Nike Soccer Camp in Vail
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp in Vail, Colorado. Team up with Camp Director and UC Colorado Springs Lewis Wilcox 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. The unique experience of being led by a collegiate staff will allow players to gain valuable insight on what it takes to improve your skill level and reach your goals! Surrounded by beautiful Colorado scenery, campers will receive a full camp experience of fun and competitive training sessions with fellow campers.
- 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 - University of Colorado Colorado Springs Lewis Wilcox
Lewis Wilcox enters his fourth year with the UCCS men’s soccer program and second season as the head coach in 2022.View Lewis's Bio ⟩
Wilcox took over as the interim head coach of the men’s soccer team prior to the start of the 2021 fall season after spending the previous two seasons in an assistant coach role with the Mountain Lions. In his first season at the head of the program during the 2021 fall season, Wilcox led the Mountain Lions to their best finish since 2018 with an 8-8-1 overall record. Under his supervision, UCCS excelled both on and off the pitch as the team received three All-RMAC selections, two D2CCA All-Region accolades and ten RMAC All-Academic honors. Wilcox also helped forward Alex Andersson reach new heights during his second year in the black and gold, recording 12 goals and two assists in just ten games to be named the RMAC Player of the Year and earn First Team All-America honors.
A native of Cardiff, Wales, Wilcox came to UCCS from Briar Cliff University where he was the Head Men’s Soccer Coach since 2017. Wilcox oversaw all aspects of the program and tallied an impressive 22-13-3 record across two seasons. The program also had their highest finish in school history for the 2018 season with Wilcox at the helm.
Before Briar Cliff, Wilcox was the Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach for his Alma Mater, Midland University, for three years (2014-17). As an assistant coach, the Midland University program saw success as he helped with recruiting, leading the goalkeepers, and assisting with practice planning. Wilcox helped Midland towards a 43-16-4 overall record during his three years as they made their first ever final site appearance in the 2016 NAIA National Tournament.
From 2016-17, Wilcox expanded his coaching experience through Sporting Omaha FC where he was appointed as Director of Goalkeeping. Wilcox planned and ran goalkeeping sessions and camps, while he also developed and edited club goalkeeping curriculum as he provided individual and team goalkeeper assessments.
As a player, Wilcox played at Midland University from 2011-2014 where he earned accolades such as All-Conference, All-Nebraska, and All-Region as a goalkeeper. In 2013, his team was crowned GPAC Champions as he went on to post the most shutouts in the nation during the 2013 season and finished his collegiate career with the All-Time School shutout record. In addition to his playing experience, Wilcox spent time with the Welsh League Division I Ely Rangers AFC and the Las Vegas Mobsters.
Wilcox earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Midland University in 2014, and a BTEC National Diploma in Business from Coleg Glan Hafren in 2010. In addition, Wilcox holds a US Soccer C License, United Soccer Coaches Level 3 Goalkeeping License, and is currently taking courses through the Football Association of Wales.
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: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: Vail Mountain School
*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.
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 Lewis Wilcox's 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: Vail Mountain School
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.
- Full Day & Half Day Check-in & out Locations: 9:00 am at Muller Field
- 9:00-9:30 Rosters and juggling
- 9:30-10:00 Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30 Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00 Technical development
- 11:00-11:30 Full pressure activity
- 11:30-12:00 Lunch/Snack Break
- 12:00pm Half-Day campers depart
- 12:00-12:45pm Group tactical session
- 12:45-1:00pm Water Break
- 1:00-1:45pm Finishing
- 1:45-2:45pm Scrimmages
- 2:45-3:00pm Cleanup/Campers depart
Full opportunity to learn!
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.