Nike Soccer Camp at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Soccer Camps
Get better this summer at the Nike Soccer Camp at Metropolitan State University of Denver. This camp is open to players of all abilities and offers them the opportunity to train with the Women's soccer coaching staff and players. Head Coach Kat Mertz is excited to host this camp on the newly renovated MSU Denver soccer facilities. This youth soccer camp provides the perfect blend of instruction and fun!
- Unique & structured curriculum
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt & camp prizes
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Position-specific training
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Camp Director Kat Mertz
Veteran NCAA Division I head coach and assistant Kat Mertz was named head coach of the MSU Denver women’s soccer program on May 14, 2021.View Kat's Bio ⟩
Mertz had been an assistant coach at Oklahoma since January, 2020, after previous stints as a head coach at Oregon, Saint Louis and UNLV. She participated in nine NCAA Tournaments as a coach while compiling a record of 102-122-36.
She also has 12 years of experience coaching in the U.S. Women’s National Team program.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Ages: 6-16
- June 10-14, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
- July 8-12, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
- July 29 - August 2, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
- Gender: coed
- Check-in location: Assembly Athletic Complex
- Full Day: 9am*-3pm (Half Day Friday! Pick up 12pm)
- Half Day: 9am*-12pm
- Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp
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 11 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 12+ 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
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 MSU Denver Women's Soccer coaching staff
- Lunch: Lunch is NOT provided
- 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: Regency 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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15-10:30 am Technical Training
- 10:45-12:00 pm Tactical Training
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm - 3:00pm Scrimmages, games, and application of technical and tactical training
June 19, 2023: Our some had a great time at camp and felt like the coaching was top notch. Loved that he got to experience playing at a really nice collegiate facility. Coach Kat Mertz and her team put on a great program and did an awesome job adapting to the challenging weather during the week. He is looking forward to attending this camp again next summer and can't wait to go to an MSU Roadrunners game this fall!
August 5, 2023: How organized and completely soccer focused it was. I feel a lot of kids sports camps are not very serious and the aspects of the chosen sport are very basic and minimal. This camp was the real deal and my 6 year old LOVED it!
August 5, 2023: My son loved this camp! The coaches were approachable and kind. They nurtured his skill set thoroughout the week. And most importantly he looked forward to going to the camp everyday and he didn't want it to end.
August 8, 2022: My seven year old did not want to go to any camps this summer and fought me to go every morning until soccer camp. She loved it.
August 6, 2022: My daughter enjoyed the camp and it improvise her skills and performance.
August 6, 2022: The player/coaches were so fun and knowledgeable. The brand new field!
August 8, 2022: Incredibly active and positive environment that my daughter loves
August 6, 2022: The staff abs how they made sure each day was filled with fun!
this was her favorite camp so far this summer
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.