Nike Soccer Camp with Next Step Training - St. George's School in Newport
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at the Nike Soccer Camp with Next Step Training at St. George's School in Newport, RI. Team up with Camp Directors Nicholas Woodruff and Colin Hack for the ultimate soccer training camp! Next Step Training was founded in order to provide a unique competitive experience for the BEST local kids in and around the Southeastern Massachusetts/Rhode Island area. The combination of high-level coaching, invite-only environments, and a true club-neutral philosophy makes Next Step one of the most elite supplemental training experiences in New England. The overall goal of each training session is to provide technical, tactical, and mental growth while encouraging players to be creative to help them become the most complete version of themselves.
- Unique and structured curriculum
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Competitive and Fun Scrimmages
- Goalkeeper training
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Nike Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Founder - Next Step Training Nicholas Woodruff
Originally from Attleboro, MA. He played Club soccer for various teams including Black Watch Premier, NEFC, and Scorpions SC where he won the U13 Massachusetts State Cup along with numerous local and regional tournaments. At 14 he was asked to join the New England Revolution Academy where he spent time from 2012 to 2017 totaling 120+ games played.View Nicholas's Bio ⟩
As an academy standout it helped gain him national attention as a Top 150 recruit in the class of 2017. In the fall of 2017 he attended Michigan State University to join the Big Ten powerhouse. Spending 3 years there, Nick played a total of 27 games even making it to an NCAA Final Four in 2018. In 2019 after receiving a contract offer from the New England Revolution organization Nick decided to full-fill his life long dream to become a professional. Nick has since retired from playing and taken a job at SEG which is one of the biggest soccer agencies in the world.
Director of Coaching - Next Step Training Colin Hack
Colin Hack is an experienced, well-traveled individual within the soccer community. Having grown up in New York; He participated with teams like Syracuse Blitz & the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and competed in tournaments such as Empire State Games, Jefferson Cup, Presidents Cup & State Cup.View Colin's Bio ⟩
His passion for coaching started in 2006 when he began managing teams, tournaments and weekly clinics for his former club. After moving to Massachusetts in 2015, Colin went on to work with the New England Revolution Academy. He most recently coached at Juventus Academy Boston and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association as well. Colin holds a USSF C License, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma and National Coach Diploma. Colin joined the Next Step staff in January of 2021.
Director of Player Development - Next Step Training Luis Silva
Luis Silva was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and moved to Los Angeles at a young age. He played collegiately at UCSB & was then selected 4th overall by Toronto FC in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.View Luis's Bio ⟩
Luis went on to play for DC United, RSL, Seattle Sounders, and Liga MX side Tigres. He also has won MLS Cup, US Open Cup, Canadian Cup and Liga MX. Luis joined the Next Step staff in November of 2022.
Director of Goalkeeping Development - Next Step Training Austin Aviza
Was a member of the New England Revolution Academy & U-23s 2011-2019. Was called into the United States National Team U17 & U18. NCAA Division I Goalkeeper at Syracuse University, UConn, Providence College. All Big-East team at Providence and holds the record for Shutouts in Season.View Austin's Bio ⟩
Advanced to Big East finals and Sweet 16. He was then Drafted 44th overall by Orlando City SC in the 2020 MLS draft spending time with Orlando City and Richmond Kickers during his professional career. Austin joined the Next Step staff in February 2023.
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 31-August 4, 2023 (Mon-Fri)* Goalkeeper training available
Ages: 6-9 (half-day only) & 10-18
Half-Day Hours: 9am-12pm**
Full-Day Hours: 9am-3pm**
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: St. George's School
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
- Location: St. George's School
*Friday is a half-day
**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 the Next Step Training 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: St. George's School
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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Important Information & Sample Daily Schedule
- Equipment Needed All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: 9:00 am at St. George's School field
- 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
- 11:00-12:00pm Full pressure activity
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/half-day campers depart
- 1:00-2:00pm Small-sided games
- 2:00-3:00pm Scrimmages
- 3:00pm Campers depart