Nike Soccer Camp at Oregon State University

Nike Soccer Camp at Oregon State University
Nike Soccer Camp at Oregon State University

Coaches who share your passion are the best to help you improve! Join us for a week of intensive soccer training at Oregon State University.

At NIKE Soccer Camps, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success. Coach Graeme Jennings has spent the last ten years developing soccer programs in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Director of one of the top ten soccer camps in southern California at Irvine Valley College, he brings his expertise now to the Oregon community.

Highlights Include

  • Skill of the day
  • International style training
  • Game-based activities
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Grouped by age and skill level
  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Graeme Jennings
Camp Director

Graeme Jennings

Graeme Jennings was born in Nottingham, England where he started playing soccer at age 5.  In his youth he played for the prestigious Nottingham Forests youth team and also the regional team of Nottinghamshire.  He earned his coaching credentials at the college level working in schools as an advisor to help to create, set up, and develop soccer programs. 

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While at South Nottingham College he was on the team roster of the highly successful Soccer Academy program which has seen many current professional players graduate from and play/coach for English premier League teams such as Bournemouth, Sheffield United, Bradford City, Charlton Athletic, Leicester City, and Nottingham Forest.

He played college soccer for Sheffield Hallam University and was then recruited to come to the U.S. to coach at summer soccer camps.  After completing his degree in Sports Management, Graeme permanently moved to the U.S. to be the Director of camps for Challenger Sports and coach travel teams.  He has been developing and running soccer programs for the last ten years in the Unites States, Europe, and Africa. He has coached with the Sports Domain Academy (SDA), working with travel teams to design and begin a very successful academy program for pre travel players to learn the necessary skills and knowledge to aid them into the transition of competitive soccer.

Camp Details

Coach Jennings' coaching philosophy focuses on providing players the maximum number of touches on the ball per session.  He believes the more touches taken, the more confidence gained and therefore the better the  footwork and game becomes. Friendly competition is a excellent driver for learning. The skill to push yourself harder every single time can be the greatest motivator for success and development. He combines training methods from the U.S. and Europe to form a full daily schedule that applies challenging drills and new techniques into game situations.

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2017 Session Information 

We offer Overnight, Extended Day, Day, and Half Day Camps for soccer players of all skill levels. 

Overnight camp for ages 8-18

Extended Day camp for ages 8-18
Program runs 9:00 am - 9:00 pm each day, and 9:00 am -12:00 pm on the last day of camp. 

Day camp for ages 8-18
Program runs 9:00am-5:00pm each day, 9:00am-12:00pm on the last day of camp.

Half Day camp for ages 6-8
Program runs from 9:00am-12:00pm each day of camp. 

Skill of the Day
Sunday - Check in and training group placements
Monday - Dribbling
Tuesday - Passing
Wednesday - Shooting 
Thursday - Attacking and Defending
Friday - World Cub Day

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed:  Soccer Ball (campers must bring their own), Soccer cleats, shin guards, goalies must bring own equipment, etc
Facility:  Grass fields

Check-In/Out

Check-In
  • Overnight Campers check in Sunday between 4:00-6:00pm at the dorms.
  • Extended Day and Day Campers check-in Sunday between 5:00-6:00pm at dorms.
  • Day campers depart at 6:45pm on Sunday.
  • Extended Day campers depart at 9:00pm on Sunday.
Check-Out
  • Graduation:Thursday at 11:00am at the dorms. Parents encouraged to attend!
  • Check-Out: Immediately following graduation.

Extended Day & Day Camper Schedule

  • Day camp schedule runs from 9:00am-5:00pm (except first and last days, see above).
  • Extended Day camp schedule runs from 9:00am to 9:00pm (except first and last days, see above).
  • A more complete schedule will be available at check-in. 

Meals

Lunch and dinner are included for Extended Day campers. Day Campers can either purchase a lunch card for $32 or they can bring their own lunch each day.  

Dorms

2017: Dorms TBD. Roommates may be requested, otherwise they are assigned by age and gender. No A/C available in dorms, small fans are recommended.

Evening Activities

Evening activities may include bowling & pizza party, talent show, trip to the movies, camp dance, optional swimming, minature golfing, surprise activities, and access to outdoors college training facilities.

Designated Airport

Portland International Airport

Travel

Nike Soccer Camp does not provide any transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the Portland Airport and schedule The HUT Airport Shuttle Service. http://www.portlandairportshuttle.com. Call: 541-753-7831. Reservations are mandatory. The round trip cost is $85, which must be paid in cash or credit card at the time of service. The camper will need to save their round-trip ticket for the return. Please note that each camper must have a permission letter with destination information from their respective parents to board the shuttle.

The shuttle departs every hour and a half. There is a 12:45pm shuttle to OSU, and one again at 2:15pm which means that the campers will arrive at the OSU bookstore at 4:25pm. A Nike Soccer Camp staff member will meet the camper at the OSU bookstore and take them to check-in, and to their dorms, as long as we are made aware of their arrival time.

Team Discount:

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.

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
  • 2:00-4:00 pm Scrimmage
  • 5:00 pm Day Campers depart, optional soccer activity for extended day and overnight campers
  • 5:00-6:00 pm Shower, Dinner
  • 6:00 pm Evening Activity
  • 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:30 pm Return to dorms
  • 10:00 pm Lights out

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.