The Soccer Academy at University of Washington
Summer training at UW!
Join The Soccer Academy camps this summer at the University of Washington! Get a taste of the beautiful UW campus in the heart of Seattle. Learn from some of the best coaches, as they use drills to help all players take the next step in their soccer development!
- Skill of the day
- International style training
- Game-based activities
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Grouped by age and skill level
- Camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Kante Himadou
Winner of two state cups, Kante has been involved with both playing and coaching soccer for over 10 years. Kante attended Tyhee High School in Seatac, WA and earned 4 League Championships.View Kante's Bio ⟩
Kante continued to improve his skills at North Idaho College. Kante’s team won the NWAC NW Conference Championship, with Kante being recognized as the top scorer in the competition. These experiences continued post-college, as Kante spent some time on the Seattle Sounders U23 reserves and as a Sounders S2 practice player. Other highlights include playing for Kitsap Pumas (where he helped to earn the Northwest Conference Championship in 2016).
In his career, Kante has worked with the Pacific Northwest (PACNW) youth teams and has been the head coach for Sound FC, Seattle United NE, and has led a team to victory in the Youth Soccer State Cup. He is currently coaching the Seattle United B10 Tango team. He encourages players to be skillful and creative, coaching his young athletes to create spaces for themselves and their teammates.
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, so please be sure to register early.
August 7-10, 2023 (Mon-Thur)
August 14-17, 2023 (Mon-Thur)
Options: Half Day & Full Day
Half-Day Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm*
Full-Day Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm*
- Check-in & out Locations: IMA Sports Field
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
- Location: IMA Sports Field
*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time
This program is geared towards Player Development & High-Performance campers. Players will work on mastering the proper fundamentals, techniques and advancing their overall skills and knowledge of the game. A great opportunity for players to learn through a mix of drills, games, and competitive play. With a number of different camp options for all to enjoy!
Player Development is for campers ages 11 and under of all skill levels. These camps are designed to maximize player participation and ensure each camper develops in all aspects of the game in a fun and engaging environment. Coaches will implement a wide range of technical, physical, and tactical activities with a focus on fun so campers get to improve with a smile on their faces.
High Performance is for campers ages 12+ looking to improve their game in a fun and fast-paced environment. These camps are designed so players leave the camp week more prepared for their club and high school seasons. Experienced coaches will provide campers with a fresh perspective and challenge them to develop technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of their game through a progressive curriculum.
*NOTE: If you believe your camper should be in a different skill level than the age requirement listed, please add a note at check-out and mention it to the camp director on day 1.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
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 Nike Soccer Camps coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
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 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: IMA Sports Field
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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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00-9:30 am Rosters and juggling
- 9:30-10:00 am Speed, agility, quickness drills
- 10:00-10:30 am Technical Introduction
- 10:30-11:00 am Technical development
- 11:00-11:30 am Passive pressure activity
- 11:30 am-12:00 pm Full pressure activity
- 12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
- 12:45-1:15 pm Games-based activity
- 1:15-1:50 pm Fun games/daily challenge
- 1:50-2:00 pm Scrimmage warm-up
- 2:00-3:00 pm Scrimmage
- 3:00 pm Day Campers depart
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.