Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Camp with Player ONE Performance at Westmont College
EXPERIENCE THE UNIQUE, PLAYER-CENTRIC APPROACH TO TRAINING
The entire philosophy and approach is around your player. Take everything you would want from a traditional soccer camp, add the unique, player-centric approach from each and every one of our staff members, and your experience is one you want to repeat over and again. We promise an ultimate soccer camp as you look to maximize your player's ability. The Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Westmont College has been teaching soccer players and goalkeepers of all ability levels since 1982. Get the full camp experience and have fun while building the core fundamentals integrated within Nike Soccer Camps. Make friends and create memories with our team that will last a lifetime!
- Our international, professional coaching staff is selected for their passion for the game and ability to teach. The ratio of coaches to players in the Academy is 1:8
- Players receive a complete Nike uniform
- Position-specific training
- Unique, professional camp curriculum
- Special goalkeeping training is offered each week.
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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, so please be sure to register early.
Our objective is to help you reach your highest potential. We set the momentum, accelerate your soccer learning path, and empower you to reach your goals.
ACADEMY CAMP INFO:
- 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
- Ages: 9-18
- Options Extended Day 8:30am-8:30pm & Overnight
- First day check-in: Sunday at 3:00 pm at Page Hall*
- Last day check-out: 11:00 am on the last day of camp
- Meals: See meal breakdown below
*First-day hours for extended-day campers (3-8:30pm)
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: TBD
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual
- Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel
- Air Conditioning: Please refer to the Camper Registration Packet. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment
- Spending Money: For pizza, subs, sodas – the suggested amount is $30 a week.
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: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Vogelsinger Uniform
- Extended-Day: Day 1: Dinner | Day 2-5: Lunch, Dinner | Day 6: none
- Overnight: Day 1: Dinner | Day 2-5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 6: Breakfast
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: Westmont College 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
EXTENDED DAY INFORMATION
- Day Camp Hours: 8:30am-8:30pm
- First day runs from 3:00-8:30pm
- Final day runs from 9:00-11am
- Meals: Day 1 Dinner | Day 2 Lunch, Dinner | Day 3 Lunch
OVERNIGHT CAMP INFO:
Check-in: First day at 3pm
Check-in location: Page Hall
Check out: 11am
Meals: Day 1 Dinner | Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 3 Breakfast, Lunch
- Weekend Stay-over for 2 weeks Academy students: The weekends are “rest time” for multiple-week students. There is a required schedule of non-physical activities on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
- Saturday schedule: On-field program 9-11:30 am. Lunch: noon; Free time: 1-4pm; Stretching and Visualization: 4-5pm; Dinner and free time: 5-8pm; Evening meeting and movie: 8pm.
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)
- 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)
- Bed sheets
- Comforter or sleeping bag
- Pillow and pillowcase
- Athletic clothing
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- 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
- 7:00am Wake-up
- 7:30am Run/Breakfast
- 9:30am Field Session (Technical Skills Development)
- Noon Lunch
- 2:00pm Field Session (Tactical Training)
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Field Session (Tournament Games)
- 9:00pm In dorms - evening activities
- 10:30pm Lights out
Camp Questions & Answers
Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?
Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and brought with you to the first day of camp.
How and when will I receive my Registration packet with important camp details?
Well before the start of your camp (at least 3 weeks), you will receive an information packet which will include all the important details about camp: directions to camp, when to arrive, what to pack/ bring, camp address (for mail) and key camp phone numbers and the Medical/ Release form, etc.
Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?
Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members reside in the same dorms as the campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the dorm. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.
What is the cancellation policy?
Hopefully, you will not have to cancel, but if you must, please do so early so that those on the waiting list can be notified.
For those who have Cancellation Protection: Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees (deposit or full payment) if you cancel for any reason before May 1st. Please note: $50 Cancellation Protection fee is non-refundable.
If you cancel after May 1st, 2020, we will issue you a camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2021. Your camp voucher is transferable to family and may be used for any Vogelsinger Soccer Academy.
For those who do not have Cancellation Protection: If you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a Vogelsinger Soccer Academy voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2021. Your camp voucher is transferable to a family member and may be used for any Vogelsinger Soccer program. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection and who cancel on time.
I enjoyed the games
Came back with friends!
I have attended Vogelsinger Soccer Academy for the past 2 years. My best friend and I have enjoyed it so much that we told all of our friends and we were able to fill our suite with our friends. Our friends had a blast, loved the program, and have now told their teammates and it looks like we will be able to fill 2 rooms next year. Now that's the best testimonial you can get!!! I can't say enough about how wonderful the coaches are. The coaches are fun, competent and they work hard on giving us new moves and tips for making us a more complete player. The fields are nice, and close, and the dorm rooms are great. The food is pretty good too! We love to order "take-out" pizza. It makes for a fun night of Pizza. Nothing better than a good giggle with your best friends at camp! And finally, Doug Parra... He has got to be the nicest director ever! He is constantly overseeing everything and making sure that everyone is fine. It's awesome when I show up to the camp the first day and Doug is greeting me and knows my name. I know that if I ever had a challenge or problem at camp, Doug would fix it. He is very approachable and I am comfortable going to him for anything I need. See you next year!
— K.F. All Star player
Experience of a lifetime
Volgelsinger Academy was just an awesome experience for my daughter. My daughter is 13 and had the experience of a lifetime. She got to meet kids across the Globe and to this day she is still talking with these kids. I thought that the safety overall was great and the kids never left without being in groups. The soccer training was exceptional, along with a rigorous soccer training schedule. My daughter went to the three week Academy and when she got home she was very drained and exhausted. She tells me that she wants to go back next year.
It is really fun, you meet a lot of nice people and you cannot leave without learning a lot. Even if you are already a great soccer player you always come out of there even better, wether you learned moves tactics, or just have a better shot, it is worth it.
Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at UCSB is a wonderful experience, both athletically and socially. The weather is perfect, the coaches are international and quite good. My daughter can't wait to return next year.
— Parent of a Camper
Choosing Vogelsinger was the best decision I made; expectations were exceeded! 2 weeks academy at UCSB Campus were great - and I got in touch with a lot of young people - now friends! Thank you! I will - for sure - return, even if it´s a long trip from Germany!
— Kim from Germany Camper
Very happy returner!
Four years now for my 12 yr. old and she loves it more every year. She even wrote a school essay on Vogelsinger being her favorite week of the year. Next year she goes for two weeks!
— Stuart M Parent of a Camper
One on One Time
Lots of one on one time by very dedicated coaches. I was exhausted by the end but very thankful for the experience.
Alan is an amazing coach he is really one of a kind. Vogelsinger did a great job of making me a better player and I really could feel myself improving during the week.
See you Next Year!
My son had an excellent experience and is looking forward to next year. He stated that he really liked the instruction and said everything was explained, demonstrated and passed on really well. The motivational attitudes of the instructors kept the camp fun and at the same made want to learn. Christian says thanks for everything and he'll see you next year.
— Parent of a Camper
My son has improved remarkably during each of the two years he has attended camp. The coaches and trainers are excellent.
— Parent of a Camper
This is my third time and my soccer skills have improved every time. I am happy to see old friends every time and to make new ones. I will surely come back.
This camp is sooo good because there are girls at advanced levels and coaches can teach us in a way that's not judgmental or critical but caring They want us to improve for ourselves and the coaches give great motivational advice that's not BS. Bottom line, Vogelsinger cares about my improvement in soccer. That Matters.
Highly recommend this camp
I am a third year returning camper and I highly recommend this camp to anyone who has the passion to become a better soccer player. I learn so much each year and my game improves every time. The best part about this camp is that I learn to play my personal best! I also like meeting new campers and making lifelong friends!
Our son has participated in many soccer programs, and found the Nike Vogelsinger camp at UCSB to be a fantastic experience - disciplined training, a high level of skills, campers from around the globe and a fun campus environment.
The Goalie Camp was amazing. My daughter came home every day wanting to show off something new. Everyday. We will be back for another 3 week's next summer.
Came away with more confidence
My daughter went to this camp with one of her team mates. She worked very hard and had a wonderful experience. Her coaches provided her with great leadership, and she developed an array of new skills. It was clear she developed and has already told me that she wants to return for at least two weeks next year. She came away with greater confidence in both soccer and with self esteem. She also made some amazing new friends! She said it reaffirmed her love for the game, and instilled more of a personal work ethic in her, as well as taught her to be more coachable.
July 13, 2019: Aidan really grew as a soccer player and young man during the three week camp. This was his first experience being away from home more than a week (at age 12) and wants to return next year. The staff, led by Doug Parra, were amazing and a big part of my son’s positive experience during the three weeks. I attended the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy 29 years ago and am glad my son also has the opportunity to learn the game properly.
— Alex L. Parent
Really enjoyed the camp instructors
June 27, 2021: Hudson really enjoyed the camp instructors. Kudos to the coaches team, Hudson kept on saying how they were great footballers but also how kind they were. Thanks!
— Josh G. Parent
June 27, 2021: Kole loved sleep away camp with his teammates. It was a safe and nurturing environment.
— Robin H. Parent
Helped him grow as a soccer player
June 27, 2021: Quincy loved hanging out with his friends who were at camp, the student lounges and staying in the dorms. He really liked the soccer drills and that they focused specifically on one subject or concept during trainings. It was fun and certainly helped him grow as a soccer player. We look forward to doing it again next summer!
— Kendall B. Parent
So much fun
July 5, 2021: Devin was nervous, this being her first overnight camp. She had so much fun all around in this setting. She did have 3 friends attend with her and that made it even better.
— Paul V. Parent
Learning new skills
July 12, 2021: He enjoyed meeting new kids, the dorm experience, and learning new skills.
— Jennifer C. Parent
July 12, 2021: My daughter rated her experience a 10/10. She loved it!
— Richard N. Parent
July 12, 2021: Loved meeting new friends. The campus and field were first rate. It was great to have 1-1 experience with amazing coaches for goalie skills, as a lot of camps don't focus on the goalie.
— Jennifer S. Parent
July 12, 2019: Matthew really enjoyed working with his coaches and improving his skills in the training sessions and games. He found the goalie coach, Juan, to be great to work with and feels like he received helpful, constructive feedback. Matthew & his friends, Alex and Patrick, were very excited about the camp when we picked them up and said that it was a great experience. They all feel that returning multiple years makes the camp easier to adjust to and their skills have greatly improved from attending.
— Leslie H. Parent
Loved her week at camp
June 27, 2021: Sofia loved her week at camp. She enjoyed everything about it.
— Daniel L. Parent
There is a family feel about it
July 6, 2018: Stamina. You really push the kids to their athletic limits, it shows them what they are capable of! I love that they come home with an evaluation and specific skills to work on. Meeting friends who also love soccer and being inspired by the wonderful coaches. Also the independence to follow a schedule on his own, go to town with friends. This camp is the highlight of his year! The camp is well organized from check-in to check-out. There is a family feel about it- everyone seems to care about my son's well-being. The accommodations are wonderful and I feel very safe leaving him at Tropicana Gardens, it is great that it is all set up in one courtyard. This is a camp he will return to for many years to come!
— Rachael C. Parent
Improving skills in all categories
July 12, 2019: Joao had a great time at camp. He got a lot of playing time and was able to play with older players. This allowed him to improve his endurance and running speed. Joao also enjoyed that the camp supervisors were very mindful of his needs and were very polite and courteous.The camp was fantastic! Joao enjoyed it a lot and was very happy with all aspects of the camp.
— Maria A. Parent
Coaches from different parts of the world was also greatly appreciated
June 23, 2018: As a parent, I was very impressed when showing up on Friday. The camp director, as well as, most of the staff all took time to talk with me and knew exactly who my son was. Each of them provided feedback for me on my son. My son is so picky, but he really enjoyed this camp. He loved the strong workouts and training philosophy. The direction from coaches from different parts of the world was also greatly appreciated by him. I'm hoping to send him back next summer to try out the 2nd week of the program.
— Jacquelyn R. Parent
She learned a new shooting technique
June 23, 2018: She learned a new shooting technique, what to do when a defender is coming at you, New moves and how to accelerate when you do them. Highlights were the World Cup, Evening games, and the food.
— Kristin R. Parent
The coaches were very professional/knowledgeable
Derek loved learning new skills and meeting lots of players at the camp. The coaches were very professional/knowledgeable; the physical trainer (Chris) was extremely kind and caring.
— Mark L. Parent
This camp is just wonderful!
This camp is just wonderful! It helps you in every way possible, at first I didn't think that the "kicky kicky" thing with coach Matt wouldn't help a bit but honestly does. This camp is great because it shows great spirit and friendliness. They promise that you'll go home a better player and you honestly do!
— Camper, 2017
My father went to this camp in 1984,85,and 86. He told me this was an incredible experience. After attending the camp I have to agree. The soccer instruction was great, the intensity was high and the people were all very nice. Next year i want to go for 2 weeks. I would love to bring my friends next year. I had an incredible time.
— Camper, 2016
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.