SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC kicked off its youth soccer camps this week, offered at 64 locations across Washington State from June 16 to August 29. The Sounders FC camp system, presented by adidas and Group Health, is available for players of all skill levels ages 4-18.
In addition to the programs offered in years past, Sounders FC will host more intensive training camps in 2014 with four advanced camps and one residential camp.
“We want to be deeply involved in the youth soccer community and provide quality training to develop players of all ages and skill ranges,” said Sounders FC Manager of Youth Programs Michael Morris. “We provide training for beginners all the way to courses for advanced players. We also use our programs to identify potential future academy players across the state.”
The four advanced camps offer more specialized training for goal scorers and goalkeepers ages 11-18 with an emphasis on high competition and a technical focus for more serious players.
The residential camp, held from July 6-11, is a weeklong overnight program providing the ultimate soccer experience for young players. Held at Northwest University in Kirkland, campers take part in field training, classroom coaching sessions and World Cup match viewings with technical analysis.
As in previous years, Sounders FC offers a half-day program for players aged 4-15 and a full-day camp for aged 7-18. Campers will be instructed by top level collegiate players, members of the Sounders FC Academy, former professional players and top level youth coaches from around the state.
The youth development programs will feature five high-intensity sessions as well as special appearances by Sounders FC players and technical staff. In addition, the campers will receive an adidas soccer ball, camp T-shirt and be invited to the annual Sounders FC Camper Appreciation Day, where campers will have the opportunity to watch Sounders FC training and meet the team.
Supporting partners for Sounders FC camps include Xbox One, Novo Nordisk, Virginia Mason, and Delta Dental.
All details on Sounders FC Youth Programs, including sign-up information, can be found at SoundersFC.com/camps.