Nike Soccer Camp at Youngstown State University
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp at Youngstown State University. Team up with Camp Director and Women's Soccer Head Coach Brian Shrum for the ultimate soccer training camp! Camps utilize a curriculum focused on the "Dimensions of Player development" to enhance players' ability in all areas of their soccer game under the watchful eye of a Division 1 coaching staff. This opportunity gives players the chance to gain constructive insight on what it takes to get to the next level, while creating bonds with fellow campers that 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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Head Women's Soccer Coach - Youngstown State University Brian Shrum
Brian Shrum, a native of Western Pennsylvania, is in his fifth season as head coach of the Youngstown State women's soccer program.View Brian's Bio ⟩
In 2021, Shrum guided the Penguins to one of their best performances since joining the Horizon League. YSU was in the thick of the postseason chase until the last week of the season. The Guins had 10 points in the league standings for the first time since 2014. YSU also set a school record for draws in a season with five, including four in HL play. Highlighting the season was a 1-0 win over Northern Kentucky and a tie with Horizon League runner-up Oakland.
The Penguins played nine Horizon League games in the spring of 2021 due to the cancellation of the fall season due to COVID-19.
As a team, the Penguins posted a 3.62 semester grade-point average and recorded a 3.71 GPA for the entire 2020-21 academic year.
In his second season at the helm, Shrum improved the Penguins' win total from the previous year and collected his first victory in the Horizon League. Shrum also earned his first all-league selection as freshman Marcella Sizer was named to the All-Horizon League Second-Team as well as the All-Freshman team.
The Penguins finished the 2019 season with four wins and picked up a pair of league victories over Cleveland State and Detroit Mercy, marking the first time since 2015 that the Guins won multiple league games.
The season opening victory over Purdue Fort Wayne was the first win in an opener since 2016 and on October 2, the Penguins defeated Cleveland State 1-0 to snap a 23-game winless streak in the Horizon League. YSU closed out their 2019 home schedule with a 1-0 victory over Detroit Mercy, marking just the second win over the Titans in program history.
With only seven upper classman on the roster, Shrum turned to his 2019 freshman class who accounted for 31 of the team's 36 total points, 11 of the 12 goals and nine of the 12 assists. A trio of forwards in Marcella Sizer, Regan LaVigna and Addie Roman helped lead the way. Sizer finished with 13 points on five goals and three assists, LaVigna accumlated siz points with one goal and four assists and Roman had six points on three goals. LaVigna's four assists tied the freshman record set by Chantel Groom (2001) and Katie Hohman (2012).
In his first year at Youngstown State, Shrum earned his first win on August 24, in a 1-0 win over Canisius from Farmers National Bank Field. During the season, goalkeeper Kate McEachern was named the Horizon League Defense Player of the Week on Oct. 8 for her five save, shutout performance against Oakland.
Shrum, who served as an assistant coach then associate head coach at Duquesne from 2012-17, becomes the seventh head coach in program history.
Shrum spent the last six seasons at Duquesne and helped the Dukes to their first NCAA Tournament appearance, Atlantic-10 Championship and a school record 12 wins in 2015. Over the last three seasons, Shrum helped Duquesne to an overall record of 34-22-7 and an 18-10-2 mark in Atlantic-10 play.
Shrum has developed 13 Atlantic-10 All-Conference players, including two-time all-conference selection and 2017 Atlantic-10 Midfielder of the Year Linnea Faccenda.
Prior to Duqusene, Shrum, who has been coaching in Western Pennsylvania since 1995, served as strength and conditioning coaching intern at California University of Pennsylvania. Simultaneously, he served as an assistant coach at St. Vincent College where he helped improve the Bearcats to a school-record tying 11-win season and a berth in the school's first ECAC South Championship tournament. He was instrumental in the development of St. Vincent's first First-Team All-American Elly Colvin.
Shrum graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a degree in sports management where he also earned a master's in exercise science with a concentration in sports enhancement and injury prevention. Shrum earned a doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a concentration in Human and Sports Performance in 2020. His focus was speed development in soccer within the principles of contextual application.
He is also an adjunct professor at Duquesne University where he teaches Integrated Sports Enhancement and Injury Prevention within the Athletic Training curriculum.
In addition to holding a USSF “A” license from the US Soccer Federation and National Youth License from the United States Youth Soccer Association, Shrum holds numerous strength and conditioning certifications: Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Speed and Explosion Specialist from the National Academy of Speed and Explosion and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association which is an accredited certification with the NCAA.
Shrum, and his wife, Lori, live in Belle Vernon, Pa.
Assistant Soccer Coach Anita Maryskova
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: June 10-14, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm*
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm*
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
- Location: Farmers National Bank Field
*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!
*Please note: Campers must complete the YSU release forms and bring them on the first day of camp. The forms can be found here and under the "View Camp Information" link in the parent portal.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the Youngstown State Women's Soccer coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch or snacks are 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.
Facility: Farmers National Bank 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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Important Information & Sample Daily Schedule
- Equipment Needed All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle.
- 9am Check-in and warmup
- 9:00-9:30am Rosters and juggling
- 9:30-10:00am Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30am Technical introduction
- 10:30-11:00am Technical development
- 11:00-12:00pm Full pressure activity
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/half-day campers depart
- 1:00-2:00pm Full pressure activity
- 2:00-3:00pm Scrimages
- 3:00pm Campers depart
Encouraging and engaged
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.