Nike Soccer Camp at University of La Verne
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp at the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA. Team up with Camp Director Trevor Persson for the ultimate soccer training camp! This camp will focus on 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! Get the full camp experience and have fun while building the core fundamentals integrated within Nike Soccer Camps. Make friends and create memories with our team that will last a lifetime!
- Unique and structured curriculum
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
- Competitive and Fun Scrimmages
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Nike Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Head Men's Soccer Coach Trevor Persson
Trevor Persson joined the Leopards as head men's soccer coach in 2014.View Trevor's Bio ⟩
Persson has almost immediately turned the Leopards into a SCIAC title contender. Persson was named the 2016 SCIAC Coach of the Year after the Leopards finished a game shy of the SCIAC championship in 2016 and made the SCIAC Postseason Tournament for the second year in a row.
This past season, two Leopards earned two All-SCIAC honors including Anton Russell who also demonstrated success in the classroom earning United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-West Team accolades.
In his second season in 2015, the Leopards posted an overall record of 16-5-1 and advanced to the SCIAC Postseason Tournament final game for the first time in program history. Forward Nathan Gonzalez was named First Team All-SCIAC and NSCAA All-West Region and four additional players made Second Team All-SCIAC.
The Leopards went 11-8-1 (8-8-0 SCIAC) in Persson's first year in charge and landed three players on First Team All-SCIAC. In addition, Nathan Gonzalez was selected to the 2014 NSCAA All-West Region Team.
Persson came to La Verne from CSUSB, where he helped the Coyotes tie two NCAA records for most ties in a season and most 0-0 ties in a season.
Before his stop at CSUSB, Persson coached at various levels around Southern California.
At his alma mater Cal Poly, Persson mentored a two-time All-American and a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Year, Luis Gonzalez. Gonzalez joined Persson as the only other All-American in the program's history.
Persson coached the Legends FC U-14, U-15 and U-17 boys. Prior to that, he coached two club teams with CZ Elite in Pasadena, a Boys U-17 and a Girls U-12. The boys' team was nationally ranked after winning the inaugural Southern California Developmental Soccer League Tier 1 division, Celtic Cup, Albion College Showcase and making appearances in the Surf Cup and Dallas Cup. Persson's greatest club coaching accomplishment was winning the Surf Cup U-18 Super Group and finishing ranked No. 1 in the country. Persson also holds a National "C" coaching license.
As a player, Persson earned NCAA Division II All-American honors in his four years at Cal Poly Pomona before starting his professional career. He began with the San Diego Flash, where he was a first-round draft pick. He then moved on to the Utah Blitzz, where he was selected to second-team all-conference and won a national championship. And with steady development, Persson later trained, traveled and played as a Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA reserve from 2005 to 2007.
At CPP, Persson earned a bachelor of arts in Liberal Studies in 2004 and earned a multiple-level teaching credential and a master's in Education at La Verne in 2007.
He resides in Eastvale with his wife, Rocio Real, his son Sebastian and his daughter Valentina, both future First Team All-SCIAC athletes.
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - University of La Verne Justin Almandinger
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - University of La Verne Art Alvarado
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - University of La Verne Kevan Rehmani
Men's Soccer Graduate Assistant - University of La Verne Briley Venti
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
July 10-14, 2023 (Mon-Fri)
July 31- August 4, 2023 (Mon-Fri)
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Check-in/out locations:
- July 10-14: Campus West, Multipurpose Field
- July 31-Aug 4: Ortmayer Stadium
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
This program is geared toward 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 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 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.
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 University of La Verne requires campers to complete a school-specific waiver prior to camp. Please print and bring the completed form on the first day of camp.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the University of La Verne coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch or snacks are not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a water station available to fill up and stay hydrated
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.
Facility: University of La Verne
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.
Important Information & Sample Daily Schedule
- 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.
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: 9:00am
- 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
- 11:00-12:00pm Full pressure activity
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/half-day campers depart
- 1:00-2:00pm Small-sided games
- 2:00-2:45pm Scrimmages
- 3:00pm Campers depart
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.