Nike Girls Soccer Camp at University of San Diego
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Join the University of San Diego Head Coach Louise Lieberman and her Division 1 coaching staff. Nike Soccer Camp offers players a glimpse into the life of a college student-athlete, training with the USD coaching staff on their top-notch facilities. The beautiful campus combined with outstanding soccer training create an incredible summer camp experience that can't be beat! A fun, yet competitive, environment creates the perfect balance for players to enjoy camp alongside this experienced collegiate coaching staff. This opportunity allows players to gain valuable knowledge to improve as soccer players, while creating bonds that last a lifetime!
PLEASE NOTE FOR SUMMER '23: JUNE 26-30 CAMP WILL BE HELD AT SD MESA COLLEGE. JULY 10-14 CAMP WILL RUN IN THE EVENING.
- Complete Skills Camp
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills, and scrimmages
- 10:1 Camper to Staff Ratio
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Nike prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship, and improvement
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Head Coach Louise Lieberman
Louise Lieberman has established herself as one of women's soccer most influential young coaches through her time as head coach at San Diego, with U.S. Soccer and as a UCLA assistant.View Louise's Bio ⟩
Louise Lieberman is in her fifth season as the Toreros' head coach and has established herself as one of women's soccer most influential young coaches through her time at San Diego, with U.S. Soccer and as a UCLA assistant.
Lieberman has been called in as an assistant coach on the U23 women's National Team the last three years and absolutely loves the experience with the program.
Before taking over San Diego's program in 2017, Lieberman helped transform UCLA into a national women's soccer power. During her eight seasons as an assistant the Bruins made seven NCAA tournament appearances, two trips to the Final Four and won the 2013 National Championship, the first in UCLA history.
Under her eight-year tutelage, the Bruins produced 15 NSCAA All-Americans, six freshmen All-Americans, 30 NSCAA All-Pacific Region players, two Pac-12 Players of the Year, one Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, 39 All-Pac 12 performers and 13 Pac-12 All-Freshman members.
While at UCLA she coached Sam Mewis and Abby Dahlkemper, members of the United States' 2019 World Cup champions.
"She's amazing to play for," San Diego senior Milan Moses said of Lieberman. "She' brings a great energy. What I love about her is the relationship we have off the field. She's someone you can talk to. It's not just soccer, soccer, soccer. She's inspiring. When she talks, it just makes you fired up."
Prior to her run at UCLA, Lieberman served as Director of Coaching for the highly competitive LA Rampage FC for three years. She was in charge of overseeing all 27 youth teams while managing a staff of roughly 15 coaches. Lieberman was also heavily involved in all parent-player relationships with the club. Lieberman was hired by the Rampage to be the Director of Women's Coaching in 2005 and was elevated to the main director position after just one year.
Before joining the Rampage, Lieberman served as Paul Caligiuri's assistant for both the men's and women's teams at Cal Poly Pomoma in 2002 and was an undergraduate assistant coach for the UCLA women in 1999.
Lieberman has been extensively involved with the Cal-South Olympic Development Program team, coaching at both the U-14 and U-16 levels. In 2016 she was honored with the Cal South Excellence in Coaching Award. She also worked with the U.S. Soccer U-18 National Team at their training camps.
As a player, Lieberman was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection at UCLA in 1995. She played in 78 games during her four-year career, totaling 31 points on seven goals and 17 assists. A two-year winner of the team's Most Inspirational Award, she helped the program claim its first two Pac-10 Championships in 1997 and `98, and UCLA made the NCAA Tournament in three of her four seasons, reaching the quarterfinals in 1997. Following her UCLA playing days, she played one year for the WUSA's Washington Freedom during the league's inaugural season of 2001. In 2010, she was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Lieberman was a standout at Beverly Hills High School from 1991-95, earning multiple MVP, all-league and All-CIF honors. She was named one of Soccer America's Elite 11 Recruits as a senior in 1995. She also led her club team, the Fountain Valley Spirit, to a national championship in 1994.
Lieberman graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a degree in Sociology.
Assistant Coach Leigh Ann Brown
Leigh Ann Brown is entering her fifth year as an assistant coach and fourth under head coach Louise Lieberman, and will assist the Torero soccer program with all aspects of the game.View Leigh Ann's Bio ⟩
Brown, formerly Leigh Ann Robinson and a four-year starter for the Toreros from 2004-07, played a key role in leading the Toreros to two NCAA Tournament appearances (2004, 2007) and to a total of 45 victories. The 2007 squad, her senior year, finished 15-3-3 overall and reached a program-best ranking of No. 9 in the country. Postseason honors included fourth-team All-America (Soccerbuzz), second-team All-West (Soccerbuzz), second-team All-Far West Region (NSCAA) and first-team All-West Coast Conference.
Prior to her senior campaign she was recognized with additional honors -- first-team All-WCC (2006); third-team All-Far West Region (NSCAA, 2006), and second-team All-WCC (2005). For her career, she finished in the top-10 among numerous Torero records including sixth in career points (48) and assists (18), and ninth in single season records for points (25) and assists (8), both achieved in 2006.
Following graduation, she was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 WPS Draft by the FC Gold Pride. Her professional career included stops with the FC Gold Pride, Atlanta Beat, and Philadelphia Independence. In 2012, Leigh Ann joined the Torero Coaching staff for one season gaining valuable coaching experience. Following the season she joined FC Kansas City where she was part of back-to-back NWSL National Championship teams. Leigh Ann also received her first call up to the United States senior team by U.S. Head Coach Tom Sermanni and she would go on to earn two caps.
Brown was inducted into USD's Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame for extraordinary athletic success on Saturday, April 30, as part of the 2016 USD Alumni Honors at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre. She is the first women's soccer player to be inducted into the USD Hall of Fame.
Coach Ellis Riley
Ellis Riley is in his first season with the Toreros as an assistant coach after he joined the program in March 2020...View Ellis's Bio ⟩
In his role at San Diego, Riley will focus on scouting, recruiting and video analysis as well as coach in all facets of the team. Riley came to San Diego after spending a year with St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. where he helped the Terriers during their inaugural season at NCAA Division I.
Prior to St. Francis College, Riley served as the interim head coach and graduate assistant at Hastings College where he helped lead the team to a 32-4-7 record over two seasons, winning multiple conference championships and earning two NAIA Tournament berths. Riley was a part of the 2018 NAIA Midwest Region Staff of the Year and helped develop a pair of All-Americans in 2018.
Riley is also the founder of SoccerIQ - Ahead of the Game, a player and coach educational platform which helps accelerate cognitive learning of tactical and technical elements of the game. He also brings professional soccer experience to the San Diego staff having worked as a volunteer opposition analyst for the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL.
He achieved the United States Soccer Federation B License in January 2020 and has been extensively certified through FA, USSF and United Soccer Coaches. Riley was also awarded the United Soccer Coaches Anson Dorrance Foundation Scholarship in 2019.
A native of Leeds, England, Riley began his soccer journey at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in coaching while playing soccer for the Jimmies. Riley later earned his master’s in physical education from Hastings College.
Riley is married to his wife, Tia.
University of San Diego Soccer Camp is directed and staffed by the Division 1 Women's Torero coaches. Coach Louise Lieberman has designed this camp 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. Get a taste for life in beautiful San Diego and experience the facilities at this West Coast Conference school!
- June 26-30, 2023 (Monday - Friday) *Camp will be held at San Diego Mesa College. Camp ends at 12pm on Friday
- July 10-14, 2023 (Monday - Friday) *Camp will run in the evening 3:30-8:30pm Mon-Thur and 9am-1:30pm on Friday
- Ages: 9-14
- Grouping: Players will be grouped by; age, skill level and experience
- June 26: San Diego Mesa College (Merrill Douglas Stadium) (Parents must walk their child to check-in and check-out. Parking is available at the stadium entrance)
- July 10: USD grass and turf fields
- Meals: Lunch and Dinner are not provided
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp
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 USD women's 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 of 1:8
- 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. Please bring flats in case of inclement weather, we will train indoors. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
- Facility: Campers train on grass and turf fields at USD
- Medical Protocol: We will 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
- 9:00-9:30am Camp Warm Up
- 9:30-10:30am Skills of the Day Training: Proper and focused technique for specific skills
- 10:30-10:45am Water Break/ Snack
- 10:45-12:00pm Skill of the Day Training Stations: Competitive scenarios to train skills
- 12:00-12:45pm Lunch
- 1:00-2:00pm Game Stations: Competitive and Fun games to train skills of the day
- 2:00-2:45pm Scrimmages
- 3:00pm Campers Depart
Torero Stadium, first built in 1961, is the home of the University of San Diego football and soccer programs. The stadium, which underwent two phases of renovation, is perfect for an exciting athletic atmosphere inside its cozy confines.
These recent renovations were completed to host the WUSA San Diego Spirit, with over $3.5 million dollars spent to enlarge the seating areas and add spectator comforts. Torero stadium capacity is now 6,000 for Pioneer Football League action, as well as West Coast Conference Soccer play.
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Made friends and enjoyed the games
June 29, 2021: Avery made friends and enjoyed the games/drills the coaches had them do. She has attended many different camps and this was one of the few times when she talked about all of the fun things they did every day when she was picked up. I need to also point out that she was exhausted too - fun and sweat! We have not been able to assess if her skills have improved since it was last week, but her mentality has!
— Sherry A. Parent
Tons of fun!
June 29, 2021: Jaycie had tons of fun with her podmates and the coaching staff. She enjoyed the games played and is excited to return in 2022
— Geneva M. Parent
Back next summer!
July 20, 2021: Brooklyn really liked learning new games such as lightning and getting to interact with all the girls in her group and the staff. She enjoyed the juggling competition between coaches and players. She told me she is going to work on that from here on out. Her favorite part of the camp was the scrimmages at the end of the day. Brooklyn is very competitive and is always up for a good scrimmage game. Brooklyn will definitely be back next summer!!
— Marcus S. Parent
Making new friends and professional soccer coaches
June 29, 2021: Aza enjoyed the daily drills. She loved making new friends and the professional soccer coaches. Having actual college players do the instruction is a great way for kids to have someone to look up to and aspire to be. My daughter enjoyed the college setting and is very motivated to some day reach that point. She is looking forward to next year already. Great job all around.
— Alex G. Parent
Meeting girls from other states
June 29, 2021: She enjoyed the coaches, especially Sarah. She enjoyed meeting girls from other states.
— Tracey W. Parent
Fun and friends
June 29, 2021: She had fun and met new friends
— Enrique M. Parent
That my child branched out into a new environment, amidst a University setting, independently is amazing!
July 15, 2019: The camp was incredibly well organized and communication was precise and clear prior to and during camp. Coach Lou and her entire staff were welcoming, upbeat, motivational, and inspirational to both parents and campers. The exposure to a college environment through sports was priceless. More than anything - the skills, the drills, the technique - that my child branched out into a new environment, amidst a University setting, independently is amazing!
— Tiffany M. Parent
She also loved spending time with the USD ladies
July 19, 2018: My daughter from watching her at camp was a lot more confidant, even playing with girls almost twice her age. She was not afraid of getting in the mix. She loved meeting girls from Mexico, our family is from Mexico and she has had a difficult trying to keep the Spanish language, but at camp she was able to use her language skills and be excited about it. She also loved spending time with the USD ladies and especially the games at the end of the day.
— Lissette M. Parent
She definitely got better
July 19, 2018: My daughter enjoyed the camp profoundly. She learned a variety of new skills (such as shooting, passing, controlling the ball) and improved her technique.
— Maria C. Parent
July 20, 2021: Winning MVP for trying her hardest, always smiling and using her body against the bigger girls. Kira also enjoyed the trip to the student store.
— Shelly M. Parent
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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.