Nike Soccer Camp at the University of South Florida
Improve your game and have serious fun
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This summer Nike Soccer Camp at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL offers boys and girls an unforgettable camp experience for players from the Southeast and beyond! Alpha Sports' coaching staff is dedicated to helping each camper improve their skills in a fun and safe environment.
Our Florida soccer camp at USF is designed for U.S. and international players of all skill levels. Come train with athletes who share your love for the game, compete against other skilled players, and take your game to the next level before your upcoming season
- 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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Director Luis Meneses
Born and raised in Porto, Portugal. At the age of 21 I decided to move to Birmingham, England (UK) to play College Soccer and to study.View Luis's Bio ⟩
After a period of 6 years living in England, I decided to move to USA, Atlanta, Ga, to continue my career in Coaching, Education and Exercise and Sports Science. Lived in Atlanta since March 2019 and now living in Tampa, FL. Since my move to the US, I have been connecting and working for phenomenal organizations and people that helped me grow professionally and helped me understanding the American culture.
I also had the opportunity to implement and contribute with my experience to different organizations. As a Portuguese and European , soccer was always part of my life since I was 4 years old, and I carried the passion for the game on and outside the field.
Coaching Experience :
F.C.Porto (Portugal) – u11B/u13B Head Coach – 2011-2013
West Bromwich Albion F.C.( England) – Assistant Director of Coaching / Lead Program Director (Development Center) – u13B/u14B Coach Academy – 2013- 2019
West Bromwich Albion F.C.(England) – Department of player development, Talent ID Scouting, Sports Science Department – 2013-2019
SCCL Premier and ECNL U17B/U18B (USA) – Head Coach – 2019 – Gwinnet Soccer Academy
Lead Academy Coach U10B – 2019 – Gwinnet Soccer Academy
NPL ( National Premier League) Boys Coaching Staff – Florida Premier FC.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Camp Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
- 1st Day Check-in & out Location: USF Rec Center
- Meals: Lunch is provided
- Field Location: Fowler Fields
*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, and 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! Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
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.
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!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the Alpha Sports coaching staff
Meals: Lunch is provided
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: Fowler Fields
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
- 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.
- 9:00am Check-in
- 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
- 11:00-11:45am Full pressure activity
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/Snack Break
- 1:00-1:30pm Full pressure activity
- 1:30-2:30pm Small-sided games
- 2:45-3:45pm Scrimmages
- 3:45pm Wrap up
- 4:00pm Campers depart
He learned so much in just 4 days
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.