Nike Soccer Camp at Ohio Wesleyan University
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp at Ohio Wesleyan University. Team up with Camp Director and Head Women's Soccer Coach Patrick Ferguson 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. Camp is open to players of all skill levels between the ages of 6-13. Don't miss an exciting opportunity to train with a collegiate coaching staff and players in Delaware County, Ohio!
- 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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Head Women's Soccer Coach - Ohio Wesleyan University Pat Ferguson
Pat Ferguson is in his third season as head coach of the Ohio Wesleyan University women's soccer team. Ferguson came to Ohio Wesleyan from Wright State University, where he served as head coach from 2005-21.View Pat's Bio ⟩
During his 16 seasons, the Raiders compiled a record of 148-114-34 (.557), reaching the finals of the Horizon League tournament 3 times and the semifinals 9 times. Ferguson was a 2-time pick as Horizon League Coach of the Year. His teams set school records for consecutive wins and wins in a season. The Raiders also succeeded in the classroom under Ferguson, receiving United Soccer Coaches team academic awards from 2005-21.
Prior to Wright State, Ferguson was head coach at Campbell (N.C.) University from 2000-04, guiding the Camels to the Atlantic Sun Conference title and their first-ever NCAA Division I tournament berth in 2004. In 2001, Campbell was the most improved team in the nation in Division I, improving from a 4-12-1 record in 2000 to 13-6-0 the following year. Ferguson was twice selected Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year.
In 1999, Ferguson was head coach at Mount Union College, where he doubled the Purple Raiders' win total of the previous season.
Ferguson made his collegiate head coaching debut at Malone College as the Pioneers' first head coach in 1997. He led the team to an 11-7-1 record and a regional ranking during its first year of varsity competition.
He also has been head coach and director of player development for the Ohio Soccer Galaxies Club since 2005, winning Ohio South Youth Coach of the Year and regional Coach of the Year honors in 2012. He holds a US Soccer "B" coaching license and a Premier Diploma from United Soccer Coaches.
Ferguson is a 1994 graduate of Malone, majoring in religious studies. He played soccer at Malone, earning All-NCCAA East Region honors twice and NAIA honorable mention all-region recognition once. Ferguson continued his education with a master of education degree in curriculum design from Malone in 2004.
He is a native of Strongsville, Ohio.
Ferguson's Career Coaching Record
Year School Record Pct 1997 Malone 11- 7-0 .611 1998 Malone 9-11-0 .450 MC 2 years 20-18-0 .526 1999 Mount Union 8- 9-0 .471 2000 Campbell 4-12-1 .265 2001 Campbell 13- 6-0 .684 2002 Campbell 8- 8-2 .500 2003 Campbell 11- 7-1 .605 2004 Campbell 12- 2-7 .738 CU 5 years 48-35-11 .569 2005 Wright State 11- 5-3 .658 2006 Wright State 12- 3-4 .737 2007 Wright State 13- 6-1 .675 2008 Wright State 10- 9-1 .525 2009 Wright State 11- 7-2 .600 2010 Wright State 11- 9-0 .550 2011 Wright State 10- 8-3 .548 2012 Wright State 9- 5-6 .600 2013 Wright State 8- 5-5 .583 2014 Wright State 6-10-1 .381 2015 Wright State 9- 8-2 .526 2016 Wright State 6-11-2 .368 2017 Wright State 12- 8-0 .600 2018 Wright State 6- 9-2 .412 2019 Wright State 10- 6-2 .611 2020-21 Wright State 4- 5-0 .444 WSU 16 years 148-114-34 .557 2021 Ohio Wesleyan 9- 5-4 .611 Career 25 years 233-181-49 .556
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach - Ohio Wesleyan University Jim Wendling
Jim Wendling is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Ohio Wesleyan University women's soccer team. Wendling came to Ohio Wesleyan after serving as athletics director at the Lake campus of Wright State University.View Jim's Bio ⟩
He has a wealth of coaching experience at the collegiate and professional levels. Most recently, he was with the Dayton Dutch Lions of the Women's Professional Soccer League, serving as head coach in 2019 and associate head coach in 2017.
Prior to coaching in the professional ranks, he was director of soccer operations and assistant women's coach at Wright State University, helping the Raiders advance to the Horizon League tournament final in 2015 and the tournament quarterfinal in 2016.
Wending was head coach at Canisius College from 2008-14. In his first season at the helm of the Golden Griffins, he guided a team that had not had a winning season in 14 years to an 11-5-3 record, winning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors. His teams received regional top-10 rankings in each of his first 3 seasons, with the 2010 team winning the MAAC regular-season championship.
From 1998-2008, Wendling was head coach at Urbana University, founding both the men's and women's soccer teams. He posted 83 wins in both men's and women's soccer, recording 5 seasons of double-digit victories during his 9 years as men's coach and 5 seasons of double-digit wins during his 8 seasons as women's coach. He also was head women's coach at Wittenberg University in 1995-96, guiding the Tigers to a 15-3 record and a No. 7 national ranking in 1995. Wendling began his coaching career as boys head coach at Miami Valley High School in 1990.
He holds a USSF "D" license.
Wendling is a 1983 graduate of the University of Dayton, majoring in physical education. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years before beginning his coaching career.
He is a native of Waynesville, Ohio.
Ohio Wesleyan University Men's and Women's Players
Current Battling Bishops players will work as instructors during camp sessions.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
June 24-27, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)
July 22-25, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: Jay Martin Soccer Complex
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
This program is geared toward Player Development 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.
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 Ohio Wesleyan 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: Jay Martin Soccer Complex
Medical Protocol: Camps will 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
- 9:00-9:30am Check-in and individual work
- 9:30-10:00am Individual games/competitions
- 10:00-10:30am Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00am Technical development
- 11:00-11:45am Full sided game
- 12:00-12:45pm Lunch/Snack Break
- 12:45-1:45pm Small-sided games
- 1:45-2:45pm Scrimmages/competitions
- 2:45pm Wrap up
- 3:00pm Campers depart
July 30, 2023: Communication was excellent prior, during and post camp! Staff was great, she had fun despite the heat all week. We would recommend and will definitely be back next year.
She enjoyed focusing on ball handling skills
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.