Emily Andrulis attended No. 1 Soccer Camps during her high school years and later transitioned to a staff coach at our Salisbury site. We asked Emily how her No.1 Soccer Camps experience prepared her for a stand a out senior year season and beyond. Her response:
Emily: The summer before going into my senior year of high school I attended the No. 1 striker and goalkeeper camp at Salisbury University. Going to this camp was one of the best decisions I made to help me improve as a soccer player.
I was surrounded by knowledgeable coaches and staff as well as skilled campers that helped me better my game. The difference between this camp and other soccer camps is No. 1 ‘s specific concentration on the game of a striker. We did specific drills that helped improve my foot skills in areas of the field that mattered, focused on the technique of my shot, and gave me confidence as a player. The staff always encouraged me to push myself to points I didn’t think possible. As a result, my senior year I was named First Team All Berkshire League, First Team All State, as well as a participant in the 2013 Senior Bowl and led my team to the Semi Finals in our state tournament.
The following summer I transitioned from a camper to a No. 1 Soccer Camp Staff Coach. Being a member of the staff was just as satisfying and rewarding as being a camper. I was able to take the skills I learned and teach them to a new batch of future soccer stars. Attending and now working at the No. 1 Soccer camps has been an amazing experience that I hope to continue for as long as I am able. I am currently a freshman at Simmons College and a member of the soccer team, and I know my experiences at No.1 have made me the player (and coach) I am today.