Collegiate Soccer Experience at the University of Minnesota

Collegiate Soccer Experience at the University of Minnesota
Collegiate Soccer Experience at the University of Minnesota

We are pleased to bring Virginia Tech's Head Soccer Coach, Mike Brizendine, to host Collegiate Soccer Experience at the UMN campus recreation facilities!

With overnight and day camp options, field players and goalkeepers alike will find training for their individual needs. Featuring a professional coaching staff, beautiful facilities and top athletic training staff, each player receives both individual and team training to help accelerate his soccer development. After the end of the week all overnight campers receive a detailed evaluation of their performance. Players will leave camp having improved their skills and excited to bring what they've learned to their home teams!

Highlights Include

  • Nike Camp T-Shirt
  • Top-notch coaching from college professionals
  • Certificate and evaluation
  • 10:1 Camper to Coach Ratio
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mike Brizendine
Camp Director

Mike Brizendine

After serving 10 years as a college assistant soccer coach, including five at Virginia Tech, Mike Brizendine finally got his opportunity to be a head coach when former AD Jim Weaver promoted him to the head coach of the Tech men’s soccer program on June 11, 2009.

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Having directed Nike Soccer Camps for years at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, Coach Briz is excited to share his expertise with campers in Minneapolis!

Camp Details

Soccer players in the state of Minnesota can now experience the Nike Soccer Camp program, enjoy meeting new friends and having serious fun on campus at University of Minnesota!  Campers will learn principles of attacking and defending, combination play, pressure-cover-balance, flank play, counter attacking, zonal defending, finishing, and more.

We break down the game, and focus on individual topics for each session and then practice in small sided games. Our system of coaching gives players the chance to make better decisions while playing at a faster pace, reaching a new level of awareness and understanding of the game. We make camp competitive as the players push themselves. During the week players compete in small sided tournaments and evening games. Registration is limited to ages 10-18.

More Important Camp Details

GOALKEEPER CAMP:

Our goalkeeping camps are run in conjunction with our residential camps. The structure of the goalkeeper camp offers a balance of specific goalkeeper training, training with the team, and playing in games. The goalkeepers start off the day with specific goalkeeper training. Focus is on the many facets of the game such as crosses, shot stopping, shot handling, breakaways, angle play, set pieces, and distribution. In the afternoon sessions, the goalkeepers are integrated into the field sessions when there is a finishing or crossing topic. Otherwise, the goalkeepers stay together for specific training. The final session of the day is games compteition. The goalkeepers are placed on a team and receive valuable game experience. Registration is limited to ages 10-18.

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. Groups can register online or via mail/fax.

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 providing credit card number or a check. 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.

CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING (Overnight Campers)
(1) Pair molded soccer cleats
(1) Pair shin guards
(5) Pair shorts
(1) Pillow
(5) T-shirts
(1) Pillow case, Long student bed sheets
(8) Pair socks
(1) Blanket
(4) Towels/washcloths
(1) Laundry bag
(1) Alarm clock (optional)
(1) Small carrying bag
(1) Pair of sneakers or indoor soccer shoes
*Toiletry articles

Facilities

The University of Minnesota is not affiliated in any way with the activities conducted by Nike Soccer Camps on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the University of Minnesota and Nike Soccer Camps is solely that of licensor and licensee. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 am Wake Up
  • 7:15-8:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Day Campers arrive at dorm
  • 9:00-11:00 am Training Session 1 (Technical Training)
  • 11:30 am-12:45 pm Lunch/Rest
  • 1:30-3:30 pm Training Session 2 (Tactical Training)
  • 4:00-5:15 pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8:00 pm Evening Soccer Games
  • 8:15-8:30 pm Camp Meeting
  • 8:30 pm Day Campers leave from meeting
  • 8:30-10:00 pm Special Games, Pizza, Movies
  • 9:45-10:15 pm In Rooms/Lights Out (10-14 yrs)
  • 10:00-10:15 pm In Rooms/Lights Out (15-18 yrs)

Camper Reviews

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This is a new camp location (no reviews yet). 

 

However, Camp Director Mike Brizendine has many positive reviews on the webpage for his long-standing Nike Soccer Camp at Virginia Tech! 

Camp Dates & Prices

2018 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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