Overnight and Day Camps
Each camper receives the same basic experience at every camp throughout the summer. The experience is based on the premise that every soccer player needs to focus on both technical and tactical training, as well as the psychological aspects of teamwork, sporting behavior, and individual challenges. Our program, aided by an outstanding staff and well-prepared curriculum, is structured to begin with each camper’s skill level and a challenge to attain the highest level possible by the end of the week. In addition, specialty weeks are offered for campers that demonstrate more advanced skills.
2016 Summer Season
World Class Goalkeeping and Finishing School - This very popular specialty camp features Paul Barron – longtime English Premier League Goalkeeper, trainer and curriculum expert; Marcus Hahnemann longtime EPL and Seattle Sounders FC professional goalkeeper and Steve McCrath, Barry University (Miami, FL) Men’s Soccer Coach. This exciting week comprises specialty goalkeeper training and dynamic finishing programs for resident and day campers ages 12-17. Goalkeeper training consists of comprehensive goalkeeping sessions covering the basic fundamentals of shot-stopping, positioning, footwork, handling, 1 vs. 1 breakaways, distributing and crossing. Tactics include situational play, game preparation, communication, and environmental conditions. The Finishing School program, directed by Coach Steve McCrath, many of whose players have gone on to play professionally, focuses on attacking in the final third. Training includes small-sided exercises on the art of attacking and finishing while competing against those being trained at the highest level in the art of goalkeeping.
Elite Camp - in its 25th year – offers the elite player a week of intense, no-nonsense soccer – designed to prepare him/her for advanced play at the high school, club and college level. This session is designed for serious soccer players based on collegiate and professional training camp formats. The program is directed by Steve McCrath. Tami Perkins heads up the girl’s program and the staff features college and professional coaches from around the world. In addition, one of the most unique segments of the Elite Week experience is the power and explosion program directed by US Olympic Hall-of-Fame Coach Dr. Kenneth Foreman, his world record holder wife Denise, and legendary Montana State University coach Dale Kennedy.
Advanced and Jr. Advanced Player Camp – Advanced Camp is similar to Elite Week with the training focus on high level skill development. This camp is a step up from our complete skills training camps and geared toward campers wanting to play a higher level of soccer. NSC was the first camp in the United States to offer both Advanced and Jr. Advanced soccer programs.
Field Player & Goalkeepers Complete Skills Camps – These camps include training in all aspects of the game of soccer. For field players, the program features receiving, passing, dribbling, shooting and team play. Goalkeeper training includes shot-stopping, 1 vs. 1 breakaways, distribution, crossing, and team play in game-like situations.
Future Stars Camps -These camps, under the direction of Chris Perkins, are for boys and girls ages 7-9. The program is based on Northwest Soccer Camp’s commitment to provide the highest level of soccer training and features an emphasis on developing fundamental skills and team play, improving athletic coordination, and building confidence in the framework of a fun summer camp setting.
- development of technical and tactical play
- “teaching” focuses on fitness, good training habits, and good sporting behavior
- fun and encouraging atmosphere
- position-specific training from some of the best players in soccer history