"Family Week at Northwest Soccer
Camp is the highlight of summer at my house.
I grew up in Seattle and attended camp 21 years ago as a kid. Now I have 2
kids and I continually receive joy from soccer as a youth coach, a "soccer
Mom," and playing soccer myself 2 times a week. Going to camp is something
we look forward to doing together as a family.
My kids love camp for the evening activities, the beach hikes, the friends,
the crafts, the counselors, and of course, the soccer. I love Adult Week because
of the superior quality of the coaching staff. The adults are coached as players
and coaches; there is something for everyone, be it a newcomer to the game
or an advanced player. We will continue to attend Family Week for the love
of the game and the fabulous staff. Thanks Cliff McCrath!"
-- Shannon Pelkey
"I'll admit it: I'm an unabashed and
unapologetic supporter of Northwest Soccer Camp. Not only do I believe it represents the
best soccer camp in this region of the country – and possibly the United
States - it represents a tremendous value for our whole family. To put it simply,
over the past decade, NSC has become part of our summer vacation planning.
- As a parent, I am continually looking for ways to provide positive
experiences and learning opportunities for my child. By attending NSC, our
kids get a chance to work hard at something they love. In the process, they
are making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Meanwhile, they receive
supremely high-quality coaching - specifically directed toward their skill
sets - and in a fun and focused manner. And don’t over look the fact
that if I attend Adult Camp, I get the chance to share and bond with my child
in a rare and unique way – highly recommended!
- As a coach, I am continually looking for means of improving
and expanding my ability to teach (and reach) players. There is no better
or efficient means of achieving this, in my opinion, than by attending Adult
Camp – which
represents a means of experiencing the game in the most hands-on manner imaginable.
Getting this type of opportunity to play the game and talk “shop” with
other coaches - while receiving hands-on experience and evaluation – has
proven to be one of the wisest coaching decisions I have ever made.
- As an adult player, practice time – let alone specialized practice
time led by experts - is nearly unheard of. When I attend Adult Week, I get
both – and so much more. I know of no other – or better
- program for the adult player which offers this scope of training. Not only
will your skills improve, your understanding of the game will improve – right
along with your overall enjoyment of the game. And its all-ages too: I’ve
shared time at Adult Camp with kids fresh out of high school and “kids” approaching
sixty! Believe me – if you are a player, a wanna-be player, a parent
wishing to learn more about the game or a coach – Adult Camp is the
way to go.
- Finally - and if you need further proof - the food is great, the support,
training and medical teams are first-rate, and the setting is nearly
unsurpassed in its beauty.
Maybe the most important thing of all is that campers get to spend nearly
a week with Uncle Nubby - the nicest man on the planet. "
-- Ben Pecora, Parent, Coach, Player
"I love Northwest Soccer Camp! I grew up on the Northwest
Soccer Camp fields. I not only learned about soccer, but was
encouraged to pursue my dreams and deal with life. Uncle Nubs and the veteran
NWSC staff helped me to reach my potential as
a soccer player, and pushed me to be the best person I can be."
Akers - FIFA Player of the Century
"My daughter absolutely loved camp. She's
so charged up about soccer - I've never seen her so enthusiastic. ... her skills
(unlike mine when I come home from camp) took a quantum leap forward ... Her
first touches are perfect; She passes right on target; she's always communicating
with teammates; she knows where to run off the ball; she even WANTS to chest
trap!! ... She never had a coach get after her so much, and be so knowledgeable
about the game. ... what a perfect evaluation: positive, but reminding
her what to continue to work on. ... She also said you gave the most phenomenal
motivational speech on Tuesday night. I asked her what you said, "Well,
I can't remember, but it was GREAT." ... You made
a big difference in my daughter's life."
-- Steve S. - Parent
"I really enjoyed camp and I learned so much,
I plan on coming back next year. "
Maya - Camper
"We chose Northwest Soccer Camp because of it's excellent reputation, but, along with soccer skills, I wanted my daughter to learn 'life skills' . . . . how to be 'okay' with being away from home, learning teamwork, making new friends . . . . Her time with you has meant SO MUCH to her . . . . she loves it! She has made lifelong friends and learned so many things during her time at camp."
Soccer Camps have an incredible setting, quality fields,
and experienced and fun coaching staff, make NSC the best
soccer camp experience in North America. I think
so much of the NSC experience that 4 of the last 5 years my 2 daughters
Meredith & Madeleine
have attended all the way from St. Louis, MO and they've brought 4 or
5 friends with them!"
-- Ty Keough - Parent, ABC/ESPN Sports Analyst
"I like playing soccer because it improves my physical skills and keeps
me healthy. But it's also just plain fun! ... (NSC is)... my
favorite sports camp! The coaches are so awesome and
I learn a ton from them which makes me a great player."
-- Will - Camper