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Join us at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio for the Nike Boys College ID Soccer Camp. This is an exciting opportunity to train with Head Coach Jared Embick and his coaching staff, who will offer an array of different camp options to fit the needs of all players looking to improve and learn from the best.

At Akron Soccer, we have heard from parents and coaches time and again, how players who attended the Akron Soccer Camp have come back with their skills improved, understanding of the game increased and enthusiasm for the game renewed. We are sure you will agree that being exposed to the 'Akron Environment' of intensive training, technical and tactical skill development through challenging competition, delivered from some of the top college coaches and players in the country, will improve your play.

Since 2007 Akron Soccer has produced more wins and MLS Draft selections, than any other college soccer program in the country. Akron has a winning record of 140-22-19 and has produced the highest winning percentage of .821 in Division I College Soccer. The Akron staff have developed 10 top 10 MLS SuperDraft picks and 6 MLS Homegrown signees in the past four seasons alone. A total of 26 MLS professionals!!! The University of Akron Men's Soccer program is the #1 recognized breeding ground for youth talent and development in US College Soccer.

Highlights Include
  • Learn, prepare, and train just like an Akron soccer player!
  • 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
  • Educate by utilizing video analysis!
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Jared Embick

    Jared Embick, who had previously served as the Zips’ associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, officially became the seventh head coach in the history of The University of Akron men’s soccer program in December of 2012.The 2020 campaign marks his eighth year leading the Zips having registered a 100-40-15 (.694) ledger after earning the program's 20th regular-season Mid-American Conference title in 2019.

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    Assistant Coach Michael Nanchoff

    University of Akron head men's soccer coach Jared Embick named former Zips' captain Michael Nanchoff to his staff as an assistant coach on Feb. 28, 2019.

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    Assistant Coach Ger Coppinger

    Ger Coppinger is in his sixth season on the Zips’ staff in 2020 after spending four seasons on the Missouri State coaching staff where he was tasked with the training of the Bears’ goalkeepers, while also assisting on the recruiting front.

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    Volunteer Coach Attila Schmidt

    During Schmidt’s time at Akron, the Zips have secured an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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Camp Details


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.


ID camps are designed for advanced player development and exposure to some of the nation's top college coaches from all levels of College Soccer. In addition to our elite staff, we will offer a ‘player development seminar’ at no extra cost. The Akron Soccer Staff believes that "the game is the best teacher." The same philosophy will be applied at camp. The focus of all activities will be learning through play. Enrollment in the camp will be extremely limited to allow individual attention for each player from the staff of college coaches. A combination of small-sided and 11 vs 11 games will be at the core of the camp curriculum.

  • Camp Dates: July 20-21, 2024 (Sat-Sun)

  • Ages: 13-19. Entering Grades 9th - High School Seniors, Gap Year Students & Transfers

  • Gender: Boys

  • 1-Day Camp Hours: 2pm-6pm (Check-in at 1:30pm)

  • 2-Day Camp Hours: Day #1: 8am-9pm* Day #2 9:00am-4:00pm*

  • Field: FirstEnergy Stadium (natural grass) and on Schrank training field (artificial turf)

  • Nike Soccer Camp at the University of Akron: Register Here

*Camp does not provide housing/meals. Campers will leave campus after camp hours conclude


  • Who Can Attend: Camp is open to all Boys Entering Grades 9th - High School Seniors, Gap Year Students & Transfers. Field players and goalkeepers are welcome, however, goalkeeper slots are very limited and will fill up quickly. Because of the nature of this camp, activities are designed and the focus will be on high-level soccer players. Players interested in camp should be involved in high school, club and MLS NEXT level soccer.

  • What to Bring: Sessions will take place outside at FirstEnergy Stadium (natural grass) and on Schrank training field (artificial turf). Weather permitting, we could potentially go inside to our state-of-the-art indoor fieldhouse. Soccer cleats or turf shoes are recommended for both of these surfaces so long as they are NOT metal studs. We encourage all players to bring a change of clothes, water, snacks, and comfortable walking shoes if you are interested in going on our campus tour led by members of the Akron coaching staff.


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


  • Instruction: Training from the University of Akron coaching staff

  • Supervision: Staff members are strategically placed throughout the camp to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities

  • Housing and meals: Housing & meals are NOT included in the camp price, therefore, players who are attending from outside the area will need to make their own arrangements prior to attending camp. There are several housing and dining options in and around the campus. Food options include, but are not limited to, Chipotle, Subway, Pulp, etc. Players are welcome to dine inside these restaurants or feel free to bring their food back to our Student Union located in the heart of campus (next to our stadium). For any questions regarding meals and housing please feel free to contact the camp office [email protected]


  • 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: FirstEnergy Stadium

  • 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


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)
  • Athletic shoes (for campus tour)
  • Change of clothes (for campus tour)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Small gym bag/backpack


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.


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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ID CAMP: Day 1 Schedule
  • 8:00-8:45am Registration & Check-in (Gate 1 – FirstEnergy Stadium)
  • 9:00-11:00am Warm-Up & Training Session
  • 11:00 – 2:45pm Lunch & recovery break
  • 3:00 – 7:00pm 11v11 matches (Note: Schedule subject to change)
  • TBD College Soccer Talk & Presentation featuring Head Coach Jared Embick will be scheduled according to camp enrollment. Mandatory for all players to attend, families certainly welcome to join! Time & location TBA so please stay tuned!
ID CAMP: Day 2 Schedule
  • 8:30am Check-In (Gate 1 – FirstEnergy Stadium)
  • 9:00 – 1:30pm 11v11 matches
  • 1:30 – 2:00pm Closing Remarks

First Energy Stadium

FirstEnergy Stadium

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    February 28, 2023: My son enjoyed meeting the collegiate coaches at the camp and having a University of Akron soccer player as his coach.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    February 28, 2023: Just to have the opportunity to play at such a high level with some of the best coaches in the area!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 2, 2023: As a parent I appreciated the Coaches talk & everyone else who spoke, gave good details & advice.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 31, 2023: My son enjoyed the entire camp experience. He plans to return next year.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    February 27, 2023: My son was able to compete with way older boys and get a great experience.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    February 27, 2023: Camp was well organized and kids got to play great competition.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    February 26, 2023: The All-Star game and to be able to play with top talent.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    February 26, 2023: For Guillermo, playing with older kids who had skill.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 2, 2023: Knowledge and excellence of camp coaches.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    February 28, 2023: The whole camp was the "highlight".

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    February 28, 2023: Recruitment talk

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Camp was really fun!

    — Anonymous

University of Akron - Nike Boys College ID Soccer Camp

Jared Embick, Camp Director
First Energy Stadium - 289 S Union St
Akron, Ohio 44325
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

University of Akron - Nike Boys College ID Soccer Camp
Nike Boys College ID Soccer Camp - University of Akron
Jul 20-Jul 21, 2024
Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 13 - 19
Gender: Boys
Day #1: 8am-9pm. Day #2 9am-4:00pm
Day #1: 8am-9pm. Day #2 9am-4:00pm $295.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.

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