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Kids First - Steele Sports

Join us for an amazing week of camp at Kaiser Sports Village in Bakersfield, CA . Team up with Steel Sports and Camp Director, Josh Chaproniere, 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. Sure to be a summer highlight, camp offers a unique opportunity for aspiring soccer players aged 7-14, to train in a FUN and engaging camp setting! Throughout the week campers learn new skills, perfect techniques, increase game knowledge, make new friends, and have fun playing soccer!

Highlights Include
  • Elite technical training & game knowledge development
  • Unique & structured curriculum
  • Competetive and Fun Scrimmages
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Campers grouped by age and ability level
  • Nike Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Camp Coaches

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    Assistant Director - Steel United CA (Conejo Valley) Josh Chaproniere

    Josh has 16 years coaching experience starting with his local club in England Ludlow FC where he obtained his FA 1 & 2 Certificates. He came to the US with Challenger Sports and obtained the UEFA B license while completing a BSc in Sports Coaching & Analysis. Josh also worked with Arsenal FC as a community coach and academy assistant.

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Camp Details


You can expect high demand for these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.


  • Dates:
    • Nov. 20-22, 2023 (Mon-Wed) Thanksgiving Break Camp
  • Gender: Coed
  • Ages: 7-14
  • Options: Half-Day Camp
  • Half-Day Camp Hours: 9:00am - 12:00pm*
  • Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
  • Facility: Kaiser Sports Village

*Check-in begins 15 minutes before the start of camp each day


Steel Sports is a social impact organization committed to creating a new standard in youth sports and coaching while forging the next generation of leaders and creating a positive experience for over 100,000 athletes and their families each year. When a kid plays for Steel Sports success comes in many forms: on the field, in the classroom, within their community, at home and in a career.

Steel Sports coaches are teachers, mentors and role models dedicating their lives to our kids. Kids who receive character and leadership development from coaches go further, achieve more and give back. At Steel Sports, we know the impact kids can have on this world, and that’s why we put KIDS FIRST.


Every Steel Sports soccer camp and program has a mission to put Kids First in a healthy, fun and safe environment. Our goal is to teach the game and develop character and leadership skills! Backed by our unique Steel Sports Coaching System, we have many camp and program options that will inspire and challenge each participant to improve their skills and learn valuable life lessons through soccer.


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!


  • Instruction: Training from the Steel Sports coaching staff
  • Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
  • Supervision: Staff members are strategically placed throughout to provide optimal supervision
  • Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camps T-shirt


  • 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


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
  • Sunblock
  • 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.


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

  • 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
  • 11:00-11:30am Passive pressure activity
  • 11:30-12:00pm Full pressure activity
  • 12:00pm Campers Depart

Kaiser Sports Village

Nike Soccer Camp powered by Steel Sports - Bakersfield

Kaiser Sports Village - 9001 Ashe Rd
Bakersfield, California 93313
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 7 - 14
Gender: Co-Ed
Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm) $155.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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