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Two New Academy Programs In California Announced For 2014

No. 1 Soccer Camps announced two new Academy Programs for the 2014 season at California Maritime Academy under the direction of Regional Director Erik Visser.
Dr.Joseph Machnik, Founder and President of the No.1 Soccer Camps, discussed the new site:
“No. 1 Soccer Camps has been providing innovative and unique soccer instruction since our founding in 1977. As we have evolved over the years, we are proud to have been at the forefront of many important Soccer Camp initiatives. We are pleased to announce a new No.1 Soccer Camps program that will kick off this summer in the San Francisco Bay area. This program will complement our already successful College Prep and Aspiring Pro Player Programs which are geared towards the more advanced players.
No.1 Soccer Camps Elite Soccer Performance Academy and No.1 Soccer Camps Elite Coaches Academy will provide an incredible No.1 Soccer Camps experience. This effort will encompass some of the finest national and international soccer minds to provide our players and coaches the opportunity to challenge themselves at the highest level, and to truly become No. 1.”

No.1 Soccer Camps Elite Soccer Performance Academy

The goal of the Elite Soccer Performance Academy is to provide an exceptional soccer environment where serious soccer players will be exposed to the highest level of instruction in anticipation of playing at the highest level. Directed by Erik Visser, former US Under 20 National Team Assistant and Univeristy of San Francisco Head Men’s/Women’s Coach. World Class Guest Coaches such as Ruud Dokter, (High Performance Director of Ireland, UEFA Pro Instructor and former Dutch National Youth Teams and Head Women’s Coach) and Hugo Perez, former US National Team Great and current Youth Head Coach provide the serious soccer player with incredible insights into what it takes to play at the highest level.
The No.1 Soccer Camps Elite Soccer Performance Academy is available for teams or individuals looking to be challenged in a highly competitive soccer environment, while being assessed by top professional and collegiate coaches. Our goal is to improve individual play through demanding field sessions and insightful seminars about playing at the highest level. Goalkeepers and field players will be exposed to an intensive training environment for those who are serious about fulfilling their potential. Due to the uniqueness of this specialty program enrollment will be limited. For more information on No.1 Soccer Camps Elite Soccer Performance Academy,click here.

No.1 Soccer Camps Elite Soccer Performance Coaches Academy

This two day coach’s clinic is an unique opportunity to learn from and work with some of the brightest coaching minds in the field today. World Class coaches will run an interactive and incredibly informative weekend of high level soccer instruction. In addition to the on field sessions, extensive informative lectures and presentations will compliment the Coaches Academy. For additional information on No. 1 Soccer Camps Elite Soccer Performance Coaches Academy, click here.

No. 1 Soccer Camps at California Maritime Academy

The California Maritime Academy is a unique campus located on a scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. The campus is easily accessible from Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento and the Sonoma and Napa Valley areas. The Cal Maritime Academy facility is an outstanding No. 1 site with state of the art turf fields, modern dorms andamenities. The dorms are supervised by our experienced staff and provide for 24 hour security and supervision. There is an indoor Olympic size swimming pool that is used daily for recovery and regeneration.
No.1 Soccer Camps at California Maritime Academy is under the direction of Regional Director Erik Visser. During a 35 year career in the US, Coach Visser has gained unique experiences and insights at all levels of soccer domestically and internationally as a player, coach, administrator, and Camp Director.
Coach Visser is a long time resident of the Bay Area having coached and played at the University of San Francisco. Coach Visser guided USF to four NCAA Tournament appearances (2004, ’05, ’06 and ’08) and three WCC Championships (2004, ’05 and ’08) in his 13-year coaching tenure. He was also named the WCC’s Coach of the Year on three occasions (2004, ’05, ’08) and received National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Regional Coach of the Year honors in 2004.
In addition to experience at the Collegiate level, Coach Visser, served US Soccer as the top Assistant of the US Soccer U20 National Team ( 1999-2001) which finished 13th at the 2001 FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina. The team included current US National Team players such as Landon Donovan, Damarcus Beasley, Good Onyewu and Brad Davis.  Visser currently serves US Soccer as a scout for the Academy.
Having consulted a number of MLS and USL Pro Teams and a graduate of the famous AJAX Youth Academy, Visser has a strong network domestically and internationally. He currently serves MLS as a PME Professional Match Evaluator and directs College Showcases overseas. Visser holds a US Soccer ‘A’ License, a US Soccer Fitness License and a NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.
Special Guest Coaches
Ruud Doktor: Recently appointed by The Football Association of Ireland as its High Performance Director. Ruud Doktor has wide ranging international experience most recently with the KNVB, the Dutch Football Association, where he has fulfilled a large variety of senior coaching positions at the U-21, U-18, U-17, U-16,and U-15 level as well as the Senior Women’s Team. Ruud Doktor is a well respected UEFA- Pro Course Instructor and has built up a wealth of experience in delivering the world famous Dutch model of player development. As part of his responsibilities with the Irish FA, Coach Doktor, oversees the women’s senior and underage programs, Emerging Talent Program, Coach Education and player development programs, as well as all non-senior team Programs.
Hugo Perez:  Coach Perez is a well known coach and player with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay area, and an incredibly distinguished career. During his fourteen-year career, he played professionally in the United States, France, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and his native El Salvador. Although born in El Salvador, he gained his U.S. citizenship as a youth and earned 73 caps, scoring sixteen goals, with the U.S. national team between 1984 and 1994. He was a member of the U.S. team at the both the 1984 Summer Olympics and the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He was the 1991 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year and was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2008. Pérez was a member of the American squad that competed at the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship and 1984 Summer Olympics. He also helped the USA qualify for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He was named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 1991. As a coach Hugo has been successful at every level, including the club, collegiate and National Team level.
Come join America’s Top Camp program for goalkeepers and field players playing on both sides of the ball and become part of the No.1 Soccer Camps family of over 78,000 satisfied and improved players who have made their mark on soccer fields across the country. For more information or to register for No. 1 Soccer Camps at California Maritime Academy, click here.

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