Nike Soccer Camp at Portland State University
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Join us for an amazing summer of camp in Portland and train with Portland State Women's Soccer Coach, Katie Burton. This youth sports camp provides the perfect blend of instruction and fun! 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.
- Instruction from college coaches and players
- Low camper to coach ratio of 10:1
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Unique and structured curriculum
- Elite technical and fundamental trainign
- FUN welcoming enviroment
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Head Coach Katie Burton
Katie Burton, the eighth coach in Portland State history, enters her third season at the helm in 2019.View Katie's Bio ⟩
In 2018, Burton led the Vikings to a 5-10-1 overall record. Portland State missed the Big Sky tournament by just one position following a 3-5-1 conference season. Burton helped lead Krystal de Ramos to a single-season record for shots on goal percentage and a spot on the All-Big Sky honorable mention.
Burton led the Vikings back to the Big Sky tournament after a two-year absence in her first season at the helm. Burton and the Vikings finished fourth in the Big Sky at 5-4-1 in conference play, and 9-10-1 overall. Additionally, Burton led the Vikings to their first win at the Big Sky tournament since 2013, with a 1-0 win over Northern Arizona - a team they had never beaten in the Big Sky tournament previously - in the Big Sky quarterfinals.
Burton led four individuals to All-Big Sky honors as Katie Forsee and Kristin Moyer made the All-Big Sky second team, while Liz Hansen and Morgan Matthews received All-Big Sky honorable mention.
Burton came to the Vikings after spending the last two seasons as the associate head coach at Sacramento State, where she helped lead a program turnaround. The Hornets hadn’t made the Big Sky tournament in four seasons before Burton’s arrival, but broke that streak with a Big Sky tournament appearance in Burton’s first year in 2015.
Burton then helped lead the Hornets to a second-place finish within the Big Sky in 2016, when they clinched the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Big Sky tournament with a 2-1 win over the Vikings in both teams’ regular-season finale.
Burton cut her teeth as an assistant coach at the University of San Francisco from 2011-14, where she again helped lead a program turnaround. The Dons hadn’t finished better than seventh in the nationally respected West Coast Conference in the previous five seasons to Burton’s arrival. However, Burton helped lead USF to two top six finishes in the WCC in her four years at the school, and laid the groundwork for the Dons’ record-breaking season in 2015, when the team set program records for best WCC finish (T-2nd), most WCC wins (7) and best WCC record (7-2-0).
Burton’s first coaching stop came at UNLV, where she spent a year-and-a-half as an assistant coach/camp director/director of operations for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs from 2010-11.
As a player at Sacramento State, Burton helped lead the Hornets to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2007. Burton and the Hornets swept the Big Sky regular-season and tournament titles that season, and finished with an unbeaten conference record at 4-0-3.
Burton was a three-time All-Big Sky selection as a player (2003, 2006, 2007), including an All-Big Sky first-team selection as a senior in 2007.
Associate Head Coach Maureen Whitney
Maureen Whitney joined the Portland State soccer coaching staff in the fall of 2017 as the top assistant under first-year head coach Katie Burton and became associate head coach prior to the start of the 2018 seasonView Maureen's Bio ⟩
Whitney helped lead the Vikings back to the Big Sky tournament after a two-year absence during the 2017 season, as the Vikings finished fourth in the Big Sky at 5-4-1 in conference play and 9-10-1 overall. The Vikings also won their first match at the Big Sky tournament since 2013, with a 1-0 win over Northern Arizona - a team they had never beaten in the Big Sky tournament previously - in the Big Sky quarterfinals.
Additionally, Whitney helped lead four individuals to All-Big Sky honors in 2017, as Katie Forsee and Kristin Moyer made the All-Big Sky second team, while Liz Hansen and Morgan Matthews received All-Big Sky honorable mention.
In 2018, Whitney helped Krystal de Ramos to an All-Big Sky honorable mention after scoring four goals and setting a program record with a .714 shots-on goal percentage. The team overall finished 5-10-1 and 3-5-1 in conference play, missing out on the conference tournament by one place.
Like Burton and fellow Viking assistant Jenny Lawrence, Whitney came to the Vikings after playing and coaching at Sacramento State. Whitney played soccer and softball at Sacramento State from 1998-99, and coached as an assistant with the Hornets across two stints from 2000-03 and 2007-10. Whitney coached both Burton and Lawrence as players, including in 2007, when the Hornets swept the Big Sky regular-season and tournament titles, and made their first NCAA tournament appearance.
Whitney brings a wealth of post-collegiate playing experience to her role at Portland State, having spent parts of the past 16 years with the California Storm of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). Whitney played for the Storm for over a decade starting in 2001, and spent two different stints as a player-coach and assistant from 2005-09 and 2015-17.
Whitney won two WPSL championships with the Storm in 2002 and 2004, the latter of which she won with former Portland State head coach Laura Schott. Whitney was named the WPSL MVP the following year in 2005, and captained the Storm for 10 consecutive seasons. Additionally, Whitney was named a WPSL All-Star four times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007), and won the 2012 WPSL Leadership Award.
Whitney played with several national team players during her time with the Storm, including Brandi Chastain (U.S.), Sissi (Brazil), Leslie Osborne (U.S.), Stephanie Cox (U.S.), Shannon MacMillan (U.S.) and current USWNT star Alex Morgan.
Whitney was also called into camp for the San Jose CyberRays of the professional Women’s United Soccer Association, but the league folded a month later. Whitney was twice called up to Sky Blue FC during the 2008-09 season when the team played in the WPS, but turned down both call-ups to stay as an assistant at Sacramento State.
In college, Whitney was a three-sport athlete at Walla Walla Community College for two years, playing soccer, basketball and softball before moving to Sacramento State. Whitney earned NWAC All-Star honors in soccer in 1997.
Whitney has also coached collegiately as an assistant coach at Fresno State from 2010-12, and College of the Sequoias from 2014-15. Additionally, Whitney served as a Youth Soccer Coach at Elk Grove United and San Juan Soccer Club from 2002-06 and 2006-10, respectively, and worked as a Sports Camp Director and Summer Camp Director at Sacramento State from 2001-04. Whitney also served as the WPSL Chief Consultant from 2005-07.
SECURE YOUR SPOT! *Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2022.*
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
2023 CAMP INFO
- Ages: 6-14
- June 26-30, 2023
- July 10-14, 2023
- July 17-21, 2023
- Gender: Coed
- Options: Day & Half Day
2023 CAMP HOURS
- Daily Hours: Monday-Friday,
- Full Day 9:00am-4:00pm,
- Half Day 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Friday is 9:00am-12:00pm for ALL campers
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Friday at noon for all campers. Parents are invited to attend! Afternoon half-day campers go from 9:00am-12:00pm on Friday
This camp is open to all soccer players ages 6-14. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. 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.
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!
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the Portland State Women's Soccer 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.
Facility: Peter W. Stott Community Field, - Camp Director will send out a map for drop off the week prior to camp
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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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, on-court clothing (t-shirts, shorts) • Soccer Cleats (No metal studs) • Regular shoes or sandals to wear indoors for lunch • Shin Guards • Water bottle • Packed lunch and snacks (see camp webpage for details on meals) • Small gym bag/backpack • COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines) • Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15-11:30 am Technical Training
- 11:30am-12:15 pm Lunch
- 12:15-12:45 pm Tactical Training
- 1:00-4:00 pm Drills, games, and scrimmaging
- 4:00 pm Campers depart
The Peter W. Stott Community Field, a turf stadium, is the home of the Portland State University Soccer Team.
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An awesome week at camp
August 1, 2021: Rowan had an awesome week at camp and he came home telling us what he learned that day. I would say that Rowan really liked to spend a week at camp with kids of all ages and I know that he made lots of friends at camp. Probably the highlight for Rowan was during the final scrimmage where a lot of the campers were chanting his name while he played and scored a penalty kick.
— — Kirk B. Parent
August 1, 2021: Great coaches
— Jason L. Parent
Enjoyed the staff
August 1, 2021: He really enjoyed the staff
— Andrea M. Parent
Exposure to high level players and coach
August 1, 2021: It was an awesome opportunity to get exposure to high level players and coach, to play on a “real” soccer field and to experience the team cohesion and fun the coaches modeled for the kids. SO COOL, thank you!
— Rachel W. Parent
Really liked the staff and the camper/staff game
August 1, 2021: Sammy had a great week - seemed to really like staff and the camper/staff game at the end.
— Karen P. Parent
Enjoyed playing a different game and learning different skills
August 1, 2021: Holly enjoyed playing a different game and learning different skills each day. It was not the same each day.
— Stephanie C
August 1, 2021: Loved the inclusive environment and great coaches
— Amber H. Parent
Liked the camper of the day items
August 1, 2021: Coaches were really nice. It helped improve her skills. They gave appropriate amount of water breaks with the hot temperatures. She liked the camper of the day items, which gave her a goal to work towards. Maddie's bike got stolen on her second day. Someone cut her lock and took it while she was at camp.
— Jesse B. Parent
Variety of activities
August 1, 2021: He liked the coaches, the variety of activities, and his cohort members.
— Jenner B. Parent
Scrimmaging at the end of the day.
August 1, 2021: scrimmaging at the end of the day.
— Traci B. 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.