Nike Soccer Camp at San Dieguito Academy - Encinitas
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Join us for an amazing week of camp at Nike Soccer Camp at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, CA. Team up with Camp Director Matt Deemer and his coaching staff for the ultimate soccer training camp! With a mix of traditional and modern soccer coaching methodologies, players will enhance their skill sets through fun, soccer-related drills under the instruction of an experienced collegiate coaching staff.
- 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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Men's Soccer - Assistant Coach Matthew Deemer
Head Women's Soccer Coach Katie Ritchie
Katie Ritchie was named the University of Saint Katherine women’s soccer head coach by Director of Athletics Daniel Stange on Dec. 6, 2018. Ritchie brings a vast wealth of experience to the Firebirds as a coach and player at both the professional and club levels.View Katie's Bio ⟩
Originally from Vancouver Canada, Katie has played at the highest level of pro soccer all over the world including a 2 year deal with Chelsea FC in England and Amazon Grimstad in the prestigious Norwegian Toppserien. She also was a staple in the W-League captaining various clubs in Los Angeles during her break period overseas.
Katie also has been a prominent figure in the youth side here since she moved to SoCal with her husband Paul in 2015. In 2016 at Carlsbad High School, she led the freshman team to an undefeated season and the best record in the history of the program and was given the Varsity / Program role in 2019 where she led the team to a CIF Open Division final and State Tournament appearance.
In her recent years success, she was just hired on at Vista Storm Soccer Club as their first Female Director of Coaching to oversee and develop the girls program.
She also spent eight years with MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC as an academy and prospects coach, a regional development coach, and the lead coach of summer camps. She was involved at the club level with LA Galaxy San Diego in the DA and DPL programs, as well as assisting their semi-pro Women’s Premier Soccer League team.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Camp Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm or 9:00am-12:00pm
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: San Dieguito Academy
*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!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from Matthew Deemer and his coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch or snacks are not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a water station available to fill up and stay hydrated
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: San Dieguito Academy
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.
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.Show Less See More Camp Details
Important Information & Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Check-in
- 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
- 11:00-11:45am Full pressure activity
- 11:45am-12:45pm Lunch/Snack Break
- 12:45-1:45pm Small-sided games/Scrimmages
- 1:45pm Wrap up
- 2:00pm Campers depart
August 6, 2023: Kids were engaged, it was fun, very friendly stuff
August 7, 2023: Counselors had a fun, uplifting attitude.
August 5, 2023: My daughter had so much fun
Coaches gave us specific insight into his skills.
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.