Nike Soccer Camp with Player ONE Performance - UC Santa Cruz
Experience the Unique, Player-Centric Approach to Training
Player ONE Performance and Nike Soccer Camps come together to offer a camp experience sure to improve our campers' skills and provide lots of fun in Santa Cruz for this summer!
ABOUT PLAYER ONE PERFORMANCE: Formed in 2017, Player ONE Performance has firmly established itself as Northern California's premier club neutral, supplemental training and camp program. Offering personalized, energetic, detail orientated sessions, P1P has attracted players of all levels, boasting a training client list that includes MLS Professionals, MLS Allstars, US National Team Members, D1 College National Champions, Youth National Champions, along with youth players of all ages and abilities.
With a newly created curriculum, formed over 18 years of youth coaching, P1P has the perfect camp product for all players who genuinely desire to improve their game and leave the camp a better player. An intensive focus on technique, movement, goal-scoring, game intelligence, and mental preparation, will provide the player with everything they need to leave the camp feeling confident and prepared.
- Nike Soccer Camp T-Shirt
- A brand new, modern coaching curriculum
- Low Camper to Coach ratio 12:1
- Daily social media content (videos, live stories, pictures)
- Nike prizes and giveaways
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Camp Director Ben Maxwell
A native of Scotland, Ben Maxwell has been coaching in the USA for 13 years. Ben has coached in 10 states, and has been settled in California for 10 years. In his time in California, Ben has proven to be one of the top youth soccer coaches, notably when it comes to the long term technical development of the player.View Ben Maxwell's Bio & Soccer Tips ⟩
Amongst his multiple accomplishments in youth soccer, Ben is most proud of the players he has coached who have reached the highest levels. Currently, Ben has players taking part in the US Soccer National Team Training Center, US Soccer Development Academy(USSDA), Elite Clubs National League (ECNL ), National Premier League (NPL) and NorCal Premier League. Ben also has currently 10 players in the prestigious NorCal PDP and IDP system.
Coach Maxwell holds himself to the highest of standards when it comes to preparation and communication. A strong communicator, Ben is always available to provide feedback to the player and his/her family. When it comes to preparation, Ben takes every detail into account when planning camps, training sessions, FDP's (future development plans). This preparation is easy to notice when viewing the quality of training sessions that he produces.
Maxwell's love for the sport, and desire to help young players is what underlines his overall enthusiasm to teach the game of soccer. To be the ultimate coach, Ben believes you need to know the game, and the people who play it. Through 15 years coaching experience, studying the top coaches here in the USA and all over Europe, Maxwell has created a program unique in its development, presented and implemented to the highest of standards.
Soccer Tips by Ben Maxwell:
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. With that in mind, we encourage you to register now!
- Camp Dates:
- July 7-11, 2024 (Sun-Thurs)
- July 14-18, 2024 (Sun-Thurs)
- Ages: 9-18
- Gender: Coed
- Options: Extended day (9:00am-9:00pm) and Overnight**
- Check-in & out locations:
- Meals: Lunch & Dinner are provided for extended-day campers
*Daily check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
**View Overnight camp information below
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 Player One Performance coaching staff.
- Meals & Housing: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camps t-shirt and a chance to win prizes
- Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
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: UC Santa Cruz
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
EXTENDED DAY INFORMATION
- Day Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. Please note this is only for days 2 - 4. Extended day campers check-in at 12:30pm on day #1 and check-out from camp at 12pm on last day.
- Daily Check-In & Out location: at Cowell College Circle or earlier on the field at 8:15-30pm
- Meals: Lunch is provided for Day Campers. Lunch & Dinner is provided for Extended Day Campers
- A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.
Check-in: First Day 12:30 pm -1:30pm. The first training session will start at 3:00 pm
Check out: Last day 12:00 pm on the last day following final games**
Meals: Day 1: Dinner | Days 2-4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 5: Breakfast
A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
Number of Campers Per Room: TBD
Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual, If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel
Air Conditioning: Please refer to the Camper Registration Packet. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment
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 (1-2 pairs/day)
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
- Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
- Flip flops
- Laundry bag
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Personal items & medications
- Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Fan (optional)
- Bed sheets
- Comforter or sleeping bag
- Pillow and pillowcase
- Athletic clothing
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- 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.
Nearest Airport: San Jose International Airport is approximately 30 miles, San Francisco International airport is approximately 70 miles. 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.
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.
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
- 7:30 am Run/Breakfast
- 8:30 am Video/Lecture
- 9:30 am Field Session (Technical Skills Development)
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 2:00 pm Field Session (Tactical Training)
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Field Session (Tournament Games)
- 9:00 pm In dorms - evening activities
- 10:30 pm Lights out
The University of California, Santa Cruz is located 35 miles from San Jose, on a beautiful coastal campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by gorgeous views and towering redwoods, campers are inspired to develop their love of the game and improve their individual and team skills.
July 28, 2023: Kaleia enjoyed the overnight experience with her soccer friends. Kaleia was able to build confidence in her skills and put them to use on the field. Kaleia loved camp and the staff. This camp is a wonderful experience for my child and she would love to return next year.
July 14, 2023: I appreciate the high level of coaching that is able to strike that beautiful balance of keeping it fun and engaging for the kids while also challenging them and improving skills.
July 25, 2023: Lily made several friends and learned a couple new techniques! She a absolutely loves this camp, it tough yet rewarding and as a parent I feel thats exactly what she needs.
July 15, 2022: The amount of soccer drills/skills the kids were exposed to, daily. Great for their skill development and fitness/conditioning.
July 15, 2022: The interaction with people from different ages and soccer level and being able to learn from great coaches
July 16, 2022: Winning the world cup and being able to learn new tricks and skills through personal advice from coaches.
July 14, 2023: My daughter had a great 1st sleep over camp experience. She can't wait to go back next summer.
July 15, 2022: Being able to enjoy soccer with new friends and learning new skill exercises.
July 17, 2022: Most of the coaches were nice and liked to joke around and lighten the mood
July 15, 2022: Great roommates and the variety of skills that were worked on daily.
July 5, 2022: The campers were able to experience living in a college dorm.
July 14, 2023: The camp counselors were very funny and kind to each camper.
July 14, 2023: The fields were beautiful and all the trainings were great.
Camp exceeded my expectations.
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.