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The Nike Collegiate Soccer Experience is held on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in 2022.

With a variety of overnight and day camp options, field players and goalkeepers alike are able to find the best soccer training for their individual needs. Featuring a world class coaching staff, facilities, and athletic training staff, each player receives both individual and team training to help accelerate his soccer development. At the end of the session all campers receive a detailed evaluation of their performance. We look forward to having the opportunity to help you become the best soccer player possible.

Highlights Include
  • Top-notch coaching from college professionals and Award Winning Head Coach Brizendine
  • VT mens program had two top-30 MLS SuperDraft picks in '21 including #1
  • Nike Camp T-shirt
  • 10:1 camper to staff ratio
  • Elite techical, tactical and fundamental training
  • Air-conditioned dorms
  • Camper Player Cards
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    Camp Director Mike Brizendine

    Taking over the reins of a program that faced strict recruiting restrictions, Head coach Mike Brizendine has rebuilt the men’s soccer team and has seen the most success in program history. Brizendine has made it his mission to lead the Virginia Tech program to new heights and make the Hokies into one of the top programs in the Atlantic Coastal Conference...

Camp Details

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.

In 2022, VT Head Coach Mike Brizendine was named coach of the year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). His first came in 2016, the season that kickstarted the Hokies' ongoing six-year streak of making the NCAA Tournament.

In 2021, VT player development came to fruition when two players were drafted in the top-30! Daniel Pereira was selected by Austin FC as the No. 1 overall pick and Kristo Strickler was selected No. 30 by Houston Dynamo FC in the MLS SuperDraft 2021.

These camps offer an amazing opportunity for any aspiring soccer player to see what it take to play at the next level, learn from a top collegiate program and challenge themselves to get better!

CAMP INFORMATION

  • Dates:
    • June 22-24, 2023
    • July 20-22, 2023
    • July 27-29, 2023
  • Ages: 10-18
  • Options: Extended Day (9am-9pm) and Overnight
  • Capacity will be limited this summer and the camp is set to sell out quickly.

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Camp Info:

Our uniquely structured curriculum helps players preview what it's like to play at Division I soccer, in a fully submerged setting. Be challenged by the coaches, develop new skills during each training session, and receive information about the college recruiting process.

  • Dates: June 23-25, July 21-23 & July 28-30

  • Ages: 10-18

  • Camp Check-in: Cassell Coliseum: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    • First camp meeting: 1:30 PM

    • First field session: 2:00 PM

    • First meal at camp: Dinner

  • Camp Check-out at dorm: 4:00 pm

COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit here…https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety/

HOUSING

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, If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

  • Our Camp Store offers a variety of snacks, drinks, and nightly pizza orders. We suggest campers bring extra spending money.

  • Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel

  • Air Conditioning: A/C is available

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?

  • Instruction: Training from the Virginia Tech coaching staff, plus other college coaches.

  • Overnight & Extended Day campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided. Dinner is not provided but campers can order pizza via the camp store

  • Meals: Overnight campers have three meals a day at our awarding-winning dining halls.

  • 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 Soccer Camps t-shirt and prizes

  • College Recruiting Seminar: Our College Recruiting Seminars provide an opportunity for high school players to have all of their college questions answered. The seminar covers topics such as the difference in college programs (Division 1, 2, 3, & NAIA), information on different conferences, NCAA rules, and the stages of the recruiting process.

  • Room Key & Deposit: Each camper participating in the overnight camp receives a room key with the lanyard giving access to his dorm. US Sports Camps will charge $100 for lost keys.

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. A further list of 'recommended items' will be in the Information Packet.

  • Facility: Cassell Coliseum

  • 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

2023 EXTENDED DAY INFORMATION

  • Day Camp Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Daily Check-In & Out: Cassell Coliseum
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner is provided for Extended Day Campers
  • A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.

2023 OVERNIGHT INFORMATION

  • Check-in: 12:00-1:00pm

  • Check-in Location: Cassell Coliseum

  • Check out: 4:00pm

  • Check-out Location: Cassell Coliseum

  • Meals: Day 1: Dinner | Days 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch

  • A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.

Other Day Camps Offering from Head Coach Mike Brizendine

Head coach Mike Brizendine also offers other Nike Soccer Camps in Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach and Mechanicsville. these are youth day camps, for ages 6-14.

INFORMATION PACKET

A detailed camper information packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers.

SOCCER BALLS

Nike Soccer Camp Balls can be purchased during registration. Players can choose between a size 4 or size 5 ball, which will be passed out on the first day of camp. Please note that it is not required to bring a soccer ball to camp as they are provided by the staff for camp instruction.

TEAM DISCOUNT

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.

PEACE OF MIND POLICY

At US Sports Camps, we hope you will not have to cancel your enrollment in camp. If you do though, there are options. For details on our Cancellation Policy, including cancellations of camp by US Sports Camps, please visit: www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy

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.

***Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities. This camp is owned, controlled and operated by Mike Brizendine and US Sports Camps, Inc. The word “Hokies”, or any other reference to Virginia Tech are by permission of the University, and do not indicate, express, or imply any fashion involvement of the University in the operation or control of the camp.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00amWake Up
  • 7:15-8:30amBreakfast
  • 8:30amDay Campers arrive at Dorm
  • 9:00-11:00amTraining session 1 (Technical Training)
  • 11:30-12:45pmLunch
  • 1:30-3:30pmTraining session 2 (Tactical Training)
  • 4:00-5:15pmDinner
  • 6:30-8:00pmEvening Games
  • 8:15-8:30pmCamp meeting at turf practice field
  • 8:30pmDay Campers leave from meeting
  • 8:30-10:00pmSpecial Games, Pizza, Movies
  • 9:45-10:15pmIn Rooms and Lights Out (10-11 yrs & 12-14 yrs)
  • 10:00-10:30pmIn Rooms and Lights Out (15-16 yrs & 17-18 yrs)

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PLAYING SURFACES
All fields used for the Collegiate Soccer Experience are located on Virginia Tech's campus. With a wide variety of facilities, Virginia Tech features some of the best playing surfaces in the country. All campers use the practice training fields (grass and field turf for all playing conditions), as well as the Rector Field House (indoor soccer complex).

RESIDENCE HALLS
All overnight campers stay on campus in air-conditioned student dorms, conveniently located near the dining halls and soccer facilities. Roommate requests are not guaranteed.

DINING FACILITIES
The Collegiate Soccer Experience is pleased to offer some of the best dining in the country. Virginia Tech serves the best food in the nation, according to The Princeton Review’s "Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition." Virginia Tech's award winning dining facilities offer a wide variety of nutritious meals at the newly renovated D2, which features all you can eat dining.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.57 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Getting Prepared for the Up Coming Season

    July 23, 2019: Hector loved that he felt challenged with the other boys that attended the camp and had amazing coaches. He stated he feels ready for this coming soccer season.

    — Silvia M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Having Fun and Learning New Skills

    July 19, 2019: Landyn really enjoyed camp and was excited to return each day. He said he learned a lot and LOVED it!

    — Missy P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learning New Skills With Great Coaches

    July 26, 2019: Hayden enjoyed camp. He really enjoyed the coaching staff and opportunity to improve his soccer skills in preparation for the upcoming club season. Thank you for your commitment to developing youth soccer players.

    — Nycole R. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Camp runs like a smooth oiled machine

    July 23, 2018: Camp runs like a smooth oiled machine. This is Hunter’s 4th year. Very good camp! He loves working with the coaches and the food is fantastic!

    — Krista P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    We'll be back next year

    July 5, 2018: My son learned about communicating with teammates and the importance of spacing. He loved the whole experience from the dining hall, to the workouts, to the awesome facilities!

    — Julie F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Our son loved the high level of competition

    July 23, 2018: He couldn’t say he actually learned anything new but, it was nice to play with and against such high-level players and be with a knowledgeable coach who shared advice and gave input. Our son loved the high level of competition and was really impressed with the energy and knowledge of his assigned coach.

    — Robert S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best Time

    This was the first time my son has been on his own and it was 4 hours away from home. As a parent, I was worried how it would go. After seeing the campus and the security at the dorms and listening to the instructors I felt more at ease. Then speaking with my child nightly and knowing he was tired, ate 3 meals a day, and was showering, I knew he was in good hands and doing just fine. He said he had the best time of his life and the experience was amazing! He will be attending next year! Thank you all for providing a great life experience and memories for my son!

    — Amy W., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience

    I would like to see the camp take place for a longer period of time! 2.5-3 days is just not long enough when traveling from Cincinnati, OH. My son really enjoyed the experience and even though he is only going into 8th grade I think he gained an appreciation for what a great school Virginia Tech is but a cumulative 22 hours of driving in 4 days is too much. Thanks for the great experience!

    — Michael F., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    I cannot thank you enough for providing such a fantastic camp for my son! As a mom, you cannot put a price on safety and I THANK YOU for providing such a great environment! I loved the great organization and the ease of getting Will checked in and out. The experience was life-changing and I truly appreciate it! Also, I (and my son too) LOVED the Player Evaluation Card! It provided great and honest insight. It gave us a plan, so to speak, on where Will needs to work on certain skills. Thank you again for such a great camp! We will be back next year!!

    — Amanda A. Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Skills improve every year

    I have attended the camp for two consecutive years. Each year, I learn more and build on the skills I improved on from the previous year. Feedback is instant and constructive. Good pace and structure.

    — Kyle L., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Enthusiast

    This is a great camp! My son has been to this camp five times and plans to come back next summer. Excellent positive coaching. Highly skilled players. Lots of fun. Food at Virginia Tech is excellent.

    — Lois A., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Best camp; will go back

    Best soccer camp by far my son has ever attended. For the first time with any soccer camp, he talked about going back next year even as we were going home.

    — Robert G., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Excellent level of competition

    My son, a rising senior, had an outstanding experience at the Nike Soccer Camp at Virginia Tech. The training, coaching enthusiasm, and level of competition were excellent. He is striving to have his best year yet, and feels the camp was an excellent addition to his summer program.

    — Jim M,, Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Excellent Experience

    Excellent experience. This was my son's second year attending the camp! He loved every minute. He has already said he'll do it again next summer. Thank you, Nike and the experienced coaching staff.

    — Selena P., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Attended the past three summers

    My two boys have enjoyed the camp for the past three summers and have recommended to friends and teammates. Always a great experience.

    — Larry C., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Best Training I've Experienced

    The training was excellent. Best I've experienced, and I've been to a lot of soccer camps.

    — Colin H., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    Learned a Great Deal

    Fantastic camp for kids! Excellent coaches and a great opportunity to improve and expand upon current soccer skills. Highly recommend this Nike camp. Our son has attended the last 2 years and has learned a great deal.

    — Janette K., Parent 2015

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    This camp was so much fun! It was a great experience to have with my friends since a couple of my teammates attended the camp with me. I also made some new friends that I hope to see again next year. My coach was a super soccer player and he did a great job helping me to be better too. I can't wait to go back next year.

    — Justin W., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    Good as it Gets

    The facilities at Virginia Tech are as good as it gets. They get great players to come to the camp which makes it very enjoyable camp.

    — Owen C., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    Big improvements

    We have seen a big improvement in our son's skills since attending camp. He had a great time and before the parents left they made it very clear that the staff was there for the children day or night and made sure the littler ones understood they could come and get them anytime for any reason- which made me and my son feel comfortable.

    — Gary S., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Had a blast

    This camp was a great experience. The food was fantastic and the air conditioned dorm was a plus. My son went with a group from his team and had a blast. We would definitely recommend this camp to other soccer players.

    — Phil D., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    More 1-on-1

    for the younger camps U13----more 1 on 1 or very small group work. my sons report card did not match up with his skill except in 1 area and that made me listen more to what he was actually saying in regards to the attention to the boys by the coaching staff. I don't feel that there was enough focus on small group or individual or they would have been more accurate in their assessment of my son and his friend who had the same issue. I sent my son to this camp because my older son had 2 great experiences there. I am hesitant to send my younger son again with the cost of camp for 3 days. I know it has been better from my older and i expect that for all the boys.

    — James B., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Beyond anything I have experienced

    I would attend this camp again because the level of training is excellent and the level of the coaching is beyond anything else I have experienced. Thanks you for the great week.

    — Tom L., Camper 2014

    • 5/5.
    Great conditions

    My son went with two friends, and they all really enjoyed everything about this camp. Also, they've done other camps in the past, and very much appreciated having air conditioned dorms, and excellent dining, in addition to the soccer experience itself.

    — Maggie S., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Needs better sleeping arrangement

    Same kids have been going together each year, but this year you put all three in the same room. Not very well thought out. Not done before. As parents, we had to rearrange everything. Paid all this money for one child to sleep on the floor? Not good. Everything else was great however and the kids, which is the most important issue, is they had fun. They had two different rooms last several years.

    — Jennifer S., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Made new friends

    Great tactical and technical training. Met lots of great coaches made new friends.

    — Nick O., Camper 2014

    • 5/5.
    Very organized

    The camp was very organized, the boys were pushed and the campus experience is a bonus for boys who are looking at colleges and play soccer.

    — Patricia J., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    By far the biggest return

    My son has attended a lot of soccer camps but the Virginia Tech camp by far had the biggest return oninvestment. The experience and skills that my son gained at the camp completely outshined those of other camps. He will definitely be attending again.

    — Tamar C., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Helpful and engaged staff

    I felt quite safe leaving my child at Virginia Tech. The coach made a wonderful appeal as to the expectations of the campers during their stay at Virginia Tech. All of the staff were very helpful and engaged us as we registered.

    — Ingrid S., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the "college life"

    This was our first year at the VT camp. My son and his teammate came to the camp. They learned new tactical and technical moves they will take back to their team. They enjoyed the "college life" and the said the food was amazing! We enjoyed being able to watch their evening games. They will definitely return next year.

    — Tiffany B., Parent 2013

    • 5/5.
    Needs better evaluation

    More individual focus or smaller group focus. Actually work on items on your "report card" it's like a teacher giving a grade for something they never addressed all year.

    — Thomas B., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Too hot

    Option to use any indoor facilities, if available. The week my son was there (July 24-27) was brutally hot, nearly 100 degrees in the afternoon and much hotter on the artificial turf.

    — Cynthia W., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Absolutely the best coaching

    Best camp I've ever attended. I've even experienced ODP and UVA camp. VT camp was absolutely the best coaching I've seen. Wow!

    — Giorgi R., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Skill improvement; reccomend

    My son CJ had a wonderful experience at VA Tech camp. The coaches were very engaging, and helped him improve his game. We definitely recommend this camp!

    — Mary C., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Made my son start looking into colleges

    The camp showed my son what he needed to improve on to get a college to look at him, while also improving his soccer skills and showing him what it is like to live away from home. It made him start looking a schools to see what it takes to get a soccer scholarship. Before this camp we had to ask him to practice now he practice without us saying anything.

    — Sam G., Parent 2013

    • 5/5.
    Recommend to anyone

    Nike soccer camp was a great experience. The coaches and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful in perfecting my game. I would recommend this camp to anyone!!

    — Luis T., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Excellent program

    The Nike camp at VT is an excellent program. My son had fun, worked hard, learned some new techniques, and made several new friends. On the way home he asked if he could return next year! Thanks VT & Nike, for a great experience!

    — Omar S., Parent 2013

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Blacksburg,Virginia24061

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Last year over 650 Nike 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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Jun. 22 - Jun. 24, 2023Nike Boys Collegiate Soccer Experience Virginia Tech

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Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper

Age Group: 10 - 18

Gender: Boys

*THIS CAMP SOLD OUT IN 2022* First Day Check-in: 12-1pm |Last Day Check-out: 4pm

Extended Day 9am-9pm $525.00

Availability: Yes


Overnight $625.00

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* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.

Jul. 20 - Jul. 22, 2023Nike Boys Collegiate Soccer Experience Virginia Tech

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Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper

Age Group: 10 - 18

Gender: Boys

*Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2022.* First Day Check-in: 12-1pm |Last Day Check-out: 4pm

Extended Day 9am-9pm $525.00

Availability: Yes


Overnight $625.00

Availability: Yes


* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.

Jul. 27 - Jul. 29, 2023Nike Boys Collegiate Soccer Experience Virginia Tech

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Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper

Age Group: 10 - 18

Gender: Boys

*Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2022.* First Day Check-in: 12-1pm |Last Day Check-out: 4pm

Extended Day 9am-9pm $525.00

Availability: Yes


Overnight $625.00

Availability: Yes


* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.

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