Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Camp with Beestera Soccer Training - The Lawrenceville School
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at Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy
The Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at the Lawrenceville School, NJ, has been teaching soccer players and goalkeepers of all ability levels since 1975.
This summer Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy comes to Lawrenceville, NJ to bring outstanding soccer education for field players and goalkeepers. Held on the campus of the Lawrenceville School we celebrate 55 years of outstanding training with a modern approach and curriculum.
The Academy program is designed for players of all ages and abilities, with a strong motivation to be their best! Our international staff offers the highest level of instructional training, in an elite soccer environment for aspiring, hard-working, dedicated soccer players. Our uniquely structured curriculum will help develop technically gifted, intelligent, tactically aware soccer players.
- Our international, professional coaching staff is selected for their passion for the game and ability to teach.
- Players receive a complete Nike uniform
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Unique, professional camp curriculum
- Coed, ages 8-18, all levels of ability
- Special goalkeeping training is offered at each site.
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Camp Director Mike Matera
Mike co-founded Beestera Soccer Training in 2015 after graduating from Siena College. Growing up in Trumbull, Connecticut, Mike played at Beachside Academy for six years before being recruited by Siena. At Siena, Mike earned All-Rookie and All-Tournament Team honors while captaining the team...View Mike's Bio ⟩
Mike briefly played professionally for the Western Mass Professional Soccer team in 2014 before turning his attention to the coaching aspect of the game. With a passion for soccer and teaching, Mike began his coaching career by assisting The College of Saint Rose Men's Soccer team and Premier Development Club Reading United AC, winning the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Championship.
From 2017-2019, Mike was the Graduate Assistant Coach at Springfield College in Massachusetts while pursuing his master's degree in Physical Education. Whilst at Springfield, the team won the NEWMAC Conference championship in 2018, and played in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament.
Mike moved back to Albany in June 2019, to work full-time for Beestera.
Coach Josh Binfield
Josh joined Beestera in March 2019. Born and raised in Essex, England until he was eight years old, he moved to Vancouver, Canada for seven years before graduating high school in Buffalo, NY. After high school, Josh attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fl. From there he was recruited to play for Manhattan College at the NCAA Division I level. In his Junior year, Josh joined the Manhattan College coaching staff as a player-coach while earning All-MAAC academic honors...View Josh's Bio ⟩
After Manhattan, Josh completed his Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration at the prestigious sporting institute Springfield College. While at Springfield, he conducted research and completed his thesis: “Enhancing Participation and Retention of Female Soccer Players from Low-income, Urban Areas”.
Josh holds a USSF C Coaching License and brings seven years of coaching experience working with both Storm Academy (New York, NY) and GPS Albany.
Josh is currently a Physical Education teacher and Girls Varsity Soccer Coach at Albany High School.
Mental Health Counselor and Mental Performance Coach Powell Cuccheilla
Powell Cucchiella is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and mental performance coach working with middle school, high school, and college athletes interested in maintaining peak performance. As a former division 1 soccer player at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Powell understands quite well the challenges we face in consistent and confident performanceView Powell's Bio ⟩
Now, nearly 20 years later, Powell has spent countless hours to understand at the deepest level how the mind impacts performance in sport and life, and more importantly, what we can all do to manage and train it. Sessions with Powell are educational, engaging, relevant, and packed with take away practices that can help each athlete with mental and emotional control, mindset, confidence, focus, self-esteem, consistency of achievement, and overall well-being.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Due to local and state regulations, we anticipate having to reduce our enrollment numbers significantly this year. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
ACADEMY CAMP INFO:
- Dates: June 25-30, 2023 (Sun-Fri)
- Ages: 9-18
- Gender: Co-ed
- Options: Overnight, Extended Day, Day
- Meals: See meal breakdown below
- Location: Lawrenceville School Soccer Fields
- Check-in Location: Mcpherson Hall
- Overnight Campers
- Check-in: 12:30pm-2:00pm at Lawrenceville School
- Check out: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm at Lawrenceville School
- Extended Day Campers
- Check-in: 8:30 am at Lawrenceville School *
- Check out: 8:30 pm at Lawrenceville School **
- Day Campers
- Check-in: 8:30 am at Lawrenceville School*
- Check out: 4:30 pm at Lawrenceville School **
First Day Check-in & Last Day Check-out
First Day Check-in: for the first day is at 2:30 pm (Day campers depart at 7:45pm, extended day campers depart at 8:30pm)
Last Day Check-out: for the last day is at 12:00 pm
The Lawrenceville School Covid Policy for Campers: The Lawrenceville School will require all overnight campers and camp staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including the booster if applicable to campers age. Campers will need to provide proof of vaccinations at check-in, unless camper has proof of an exemption accompanied by a negative test. Day campers can attend the camp with proof of a negative test taken within 3-day of the start of camp, or proof of vaccine.
Three sessions per day are structured in a tiered system as we work through the development process day by day. The sessions include morning technical, ball mastery, balance and coordination, followed by afternoon tactical sessions, finished off with evening scrimmages, small-sided games, and competitive tournaments. It is our belief that to fully maximize potential ability and development all players must be placed in a group that challenges them to work hard and compete, along with giving them the experience of success and accomplishment.
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Information Packet, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.
- Number of Campers Per Room: 2
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual
- Linens: Not Provided: Campers are to provide: linens, pillows, and towels. Laundry facilities are available
- Air Conditioning: A/C is available in the dorms
- Spending Money: For pizza, subs, and sodas – the suggested amount is $30 a week. We order pizza for late evening snacks, delivered at 8:30 pm.
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 Vogelsinger coaching staff
- Overnight: All Meals
- Extended Day campers: Dinner and Lunch Included
- Day campers: Lunch is Included
- Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the floor to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Vogelsinger Uniforms
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
- Facility: Lawrenceville School Soccer Fields
- 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 (1-2 pairs/day)
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
- Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
- Swimsuit and beach towel (May or may not be needed)
- Flip flops
- Laundry bag
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Personal items & medications
- Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Fan (optional)
- Comforter or sleeping bag
- Pillow and pillowcase
- Athletic clothing
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Packed lunch and snacks (optional)
- Small gym bag/backpack
All Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Campers receive, as part of their tuition, official Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Camp jerseys, and a Nike soccer ball. 1 Week Academy players receive x2 Nike tops, x1 Nike shorts, and x1 Nike socks. 2 Week Academy players receive x2 Nike tops x2 Nike shorts, and x2 Nike socks. Players are required to wear official tops at every field session. You may order extra uniforms from the office (1800-645-3226), camp store or online. Jersey: $20 Shorts: $20 Socks: $12.
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.
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.
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
- 7:00 am Wake Up
- 7:30 am Breakfast
- 9:30 am Field Session (Technical Skills Development)
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 2:00pm Field Session (Tactical Training)
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Field Session (Tournament Games)
- 9:00 pm In dorms - evening activities
- 10:00 pm Lights Out
The Lawrenceville School is a prestigious college preparatory school with outstanding facilities, on its 700-acre campus in the historic section of Lawrenceville, NJ. Campers stay in AIR CONDITIONED dorms, in a variety of singles, doubles and quads. (based on availability, cannot be guaranteed).
The Lawrenceville School is not in any way involved in the ownership or management of the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy.
It was great!
Vogelsinger has not only improved my skills but the defensive coach taught me how to be a better center defender and how to organize the field and communicate effectively. So I've learned people skills plus playing skills which gives me the confidence of being a total athlete. Thanks!!
— Eva J., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Pushed me every day
Volgelsinger was a great camp. It will make you a better player. I thought the entire coaching staff did an excellent job. Not only did they push me every day but they were also very approachable. It was no walk in the park (beleive me!) but the coaches were very encouraging and inspiring, which isn't the case with a lot of other camps I have attended.
— Gregg C., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Definitely want to return
I really loved the Vogelsinger camp. It was such a great experience meeting people from all over the world - both coaches and players. I have made new friends from all over. I really enjoyed the level of play in the scrimmages and the training. I definitely want to return next year and for more than 1 week. It was a great time!
— Mae B., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Lots and lots of soccer! Only dedicated kids and professional coaching. Very impressed.
— Parent of Aaron D., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Level of participants not high enough
In overall, the level of participants were not high as much as I expected so was not challenged as much as I wish. Also not even sigle laundry machine in my building worked and I am very disappointed that you still assigned kids in the building without fixing them.
— Gregory P., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper '16
It’s the best camp there is. The coaches are very well qualified and teach very well. It has been one of the best experiences of my life and I would return at any time.
— Vogelsinger Pat S., Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Attending Again Next Year
My son's skill and confidence level improved noticeably after one week at Vogelsinger. He respected the abilities of his coaches, was comfortable in the dorm and on the fields, and made good friends. He will attend again next year.
— Nathan C., Parent of Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Find activities for when it rains
I think you have to figure out something better to do with the kids if it rains- leaving them in their hot rooms for hours seems like a waste. Also, I think you could integrate swimming more often- these are hot hot days and the kids would benefit from that I think. Some of these kids are young- they might need a bit more direction.
— Erika T., Parent of Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper '16
Take it to the Next Level
Vogelsinger took my game to the next level. I am not going to lie, it is terribly challenging but the friends you make and the fun you have make up for that. If you are going to go (which you should) I would suggest the two week camp. Not only do you get a week more training at the best soccer camp in America but you also get to create stronger bonds with your friends.
— Vogelsinger Misty R., Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
No interaction parents/coaches
I was surprised there was no interaction parents vs. coach at the end of the week. They did offer however my daughters coach did not seem approachable while other coaches were very friendly. Also I would want to know in advance home many girls will be there from her age group. I'm not sure if it was the week we selected but there were many girls my daughters age. This didn't make it challenging for the girls to play each other every night.
— Parent of Ian P., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper '16
One of the Best Experiences
I recommend this camp to anyone. It was one of the best experiences of my life. The coaches do know what they are doing and it will help you improve a lot in your skills. If you listen to what they have to say and you put it to practice, you will improve like I did.
— Vogelsinger Sarah W., Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Competitive training environment
My son enjoyed this camp. Lawrenceville School is a nice campus. School's turf facility is excellent. Coaches are nice and friendly. For kids those who have high skills and looking for competitive training environment, do not miss this camp.
— Preston S., Parent of Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Vogelsinger is a challenging camp but well worth the challenge. The coaches push you hard and also help you every step of the way. your skill level from when you start to when your finished is much improved. I highly recomend this camp,
— Brad G., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Friends and training
July 5, 2021: He made friends while training intensely.
— Victor R. Parent
We loved this camp - the best soccer coaches and environment we have ever experienced. We are so excited and the international flavor was awesome to experience right here in the USA!!! Our soccer player had the time of his life and was missing camp a week after he came home. Hard to top an extraordinary camp like this! Hats off to the coaches! Thank you so much for making this such an awesome experience for Christopher!! He will definitely be back next year! Can't wait!
— Dana C., Parent of Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Soccer filled days
The days are filled with soccer, they are long and intense. That is what I wanted. Eating, drinking, and sleeping soccer. It is great and recommend it to any serious player.
— Vogelsinger Jennifer G., Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
First time player
My son had a great experience at camp. This was his first time away from home and he loved it and learned a lot on and off the pitch. He made friends from all over. The soccer program was very well taught I already see signs of improvement. Camper's parent.
— Mable B., Parent of Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
My son attended for the 1st time for a one week camp this summer. He felt the coaches and staff were exceptional and learned new techniques he plans to use this coming season. As the parent, the staff was more than helpful with any questions I had. Thank you.
— Adrienne R., Parent of Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
I recommend this camp to anyone and everyone!
I really loved Vogelsinger Soccer Academy! The school was beautiful and so were the fields! My coach Eddie was amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better coach. I learned a lot at the camp and I had a lot of fun. I met a ton of new people, who I stay in touch with constantly! Vogelsinger has improved my game and my body! Soccerobics really improved my core and I loved it! I want to thank everyone who helped me at Vogelsinger camp for making me a better player for the season of my junior year! I am forever grateful! I recommend this camp to anyone and everyone who plays soccer, no matter where they are at in their game! Thank you again Vogelsinger!
— Kristen S., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone
Vogelsinger is great experience for kids that are serious about Soccer. The entire coaching staff genuinely cares about our development and encourages us to get out of our comfort zone. I personally felt like I improved tremendously over the course of the 2 weeks and cannot wait to do it again next year. I'll be bringing my teammates too!
— Elijah F., Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper
Best technical camp in the country
Incredible opportunity for technical training. As a parent, I did the 3 week academy over 25 years ago and noted the same improvements in my younger children (ages 9 and 11) after they did the one week camp this year. For shooting technique and progression, this is the best camp in the country and has been for several decades. Although the focus is all soccer, our children loved it and enjoyed the other kids in camp. - Parent of camper
— Scott P., Parent of Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville Camper '16
Prepared for Upcoming Season
My son learned more strategy, to call for the ball, and his footwork greatly improved. He felt more prepared for his upcoming season. This camp was phenomenal! My son loved the friendly, and yet competitive atmosphere. He learned that he needed to take the feedback from the first week, and how to apply it to improve in week two. The experience was very special, and the experienced coaches made the camp that much better.
— Marcos M., Parent of Camper Lawrenceville '17
July 2, 2018: Good food, fun coaches, fun with friends. How to juggle properly and workout my calves.
— Roma P. Camper
I learned a lot of foot work skills
July 1, 2018: The campus was nice and all the coaches were very nice. I have learned a lot of foot work skills and a lot about positioning.
— Gianna D. Camper
I loved making new friends, learning form the coaches and playing small sided games.
July 7, 2018: I learned a lot of goal keeping skills I didn't know before like how to dive properly, how to hold/catch the ball etc. I also learned valuable life lessons from the coaches. I loved making new friends, learning form the coaches and playing small sided games.
— Winnie K. Parent
Built new skills
July 5, 2021: MM loves so much this camp. She built new skills. She is more confident in juggling, shooting and using others parts of her body to control the ball. The food was also amazing!!!
— Sogbossi J. Parent
Learned new skills and met new friends
July 5, 2021: He learned some new skills. He was able to spend more time than a usual day camp on his skill building therefore retaining the skills better. He met some new friends who share the love of soccer. He was mentored well by the staff.
— Katie S. 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.