Nike Soccer Camp at Thayer Sports Center
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Soccer Camps
Come improve your skills with Nike Soccer Camp at Thayer Sports Center in Braintree, MA! Campers focus on all aspects of the game including refining fundamental skills and positional work through challenging exercises and scrimmages.
A Step Ahead (ASA) Nike Soccer Camps are designed for a player looking to improve their game and soccer IQ. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offense/defense, team play, and more. Instruction is available to boys and girls, playing at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Players are evaluated on the first day and placed in groups on age and ability. Improve your skills and meet new friends this summer at the Nike Soccer Camp at Thayer Sports Center!
- Low 10:1 camper to coach ratio
- Technical and tactical instruction
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Instruction from ASA coaching staff
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Camp Director Chris Calden
Playing Summary •Watertown High School 2000-2004 •Varsity 4 years •Middlesex All-Star •Fitchburg State 2005 •2005 All-Defensive Second Team Coaching Summary •Assistant Varsity coach Boys Watertown High School 2011-2021 •5 Middlesex League Titles •3 North Championships •1 Eastern Conference Champions
Coaching Staff ASA Sports
The ASA Sports coaching staff is made up of some of the most talented and seasoned coaches in New England! All of the ASA coaches are trained and registered to ensure all campers receive high-quality instruction in a fun and safe environment.View ASA Sports's Bio ⟩
Now in our 27th year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2022, over 5500 participants have entered our programs. This up-coming year will be our biggest yet, with over 60 camps scheduled and the expansion of our AAU program ASA Hoops will be one of the biggest basketball operations in New England. Participants, boys and girls, range in age from 7-18 and have come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
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.
Camp Dates: August 7-11, 2023 (Monday-Friday)
Full-Day: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm*
Half Day: 8:30 am - 11:30 am*
- Check-In & Out Location: Thayer Sports Center
- Meals: Lunch is NOT included. Please send your camper with a packed lunch
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
Camp award show will be held 30 minutes before check out on the last day of camp. Parents are welcome to attend
This program is geared towards Player Development & High-Performance 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.
*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!
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
*All Massachusetts camps must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Campers can complete the MA specific health forms after adding their campers under their profile in the customer portal.
Please visit the USSC Health and Release FAQ page for more info
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the ASA 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: Thayer Sports Center
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 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.
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 AM Stretch / warm up
- 9:15 AM Drills
- 10:45 AM Games
- 10:50 AM Scrimmages
- 11:30 AM Lunch
- 12:00 PM Drills
- 1:05 PM Small sided games
- 2:00 PM Dismissal
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.