Nike Soccer Camp Virginia Beach
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Get better this summer at our Virginia Beach soccer camp with Virginia Tech's Men's Soccer Coach, Mike Brizendine. This youth sports camps provides the perfect blend of instruction and fun!
- Instruction from college coaches and players
- Low camper to coach ratio of 10:1
- Special goalkeeping instruction
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Mike Brizendine
After serving 10 years as a college assistant soccer coach, including five at Virginia Tech, Mike Brizendine finally got his opportunity to be a head coach when former AD Jim Weaver promoted him to the head coach of the Tech men’s soccer program on June 11, 2009.View Mike 's Bio ⟩
The 2016 season marked a resurgence of the Tech soccer program, winning six straight games to open the season en route to a No. 15 ranking. After opening the season by upsetting No. 18 Ohio State and No. 24 Georgetown, the Hokies would end the season 10-1-3 against non-league opponents. The Hokies compiled their best ACC record in Brizendine’s tenure, finishing 3-4-1 to earn the nine seed in the ACC Tournament. Tech’s four losses all came against programs ranked in the top-10: tenth-ranked Syracuse, seventh-ranked Clemson, third-ranked UNC and top-ranked Notre Dame. The team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, the program’s first in a decade, opening with a 1-0 victory over East Tennessee State. The Hokies then went on to defeat Charlotte and Indiana, advancing to the Elite Eight. The program ended the season ranked eighth nationally.
Brizendine was named the 2016 VaSID Coach of the Year with junior Marcelo Acuna earning third-team All-America honors. Senior Juan Pablo Saavedra joined an elite group of former Hokies when he was drafted by FC Toronto in the 2016 MLS Draft.
Brizendine has coached 21 players that have gone on to play professional soccer, as well as six MLS draftees. After taking over a program facing significant recruiting restrictions and coming off a four-win season, his leadership has returned Virginia Tech to one of the most competitive programs in the nation.
In 2014, Brizendine's young squad produced seven wins, including victories over Wake Forest, NC State, SIUE and UNCG. Freshman Ricardo John, who tallied 11 points, was named all-conference and all-region. Underclassmen scored all 19 goals and freshman keeper Ben Lundgaard recorded six shutouts in seeing nearly 75 percent of the minutes in goal.
he 2013 season saw a school-record three players either get drafted into the MLS or sign professional contracts following the season. The Hokies also earned the most points in ACC play (eight) since 2007. Those eight points came in the form of a victory over No. 17 Syracuse and ties with No. 1 North Carolina, No. 16 Clemson, No. 19 Virginia, Duke and Pittsburgh. Under Brizendine’s direction, the Hokie defense only allowed 23 goals all season, the lowest total allowed since 2005. Tech was able to produce an Academic All-American selection, as well as the second first-team All-ACC selection in school history.
An experienced coach on all levels, Brizendine helped guide the Hokies to their first NCAA College Cup appearance in school history in 2007. For his contributions, Brizendine was recognized as the NSCAA’s Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2007. Brizendine joined the Hokie staff after a successful stint with Bridgewater (Va.) College, a Division III program that participates in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Brizendine led Bridgewater to its two best single-season records, 12-6 in 2003 and 11-7 in 2002, for a 23-13 mark over two seasons and a .639 winning percentage. For this significant turn-around, his peers named him ODAC Coach of the Year in 2003.
Prior to his time at Bridgewater College, he was an assistant coach at Ferrum College for the men’s soccer team in 1999. He has also been active guiding and encouraging kids in youth soccer programs throughout his coaching career.
Brizendine graduated from James Madison University in 1999 and earned his Master of Education from Virginia Tech in 2005. As a player, he lettered four seasons at James Madison University from 1995-98 and ended his career sixth in all-time scoring for the Dukes. He earned All-Conference and All-Region recognition during his four-year career. He also played professionally with the Roanoke Wrath (1999) and the Northern Virginia Royals (2000 and 2001) of the Division 3 league.
This year we are offering two sessions of soccer camp at Virginia Beach. Both sessions run Monday-Friday with a full day option from 9:00am-3:00pm daily and half day option from 9:00am-12:00pm. Camp is for boys and girls ages ages 6-18, of all ability levels. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available at an additional cost. An option to purchase lunch is also available at an additional cost. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 CAMP DATES
- June 24 - 28
- July 29 - August 2
This camp is open to all soccer players ages 6-18. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. The goal is for campers to leave feeling more confident about their soccer skills.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
Camp Dates: June 24-28 & JULY 29-AUGUST 2
- Daily Hours: Monday-Friday, Full Day 9:00am-3:00pm, Half Day 9:00am-12:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Friday at 2:30pm. Parents are invited to attend! There will be a special one for our half day campers at 12pm. Check out will follow immediately after.
- Lunch: Lunch is available for an additional cost. You may opt to purchase this during registration. Please bring a bag lunch if not.
Early drop-off is available for campers at an additional fee of $35 (for all 5 days). This fee includes supervision and activities provided by the Virginia Beach Field House staff Monday-Friday from 7AM-9AM. Pro-rates are not available.
Late pick-up is available for campers at an additional fee of $50 (for all 5 days). This fee includes supervision and activities provided by the Virginia Beach Field House staff Monday-Friday from 3PM-6PM. Pro-rates are not available.
Lunch is available for campers at an additional fee of $32.50 (for all 5 days). Campers will be able to select their menu for the week at check in. Pro-rates are not available.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily soccer instruction
- Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
- Equipment Needed: Sneakers, water bottle, shin guards, turf shoes
- Inclement Weather Plan: In the case of rain, camp will be held indoors
- 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.
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 eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15-11:30am Technical Training
- 11:30am-12:15pm Lunch
- 12:15-12:45pm Tactical Training
- 1:00-3:00pm Drills, games, and scrimmaging
- 3:00pm Campers depart
The Virginia Beach Field House is Virginia’s premier sports facility, located in the Lynnhaven area of Virginia Beach.
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This is our first year hosting a Nike Soccer Camp at Virginia Beach. For more information on Coach Brizendine's camps, feel free to check out the Virginia Tech reviews. We hope to see you this summer!
— Renee Chapman, VP of Nike Soccer Camps