Nike Soccer Camp with LPA Soccer at American International College
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Join us for an amazing week of camp with Nike Soccer Camp at American International College. Team up with Camp Director Luke Perry and the AIC men's coaching staff for the ultimate soccer training camp! With a mix of traditional and modern soccer coaching methodologies, the curriculum is one that allows every camper the opportunity to continue to progress to a higher level of soccer play. This youth soccer camp provides the perfect blend of instruction and fun! Make friends and create memories with our team that will last a lifetime!
- Unique and structured curriculum
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- 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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Men's Head Coach Luke Perry
Luke Perry was elevated to the position of head coach of the American International College men’s soccer team in August 2015 after previously serving two seasons as an assistant coach. His teams have reached the NE10 Tournament in each of the last four seasons it has been held.View Luke's Bio ⟩
The 2021 season was unquestionably the best in AIC's history for men's soccer. A robust offense, stout defense, and brilliant goalkeeping combined to push the program to record-breaking heights. The team finished second in the NE10 and broke the program's wins record, reaching the NE10 Championship Game for the first time in program history and earning a national ranking as high as 14th in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, the first time the team had ever been ranked. Additionally, the program earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth, and followed by winning its first NCAA Tournament game. The season ended with a 15-5-1 mark, shattering the previous wins record. Rookie goalkeeper Lucas Morales-Fernandez set individual wins and shutouts records with 14 and eight, respectively.
In 2018, the Yellow Jackets capped an incredible second-half surge under Perry, scoring in the final two seconds of regulation to secure a 4-4 draw against No. 9 Adelphi and advance to the NE10 Tournament. There, they defeated the top seed, No. 15 Le Moyne, for the program’s first-ever postseason win. A year later, they were back at it again, this time stunning No. 6 Adelphi 3-2 in double overtime, to advance to the NE10 Semifinal for the second consecutive season -- the only team in the NE10 to advance in both seasons.
In 2016, Perry guided the Yellow Jackets to one of their most successful seasons in program history. AIC earned its sixth postseason appearance in team history with a 6-6-1 conference record, the second-best league mark of all time for the Yellow Jackets.
Perry spent two seasons under former AIC head coach Fred Balbino as an assistant coach. With Perry patrolling the sidelines, the Yellow Jackets amassed a record of 15-17-3 and earned a trip to the Northeast-10 postseason in 2014.
Since Perry joined the coaching staff in 2013, more than 250 men's soccer athletes have been named to the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
After finishing his Youth Team Scholarship at a professional soccer club in England, Perry joined Lees McRae College in 2009, making a significant impact during their 2009 National Runner-Up season. During his two years in North Carolina, Perry was a regular starter, tallying seven goals and 21 assists.
While at Lees McRae, he was a Conference Carolina All-Conference first team selection in 2010, third team selection in 2009 and Freshman of the Year. After transferring to neighboring Northeast-10 program, Southern Connecticut State University, Perry was a captain and regular starter before graduating in 2013.
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.
Aug 7 - Aug 11, 2023 (Mon-Fri)
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: Abdow Field
*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!
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit here…https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety/
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the American International College men's 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 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: Abdow Field
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.
- 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 Full pressure activity
- 12:00-12:45pm Lunch/Snack Break
- 12:45-1:45pm Small-sided games
- 1:45-2:45pm Scrimmages
- 2:45pm Wrap up
- 3:00pm Campers depart
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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.