Nike Soccer Camp with Oglethorpe University
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The Nike Soccer Camp at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA offers motivated soccer players the opportunity to train with Head Women's Soccer Coach Rob King and his staff. This is an exciting all-inclusive, college soccer experience, where players get to experience staying on a college campus and training with a college program. Ideal for any player that wants to develop their game.
With a mix of traditional and modern soccer coaching methodologies, the curriculum allows every camper the opportunity to continue to progress to a higher level of soccer play. The camp offers both overnight or commuter options and is for boys and girls ages 10-18 who want to improve, make new friends and have fun in a safe and inspiring environment.
- Special goalkeeper session
- State-of-the-art athletic facilities
- Low 10:1 camper to coach ratio
- Camper Player Card
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
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Head Women's Soccer Coach Rob King
Rob King joined Oglethorpe's athletics staff as head women's soccer coach in January 2022. A multitime conference champion at the NCAA Division I level and national champion and national coach of the year at the Division II level, King brings with him a coaching record filled with success.View Rob's Bio ⟩
King comes most recently from Young Harris College where in four seasons he established the women’s soccer program into a conference and national contender within the Peach Belt Conference. Under his tenure, King led the team to its first ever Peach Belt Conference tournament semifinal appearance, and in the classroom, the team won the athletic department’s Adidas Promo Award for highest team grade-point average.
From 2001 to 2015, King served Kennesaw State University in nearby Kennesaw, Georgia, as head women’s soccer coach and ultimately assistant athletic director. In just his second season at Kennesaw State, and the second season of the program itself, King led the team to the NCAA Division II national championship, topping Franklin Pierce 2-0 in the final.
King won national coach of the year that season after leading the team to a 25-1 record, and the program won its last nine games without conceding a goal.
Kennesaw State transitioned to NCAA Division I in 2009, during and after which time King won multiple Peach Belt Conference titles, Atlantic Sun Conference titles, and participated in a pair of NCAA Division I national tournaments. Along the way at Kennesaw State, King has mentored several all-Americans for both academics and athletics and developed multiple Division I and II head coaches.
King earned a promotion to assistant athletic director at Kennesaw State in 2004. Charged with leading two special projects, he brought together community, corporate and nonprofit funding partners to design and build the $25 million Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Simultaneously, King wrote the bid to bring the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s College Cup to Kennesaw and for two years guided each component of the project.
Prior to Kennesaw State, King served as head women’s and men’s soccer coach at University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, from 1995 to 2001. There, he led the men’s program to the 1999 Gulf South Conference title, and both teams were runners-up multiple times during the six-year span. King was the Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year in 1999 and was a 2020 University of Montevallo Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee.
King started his coaching career at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1992, and his men’s team won the 1993 NSCAA national championship.
King graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology after completing his studies at Brunel University in London.
- Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
- Ages: 10-18 & 6-9 (Day Camp only)
- Gender: Coed
- Options: Day 9:00am-4:00pm, Extended Day 9:00am-9:00pm & Overnight
- Overnight Camper First Day Check-in: 11:30am at Oglethorpe University - Magbee Residence Hall.
- Commuter Camper First Day Hours: All Check-in at 12:30pm on the Turf Soccer Field. Day Campers Depart at 4:00pm & Extended Day campers depart at 9:00pm both from the Tur field.
- Last Day Check-Out: 12:00pm at Magbee Residence Hall
- Campus Map: Magbee Residence Hall Building #13 on Map & Turf Soccer Field #25 of Map
- Meals: See meal breakdown below.
2023 SATELLITE CAMPS
This year the Oglethorpe coaches will be offering an off-campus satellite camp in Metro Atlanta!
The Residential camp is a great way for prospective players to gain a more in-depth look at the Oglethorpe University Soccer program as well as get to experience Oglethorpe on a deeper level by rooming on campus in the dorms, dining at our on campus dining facilities, and getting to know the current players and coaches. Sessions will be led by Oglethorpe's Women's Soccer Staff and will be structured to present the players with an elite college-level training environment.
The day and extended day soccer camp combines learning the game of soccer with an extremely fun and engaging environment! Each day a different soccer-related topic will be introduced. Players will get to compete in games and challenges throughout the week that will not only give them opportunities to work on their skills but also to win camp prizes! The camp is designed to focus on the technical, tactical, physical, and mental sides of soccer as it relates to the age and level of each player.
Campers will work with the Oglethorpe University Women’s Soccer staff and players while getting to train on our beautiful soccer facilities. We enjoy the opportunity to help those we work with becoming better in all facets of the game. We look forward to having you join us and showing you what our staff, facilities, and school have to offer!
CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPERS
In the event that we are unable to host Overnight campers due to safety concerns or COVID-19 restrictions, this camp will be converted to a Day and/or an Extended Day Camp (commuter only) with a revised schedule. All Overnight campers will be notified as early as possible and automatically enrolled into either the Extended Day or Day Camp. We will do our best to maximize training hours within the timeframe of the new schedule. Campers who registered using a credit voucher will be re-issued a credit voucher for any difference in the camp price. All other campers will be refunded any difference in the camp price. For out-of-town campers, we will look to offer other local accommodation options.
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 Oglethorpe University Women's Soccer coaching staff.
- Meals & Housing: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided for overnight campers.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camps t-shirt and a chance to win prizes
- Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
Facility: Oglethorpe University
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
- Day Camp Hours:
- Day: Thur: 12:30pm-4:00pm, Fri & Sat: 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun: 9:00am-12:00pm
- Extended Day: Thur: 12:30pm-9:00pm, Fri & Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun: 9:00am-12:00pm
- Meals: Lunch is provided for day campers. Lunch and Dinner are provided for extended day campers.
- Meals: Day 1: Lunch & Dinner | Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 4: Breakfast
- First Day Check-in: 11:30am at Oglethorpe University - Magbee Residence Hall.
- Last Day Check-Out: 12pm at Magbee Residence Hall
- Campus Map: Magbee Residence Hall (Building #13 on map)
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Information Packet, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.
Number of Campers Per Room: TBD
Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual, If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel
Air Conditioning: TBD
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 (1-2 pairs/day)
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
- Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
- Swimsuit and beach towel
- Flip flops
- Laundry bag
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Personal items & medications
- Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Fan (optional)
- Bed sheets
- Comforter or sleeping bag
- Pillow and pillowcase
- 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 last 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.
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.
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.
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
- 8:30-9:00 AM Drop-off
- 9:00-9:45 AM Warm-up and skill session: Cover dribbling moves
- 9:45-10:30 AM Skill session: passing and receiving under pressure
- 10:30-10:45 AM Group snack time
- 10:45-11:45 AM Small sided practice and tournaments
- 12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00-1:30 PM Soccer Related Games
- 1:30-2:00 PM 1v1 attacking and defending games
- 2:00-3:00 PM Team tournament
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 7:00 PM Evening Session/Chalk Talk
- 8:45 PM Extended Day Campers Depart
- 9:30 PM Pizza/Soccer Film
- 10:30 PM Lights Out
Recommended this camp to friends!
She had a blast - the coaches were very encouraging
June 28, 2021: She had a blast - the coaches were very encouraging. She wants to attend again
— Misti M. Parent
Learning new skills and meeting new people.
June 28, 2021: Learning new skills and meeting new people.
— Donice W. Parent
This camp has made her love for soccer grow!
June 28, 2021: Maddy enjoyed being around the college athletes and the feedback she received from them. This camp has made her love for soccer grow!
— Mary R. Parent
She really enjoyed the dorm setting and the variations of activities.
June 28, 2021: She really enjoyed the dorm setting and the variations of activities. She was tired but in a good way! She also said there were lots of girls her age and everyone was friendly. Said the coaches were fun and nice.
— Anneke L. Parent
We trained well, played a bunch of fun games, and we ate good.
June 28, 2021: We trained well, played a bunch of fun games, and we ate good.
— Tyra P. Camper
He came home and wanted to sign up for the next week!
June 28, 2021: It was great! He came home and wanted to sign up for the next week!
— Griner H. Parent
Loved the school environment
June 28, 2021: she loved the independence of the "dorm living" Loved the coaches Loved the school environment
— Cynthia B. Parent
June 27, 2019: It was well structured. Meaningful and well planned drills. Great counselors and setting on Oglethorpe's campus.
— Sarah A. Parent
June 27, 2019: The camp challenged Richard and helped him understand the areas of his game that he needs to improve on in a fun, unintimidating environment.
— Jennifer M. Parent
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.