Northwest Soccer Camp provides the ultimate camp experience for today’s up-and-coming soccer players. At Bastyr University, adjacent to St. Edward Park, our resident camps comprise programs for Field Players and Goalkeepers ages 10-17 and Future Stars ages 7-9; Specialty camps for ages 12-17 include Anson Dorrance Soccer (girls only), World Class Goalkeeping and Finishing School, and Elite Week. To request an age limit exception, please call the office at 1-800-406-3926 or 425-644-0470.
All campers receive a free soccer ball. Resident camps begin Sunday at 3 p.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Friday. Space is limited.
Elite camps feature technical, tactical and positional play for advanced players seeking a greater challenge. Please see the Descriptions page for more details on each camp program.
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 and 1:15 for older age groups. 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 each child and allows for greater interaction between coach and player.
Resident campers can expect two challenging training sessions 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 afternoon and evening activities. 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.
COACHES: Did you know you can have your TEAM train and room together at an NSC resident camp? Find out more on our Registration Options page.
Enrollment is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon successful completion of online registration, you will receive a confirmation email.