Northwest Soccer Day Camps provide the ultimate training experience for today’s up-and-coming soccer players. Our camps are a great way to spend a week with friends and our peerless staff. The program focuses on improving technical skills. Each day, campers work on all of the basic skills necessary to become a complete player. In addition, campers are exposed to the tactics of the game as well as integrated into the ever-popular resident camp league play.
NSC includes instruction for boys and girls, ages 7-17, beginning their soccer careers, as well as those at a more advanced level of play. Training is offered Monday through Friday. Day campers should arrive at 9 a.m. daily and be picked up at 5 p.m., except on closing day, when camp concludes with an awards ceremony at 11:15 a.m.
Our coaching staff is selected for their ability to challenge young soccer players to improve and advance their playing skills. They also strive to provide each camper with experiences replete with hard work, as well as fun and the value of teamwork. Our coach-to-camper ratio for ages 7-9 is 1:8; for ages 10 and above, the ratio is 1:15. However, our team teaching concept sometimes means a 1:1 ratio. The underlying philosophy is that each child is an individual needing the utmost in personal attention and tutoring. This provides a meaningful learning environment for your child and allows for greater interaction between coach and player.
Day campers can expect one challenging training session per day in addition to league games each afternoon. Sessions focus not only on basic skills and the development of technical and tactical play, but also stress fitness, good training habits, and good sporting behavior.
For Elite campers, evaluations providing comments and perspective from each camper’s coach are distributed at closing ceremonies. Each evaluation is handwritten by the coach, which provides a personalized approach.
Off-field activities include everything from proper rest breaks to fun-filled activities and Camp Store. The Bastyr campus, located on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, offers a friendly and scenic setting that provides a quiet, sylvan atmosphere for training and relaxation. Campers choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including soccer-adaptable games and other free-time options such as trail hikes, Campus Olympics, movies (mostly big time soccer games), and one of the finest arts and crafts programs–all under the watchful eyes and gracious tutelage of caring counselors.
All goalkeeping sessions are designed for beginners through elite-level play.
Day campers should bring a sweatshirt, water bottle, and a pair of tennis shoes each day. Footwear should be well broken in before camp to help avoid blisters and ensure full participation in camp activities.
Each Elite session is a no-nonsense week of intense soccer training for male and female players, ages 12-17, seeking college acceptance and higher level play. During Elite week and World Class Goalkeeping and Finishing School week, players ages 7-11 enjoy our standard Day Camp program.
Edu camps, for ages 7-17, always center on the joy of soccer and the Brazilian concepts of play with our longstanding emphasis on the fundamentals of the game. Soccer For Everyone features our traditional camp program, for ages 7-17, with excellent opportunities to prepare for tryouts and to train as a team.
Enrollment is limited.