Nike Girls Soccer Camp at University of San Diego
Experience the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy Session 1!
Join University of San Diego Head Coach Louise Lieberman and her professional Division 1 coaching staff. The beautiful campus and top notch facilities combined with outstanding soccer training create an experience not to be beat! This 2019 Nike Soccer Camp offers players a glimpse into the life of a college-student athlete, giving them a taste of training for University of San Diego team. Each player receives individual skill and technical training to help her improve.
We announce the partnership with the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy during Session 1: June 17-20. The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy focuses on two overlapping components, sports and leadership. Our goal is to make the USD and JFSLA campers leaders on the field AND leaders in life. The JFSLA sessions run during the off-training times. The soccer program is not shortened with this addition.
- Complete Skills Camp girls ages 11-18
- 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
- All meals included in cost of camp
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Head Coach Louise Lieberman
Louise Lieberman is entering her second year as the head coach for the University of San Diego. Lieberman is the programs fourth head coach in its historyView Louise's Bio ⟩
Lieberman helped transform the Bruins into a national power in women's soccer, as she helped lead UCLA to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, two final four appearances, and one national Championship in 2013, the first in Bruin history. Under her tutelage over the past eight seasons, the Bruins have produced 15 NSCAA All-Americans, six freshman 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 team members.
Prior to her time at UCLA, she previously served as Director of Coaching for the highly-competitive LA Rampage FC for three years. Her primary position with the club included overseeing all 27 youth teams, while managing a staff of roughly 15 coaches. As director, she was also heavily involved in all parent/player relations 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.
Prior to her time with the Rampage, she served as Paul Caligiuri's assistant for both the men's and women's teams at Cal Poly Pomona in 2002 and was an undergraduate assistant coach for the Bruin women in 1999. Lieberman has also been extensively involved with the Cal-South ODP 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 has 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 second year as an assistant coach and first 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.
Assistant Coach Edgar Anzaldo
Louise Lieberman, USD women's soccer head coach, is pleased to announce the addition of Edgar Anzaldo to her staff as an assistant coach. Anzaldo comes to San Diego from Spokane, Washington, where he was an assistant women's soccer coach at Gonzaga University since January of 2016. Prior to Gonzaga he spent three seasons at San Diego State University as an assistant coach under Mike Friesen.View Edgar's Bio ⟩
We are so excited to have Edgar joining our staff," said Louise Lieberman, USD head coach. "First and foremost he is an incredible person. He is passionate about teaching and continuing to build a winning tradition here at USD. He also brings an enormous amount of professionalism, strength in recruiting and soccer knowledge. I'm thrilled and look forward to working with him."
In his first season at San Diego State in 2013, the Aztecs won the Mountain West regular-season and tournament titles and made their second straight NCAA appearance. SDSU won its third straight conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2014. The Aztecs won 15 games in 2015, but were upset in the conference championship game after taking the regular-season crown for the fourth consecutive year.
While at San Diego State, Anzaldo and the Aztecs won 43 games and made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Anzaldo was instrumental in SDSU collecting several individual conference, regional, and national accolades.
During his tenure at SDSU, Anzaldo also coached with the San Diego Surf Soccer Club in nearby Del Mar. At San Diego Surf and the youth level, Anzaldo worked with players selected to national teams, and ODP regional and state teams. He most recently was a staff coach with Region IV ODP. Prior to his stint in North County, Anzaldo was an assistant coach for two seasons at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he helped the team to the 2011 Great American Conference regular-season and tournament titles.
Anzaldo, who has his USSF "A" license, was also the head coach at the Norman (Okla.) Youth Soccer Association and an instructor at Nike Soccer Camps in Boston, Mass., following a year-long assistant coach stint at Fullerton (Calif.) College.
Anzaldo played his college soccer at Fullerton College and St. Gregory's in Shawnee, Okla. While at Fullerton, the two-year team captain was a two-time all-conference performer, 2001 defensive MVP and 2002 team MVP. Then at St. Gregory's, Anzaldo was named team captain and went on to earn 2003 and 2004 team MVP accolades and 2003-04 Cavalier Male Athlete of the Year honors.
Following his playing career, Anzaldo earned his Master's Degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from Oklahoma in 2010. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Health and Exercise Science from St. Gregory's in 2005.
Assistant Coach Montele Graves
Montéle Graves enters his first season as the volunteer assistant coach with the San Diego women's soccer team in 2017.View Montele's Bio ⟩
Graves brings high-level coaching knowledge and player development experience to the Toreros. He previously coached collegiately at Michigan State with the men’s program from 2005-07 and has coached elite youth teams locally with the San Diego Surf SC.
“Montéle is an outstanding coach who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our program,” said head coach Louise Lieberman. “He has a ton of energy and passion that is infectious. He is a terrific addition to our staff and team.”
Graves will work primarily with the goalkeepers among other responsibilities. He holds a U.S. Soccer “B” coaching license and a speed coaching certificate.
"I would like to thank head coach Lou Lieberman and Executive Director of Athletics Bill McGillis for the opportunity to be a part of the University of San Diego family,” said Graves. “I'm honored to join the USD women's soccer program and be surrounded by a very talented group of coaches and players. Lou's passion for creating a kindred-spirited team environment, in which our student-athletes can thrive on and off the field is inspiring.”
“I'm excited about being a part of a new era of women's soccer at USD. My wife Amber, daughter Amani, and son Zion are all happy to be joining the Torero family as well."
Graves currently serves as the speed, agility and quickness coach for San Diego Surf SC club teams. He is also a former U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy U16 coach.
During his three years with Michigan State, Graves helped the team accumulate a 30-18-11 record and helped lead the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament in 2007. He coached Jason Tillman, Chris Austin and Avery Steinlege – three of Michigan State’s all-time leaders in save percentage.
Previous club stops for Graves include the TNT Dynamite Soccer Club (Lansing, Michigan), Phoenix Soccer Club (Lansing, Michigan) and the Brighton Soccer Club (Brighton, Michigan).
Graves played collegiate soccer at Michigan State from 1996-97. He was an all-conference selection and Lansing Everett High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1996.
Graves graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State in 2000 and earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix (Detroit) in 2003.
2019 GIRLS CAMP INFORMATION
University of San Diego Soccer Camp is directed and staffed by the Division 1 Women's Torero coaches. Coach Louise Lieberman uses drills aimed at improving technique, team play, and conditioning. Get a taste for life in beautiful San Diego and see the facilities at this West Coast Conference school!Show Less See More Camp Details
- Girls, open to all skill levels. Ages 9-18
- Grouped for training by age, skill level, years of experience
- Players are encouraged to bring flats because, in a case of inclement weather, we train indoors.
Session 1: June 17-20, 2019 *Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy @ Manchester/ Valley Field
Session 2: July 8-11, 209 @ Torero Stadium
Ratio: 1:8 Players Grouped by skill, age, years of experience
Equipment Needed: Soccer cleats, shin guards, goalies must bring own equipment.
Facility: Campers train on grass and turf fields.
Open to any and all entrants limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Attention High School Aged Players: If you are looking for a competitive camp, our College ID Camp may be a better fit for you.
Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy
The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy focuses on two overlapping components, sports and leadership. Our goal is to make JFSLA campers leaders on the field AND leaders in life. After 14 wonderful years of the Julie Foudy Leadership Academy, our message remains clear: Leadership is personal, not positional. You don’t need to be a person in a position of power to lead, you can lead by being courageously and fabulously YOU. Leadership comes in many different forms so we encourage students to find their own personal style, their own voice, and their own way to choose to matter.
Leadership comes to life with JFSLA’s at the Nike Girls Soccer Camp at University of San Diego utilizing a variety of teaching methods such as team building, improv/public speaking, small group discussions and collaboration, fun competitions, and personal leadership projects.
And most important to everyone in our program: laughter is permitted. Laughter (and quite possibly lots of bad singing and dancing) is the glue that brings our programming together. As Julie Foudy often says, the #1 thing she misses from her days of playing with the US team is the LAUGHTER. Laughter was always present on the US team. And because the US Team enjoyed what they were doing so much, they worked incredibly hard to get better.
JFSLA is excited to team up with the staff of USD Soccer in providing campers a fun, meaningful camp experience with teambuilding and leadership tools that they will carry with them for life.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and are collected on the first day of camp.
Campers Per Room: 1 or 2
Roommates: If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp.
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No
Spending Money: $20-$30, cash only
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer and off-campus hospital
If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount.
To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
We are offering an early bird discount until February 1st. Please call the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 for the discount code.
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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That my child branched out into a new environment, amidst a University setting, independently is amazing!
July 15, 2018: 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