Our coaching methodology
Technical. Tactical. Physical. Mental. The four building blocks of every coaching program.
We focus on all parts of the game...and we focus on the athlete. Everyone is different. Good coaches understand that. The same way they understand instinctively what's needed to accelerate improvement. We're lucky enough to have athletes , former athletes and leading professional coaches working with us on Nike Sports Camps. They know what's needed and just as importantly - they know how to explain it to young athletes
Over the years, we have developed our coaching curriculum with the support of our brand partners and industry professionals in both coaching and sports science. The coaching on our camps is designed to enable skill development in a fun and engaging context that constantly challenges and motivates players of all abilities.
We help players develop the courage and confidence to express their full potential during games and matches, as well as to understand and learn from their mistakes in a positive environment. We want every player to experience what it is like to live and train like a professional and achieve this through coaching sessions that have been derived from elite clubs. Our professional experience includes seminars and workshops that centre on important aspects of the game such as tactics, match analysis and nutrition. Every player engages in a 1-to-1 meeting with their coach, who creates a development plan for them to take home. This enables them to continue developing the skills they have learnt during their time with us.
Meet Our Coaches
All our coaches have relevant coaching qualifications and experience, but most importantly they all share our passion for child development. This means they not only deliver coaching of the highest standard, but are also involved in all aspects of camp life, providing a rich and holistic camp experience for our players. Each camp has a Head Coach with advanced coaching qualifications in their field, as well as extensive knowledge and experience in teaching and coaching junior players.
Gill Lemore - Tennis
Gill is a multi-lingual former ATP player and highly qualified performance coach, with experience of working with players of all ages and abilities in Europe and the U.S. As well as setting up Club Med tennis clubs all over the world, Gill has coached at the prestigious Tennis Club de Melun, the Don Carlos Academy and La Jolla Tennis Club.
USPTA Qualified Professional
PTR France Qualified Instructor & LTA Level 4 performance coach
Rob Hope - Football
Rob has over 20 years’ experience in football, coaching and education and has worked in the Centres of Excellence of professional clubs. He is currently the manager and coach of Durham County Schools U18 Select Squad, Durham County U16 and England U16 Boys Club squads. He is also involved in the trial, selection and coaching programme for the England Schools FA U18 representative squad. Many of the players Rob has coached now play at a professional level.
UEFA B licensed coach
Accomplished football project manager experienced in curriculum development
Matt Daly - Hockey
Matt has over 17 years of International hockey experience behind him, 10 years of which were spent in the England and GB National team in which he amassed over 160 international caps in which time he scored more than 60 goals. During this time Matt competed in two Olympic Games (Beijing and London), 4 European Championships (winning a gold in 2009 and bronze in 2011), two Champions Trophies, a World Cup and a Commonwealth Games.
Matt plays his club hockey with Surbiton where he has been a member of the 1st XI for the past 16 years scoring over 200 goals in the meantime. Having retired from International Hockey in 2013 he is now a fully qualified Physical Education teacher at Kingston Grammar School who are renowned for producing junior international players throughout different age groups.
Ryan is a fully qualified PGA Golf Professional and has been a Professional for 14 years. He is one of the most respected coaches in the UK and draws on years of playing and coaching experience to help any level of player through all aspects of their game. He currently coaches several Professional players along with the best young emerging talent in the UK.
Some of Our Other Coaches..
As a former professional ATP player reaching a career high ranking of 671 in singles and 636 in doubles, Miguel has a wealth of experience on what it takes to be a young sporting professional. The former Venezuelan Davis Cup player has been coaching for the past seven years and is currently coaching in London and Switzerland. He has an ITF level 3 qualification and has trained international competing players. In 2012 Miguel was officially named the Director of the National High Complex Centre at the Venezuelan Tennis Federation, where he trained 20 of their best tennis players.
Having come through the junior Croatian National Team and being ranked number one junior at U12, U14, U16 & U18 level, Dijana has enjoyed much success as a player and her career high WTA ranking of 390 means that she knows what it takes to be a top player. Her extensive playing experience has lead her to success as an international tennis coach for the past seven years, qualified with the GPTCA (Zagreb). She’s had experience as head tennis coach at Futur Club in Zagreb, coaching in Monte Carlo and now in Dubai. Dijana has recently joined the coaching team at Nike Sports Camps and brings her expert knowledge and great attitude to the coaching team.