Nike Soccer Camp with Player One Performance - Los Gatos
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 Los Gatos 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.
**This camp will be replacing the Saratoga H.S. camp, which was moved due to construction at the school
- 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!
2022 SUMMER CAMP INFO:
Half-Day Camp: 9:00am - 12:00pm*
Full-Day Camp: 9:00am - 3:00pm*
Camps will take place rain or shine. Please have your camper dress accordingly.
*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.
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The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit here…https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety/
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: Los Gatos High School
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
2022 DAY CAMP DETAILS
- Daily Hours:
- Half Day: 9:00am-12:00pm
- Day Camp: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-in & out Locations: TBD
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: Los Gatos High School
A detailed camper information 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. Our health and release forms do NOT require a doctor's signature and they will be completed online before camp.
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.
PEACE OF MIND POLICY
At US Sports Camps, we hope you will not have to cancel your enrollment in camp. If you do though, there are options. For details on our Cancellation Policy, including cancellations of camp by US Sports Camps, please visit: www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy
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.
Sample - Half Day Schedule - Fall Camps
- 8:45 Check- in, interaction with coaches
- 9:00 am Intro to the day & recap
- 9:10 am Warm Up
- 9:50 am Technical Stations
- 10:45 am Snack
- 11:00 am Main Stations
- 11:45 am Cool Down & Recap
- 12:00pm Campers Depart
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 Los Gatos High School.
Really hard to improve on such a great camp!
July 1, 2018: Extremely well ran Camp, the facility and coaching staff were exceptional. My son asked me to please send him to another week of camp after he completed the 1st week. So I did. Paired/Playing with other skilled players. It was great for him to play against older kids to challenge him. Really hard to improve on such a great camp. The environment created by Ben Maxwell and his staff truly promote the game of soccer for all.
— Todd H. Parent
Coach that cares
Our son has trained with Ben Maxwell in various capacities over the past two years. Ben is able to quickly identify a player's strengths and weaknesses, and provides specific and customized sessions to address a player's needs. Further, he is a coach that cares about each player, and connects on a personal level. Our son loves training with Coach Ben and has grown significantly as a soccer player.
— Nicole S.
The best camps!
Coach Ben’s soccer camps are the best! We have three boys who play at a very high level of competitive soccer and they just love his camps. We drop them off in the morning on the way to work (yes, Ben’s there nice and early). When we pick them up all they can talk about on the way home is who won, or who did this, and did you see that! We would definitely recommend these camps!
— Tish & Jon B.
Learned a lot
Ben's camps are great! They are extremely structured and help players develop. The camps are not only helpful physically, they also help the players mentally. I have learned a lot from his camps.
— Sean K., player
My sons both train with Ben. His Player One Soccer Programs are elite, the best of the best. They've been transformed both of my kids. Both started at the rec level and got a late start to competitive soccer. We were worried that it would be tough to catch up. Now they are both on the starting teams on some of the top club teams in the Bay Area. Ben saw the work ethic in my kids, and he understood their style of play, and has worked with them to bring out the very best. When you see coach Ben and his staff, you understand he doesn't deliver your standard soccer training. He gets the kids to love the game, work harder than they thought they could, and get the most out of every minute. My kids look forward to learning from Ben and his staff. It's the highlight of the year for them. There is a reason that kids drive 2 or 3 hours away to attend these programs. Finally, there is a camp that is personalized around the player. 5 Stars!
— Pete I.
Ben coached my daughter for several years, developing her from a talented but raw rec player, to a top player in one of the top clubs in the country. During tryouts the first time he saw her play when she was 9, he immediately recognized her athletic ability, looked past her skills deficiencies, and offered her a spot on his team. Throughout the years he coached her, he taught her world-class skills that helped harness her athletic ability, allowing her to move up several levels in a short period of time. She is now a high-school player, contemplating collegiate play. He also worked hard on developing her aggressiveness on the ball, and importantly for young girls, gave her confidence as a player and as a person. He is incredibly supportive of players, giving feedback in a very direct but constructive manner, taking the game seriously but lending levity and fun to each practice. I cannot recommend him enough as a coach your child will learn from and never forget.
— Ellen R.
Second to none
Coming from two parents who played collegiate soccer, coach Ben Maxwell is second to none. We have experienced many coaches in our playing careers and in our three children's various sports, and have yet to be as impressed as we are with coach Ben. His camps are incredibly organized, detail oriented, and he creates an atmosphere that the kids will thoroughly enjoy. If your searching for the perfect camp for you son or daughter to grow not only as a player but as a person, look no further!
— Monique A.
This is beyond soccer
Ben Maxwell is a rare talent in the coaching world. What he has been developed in my son is beyond soccer. Ben's passion has cultivated soccer character, which includes enormous confidence, world-class skills, and a big game personality. When my son began training with Ben, he was timid, uncertain, and afraid to make mistakes. I can honestly say he has transformed into a fearless force to be reckoned with on (and off) the field. I will always be grateful for the point of inspiration Ben has been for my son."
— Ylka V.
Challenging and Fun
So happy I finally found a camp that meets my kid's needs. Having an elite player, it's been difficult to find a camp that is both challenging and fun. Coach Ben finds ways to challenge my son to improve every aspect of his game, but always in an encouraging way. And this camp had other top level players, so my son had good competition. We will definitely do more Player One Soccer camps!
— Diane P.
Coach Ben was awesome! He was always positive with the boys, complimenting them as they did drills, but also encouraging them to push harder and grow more as players. I've never seen such high level coaching at a camp before. He really connects with each kid.
— Justin P.
The coaching staff was wonderful with my two boys --they helped build their self-esteem and the boys were VERY happy after each session. It was a terrific experience and we would for SURE do it again!
— Lindsay F., Parent 2017
Getting the Player Evaluation was truly fantastic... Having written feedback to continue to grow and strive to improve skills is beyond helpful. This is the first time we have ever received anything like this and we are so grateful. Ben's passion for soccer and his gift for reaching kids as a coach is the best I have ever seen. He genuinely invests in the kids and brings out the best in them while working on their areas for improvement in a personalized way. We will definitely be back! With friends!
— Ylka V., Parent 2017
Encouragement from the coaches
June 25, 2021: Sarah enjoyed the organization of the camp. She was able to go from station to station and practice specific skills. She received encouragement from the coaches and they made her feel confident. She learned how to correct some habits she had picked up from playing at the park. Overall, in just two sessions, Sarah is a better player!
— Maribel E. Parent
Got better with her left foot
July 4, 2018: My daughter learned to take open space when dribbling and get better with her left foot. She really enjoyed the camp and she says she feels like she got a lot better!
— Chrystal K. Parent
Peyton enjoyed every aspect of the camp
July 21, 2018: Peyton enjoyed every aspect of the camp but the highlight was the World Cup competition. She had to leave early on the last day and she was bummed she couldn’t stay until the end. Great job by you and the other coaches.
— Mike A. Parent
I learned about different ways to strike the ball
June 30, 2018: The Friday tournament was really fun and I also like that on the hot days we got to go and watch a world cup game. At camp I learned about different ways to strike the ball and got to practice my turn of direction.
— Tyler B. Camper
Coach Ben Maxwell and his Player One team of coaches did an amazing job at coaching
June 30, 2018: Our son improved his soccer skills while having fun. Coach Ben Maxwell and his Player One team of coaches did an amazing job at coaching this week, we will definitely come back for Player One Nike Soccer Camp! We also appreciate that the coaches would take the time to re-apply sunscreen on our kids mid-day. It showed how much they cared for the well being of our kids.
— Maribel R. Parent
Fun With Campers and Staff
July 25 2019: Belén had a lot of fun at camp and Hope's to come again next year. Staff were positive and encouraging. Looking forward to working with Player One in the future!
— Rachel M. Parent
Bring Your Friends
July 25, 2019: Johnny woke up every morning looking forward to camp. He had so much fun. The coaches were helpful. I would recommend the camp to friends!
— Frank H. Parent
July 12, 2021: He loved the World Cup games and the fun-spirited coaches.
— Christy N. Parent
Very fun and challenging
July 19, 2021: Overall the camp experience was amazing. I enjoyed the warmup, skill practice and the tournaments. Meeting with other people the same age as me had a great impact throughout the week. Helping out the younger kids during the tournament was really fun. I especially enjoyed the shooting drill. The cool equipment they provided made the drills very fun and challenging at times.
— Sophia Y. Camper
Organized camp and nice coaches
July 6, 2021: Dhruv had a lot of fun at the camp and wants more. The coaches were very nice. It was all very well organized.
— Amit G. Parent
June 21, 2021: He loved the tournaments in the afternoon.
— Holly 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.