Nike Soccer Camp at Wright State University
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Take your game to the next level at this Nike Soccer Camp at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Campers get the unique opportunity to train with both the men's and women's head coaches and coaching staff, at each week of camp!
This camp is geared towards players of all abilities looking to advance their technique, learn new skills, improve their soccer IQ and work on position-specific training. A great opportunity for any motivated player looking to improve and have fun!
- Focus on individual players learning in competitive environments
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
- Nike Camp T-shirt
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Head Coach - Women's Soccer Travis Sobers
Travis Sobers was named the sixth head coach of the Wright State women's soccer program history on August 4, 2021. Sobers has been with the Raider program since the fall of 2013, most recently serving as the associate head coach prior to his promotion.View Travis's Bio ⟩
Since joining the women's staff in 2013, Sobers has been a part of six Raider appearances in the Horizon League postseason, including a trip to the 2015 Horizon League Championship game. Along with his position at Wright State, Sobers was also the head coach for the Ohio Galaxies 99 Elite girls who were the 2018 State finalist and regional participant. He also coached the Ohio Galaxies 03 girls to a 2017 President Cup Championship and regional finalist title.
Sobers is a 2003 graduate of Wright State, where he was an important piece to the Raiders' men's soccer program form 1998-2001. Sobers was a member of the 1998 Horizon League All-Freshman Team and a second team member following the 1999 season. Sobers capped his career with back-to-back Horizon League first team nods in 2000 and 2001. A three-time All-Mideast Region performer and three-time All-Ohio performer, he was the 2001 Ohio Player of the Year. His six total points and three goals for the Raiders in the 2001 Horizon League Championship game are still League records. Following his career with the Raiders, he went on to play professionally with the Cincinnati Kings in 2005.
Head Coach - Men's Soccer Alex Van der Sluijs
Alex Van der Sluijs joined the Wright State men's soccer coaching staff in April 2022.View Alex's Bio ⟩
Van der Sluijs joined the Raiders after a four-season stint as the head men's soccer coach at Wilmington College, while he also spent seven years at Defiance College, including serving as the school's head men's and women's soccer coach.
At Wilmington College, Van der Sluijs guided the Fightin' Quakers to four consecutive winning seasons and was named the 2021 OAC Coach of the Year after leading the team to 12 wins, its most victories in a season in 15 campaigns. Under his tutelage, Wilmington earned 19 All-OAC awards, including garnering the OAC Forward and Defender of the Year honors in 2021. Additionally, forward Yusef Muqtadir garnered First Team All-OAC recognition and earned Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. During his time at Defiance, Van der Sluijs guided the men's program to its first winning season in 11 years, and its most-ever conference wins, in the 2013 campaign. On the women's side, Van der Sluijs led Defiance to the program's first-ever winning season in 2012. He currently still has the second-most wins in both Defiance men's and women's program history.
Van der Sluijs returned to Wilmington College following three years at Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton, where he served as head boys' soccer coach and led the Eagles to three consecutive winning seasons. A 2007 graduate of Wilmington, Van der Sluijs was a three-time First Team All-OAC selection as a player and was named OAC Forward of the Year on two occasions. He was a key offensive figure on a team that won Wilmington College's most recent OAC regular season title in 2004.
Van der Sluijs resides in Beavercreek with his wife, Paige, son, Yori and daughter, Annika.
Assistant Coach - Women's Soccer Abbey Frail
Abbey Frail joined the Wright State coaching staff in January 2022. Frail joined the Raiders after two seasons on the staff at her alma mater Wingate University, including serving as the interim head coach in fall 2021 where she guided the program to an 11-6 overall record.View Abbey's Bio ⟩
Frail had a standout career for the Bulldogs, culminating in the 2019 season when she helped lead the Bulldogs to an appearance in the NCAA regional title match. The former goalkeeper piled up the awards in her playing career, especially in her senior season. She earned first team Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA, while also being named the 2019 women's soccer SAC Scholar-Athlete. She also earned third team Scholar All-America honors from the United Soccer Coaches. Frail earned first team All-SAC accolades in her senior season, while also earning All-Region recognition from the United Soccer Coaches and D2CCA.
Frail and the Bulldogs played in the SAC Tournament title match in three of her four seasons, while finishing the season ranked 16th nationally in 2019. Frail also got it done in the classroom throughout her Wingate career, earning a spot on the Wingate President's List every semester and the SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll every year. She graduated summa cum laude at Wingate's May 2019 graduation ceremony with a 3.92 GPA, majoring in history with a minor in political science, and was a NCAA Woman of the Year nominee in 2020. She earned her master’s in sport management from Wingate in 2020.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
2023 SUMMER CAMP INFO:
- Camp Dates:
- 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
- Gender: Coed
- Half-Day Camp: 9:00am - 12:00pm*
- Day-Camp: 9:00am - 3:00pm*
- Check-In & Out Location: Alumni Field
- Meals: Lunch is NOT included. Please send your camper with a packed lunch
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
This camp is 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 improve with a smile on their faces.
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 Wright State U. coaching staff
- 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: Alumni Field
- 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.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 am Campers arrive, warm up
- 10:00-10:30am Introduction/ fun games
- 10:30-11:30am Tech Training (Speed & Agility and Escape Dribbling)
- 11:30-12:30pm Lunch
- 1:00-2:30pm Offense and Defense training (1v1, 2v2, 3v1, 4v2)
- 2:30 pm- 3:00pm Cool down and check-out
Alumni Field at Rinzler Student Sports Complex
Home of the Wright State Men’s and Women’s soccer programs as well as many high school games including Ohio High School Regional and State Tournaments, changes were made to Alumni Field in 2011 as it became part of the Rinzler Student Sport Complex. The project included the installation of synthetic turf and the construction of a new support building with restrooms, team rooms and concessions.
A new press box and bleachers were installed in 2015. The bleachers include 200 seat backs at midfield anchored by 550 bleacher seats.
Alumni Field, which has lights and seating up to 750, was originally dedicated in the fall of 1999 through the generous donation of the Wright State University Alumni Association.
July 16, 2023: My son came home from the half day camp wishing he could have stayed all day. Each day he came home exhausted and looking forward to the next day.
July 20, 2022: My son loved that there was limited sitting around at this camp compared to another local camp. He wanted to go back this year.
July 20, 2022: A lot of the skills taught were associated with a competition, which kept the players interested and playing at a high level.
July 19, 2022: How much fun my son had after each day. He also leaned some new things and appeared to improve in his scrimmages
July 19, 2022: Coaches were very understanding and kind, my daughter has epilepsy and they took great care of her.
July 17, 2023: My son loves this camp. He has attended for two years. I am sure he will be back next year.
July 19, 2022: Meeting new players, boost in confidence and new coaching experiences
July 19, 2022: Son loved hanging out with the older players that were helping coach
June 16, 2023: My son telling me how much fun he had.
July 17, 2023: My child had fun and met new people.
Loved the location
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.