Nike Soccer Camp at Worcester State University
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Improve your ball handling, footwork and shooting skills this summer at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA! Campers focus on all aspects of the game including refining fundamental skills and positional work through challenging exercises and scrimmages.
A Step Ahead (ASA) Nike Soccer Camps are designed for the player looking to improve their game and soccer IQ. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, technique, offense/defense, team play, and more.
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- 10:1 Camper to Coach Ratio
- Campers grouped by age and skill level
- Camper Player Cards
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Camp Director Steve Cimino
Steve cimino got his start with the New England Revolution Academy, where he trained and developed young players at the highest levels. Steve later became the sports performance manager where he created the highly successful Speed & Finishing program.View Steve's Bio ⟩
During his time with the Revs, Steve had the opportunity to work with the Revs first team and continues to work with some of the first team players on an individual basis.
Upon graduating from Westfield University, Steve began his coaching career. He has worked with Massachusetts District Select Teams and also worked as the strength/assistant coach for the Mass Bay College Soccer Team. His credentials include NSCAA National Diploma, ISSA Certified Trainer, and ICA Fitness & Conditioning for Soccer License.
Coaching Staff ASA Sports
The ASA Sports coaching staff is made up of some of the most talented and seasoned coaches in New England! All of the ASA coaches are trained and registered to ensure all campers receive high-quality instruction in a fun and safe environment.View ASA Sports's Bio ⟩
Now in our 27th year, A Step Ahead Inc. (ASA Hoops) has become a year-round operation offering clinics, classes, camps and AAU. In 2022, over 5500 participants have entered our programs. This up-coming year will be our biggest yet, with over 60 camps scheduled and the expansion of our AAU program ASA Hoops will be one of the biggest basketball operations in New England. Participants, boys and girls, range in age from 7-18 and have come from communities throughout New England and across the globe.
SECURE YOUR SPOT! *Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2022.*
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.
June 26-29, 2023 (Monday-Thursday)
July 24-27, 2023 (Monday-Thursday)
Full-Day: 8:30 am- 2:00 pm*
Half Day: 8:30 am - 11:30 am*
- Check-In & Out Location: Worcester State University
- Meals: Lunch is NOT included. Please send your camper with a packed lunch
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
Camp award show will be held 30 minutes before check out on the last day of camp. Parents are welcome to attend
This program is geared towards 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 ages 11 and under 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 ages 12+ 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!
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
*All Massachusetts camps must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Campers can complete the MA specific health forms after adding their campers under their profile in the customer portal.
Please visit the USSC Health and Release FAQ page for more info
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the ASA coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
Facility: Worcester State University
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 last 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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Stretch / Warm Up
- 9:15 AM Form Shooting
- 9:25 AM Dribble Series
- 9:45 AM Drill Stations
- 10:15 AM Water Break / Free Shoot
- 10:20 AM Full Field Drills / Partner Drills
- 10:35 AM 3 on 3 Games
- 11:10 AM Water Break
- 11:20 AM Scrimmage
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Free Shoot
- 12:45 PM Shooting Games
- 1:05 PM 1 on 1 Drills
- 1:20 PM 1 on 1 Games
- 1:55 PM Water Break / Free Shoot
- 2:00 PM Scrimmages
- 2:45 PM Camper of the day / Summary
- 3:00 PM Dismissal
Located only one hour west of Boston, picturesque Worcester State University spans 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
Anticipating the day ahead
July 5, 2021: He enjoyed the Euro Cup event and being in a group with his friend and older kids. Despite the hot weather, he looked forward to each day, planning new strategies and anticipating the day ahead.
— Cynthia G. Parent
Looking forward to going again
She had a great time at camp and is looking forward to going again. She enjoyed the games they played and trying to win end of the camp awards.
— Neil K. Parent
So much fun!
July 5: 2021: 100 degree weather and never complained once. He had so much fun!
— Candice M. Parent
Games and encouragement
July 5, 2021: My daughter enjoyed the games and encouragement from the coaches. This was a fun camp and she looked forward to getting there each day.
— Dennis H. Parent
New footskills and games
July 5, 2021: She enjoyed meeting new people. Got to learn some new footskills and games. She really enjoyed the Euro Cup.
— Brianna B. Parent
A lot of fun
July 5, 2021: He had a lot of fun. He was very happy with all of the coaches.
— Paola C. Parent
Goalie wars was his favorite
August 10, 2018: He learned new foot skills & improved passing accuracy. Goalie wars was his favorite game they played
— Erin A. Parent
They made new friends, worked hard, and had a lot of fun
August 3, 2018: Rosalie and her friends really enjoyed this camp. They made new friends, worked hard, and had a lot of fun. We adults were happy with how much soccer skills they did and the all around effort by the coaches and staff. We also attended some of the scrimmages and found the games entertaining. She continued to hone her skills through lots of touches. She enjoyed the different methods of training than what she is used to.
— Joe D. Parent
He would like to come back again next year
August 3, 2018: Meeting all new kids and being independent with the sleepover opportunity was huge for him. He loved it and felt like he definitely learned things while working on his skills. Great camp, he would like to come back again next year!
— Keri M. Parent
Meeting new people was a highlight for my son
September 18, 2018: Meeting new people was a highlight for my son - he met a teen from Florida and they still chat & text. He was able to improve his shooting skills.
— Christine E. Parent
She had an amazing, knowledgeable experience. She received a lot of positive feedback from all of the coaches and she learned a lot more to help improve herself.
— Kristina Z., Parent 2017
I got better and had a lot of fun
I feel like I became a better shooter and passer at camp. My only negative was that the meals were too close to the sessions. Maybe have more snack breaks with fruits and vegetables instead of big meals.
— Janessa G., Camper 2017
Loved the World Cup Games
I wish there were more World Cup games because they were so much fun
— Eli A., Camper 2017
Both sons had fun!
My two sons had a blast and the 11v11 was their favorite part. They will both be back
— Christina E., Parent 2017
Shoot with more power
At camp I learned how to improve the power behind my shot. The camp staff were incredibly knowledgeable about the sport of soccer.
— Abby W., Camper 2017
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.