ELS Language and Nike Soccer Camp at the San Domenico School
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Go for the goal, hone your game and improve your English at the ELS and Nike Soccer camp at San Domenico this summer.
Coach Ben Maxwell and his Player ONE philosophy are coming to Marin county for the first time in 2017! The Player One experience will be one that you can't wait to experience over and over again. Unique in name, approach, process and product, Player One is the ultimate soccer program that helps maximize player skills over the summer. Player One is everything you want from a traditional soccer camp, plus a unique, player-centric approach designed to help you achieve your best on the field.
- Ages 9 - 16; boys and girls welcome
- Unique, Professional Player ONE Camp Curriculum
- Group scrimmages and drills with American and international youth soccer players
- Personalized Player One profile including camp evaluation form and an FDP ( future development plan ) These profiles include ideas and tips on how to improve after the camp is over.
- Daily pictures posted through out website. Taken on the day, posted on the day! Guaranteed over 500 pictures each day - Live streaming camera at camp
- Daily and weekly player prizes and awards
- ELS Classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Ten 50-minute lessons per week
- Fun evening camp activities with American children - weekend excursions for multi-week campers
- Official Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt
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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 ⟩
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.
Ben 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 Ben produces.
Ben'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, Ben has been able to create a program unique in its development, presented and implemented to the highest of standards.
Campers looking for a soccer only program - with no ELS classes, please click here.
All Inclusive Tuition
The prices listed below include all Nike Soccer Training, ELS English Language instruction and materials, on-campus housing, 3 meals a day, round trip airport transfers, weekend stayover(s), and predetermined activities.
ELS Language Classes
Gain confidence in your conversational English skills. Classes focus on communication skills with their new friends at camp and on the courts. All levels welcome. Campers are evaluated at the first class and group according to skill. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level groups. General English practice with professional ELS Instructors. Ten 50-minute lessons per week. Monday – Friday afternoons (see detailed sample schedule under More Details.)
About Player One
Player One Soccer was created in 2016 with the aim to provide a more personal, professional, detail orientated program for the aspiring young soccer player. Through years of experience, hard work, and passion, Player One Soccer has created an entirely unique camp structure with the primary focus on improving each individual player above and beyond their own highest vision of capability. Hand picked, fully trained, experienced camp staff, comprised only of full time, year round, professional youth soccer coaches and educators gives our players the pinnacle in camp coaching. Coaches are selected first on their ability to interact and inspire the players, along with their willingness to always put in extra to improve each player. Our Player One camp profile is like no other. Each camper will receive a packet at the end of the week with a Player One individual camp photo, a full camper evaluation, and an FDP ( future development plan ). Our staff take the extra care to ensure you will continue to improve long after the camp is over. Add on top of this, a specialized camp curriculum, ever evolving and created through years of experience and study, executed with the highest levels of professionalism, and your Player One is guaranteed to not only improve but to be inspired from our week of camp.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check In & Check Out
Check-in is always on a Sunday (International campers are welcome to arrive anytime). The last day of a the ELS and Soccer programs are on Saturday.
Register Online or Submit a PDF Application
Use the links below to choose the session you'd like to attend, or download an application here and email it to email@example.com
Accommodation & Roommates
Prep School Dorm Rooms. 2 campers to 1 room. Shared bathroom. American roommate if requested.
Linens and Laundry
Bed sheets, pillow, and towel provided. Onsite laundry facilities available. No charge.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included everyday expect check-in and check-out days. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if alerted before camp.
Fun evening activities planned Monday – Thursday
Weekends & Trips
Explore San Francisco! Weekend activities provided for weekend campers to enjoy new friends, see new sites, and practice English! See attached calendar.
Round-trip airport transfers provided from San Francisco International Airport. Provide flight itinerary when registering or at least 3 weeks prior to camp start date. UM service available providing ample notice is given.
For an additional $60, add supplemental health coverage. On-site school nursed and trainers available for on-site injuries. You must be medically insured while at camp. If your health insurance will not cover you while in America, you must find alternative coverage whether that is the one US Sports Camps provides or otherwise.
Wi-Fi & Communication
Wi-Fi access in common areas and dorm rooms available to campers. Camp office provides computer access for Skype and Email.
Suggested $100/week for spending money..
A detailed camper welcome packet containing health & release forms, emergency contact info, and a packing list will be emailed to all registered campers in Spring 2016. Our health and release forms require a doctor's signature and will be collected on the first day of camp. International campers must have health insurance valid in the US in order to attend camps.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Breakfast
- 8:30 – 10:00 AM ELS Language Classes
- 10:15 – 12:00 PM Nike Soccer Training - Warm-Up / Activation Stations/Position Specific Training
- 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Rest
- 1:00 – 2:30 PM Video Presentation - Finishing Topics/Finishing Sessions on Field
- 2:45 – 3:30 PM Small-sided games/Tournament/Futsal or Optional Swimming
- 3:30 PM Day Camp ends – Free time – Open Gym
- 5:00 PM Rest/Shower/Dinner
- 7:15-9:00 PM Evening Activity
- 9:00-10:00 PM Campers to rooms/dorms
- 10:15 PM Lights out
Founded in 1850, San Domenico is an independent co-educational (pre-K through Grade 12) day and boarding school located on 200 hectares in San Anselmo, California. The campus features state-of-the-art academic facilities, a music conservatory, riding stables, grass soccer field, swimming pool, gymnasium and six tennis courts.
Located in Marin County, San Anselmo is eight kilometers from Central San Rafael and 26 kilometers north from downtown San Francisco. California’s beautiful Napa and Sonoma counties and the northern coastline and beaches are within a 50-minute drive. Campers live on-campus in double occupancy and triple dorm rooms. Dining hall is next door to the dorms and offers a wide variety of excellent food choices at every meal as well as features organic meats and vegetables across most meals. Laundry facilities are on site, kitchen and lounge with TV and games are on each floor.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
This camp was amazing. The level of instruction and ability of Coach Ben and kids was eye-opening. I didn't know kids this age could do this level of technical drills, and still have fun! The scrimmage at the end brought it all together and let the kids work the skills in a game scenario. Really fun to watch. This is a top-level camp, attracting elite players."
Coaching is Great
My daughter is a competitive soccer player and has attended many of Ben's camps. He is always well organized and designs them to challenge the player to meet their full potential as a soccer player and as a teammate. We like and trust him so much we continue to have small group trainings with him once a week outside the regular team trainings. I highly recommend attending camps run by Ben.
— LeeAnn W.
Not only are Ben and his staff professional, but they pay attention to the details. My son is an elite player and has recently attended Player ONE Camps. He loved the training drills and the fact that he was constantly challenged by the staff and the rest of the elite players attending the camps. He was encouraged to express his creativity during each training and this has improved his decision making and playing style. My son is scoring 1-2 goals per game from inside and outside the 18-yard box! Thank you Player ONE, we’ll definitely be back!
— Jose A
Camp Dates & Prices
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