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Player One is the ultimate training camp for soccer players in Carpinteria in 2019! Join us this summer for a great soccer experience at the Cate School.

Highlights Include
  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
  • 10:1 Camper to staff ratio
  • Unique, Professional Player ONE Camp Curriculum
  • Daily pictures posted through out website. Taken on the day, posted on the day!
  • Personalized Player One profile including camp evaluation form and an FDP ( future development plan ) We will give your Player One ideas and tips on how to improve after the camp is over.
  • Daily and weekly player prizes and awards
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Camp Coaches

  • Player One Sf Coach Matthew Favela

    Head Coach Matthew Favela

    Born and raised in California, Matt Favela grew up with an intrinsic love of soccer. His passion for the game led him to play in college for nationally-ranked, West Valley College. Coach Favela went on and achieved his degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise and movement science from San Francisco State University. 

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  • Ben Maxwell Nike Soccer Camps

    Camp Director Ben Maxwell

    A native of Scotland, Ben Maxwell has been coaching in the USA for 13 years. Ben has coached in 10 states, and has been settled in California for 10 years. In his time in California, Ben has proven to be one of the top youth soccer coaches, notably when it comes to the long term technical development of the player.

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Camp Details


Player One Soccer was created in 2016 provide a more personal, professional, detail-orientated program for the aspiring young soccer player. Through years of experience, hard work and passion, Player One Soccer has created an unique camp structure with the primary focus on improving each individual player above and beyond their own highest vision of capability. Our staff are hand picked, fully trained, and experienced. They are full time, year round, professional youth soccer coaches and educators. Coaches are selected first on their ability to interact and inspire, then their willingness to always put in extra to improve each player. Our Player One camp profile is like no other. Each camper will receive a packet at the end of the week with a Player One individual camp photo and a full camper evaluation. Our staff take care to ensure you continue to improve long after the camp is over. Coaches are available on the last day to give one-on-one feedback to players and parents. Our staff take care to ensure you continue to improve long after the camp is over. A specialized camp curriculum is offered, ever evolving and created through years of experience and study, executed with the highest levels of professionalism. Your Player One is guaranteed to improve and to be inspired from our week of camp.

Youth soccer players have the opportunity to train for the best through presentations, on-field training, small-sided games and a video evaluation.

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2019 DATES

August 4-7


Check in: 1pm on the first day at the residential hall. Dinner is the first meal served.

Closing Ceremony: Final games are from 9:30-11am at the Soccer Fields. Parents are invited to attend. Check out immediately following from the dorms.

Meals: All meals are provided. First meal is dinner on August 4th and last meal is breakfast on the 7th.

Camp is open to ages 8-16, all ability levels.

Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


Ratio: 1:10 Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff


  • Water bottle
  • Shin guards cleats
  • Turf shoes
  • Lunch


Dorm: Cook House
Campers Per Room: 1
Roommates: By request
Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel.
Air Conditioning: No
Spending Money: $50 per week


Transportation is not provided by the camp.


A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring is emailed to all registered campers. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they are collected on the first day of camp.


If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:45 am Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:10 am Intro to the day, recap of previous day
  • 9:10-9:45 am Warm Up. All warm up stations include speed agility quickness, coordination, balance, and ball work activity. We use a ball for everything and combine soccer specific movements into our warmups.
  • 9:50-10:40 am Technical Stations. Dribbling, ball mastery, control, balance and coordination skill stations last 3 minutes each, and players are grouped with 3-5 players per small group.
  • 10:45-10:55 am Snack
  • 11:00-12:00 pm Main Stations. Players are now grouped in larger groups based on age and ability, and work through 4 x 15 min stations including but not limited to - Scrimmage, 1v1, 2v2, flying changes, finishing, crossing and finishing, handball, mini scrimmage.
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 pm Afternoon scrimmages/World Cup Tournament. Yes! We do a tournament every day for the afternoon campers.
  • 3:00-5:00 pm Competitions and games (field session 3)
  • 5:00-7:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00 pm Evening activities and games
  • 10:00 pm Dorm meeting, lights out

Cate School Field

Founded in 1910 and located in Carpenteria, the Cate School offers a 150 acre campus, complete with great fields, dorms and recreational facilities. Just 15 minutes from Santa Barbara and 90 minutes from LA, the Academy is easily accessible for all. Campers eat in Raymond Commons and stay in the dorms on campus. As the Cate School proclaims, "Let the ocean sing you to sleep".

Camp Questions & Answers

How and when will I receive my registration packet with important camp details?

Well before the start of your camp (at least 3 weeks), you will receive a Registration Packet which will include all the important details about camp: directions to camp, when to arrive, what to pack/ bring, camp address (for mail) and key camp phone numbers and the Medical/ Release form, etc.

Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?

Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and brought with you to the first day of camp.

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Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Campers dine in the cafeteria which offers a variety of different meal options that are sure to accommodate most campers’ dietary needs. In the case that a camper possesses extreme dietary restrictions, please reach out to school’s Dining Services to make the proper accommodations.

Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?

Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members reside in the same dorms as the campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the dorm. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.

Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?

We welcome individual campers and teams. If you come to camp by yourself, we place you in a dorm room with another single camper, similar in age. It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!

What is the cancellation policy?

Hopefully, you will not have to cancel, but if you must, please do so early so that those on the waiting list can be notified.

For those who have Cancellation Protection: Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees (deposit or full payment) if you cancel for any reason before June 1st. Please note: $50 Cancellation Protection fee is non-refundable. If you cancel after June 1st, 2019, we will issue you a camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2020. Your camp voucher is transferable to family and may be used for any Nike Running Camp.

For those who do not have Cancellation Protection: If you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a Nike Running Camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2020. Your camp voucher is transferable to a family member and may be used for any Nike Running Camps. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection and who cancel on time.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Cate School is a new Location for Player ONE for 2019!

    Please see Coach Matthew Favela's reviews on the Redwood High School Page!

    — Anonymous

Player ONE Powered by Nike Soccer Camps - Cate School

Matthew Favela, Head Coach
1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, California 93013
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Skills (SOCC)
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $495.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day (9am-9pm on August 5&6) $330.00
Availability: Yes

Day (9am-4pm on August 5&6) $280.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional Camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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