Nike Soccer Camp with Player ONE Performance - Palo Alto
Experience the Unique, Player-Centric Approach to Training
Player ONE Performance and Nike Soccer Camps come together to offer a camp experience sure to improve our campers' skills and provide lots of fun in Palo Alto for this summer!
ABOUT PLAYER ONE PERFORMANCE: Formed in 2017, Player ONE Performance has firmly established itself as Northern California's premier club neutral, supplemental training and camp program. Offering personalized, energetic, detail orientated sessions, P1P has attracted players of all levels, boasting a training client list that includes MLS Professionals, MLS Allstars, US National Team Members, D1 College National Champions, Youth National Champions, along with youth players of all ages and abilities.
With a newly created curriculum, formed over 18 years of youth coaching, P1P has the perfect camp product for all players who genuinely desire to improve their game and leave the camp a better player. An intensive focus on technique, movement, goal-scoring, game intelligence, and mental preparation, will provide the player with everything they need to leave the camp feeling confident and prepared.
- Nike Soccer Camp T-Shirt
- A brand new, modern coaching curriculum
- Low Camper to Coach ratio 12:1
- Daily social media content (videos, live stories, pictures)
- Nike prizes and giveaways
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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.View Ben Maxwell's Bio & Soccer Tips ⟩
Amongst his multiple accomplishments in youth soccer, Ben is most proud of the players he has coached who have reached the highest levels. Currently, Ben has players taking part in the US Soccer National Team Training Center, US Soccer Development Academy(USSDA), Elite Clubs National League (ECNL ), National Premier League (NPL) and NorCal Premier League. Ben also has currently 10 players in the prestigious NorCal PDP and IDP system.
Coach Maxwell holds himself to the highest of standards when it comes to preparation and communication. A strong communicator, Ben is always available to provide feedback to the player and his/her family. When it comes to preparation, Ben takes every detail into account when planning camps, training sessions, FDP's (future development plans). This preparation is easy to notice when viewing the quality of training sessions that he produces.
Maxwell's love for the sport, and desire to help young players is what underlines his overall enthusiasm to teach the game of soccer. To be the ultimate coach, Ben believes you need to know the game, and the people who play it. Through 15 years coaching experience, studying the top coaches here in the USA and all over Europe, Maxwell has created a program unique in its development, presented and implemented to the highest of standards.
Soccer Tips by Ben Maxwell:
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
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. With that in mind, we encourage you to register now!
August 7-11, 2023 (Mon-Fri)
2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
Half-Day Camp: 9:00am - 12:00pm*
Full-Day Camp: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm*
Meals: Lunch is NOT included. Please bring a packed lunch
Location: El Camino Park
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
Player ONE Playmakers (ages 5-11)
- Designed for the young player who is striving to improve, who loves the ball, scoring goals, and being creative. This camp curriculum focuses on maximizing player participation, with a series of training sessions designed to give players the technical edge as they navigate their way in youth competitive soccer.
Player ONE Performance (ages 12-16)
- Designed for the high-level competitive player, who is looking to use these training camps to give them an added advantage when they return to their club training. This camp curriculum, is demanding and intensive, with added focus on technique, game intelligence, goal scoring, and mental preparation.
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 Player One Performance coaching staff
Half-Day campers: Please bring a packed snack and plenty of water
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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.
Facility: El Camino Park
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.
- 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 last 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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PLAYER ONE PLAYMAKERS (AGES 5-11) - EXAMPLE CURRICULUM
- Players will work daily on the following topics, including afternoon tournaments and a camp wide Friday World Cup! Designed for the young player who is striving to improve, who loves the ball, scoring goals, and being creative.
- 1. ABC (Ability, Balance, Coordination)
- 2. Ball Mastery
- 3. Imaginative Games
- 4. Goal Scoring
- 5. Creative Play
- 6. Small Sided Games
Player ONE Performance (ages 12-16) - Example Curriculum
- Players will work daily on the following topics, including competitive afternoon tournaments, and a full small sided tournament on the Friday. Designed for the high level competitive player, who is looking to use these training camps to give them an added advantage when they return to their club trainings.
- 1. Speed, Agility, Reactions
- 2. Tactical Scrimmages
- 3. Attacking Principles
- 4. The Art of Defending
- 5. Positional Games
- 6. Competitive Scrimmages
The Player One Performance powered by Nike Soccer Camps is hosted at El Camino Park
Located at 155 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, the 12-acre, $4.8 million park restoration project features a new recreational area and outdoor athletic fields with many environmentally friendly features that highlight the City’s efforts to encourage sustainability.
Great, friendly, and organized staff.
“This was the best camp I’ve ever been to!”
August 2, 2021: We attend a lot of different types of camps over the years, both sports & academically focused. Graham said “This was the best camp I’ve ever been to!”
— Ashley C. Parent
The staff were fantastic
August 2, 2021: Sophie signed up at the last minute, to be with her friend. On Tuesday, her friend's knee injury caused her to have to withdraw from the camp. Sophie continued to want to go, even though she was the only girl in her group and didn't know anyone. That says a LOT. The staff were fantastic. They all really engaged her and created a positive atmosphere, where she had fun, learned new skills and drills, and really liked all the kids of all ages. Thank you!
— Joan M. Parent
Excited and happy
August 2, 2021: Trisha had no exposure to soccer before this camp. After two weeks, she came back knowledgeable about the technique and more importantly excited and happy about playing it. We look forward to enrolling her to the next one
— Kartik S. Parent
Learned new skills
August 2, 2021: He was clearly engaged and learned new skills that he demonstrated at home.
— Monica H. Parent
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.