Overnight camps begin Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Friday. Space is limited.
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.
Overnight 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, as well as fitness, training habits, and sporting behavior.
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.
Elite campers receive written evaluations – distributed at closing ceremonies – that provide comments and perspectives from their coach.
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.
Goalkeeping training is provided at all camp sessions for all age levels. Advanced specialty goalkeeper training is available at Elite Week and World Class Goalkeeping and Finishing School.
COACHES: You can have your TEAM train and room together at any NSC overnight camp. TEAM’s will be assigned with expert NSC coaches, and training will occur simultaneously to our other overnight and day camps. If you train as a TEAM you may also receive a camp discount. Read more on TEAM Training.
Enrollment is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon successful completion of online registration, you will receive a confirmation email. All campers receive a free soccer ball.