Nike Soccer Camp with the French Football Federation - Mercy College
TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL AT FRENCH FOOTBALL ACADEMY SOCCER CAMPS
Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp with the French Football Federation - Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Team up with Camp Director Jean-Claude Lafargue for the ultimate soccer training camp! French Football Academy camps offer
week-long programs to young players seeking to develop all aspects of the game
in a fun and competitive environment. 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. Get the full camp experience and have fun while building the core fundamentals integrated within the French Football Federation. 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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French Football Academy Supervisor Jean-Claude Lafargue
Jean-Claude Lafargue played more than 170 games as a professional (Ligue 1 and Ligue 2). (Matra Racing, Paris FC). Once he retired, he became a coach and then supervisor at the great INF Clairefontaine! He has trained players like Kylian Mbappe, Blaise Matuidi, and Alphonse Areola....all FIFA World Champions!View Jean-Claude's Bio ⟩
He trained also promising talents like Mathys Tel (Bayern Munich), Sekou Mara (Southampton), Noam Emeran and Hannibal Mejbri (Manchester United), Christopher Nkunku (Red Bulls Leipzig)
Check his interview for the French Football Academy:
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: August 6-10, 2023 (Sunday - Thursday)
Options: Day, Extended Day, Overnight
Hours: Day: 9:00am-4:00pm, Extended Day: 9:00am-9:00pm, Overnight
- Location: Mercy College
- Check in: 2:30pm on First Day at the Mercy College Cafeteria
- Checkout: 12:00pm on Last Day
- Meals: Please see meal breakdown below
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
"Our FFA Training Camps have been the hallmark of our approach, allowing all players under the guidance of our qualified coaches to spend entire days experimenting the methodology of our program, and a designed curriculum strictly build around the player and his complete development.
Our camps, through a variety of activities & tests both on and off the field, and a longer time format, push our players to develop at a much faster pace their hard skills, from technical, to tactical and physical (all data-driven based on specific player's age), and also evolve on their soft skills with our psycho-social challenges."
-French Football Federation
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!
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)
- Comforter or sleeping bag
- Pillow and pillowcase
- Athletic clothing
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Small gym bag/backpack
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Information Packet, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.
- 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: TBD
- Extended-Day Camp Hours: Day 1: 3:00pm-9:00pm | Day 2-3: 9:00am-9:00pm | Last Day:
- First Day Check-in: 3:00pm first day of camp at Mercy College
- Check-in location: TBD
- Check-out: 12:00pm
- Meals: Day 1: Dinner | Days 2-4*: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Final Day: Breakfast, Lunch**
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from Jean-Claude Lafargue and the French Football Academy 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: Mercy College
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
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
August 12, 2023: I was very impressed with the organization of the camp. The campus was beautiful and clean, the staff was friendly and competent, the food was well organized, the staff was positive towards the kids, the kids were a great group!
GREAT STAFF, AWESOME CAMP!
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.