1977 Three SLU graduates in their early twenties, Larry McFaddin, Scott Williamson, Micheal “Twig” McGlynn set up the Mountain View Soccer Camp at the Northwood School – there are 23 campers, Ages 12-18.
Jim Migli brings his Orange C.C. team up. This season they go 18-2
-their most successful season.
Girls camp is “primarily for local high school players” according to the brochure.
Alfred Galustian joins the now 13+ strong staff. He brings with him the Mantova Football Club from the South London. Nightly games against the staff become a camp feature.
In comes a certain Pat Farmer, as Camp Director, who had just finished his USSF “A” license before the camp. Pat has quite a future ahead of him!
Boys and girls combined for the week 8-18 years.
Lake Placid gears up for the Winter Olympics.
1980 The camp brochure boasts “that top level amateurs” are hosted.
Rockland County C.C. train at the camp.
Lake Placid hosts the Olympics!
1981 The legendary Sir Stanley Matthews visits the camp and is impressed by enthusiasm of students – He says that LPSC is – “One of the finest camp and soccer training facilities that I have ever seen”
More than half the camp watches the Montreal Manic in NASL action at the Stade Olympique in Montreal.
In an effort to educate LPSC offers the Coaches Clinic which debuts in between camp weeks. Free overnight accommodation is offered to interested coaches.
1982 Alfred Galustian joins LPSC staff as a Director and Sir Stan visits again.
LPSC takes on the management structure that takes the organization through to the present day – the triumvirate of Larry McFaddin, Michael McGlynn and Alfred Galustian.
Mountain View Soccer Camp expands to 2 weeks sessions.
Alfred Galustian comes on board as a director. His visionary adaptation of the Coerver curriculum would set up a global skills foundation that is now used worldwide.
1983 – Sid Goodrich is brought in to spearhead LPSC’s need to start specialized goalkeeping training.
Gerald Motepane (14 years old) a black South African spends two weeks after winning a skills contest organized by Sir Stanley Matthews.
It is a further 11 years before the abolishment of apartheid. May 1994 was the date when a democratic non-racial government took office in South Africa, with Nelson Mandela as President.
Long Island University, coached by Arnie Ramirez, prepare for the upcoming college season at the camp. LIU were ranked the #1 NCAA Division 1 team in the nation in the 1983 pre-season poll.
1984 – Over 400 campers in 2 weeks of camp.
The advent of the established English Football Conference level based professionals are now a regular feature as camp coaches. Stars such as Dave Collyer, Mickey Joyce, and Martin Clark lead this trend.
Sir Stanley Matthews returns once more.
1985 – The camp has now grown to 500+ campers over 2 weeks.
Nike is on board as a major sponsor of the camp.
Scotland international and Celtic standout Andy Lynch, now coach of the Montreal Manic, instructs at the camp.
BBC film crews are present working on a documentary of the life of Sir Stanley Matthews.
1986 -Wiel Coerver visits for the 10th anniversary of the camp and leaves a lasting impression.
Alf Galustian, with the help of Charlie Cooke, start to log, embellish and intertwine Wiel Coerver’s methods and skills program theory, to form a fundamental instructional base to be for teaching.
LPSC commitment to education and development of soccer expands to a series of player and coach clinics over New York state – sponsored by Pepsi.
Adidas sponsors camp & the LPSC, · The camp store becomes a lot more professional, links up with Sundog Sports – a local sport firm.
1987 – Wiel Coerver visits once more. His methods are now truly starting to influence soccer coaching methods worldwide.
1988 – After more than two years of preparation Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke introduce the “Coerver Method” to the world. The resulting curriculum spawns the worldwide success of “Coerver Coaching” theory as the number one skills based methodology in the world.
1989 – The camp moves to 4 weeks, with over 800+ campers.
1991 – Trevor Brooking, Michael Thomas, Werner Kern appear the camp.
1993 – A fifth week is added, close to Lake Placid, at St. Lawrence University in Canton N.Y. The SLU facility permits LPSC to expand its soccer education program to include team training, elite, advanced goalkeeping. There are 12 full fields, Astroturf and an indoor facility.
1994 – World Cup year in USA – the fever hits the camp! The “Mighty Mites” section debuts in camp, mornings from 830-1230am for ages 5-8 years. “Futbol Mundial” the worldwide football show, syndicated in over 140 countries, visits the camp.
1995 – The Team training and Advanced Goalkeeping sections debut at SLU. Bryan Hamilton, the coach of Northern Ireland national team is present at camp.
1996 – This year was the 20th anniversary of the camp and the LPSC. The camp has grown from 23 campers over one week to over 1400 campers over 5 weeks!
1997 – Wiel Coerver’s makes his 3rd visit to Lake Placid for the camp.
1998 The camp goes back to 4 weeks camp – 3 at Northwood and 1 week at St. Lawrence. There are now 1600 campers from 35 states & 15 countries!
2000. Bruce Darien proposes the idea of s Soccer Foundation to set up scholarchips for less able students to attend the camp.