OUR SECRET TO SUCCESS IS OUR STAFF
Our staff is the heart of LPSC summer camp experience. While facilities and location are important, even more important are the selection, organization and training of the staff. The enthusiasm of our staff is what makes our camp the best soccer experience of a life-time. 24/7 both our on-field coaches, medical staff (Certified Athletic Trainers) and off-field team focus on a great week away from home for our campers.
Lake Placid Soccer Centre has been able to attract a wide variety of highly qualified coaches and trainers to assist in each of the sessions. Our coaches are noted in their field. Their experience includes playing and coaching at the professional, international, college, high school, or youth level. In order to be a coach at LPSC, it is mandatory to have proven success in the area of youth soccer. Each one of our coaches is able to develop and maintain a rapport with campers that not only stimulates interest in the sport of soccer, but also builds confidence, and thus, assists in the improvement of soccer skills.
Kristine Lilly was inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in February 2014 becoming only the eighth woman to so honored. A three-time U.S. Soccer Player of the Year (1993, 2005, 2006), she retired as the second-leading goal-scorer and assist-maker in U.S. team history. She was a member of two FIFA Women’s World Cup champions and two gold and one silver medal winning Olympic teams. She appeared in 352 international games between 1987 and 2010, the most ever. She captained the National Team from 2005 – 2007.
Notable, involved US, Canadian and other International coaches from all levels of youth soccer gather each summer with Lake Placid Soccer Centre at St. Lawrence University. The list includes:
Martin Clark, Larry McFaddin, Paul Smallwood, Pete Brown, Bob Durocher, Gretchen and Ziggy Zigante, Willi Steinrotter, Adam Kelly, Darien Diaz, Cathy Moss, Stuart Hemsley, Sinead McSharry, Helenna Hercigonja-Moulton, Ante Basic, Bob Kane, Killian and Michael Douhoue, Mike Mezzetti, Mike Shaver, Rob Figlio, Bob Kane, etc.
The Secret of our Success: A great Staff
Lake Placid Soccer Centre Camp, has brought together a group of highly qualified coaches and trainers. Our expert staff has coaching and playing experience at the professional, international, college, high school and youth levels. We select only coaches who are interested in working with youth; many hold or are pursuing a masters degree in education. Some of the greatest players and coaches in soccer history have taught at Lake Placid Soccer Centre Camp.
Sir Stanley Matthews, a legend in world soccer history; Wiel Coerver, the inventor of the world-famous Coerver Method coaching program; Charlie Cooke, former Scottish international, and NASL and MISL all-star; Michael Thomas, one of England’s top young internationals; Trevor Brooking, a World Cup star from England; Bob Durocher, coaches the 1999 National Champion St. Lawrence University Men’s Team; Romerito, a featured guest at LPSC played for Barcelona, Paraguay, Brazil and NY Cosmo’s; Kelly Cross, the assistant coach of the U-17 boys Australian national team; Andy Lynch, Scottish international; John Collins, a top Scottish international; Bryan Hamilton, head coach of the Irish National team; Desmond Armstrong US national team captain; Greg Sutton A-League goal keeper of the year (2003-04) now with NY Red Bulls & MLS
The success of LPSC’s summer camp experience is due to the care we give to the selection, organization and training of our staff. We utilize the talents of many international soccer personalities including past and present World Cup players, noted national team coaches, and current U.S. professional and college coaches. Our coach to camper ratio is 10 to 1.