Player ONE powered by Nike Soccer Camps - San Francisco
Experience. Hard work. Passion
Improve your skills with views of the Golden Gate Bridge!
Player One is the ultimate training camp for soccer players in San Francisco!
- Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
- Unique, Professional Player ONE Camp Curriculum
- Low Camper to Coach Ratio of 12:1
- Daily pictures posted through out website. Taken on the day, posted on the day! Guaranteed over 500 pictures each day.
- Camp live streaming! Watch your Player One live!
- 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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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.View Matthew's Bio ⟩
Coach Favela’s love for playing the beautiful game is only exceeded by his love for teaching motivated players how to play quality soccer. Coach Favela has had the privilege of coaching soccer for over 12 years throughout the Bay Area. Not only has Coach Favela gained experience through running competitive soccer programs with clubs such as the De Anza Force, but he has also helped build and develop soccer programs for several high schools, both public and private, across the Bay Area.
After spending four years elevating the soccer program at Town School for Boys, Coach Favela has spent the last year developing the entire soccer program, for both the girls and boys, as the Coaching Director at Bay High School in San Francisco. In addition, Coach Favela runs a supplemental training program in San Francisco known as Player One Soccer SF powered by Nike Sports and SKLZ. Player One Soccer SF is a unique, club neutral program developed to allow a more player-centric approach to training.
Throughout the years, Coach Favela has proven to be an inspiring and insightful coach to all ages. From grade school to local collegiate and semi-professional athletes, Coach Favela is able to focus on the individual needs of each athlete and formulate a program to help each player develop technically to reach their highest potential on the field. Coach Favela brings the highest standards to training sessions by utilizing his expertise and background in Kinesiology to develop challenging, yet fun trainings and camps that focus on the technical development of players in order to improve their overall level of play.
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 ⟩
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.
Coed: August 6-10, 2018
Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 2:30PM
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: Monday to Friday 9AM-3PM
Camp is open to ages 5-16, all ability levels. Youth soccer players have the opportunity to train for the best through presentations, on-field training, small-sided games and a video evaluation.Show Less See More Camp Details
About Player One
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.
Ratio: 1:10 Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
- Water bottle
- Shin guards cleats
- Turf shoes
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
- 8:30-9:00 Check- in, interaction with coaches
- 9:00-9:10 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 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.
- 12:05-1:00 Morning Camper leave 12.05pm. Afternoon campers eat lunch in the shade until 1pm.
- 1:05-3:00 Afternoon scrimmages/World Cup Tournament. Yes! We do a tournament every day for the afternoon campers.
- 3:05 Check out
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Morton Field is a new location for 2018!
Please see below for reviews from Ben Maxwell's other locations
Best Youth Coach
As a family with three sons who love soccer, we've had many coaches and experienced many soccer camps over the years. However, Ben Maxwell at Player ONE is our #1! The development we've seen in our boys (coupled with a surge in their love for practice!) has been nothing short of transformational. Coach Ben is a professional in every sense of the word. His knowledge, preparation, equipment, and drills are second to none. What makes him stand out is his TRANSMITTAL of that knowledge; he's truly the "youth soccer player whisperer." Ben is firm, disciplined, and maintains high expectations. At the same time, he motivates, instructs, and delivers creative trainings--complete with a sense of momentum and FUN! Enroll your player with Coach Ben at Player ONE. It's the best investment!
— Kelly S.
My 3 boys have been attending Coach Ben’s camps for close to 2 years now and I am absolutely delighted in the players they are becoming. He is a rare coach who combines all aspects of the game into his camps; technical, tactical and strategic. Most importantly, he does it in a way where the kids are having fun without realizing how much they are developing. He has an eye for details and explains to kids what they are doing incorrectly in a positive way and also recognizes kids for what they are doing well. Coach Ben knows how to connect with kids of all ages to foster their talents to the maximum. I truly recommend his soccer camp to any parent looking for that competitive advantage for their child in the "beautiful game”.
— Rich D.,
This camp was amazing. The level of instruction and ability of Coach Ben and kids was eye-opening. I didn't know kids this age could do this level of technical drills, and still have fun! The scrimmage at the end brought it all together and let the kids work the skills in a game scenario. Really fun to watch. This is a top-level camp, attracting elite players."
Not only are Ben and his staff professional, but they pay attention to the details. My son is an elite player and has recently attended Player ONE Camps. He loved the training drills and the fact that he was constantly challenged by the staff and the rest of the elite players attending the camps. He was encouraged to express his creativity during each training and this has improved his decision making and playing style. My son is scoring 1-2 goals per game from inside and outside the 18-yard box! Thank you Player ONE, we’ll definitely be back!
— Jose A.
Coach is great!
My daughter is a competitive soccer player and has attended many of Ben's camps. He is always well organized and designs them to challenge the player to meet their full potential as a soccer player and as a teammate. We like and trust him so much we continue to have small group trainings with him once a week outside the regular team trainings. I highly recommend attending camps run by Ben.
— LeeAnn W.
Our son has attended almost all of Ben's camps (time permitting) for four years now. Ben is an awesome coach, he is more than a coach, he is a mentor. Being from Germany ourselves, we as parents, love that he brings the European flair into his coaching style. Our son has learned so much in these camps and they are fun (as I witness every time I pick up my son). He loves going to them, it is amazing! It doesn't matter if it's during the Spring,Summer, or Winterbreak, our son loves waking up to attend Ben's camps Bottom line is, Ben's camps are worth every penny!
— Proshat M.
Unique and Valuable training
I have twin daughters who have attended Ben Maxwell's soccer camps since they were nine years old. They are 14 now, and the technical skills, in particular, they have picked up from Ben's trainings are still with them. They both play at the Premier level and would not be as technically developed had they not gotten that very unique training from Ben. Ben is knowledgeable about all aspects of soccer and is respectful to the kids he teaches - at any level, any age. He's a rare gem of a coach and my girls have had nothing but a positive experience every time they attend his camps.
— Jenny P.
Our son has participated in several camps and small group trainings offered by Ben Maxwell. We cannot speak highly enough of his organization, technical training and connection with the players. Ben was recommended to us as not only a fantastic technical coach, but also as an amazing character coach. We are in complete agreement. Ben challenges the boys on so many levels. We will continue to send our son to his camps and recommend to others.
— Sean and Donrina K.
My son has participated in both Ben's summer camps and his small group tranings and he always raves about both. Ben is an exceptional coach who sets very high expectations, has great technical knowledge, and encourages everyone to give a 100%. He also creates a fun atmosphere where kids want to try their best and are inspired to work hard. Ben has great communication with parents and is always positive and encouraging. He is definitely the best coach that we have ever worked with and highly recommend his camps.
— Michael S.
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