Washington Soccer Club is offering two Summer Camps - Ages 5-9 and Ages 9-14.
SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 5-9 CLICK HERE to Register
At Washington Soccer Club (WSC) we are continuing our summer camps. Our camps provide young players a safe, fun and supportive environment to develop their soccer skills. All the coaches and administrators of the camp were once young players with WSC. Through the WSC training they were all able to develop into great players and stewards of their community. The skills learned through WSC afforded them college scholarships and professional careers. The coaches are excited to provide the same training and opportunity they received to this years campers.
SIX WEEKLY CAMP SESSIONS
NOTE: The U5 - U9 Camp will run from July 9 until August 17. The U9 - U14 Camp will begin a week later on July 16 and run until August 24.
- Session I: July 9 - July 13
- Session II: July 16 –July 20
- Session III: July 23 – July 27
- Session IV: July 30 - August 3
- Session V: August 6 - August 10
- Session VI: August 13 - August 17
- Session VII: August 20 - August 24 [For U9 - U14 only!!!]
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Field 1 (300 Van Buren St. NW, WDC 20012)
Price: EarlyBird Special (payment received before March 18th) - $250 per session ($50 for Before/Aftercare)
Regular price after March 18th - $300 per session ($100 additional for Before care or After care services)
• 7:30am to 8:30am – Before care
• 8:30 - Drop off
• 9am – Warm-up and Technical Drills
• 10am – Arithmetic and Reading
• 12noon – Lunch
• 1pm – Pool
• 2:30 – Small sided games
• 4pm – pickup
• 4:30 pm to 6pm – After care
Campers should bring athletic clothing, swimwear, soccer cleats, soccer shin-guards, towels, bag lunches, refillable water bottles, soccer balls (size 3 or 4) and educational materials (math and reading).
CAMP HEAD COACH
Keith Tucker is an accomplished player and coach. Keith started playing youth soccer in Washington Soccer Club. He played division 1 at Howard University. He also played on the U-23 national team for Bermuda. As a coach he has served in various coaching positions at DC Scores, United Soccer Club, Washington Soccer Club, Soccer Means More, and Sandys Scholar Athlete Academy. Keith also served as the Varsity coach at T. Roosevelt Senior High School.
SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES 9-14
The Washington Soccer Club will host soccer camp this summer at Field 1 of the Takoma Recreation Center located at 3rd & van Buren Streets,N.W. The camp will be designed for players between the ages of 9 and 14 and will have different levels to suit the indivual player.
The camp will run Monday through Friday for six weeks between July 17 and August 24. The camp day will begin at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm.
Training concentration will be on:
- Strengthening Individual Skills
- Tactical Play
- Positional Play
- Set Plays
Considerable time will be devoted each day to closely monitored scrimmages.
The weekly fee for the camp is $250 for the elite program ages 9-14. If a player attends for more than one week, the fee for each subsequent week will be $225.
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Participants in the camp should bring soccer gear – to include cleats, shin guards, water, and lunch. Additionally, they should bring swimming trunks and a towel because they will have time each day to relax in the Recreation Center’s Olympic-sized pool
A cadre of highly skilled and experienced coaches and counselors will work under the overall direction of Osman “Ossie” Orlando, WSC co-founder and Director of Coaching. Ossie is an USSF A‑licensed coach with vast experience as a player and a coach. He starred on the National Team of his native Ghana for seven years before coming to the U.S. to play professionally with Cincinnati of the American Soccer League. In 1986, he coached “Wildfire” to the women’s national amateur championship and, in 2002, he was named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year while coach at the University of the District of Columbia.
Ossie’s coaching experience with youth players is equally impressive. For many years he coached high school teams in Virginia and at the St. Albans summer camp. In 1988, he began to coach travel teams. Since then, his WSC teams have played in the NCSL’s 1st Division a total of 26 seasons and won the VYSA State Championship twice. Six of his former WSC players have played in MLS, two have been named to U.S. National Teams, and many have played in college for Division I teams.