Nike Soccer Camp at Mount St. Joseph University
Take your game to the next level at this Nike Soccer Camp at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH. Team up with Mount St. Joseph's Men's & Women's Soccer Head Coaches for the ultimate soccer training camp! Open to campers aged 4-14, this camp is geared towards players of all abilities looking to advance their technique, learn new skills, and make new friends in a fun and engaging environment. A great opportunity for any motivated player looking to improve and have fun!
- Focused technique and skill development
- Low 10:1 camper to coach ratio
- Goalkeeper training
- Unique, professional camp curriculum
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
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Head Men's Soccer Coach - Mount St. Joseph University Rudy Argueta
Rudy Argueta returns to the Mount in 2022-23 for his 14th season as head coach for the Lions’ Men’s soccer team and 16th season overall. Argueta was an assistant men’s coach for the Lions two years before taking over as the head coach in 2009. He also served as the women’s assistant soccer coach at our University for seven years.View Rudy's Bio ⟩
In his first season at the helm, he managed to change the outlook of the program and build a strong foundation for the future. Argueta has taken the program to two HCAC tournaments and has continues making history with the men’s program.
In 2011, Argueta led the Lions to the first ever HCAC Tournament appearance, as they placed third in the conference regular season standings. He repeated this in 2016, placing fourth in the regular season standings and finishing with the MSJ men’s soccer team’s first winning season in the history of the program.
Coach Argueta is a graduate of NAIA Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, where he was a four year starter. While at Union, he was the first player in school history to score 40 goals and have 40 assists. Argueta led Union to being ranked as high as 3rd in the nation his senior year. He was a First Team All- Conference selection from 1999-2001, a two-time team captain, team MVP in 2000, and honored with All-Region and All-American Awards in 1999. In addition, he was the 1998 Rookie of the Year, 2001 Homecoming King and the 2001 Mid-South Conference Player of the Year. Coach Argueta is in his Alma Matter’s history books as well as he is listed 2nd in assists, 3rd in points and 4th in goals in school’s history as he holds the school record in assists with 5 in a single game.
Coach Argueta graduated with a triple major: Business Administration, Sports Management and Physical Education with a minor in Economics.
Argueta, a central midfielder, also has professional soccer experience with the Columbus Crew in 2002 and played for the Info Sport at the Professional Soccer Combine, being selected to the All-Star Team at the combine. In addition, he played for two Professional Development League Teams, Indiana Invaders and West Michigan Edge. Coach Argueta was also the Captain and Most Valuable Player for the U-12 Guatemala National Youth Team from 1989 to 1991, leading them to Concacaf youth tournaments from South America to the United States. He also led the Guatemalan Youth National Team to the Dallas Cup, which is one of the biggest tournaments in the world.
As he did in college, Coach Argueta has also put his name in his High School Boys’ Soccer records. Born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and having been raised in Alexandria, Virginia, he attended and graduated from T.C. Williams High School (“Remember the Titans”) then, now renamed Alexandria City High School. Coach Argueta was a member of the T.C. Williams Boys’ Soccer team for all four years, where he was a starter all four years. He holds the school record in goals in a single game (6), which was mentioned in The Washington Post Newspaper as a big accomplishment. Argueta was named to the 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Metropolitan (VA, MD and Washington D.C.) and was also named Alexandria’s City Schools Player of the Year in 1997. He was named team Captain and Team MVP for 4 years. Coach Argueta’s recognitions continue to grow as his latest achievement has taken place this year, 2022, as he has been notified of his nomination to joining T.C. William’s Hall of Fame.
In 2016, Coach Argueta led The School of Ginga’s U15 boys’ futsal team to the United States Youth Futsal National Championship in Kansas City, Kansas, while he was also part of the coaching staff at The School of Ginga’s U15 girls who were runners up in the National Championship. Having served as the Director of Coaching for The School of Ginga for the U15 to U19 age groups from 2013-2018 as well as one of the trainers for the younger ages, at this time, Coach Argueta serves as the head Coach and trainer for Cincy SC’s U13 Girls Premier team as well as the head coach and trainer for the U18 Cincinnati Quetzal soccer team (tournament team).
The Lions’ head coach has a lot of experience in coaching as he has coached at Turpin high school for four years, before joining our institution, as well as has coached many prestigious camps around the country. Some of these prestigious soccer camps are FC Barcelona Escola USA, Connecticut Soccer School, Ohio Youth Soccer Camp, The Ginga Touch, etc. He has also coached club soccer since 2003 with Cardinals Soccer Club, King Soccer Academy, Kings Hammer Academy and The School of Ginga.
Coach Argueta has changed the program by bringing his knowledge, passion and love for the game. The men’s soccer program has become better throughout each year and has gained the respect of other institutions. Argueta continues the growth of the program by coaching his players to become better students, players and even better individuals. His commitment continues by growing the program and giving his players different experiences and opportunities each year. He has taken his teams to Spain two times in the past six years, where they have played Real Madrid and Barcelona 3rd and 4th division teams as well as Atletico Madrid’s and Espanol’s 2nd and 3rd division teams. They have toured the Bernabeu (Real Madrid’s Stadium) and the Camp Nou (Barcelona’s Stadium) as well as watched lived Real Madrid games and Barcelona and Atletico Madrid’s Champions League Games. Coach Argueta has had the fortune of seeing Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane in action at a training session as well as meeting and talking to famous soccer legends as Roberto Carlos, member of Real Madrid and the Brazilian National Soccer team in 2000s and Hristo Stoichkov, member of FC Barcelona and the Captain of the Bulgarian Soccer Team in late 90s.
Coach Argueta’s is not only a soccer coach at MSJ, he also serves as an Athletic and Academic advisor for his student-athletes as well as a part of the Coordinating Representative of Staff Assembly (CRSA). He has been a member of the Athletic Department Hiring Coaching Committee, the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, Retention Committee, Inclusion and Diversity Committee and Honors and Awards Committee.
Argueta’s future plans are to continue growing the program and his players as well as continue giving them the experience inside and outside the soccer field.
Coach Rudy Argueta resides in Amelia, Ohio with his wife Michelle, daughters, Bella Rose and Lucy Marie and son, Rudy Noe.
Head Women's Soccer Coach - Mount St. Joseph University Darren Gallagher
Darren Gallagher was named Head Women's Soccer Coach at Mount St, Joseph University in August 2021.View Darren's Bio ⟩
A Wisconsin native and former University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student-athlete, Gallagher was most recently a scouting manager with FC Cincinnati after previously serving as an operations manager with the club. Gallagher boasts years of collegiate soccer coaching experience, as well as stints in various levels of professional soccer...
Gallagher has spent the last three years in pro soccer, in operational roles first for Switchbacks FC and next FCC. He spent a season as a head men’s and women’s soccer assistant at Illinois Springfield after serving as a men’s soccer assistant coach at Colorado Colorado Springs from 2013-16. Prior to UCCS, Gallagher was the head coach at NJCAA Division I Ancilla College. He was head coach for two years with Indiana University men’s club team and spent two seasons as the men’s soccer assistant at UW-Oshkosh. He returned to the UW-Oshkosh program after serving as an assistant coach at Ripon College in 2005 and 2006.
A 2006 UW-Oshkosh graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in education, kinesiology, coaching, and English, the defender helped the Titans to a 59-13-6 record and three NCAA Division III postseason appearances. The Mukwonago High School alumnus went on to earn a master’s degree in educational leadership & athletics/sport leadership and management from UW-Oshkosh in 2009.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
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- Ages: 4-14 (4-6yr olds are half-day only)
- Options: Day & Half Day
- Half Day Camp Hours: 9:00am - 12:00pm*
- Day Camp Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm*
- Check-in & out Locations: Centennial Field House
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
*Check in begins 15 minutes before the start of camp
This program is geared towards players of all abilities. Campers 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!
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 MSJ Lions coaching staff
- Day campers: Lunch is not provided.
- Supervision: A low camper to staff ratio
- 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: Centennial Field House
- 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.Show Less See More Camp Details
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:30-9:00am Check-in
- 9:00-10:00am Technical Games
- 10:00-11:00am Tactical small-sided games
- 11:00-12:00pm Technical games
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/Half-Day campers depart
- 1:00-2:00pm Full-sided games
- 2:00-3:00pm Finishing activities
- 3:00 PM Campers depart
June 17, 2022: My son said that he definitely thought that he had improved his skills and can't wait to do another camp. He really enjoyed the coaches as well.
June 8, 2023: My daughter liked when the coaches did the crossbar challenge and Elliot hit the bar and all the kids went crazy cheering for him!
July 24, 2023: Both of my girls LOVED the camp. Had a great time and overall improved their skills in 4 short days.
July 23, 2023: My son was excited each day to go (this was the only camp all summer he didn't complain about)
July 23, 2023: Along with Darren, who was amazing with the kids, Rudy Argueta is an amazing coach to the kids.
Jayden loved each and everyday!
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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.