,” Nichols said. “His experience working with some of the Premier League’s top clubs speaks for itself, and it says a lot about both him and our program that he wants to take on this new role while continuing in his position at Liverpool. He has supported my direction for the program since day one, and I’m excited to see what we can continue to accomplish together.”
In his position with Liverpool, Darvill oversees scouting, player and coaching development initiatives. He manages a staff of over 50 people to ensure the effective and authentic delivery of the LFC development methodology in the United States. Prior to joining Liverpool, Darvill was a Development Academy Coach for Chelsea FC, designing and delivering training sessions to develop some of the world’s top young players.
A four-year starter, Darvill totaled 99 points (36 G, 27 A) across 73 appearances as a player for the Greyhounds. He ranks tied for ninth all-time at Loyola in points, 12th in goals and sixth in assists. Darvill was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Year in both 2008 and 2009, he was a third team Top Drawer Soccer All-America selection in 2008 and he was recognized on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List prior to the start of his senior season.
Darvill was Loyola’s leading scorer during a 2008 campaign which saw the Greyhounds ranked as high as No. 6 nationally during an undefeated, 17-0 regular season. He tallied 14 goals and 11 assists that fall, and added a team-high 29 points (10 G, 9 A) while leading Loyola to its 12th MAAC championship as a senior in 2009. Darvill was the first men’s soccer player in MAAC history to receive back-to-back Offensive Player of the Year accolades.
“I would like to thank Steve Nichols, Donna Woodruff and Bill Wnek for the faith they showed in me throughout this process,” Darville said. “I hope to repay them through my tireless dedication to assisting Steve as he guides our program towards its goal of winning championships and returning to the NCAA tournament. I look forward to engaging with our staff, players and alumni over the coming years to find ways to build on our program’s already proud tradition and capitalize on our exciting potential.”
After graduation, Darvill had a seven-year professional playing career with teams in both the United States and Europe. He finished his career with the Baltimore Blast and was part of that squad’s 2013 MISL Championship team. Darvill has also represented Great Britain on the international level at a U23 event in Sweden.
Darvill graduated from Loyola in December, 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Camp Dates: July 17-21, 2023 (Mon-Fri)
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: Ridley Athletic Complex
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
This program is geared toward 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 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 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 Assistant Coach Jamie Darvill and his coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch or snacks are not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a water station available to fill up and stay hydrated
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 prize
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: Ridley Athletic 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 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
Important Information & Sample Daily Schedule
- 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.
- 9:00am Check-in
- 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
- 11:00-11:45am Small-sided games
- 12:00pm Campers depart
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.