Nike Soccer Camp in Petaluma
Technical. Advanced. Soccer. Kinetics.
Join us for another amazing summer of camp at Petaluma Community Sports Fields in Petaluma. Team up with camp Director and owner of TASK, Matt Favela for the ultimate soccer training camp for players in Sonoma County! 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.
- Unique, Professional Camp Curriculum with TASK (Technical. Advanced. Soccer. Kinetics)
- 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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Head Coach Matthew Favela
Born and raised in California, Matt Favela grew up with an intrinsic love of soccer. His passion for the game led him to play in college for nationally-ranked, West Valley College. Coach Favela went on and achieved his degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and movement science from San Francisco State University.View Matthew's Bio & Soccer Tips ⟩
Coach Favela’s love for playing the beautiful game is only exceeded by his love for teaching motivated players how to play quality soccer. Coach Favela has had the privilege of coaching soccer for over 12 years throughout the Bay Area. Not only has Coach Favela gained experience through running competitive soccer programs with clubs such as the De Anza Force, but he has also helped build and develop soccer programs for several high schools, both public and private, across the Bay Area.
After spending four years elevating the soccer program at Town School for Boys, Coach Favela has spent the last year developing the entire soccer program, for both the girls and boys, as the Coaching Director at Bay High School in San Francisco. In addition, Coach Favela runs a supplemental training program in San Francisco known as Player One Soccer SF powered by Nike Sports and SKLZ. Player One Soccer SF is a unique, club neutral program developed to allow a more player-centric approach to training.
Throughout the years, Coach Favela has proven to be an inspiring and insightful coach to all ages. From grade school to local collegiate and semi-professional athletes, Coach Favela is able to focus on the individual needs of each athlete and formulate a program to help each player develop technically to reach their highest potential on the field. Coach Favela brings the highest standards to training sessions by utilizing his expertise and background in Kinesiology to develop challenging, yet fun trainings and camps that focus on the technical development of players in order to improve their overall level of play.
Soccer Tips by Matthew:
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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Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Facility: Petaluma Community Sports Fields
Morning Half-Day Camp: 9:00am - 12:00pm*
Full Day-Camp: 9:00am - 3:00pm*
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
This program is geared towards Player Development, High-Performance & College Preparation 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.
College Preparation is for campers ages 16+ who are seeking to play collegiate soccer. These camps are limited in size and will challenge each player technically, tactically, and physically in a competitive environment. Highly experienced coaches will prepare players for the college game through an advanced 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 TASK coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
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
- 8:30-9:00 am Check- in, interaction with coaches
- 9:00-9:10 am Intro to the day, recap of previous day
- 9:10-9:45 am Warm Up.
- 9:50-10:40 am Technical Stations.
- 10:45-10:55 am Snack
- 11:00 am-12:00 pm Main Stations.
- 12:05-1:00 pm Morning Camper leave 12.05pm. Afternoon campers eat lunch 1pm.
- 1:05-3:00 pm Afternoon scrimmages/World Cup Tournament.
- 3:05 pm Check out
Petaluma Community Sports Fields: 2430 East Washington Street
This 26 acre athletic field complex contains 3 lighted synthetic turf multi-use fields. Additional athletic fields will be added to this complex in the future.
could not have gone better
Absolutely loved each and every day at soccer camp!
June 26, 2021: Adlaw absolutely loved each and every day at soccer camp! He said he learns a new skill every time he goes. We will definitely sign up again.
— Adlaw's Parent
He loved playing with the others
June 30, 2021: John loved the scrimmages. He loved playing with the others and with the coaches. He would come home and tell us stories about Coach this and boy player that! He loved that his team was Argentina and didn't care at all that he didn't make it to the playoffs! But what I was surprised by is the other day a night after the camp, I saw him outside with his dad kicking the ball around and he was able to stop the ball! He had these little tiny moves that I hadn't seen before!
— John's Parent
Play Soccer all day
June 30, 2021: Leo loves to play soccer. His highlight is being able to play soccer all day.
— Leo's Parent
June 30, 2021: When asking Ryder what his favorite part was-he replied with “everything”. He says that he loved playing real soccer and when his teammate passed him the ball and he scored a goal
— Ryder's 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.