Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy
The Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College offers one week of soccer training on this beautiful campus. Field players and keepers are invited to join us for our 54th year of summer soccer camp instruction!
Our professional soccer staff consists of master teachers whose demonstrations include demanding instruction, step-by-step clarification, and playful joking to bring out the most sensitive technical points for you to grasp and imitate.
- Our international, professional coaching staff is selected for their passion for the game and their ability to teach. The ratio of coaches to players in the All-Star programs 1:10.
- Players receive a complete Nike uniform: two game jerseys, one pair of socks and shorts and a Nike soccer ball.
- Self-evaluation at the beginning of the program and oral and written evaluations at the conclusion.
- Soccerobics offered each morning at 6:45am.
- Players are on-the-field training for 40 hours each week.
- Specialized goalkeeping training is offered at each site.
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Camp Director Eddie Pedersen
This is Coach Pedersen's 18th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy. He serves as the director at two site locations - Pennington, NJ and Kenosha, WI.View Eddie Pedersen's Bio ⟩
- UEFA A coaching license, Denmark
- Regional coach for Danish Soccer Union
- Coordinator Club Vester Hassing
Coach Fabrizio Benedetti
This is Coach Benedetti's 19th year with the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy.View Fabrizio Benedetti's Bio ⟩
- Diploma A UEFA coaching license
- Former Italian professional player
Looking for a great week of soccer training? We have designed a program for serious players, those with a strong motivation to be their best! Our objective is to help you reach your highest potential. We start you on the right path, set your dream in motion, fire up your imagination, and leave you empowered to reach those goals.Show Less See More Camp Details
THE VOGELSINGER METHOD
Our goal is to create an environment—a GAME-LIKE ATMOSPHERE—through dynamic teaching and coaching by explanation, demonstration and participation to assist each player in creating a METHOD TO SELF-TEACH.
It is a painstaking STEP-BY-STEP method. We must create for you a crystal-clear picture of what we are trying to teach through demonstration and explanation. You must understand clearly and be able to picture every little detail in your MIND’S EYE. Moreover, you then have to see yourself performing it successfully, and physically feel it and emotionally experience it.
The ultimate goal of self-teaching is INTERNALIZING MOTIVATION and knowing where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there step-by-step. We say you “FAIL YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS” because with this method, mistakes become your guidelines.
You will become a BETTER PLAYER. You will become a BETTER PERSON, as you will learn how to work toward the goals that you set for yourself.
How is the Vogelsinger Soccer program different?
- It’s not a training camp, it’s a technical teaching camp
- Students change bad habits and create new habits
- Coaches give a step-by-step dissection of the mechanics of soccer – students are taught to have a full body experience - to feel, see, and do things the correct way so that they can continue to self-teach when camp is over
- Students are pushed out of their comfort zone to try/experience techniques/skills they never have before
- Practice in game like atmosphere to experience that same passion, pressure, and desire that is needed to improve and compete with the best
- Unique and unmatched coaching method leaves students with a renewed motivation and passion for the game
UNDERSTANDING THE PROGRAMS
1. INDIVIDUAL SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES
This is a program you cannot afford to miss. Coach Vogelsinger has distinguished himself as THE soccer educator. His passionate unwavering philosophy over the years is that a good technical foundation is the best tactical preparation. We offer a modern teaching method, uniquely innovative and highly motivational. It is the main reason for the program’s incomparable success.
—TECHNICAL SKILLS: The sessions are dynamic, taught in realistic technical skill sequences in ball control, passing, dribbling and striking with their correct tactical applications. Young professionals provide realistic game-like demonstrations. With uncanny perception and ability, Hubert Vogelsinger has broken down the most sophisticated technical skills with clear step-by-step explanations. With on-going dialogue, the staff keeps you focused with reminders such as “happy feet,” “magic hop,” and “get out of your comfort zone.”
---EVENING GAMES: In our evening games you can test what you have learned that day. Games, mainly 4v4 or 5v5, as well as 11v11, with two goals and goalkeepers, give you the opportunity to maximize touches on the ball and your chances to finish on a real goal.
Beginners to Advanced. Coed.
Ages 9 and up. Players are grouped first by age and then by ability.
The way the game is played is a direct reflection of a nation’s character. You are coached by someone from Brazil, Uruguay, Morocco, Wales, Denmark, Mexico, Italy, or Spain. You will get their views on how to play, and their passion for the game is quite evident.
FIELD PLAYERS AND GOALKEEPERS:
FIELD PLAYERS: Individual Skills and Techniques
We offer more focused training so that individuals of the same skill level can learn and grow together. There are programs for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill level players. Professional coaches from all over the world help hone and perfect players’ tactical awareness and understanding of this important position.
We encourage all campers to attend our early morning Soccerobics session which is part of our conditioning and fitness program to prepare you for the day ahead. (6:45 a.m. daily) Created by Master Coach Hubert Vogelsinger, Soccerobics is a system of carefully designed exercises with the ball, incorporating soccer skills with aerobic and physical conditioning. With Soccerobics, you will develop your natural rhythm through muscle memory and visualization while learning the essentials of proper foot work as well.
- Overnight Campers: Sunday between 2-3pm
- Extended Day and Day Campers: Sunday 3pm
- First meal is dinner.
Uniform distribution at 3pm
A TOTAL PACKAGE: All Vogelsinger Soccer, students receive, as part of their tuition, Nike gear and a Nike match ball. Players are required to wear the official uniform and socks at every field session. You may order extra uniforms from the office (888-780-CAMP), at check in at the camp store or on-line.
Jersey: $20 Shorts: $20 Socks: $12
Check out: Parents are invited to attend skills review session on Friday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Program ends immediately following the skills review session. Last meal is lunch.
Spending Money: For pizza, subs, sodas – suggested amount is $30 a week. We order pizza or subs for late evening snacks, delivered at 8:30pm.
Dorms are not air conditioned. Please bring a fan.
A certified athletic trainer is on staff.
If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount.
To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
To register a group via mail/fax: Please have each camper fill out our registration form. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All registration forms must be received at the same time via mail or fax. Fax registrations to 415.526.5945. Mail registrations to Nike Soccer Camps 1010 B Street, Suite 450, San Rafael, CA 94901.
Airport: Milwaukee Airport (45 minutes from campus) O’Hare (1 hour from campus). Milwaukee is the easier airport to choose.
Preferred Airport Arrival: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Preferred Airport Departure: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Airport Shuttle: Transportation to campus can be arranged through Go Airport Connection at 1-800-236-5450 or fax 414-769-0209. Reservations are required. www.goairportconnection.com. MKE approximate cost: $49 one-way, and $5 each additional person. Chicago ORD approximate cost: $142 one way, $150 for 2 people). There is a 5% discount if you book online.
Visit our new Vogelsinger Website: www.vogelsingersoccer.com
Sample Daily Schedule
- 6:30am Wake-up
- 6:45am Soccerobics (Mandatory Monday- Wednesday (ages 13 and up), then voluntary. We strongly encourage participation.
- 7:15am Breakfast
- 8:45 - 11:00am On the field for instruction (goalkeepers separate)
- 11:00-11:30am Small-sided games (controlled)
- 11:30am Cool down, recreational activity/swimming(not all sites)
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00-1:30pm Mandatory rest in rooms
- 1:45-2:00pm Stretching and warm-up
- 2:00-3:30pm Sills review
- Advanced tactical instruction
- Positional specific tactical instruction
- Team functional tactical instruction
- 3:30-4:30pm Team play with coach, fun, small sided games in prep for evening games
- 4:30pm Cool down, recreational activity/swimming (not all sites)
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 6:00-6:30pm Mandatory rest
- 6:45pm On the field - Attendance, stretching, warm-up
- 7:15-8:30pm Evening Games ( small sided 11/side)
- 8:30pm Cool down
- 9:00pm Evening meetings, post day comments. Next day planning
- 9:30pm Lights out for ages 13 and under
- 10:00pm Lights out for ages 14 and over
Once a city park situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Carthage College offers Vogelsinger students a state-of-the-art turf field stadium and grass fields for training. This picturesque campus is conveniently located midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, just one hour drive from the O’Hare International and Milwaukee Mitchell Airports. The college dining hall and dormitories are just a short walk from the fields and athletic center.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
I'm now a much better shooter!
I had a great experience and more fully understand all the practice and effort that a good player needs to have.
My daughter left camp with new skills!
The coaches emphasized the importance of a good first touch, and controlling the ball at your feet. Dribbling and crossing, and working the ball with both sides of your body were skills that were stressed. There was always room for growth and improvement, no matter what the campers' skill level. My child loved the coaches' backgrounds in soccer. She was impressed by their knowledge of soccer, love for the game, and coaching ability. Respect for the coaches and other players was emphasized right from the beginning, so she felt comfortable being there. She left with skills and ball handling ability that she did not have before spending the week with the coaches, and was excited to bring the skills back to her team and on the field. Thank you for mixing the genders. That's so important for both! Excellent camp. We will return, and recommend it to our other Bavarian Team Members. My daughter was a day camp attendee. She wasn't able to attend one day due to flooding of the roads because of a rain storm. Graciously, and unexpectedly, she was invited to stay for an extended day the next day, to make up for the time she had missed. Thank you.
— Megan I, Parent 20170
I had lots of fun and learned a lot at camp!
The councilors were great! They taught using unique techniques that were new to me. I feel they are really knowledgeable about the game.
— Ben V, Camper 20170
Something for everyone
This camp provides something for everyone. My 9 year old son is a rock and roll player who goes at it from every direction. He is a serious club player and has been to more than 30 camps up until this overnight one. He is not unlike your typical boy with tons of energy and confident behavior. He is however, inexperienced and being extremely tired and taking care of himself all while playing hard nosed soccer. This is the challenge he needed. To be able to last through missing his family, new teaching techniques and other players who frankly are there to improve. We live only a couple of hours away and decided to make this an overnight experience. Hardest decision we have made to date. After all you are leaving your little one to folks you do not know. People just do not do that. However, I had to trust. We did buy him his first cell phone so he could call or text home. Just doing that took practice at home. Including setting his own alarm clock. We knew he worked hard at home, but we did do a lot of things for him that enabled him to do less for himself. Which is one of the reasons why we wanted him to go. He did not lose his phone which was amazing enough. He was just too busy to call us. A late night text "I am fine" is basically all we got. He lost his key, and ended up finding that himself with the cooperation of his fellow campers. We know he was coached well and we know that he picked his work rate. He was exhausted when we picked him up. They worked hard!!! With any camp most parents are pretty happy with their child surviving. This is also a highly technical camp and as you get older you will experience great benefits if like anything else you provide the work and proper attitude. I highly recommend this camp as it suits most every players needs. Please look me up on Facebook if you have further questions. We will return to this camp. I felt like it was awesome.
— Mark K., Parent of Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper '16
My game has improved every year
I have attended Vogelsinger for four years. My game has improved greatly every year because of the in-depth focus on shooting, dribbling and passing techniques. Each coach has a different style, yet the concepts they teach are interconnected. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone looking to take their game to the next level.
— Mark H., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
Tough but fun!
Vogelsinger was a tough camp. They don't mess around and it is literally soccer 24/7. My skill level increased as did my love for soccer. I hope to return to camp next year for some more fun.
— Emily Emily R., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
I've been to other soccer camps, and feel that this one is the best so far. There was more individual instruction and more help with skills. I would recommend this camp to anyone.
— Katie Katie S., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
Corrected bad habits
Taught lots of different elements, corrected what was done wrong so we wouldn't continue doing it wrong. Lots of touches, games, etc. Great program.
— Max P., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
They do everything well. They made me feel comfortable, made it a good enviroment to want to learn, and they push us in a positive way for us to want to learn more.
— Casey D., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
My children love Vogelsinger. They come back more confident, more technically-sound players. They also love the chance to spend time with kids who love soccer as much as they do.
— Whitney T., Parent of Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
Amazing Soccer Camp
Vogelsinger Soccer Academy is the best soccer camp I've ever been to! The amazing, intense workout and discipline made me a better soccer player and a better person in life!!
— Earl E., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
Better Than the Rest
My son did a week last year, wanted to do two weeks this year, and is looking forward to next year... He had very positive experiences both times, definitely better than anything else he has tried. There were a variety of coaches with great experience and the camp had an intense, balanced schedule.
— Carl M., Parent of Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
Coaching staff was outstanding
Vogelsinger Camp was a very good technical soccer camp. It really helped me with my technical abilities to further my soccer career. The coaching staff was outstanding! I enjoyed having international coaches and their different playing styles
— Andrew S., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
Try to reassure parents better
This was my 9 year olds first experience with spending the night anywhere. He had a great time, but I was very nervous as his parent. There is a ton of questions that are not logistically easy to answer. Most of it is based on trust. I am a person who does not trust easily. Once you get past that then everything is great. I am not sure how you can reassure parents better. That is the only way I can see making the experience better. Babying the parents. LOL
— Stacy G., Parent of Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper '16
Didn't want to come home
I loved camp so much I didn't want to go home. It is one of the best weeks of my summer.
— Angelina C., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
Well organized and challenging
I would highly recommend this camp to any player, beginner or advanced. Camp is very well organized and challenging to benefit the player skills and techniques.
— Jeffrey G., Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper
I went to voglesinger in 89 and sent my son this year. He felt the same experience I had back then. He came out with great conditioning and got to know a few International friends. Definitely enjoyed and will be back.
— Loretta O., Parent of Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College Camper