CAMP DESCRIPTIONS
Each camper will receive an incredible 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, based on a well-prepared curriculum and administered by an outstanding staff, 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.

We offer both Residential and Commuter options.  Resident campers stay on campus in the dorms at night, whereas commuter campers will leave for home following the Evening Field Session. The resident camper registration fee includes room and board, breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Meals included in the commuter registration fee are lunch and dinner.  Both residents and commuters will get the same exciting on-field training. Our Future Star Day Campers depart daily at 5 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • development of technical and tactical play
  • “teaching” focuses on fitness, training habits, and sporting behavior
  • fun and encouraging atmosphere
  • position-specific training from some of the best players in soccer history

Elite Camp

In its 28th year, this week 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. This session is designed to be beneficial for goalkeepers and field players, with specialty, high level training available for all player positions. 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. All participants in the NSC Elite Program are tested under field conditions.  Test results are evaluated and individual-specific prescriptions for enhanced performance are prepared for each program participant. Explanation, exploration and individual supervision also are integral components of the Speed and Explosion program.

World Class Goalkeeping & 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 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.

Boys & Girls All Skills Level Camp

This week of camp is designed to provide our soccer players a first class soccer experience. We will create a nurturing and supportive environment that will positively shape the attitudes to achieve success. Players will be exposed to creative soccer exercises and games that will enhance their technical ability. Small side games will expose this age group to relevant tactical situations to prepare them for real games situations. This will all be done in a fun and entertaining way. From small-sided games to fun competitive contests, every player will have a greater understanding and appreciation of the game. Players will be placed in age appropriate groups to ensure relevant and optimal training activities. Field players and goalkeepers have specialized training sessions that are specific to their positional needs.

Future Stars Day Camps

Our Future Stars Day Camps, are designed for boys and girls ages 6-12. NSC provides the highest level of soccer training  with an emphasis on developing fundamental skills, team play, improving athletic coordination, and building confidence in the framework of a fun summer camp setting. “Goalkeeper” training in the Future Stars Program, is provided via the “rotation” method whereby each child is afforded an opportunity to play every position. Future Star Day Campers depart daily at 5:00pm