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Navigating College Sports in the COVID-19 Era

By Regional Director, Christine Huber In today’s crazy world, every day it seems like another University or conference is cancelling their athletics.  What does that mean for high school players that want to play? Will tuition prices go down with virtual learning?  What is the future for the NCAA? Find out the answers to these … Continue reading “Navigating College Sports in the COVID-19 Era”

College Recruitment Tips from College Coaches Zoom Chat

By Regional Director John Adams I’d like to start off by thanking Nick Roberts (Ashland), Will Dyer (Lawrence Tech), Mike Pilger (Trinity) and Chris Legates (Tackling College Sports) for taking time out of their busy schedule to chat with me about all things College Recruiting. I really enjoyed the 51 minutes we spent together. In here, … Continue reading “College Recruitment Tips from College Coaches Zoom Chat”

No. 1 Soccer Camps – Elite Training Camp

The game of soccer continues to evolve and so too has the No.1 Soccer Camps. For over 40 years the No.1 Soccer Camps has been revered for its incredible staff, a cutting edge methodology and forward looking curriculum. We have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of the soccer camp industry. As the … Continue reading “No. 1 Soccer Camps – Elite Training Camp”

New for 2019 – No. 1 National Training Centers for Goalkeepers

The No.1 National Training Centers for Goalkeepers Boy and Girls Ages U13-U18 The No.1 National Training Centers for Goalkeepers will provide a comprehensive and stimulating Goalkeeper specific training opportunity. For over 40 years the No.1 Soccer Camps have provided the most inclusive, comprehensive and pertinent Goalkeeper training in the country. Founded by Dr. Joseph Machnik, … Continue reading “New for 2019 – No. 1 National Training Centers for Goalkeepers”

New for 2019 – Elite Training Camp

We have renamed our Sr. Academy camp to the No.1 Elite Training Academy. This camp will combine the best of our Sr. Academy and College Prep camps to offer our High School and Club players the best and most complete training experience possible.  Ages U14-U19, 2000-2005 Male and Female, Field Players and Goalkeepers The No.1 … Continue reading “New for 2019 – Elite Training Camp”

New Programs for 2019 – No. 1 Soccer Camps

  The No.1 Soccer Camps has always been at the forefront of providing the most relevant and modern methods in soccer camp instruction. In 2019 we will once again spread our wings and reach new heights with a revised and updated curriculum, as well as programming for campers at all age and ability levels. The … Continue reading “New Programs for 2019 – No. 1 Soccer Camps”

Dear Soccer,

Dear Soccer, I never thought you would mean so much to me when I first started playing.  I never thought you’d be my first love.  I never thought you would take me to college. You have affected my life in so many different ways.  Thank you for being there for me for 17 years.  Thank … Continue reading “Dear Soccer,”

Tryout Tips for Players & Parents

By: John Adams, No. 1 Soccer Camps Regional Director Practice Technique and Comfort On The Ball Weeks of preparation on the ball, receiving, trapping, killing, all pay off. Close control, or lack of it, is one of the two things easiest to observe in a tryout. (The other is pace). Don’t waste time on much … Continue reading “Tryout Tips for Players & Parents”

The World Cup, Russia 2018

The World Cup, Russia 2018 By Dr. Joe Machnik In summers where there has been a World Cup, both Men’s and Women’s, it has always been a special time at No1 Soccer Camps. In the early years, when there was only limited TV coverage, we struggled to make the games available to our campers as … Continue reading “The World Cup, Russia 2018”

It’s No. 1 Soccer Camps founder, Dr. Joe Machnik

There is an awfully familiar face in the broadcasting lineup for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. It’s No. 1 Soccer Camps founder Dr. Joe Machnik! Last week, FOX Sports unveiled their all-star lineup of International Broadcasters to Celebrate the 50-day countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.  This summer’s global event, will air … Continue reading “It’s No. 1 Soccer Camps founder, Dr. Joe Machnik”

The (Ongoing) Evolution of the Goalkeeper Position

By: Lyndse Hokanson, Regional Director I recently sat down to coffee with a mentor of mine, and we spoke at length about the position that is near and dear to both of our hearts: the most important position on the field, the goalkeeper (spoken like a true GK, I know). We spent a majority of … Continue reading “The (Ongoing) Evolution of the Goalkeeper Position”

“The Machnik Method”

“The Machnik Method” By Christine Huber, CAO – Regional Director No 1 Soccer Camps Soccer parents ask me:  “Does your camp play 11 vs 11?”  Me – “No!” Here at No. 1 Soccer Camps will use what is called the “Machnik Method.”  All of our games are played small sided in 4 vs 4 or … Continue reading ““The Machnik Method””

The Most Important Dimension of the Game

THE MOST IMPORTANT DIMENSION OF THE GAME By Regional Director Rob Andrulis Famous Basketball Coach John Wooden once said “The most important thing in any athletic endeavor is the 5-inch playing field between your ears” Since the founding of No.1 Soccer Camps back in 1977 the focus on teaching the game has been an emphasis … Continue reading “The Most Important Dimension of the Game”

The Best Article I’ve Ever Read…..

The Best Article I’ve Ever Read… by John Adams, No. 1 Soccer Camps Regional Director Twitter has been a truly amazing resource for me as a coach over the last 5 years.  I have been able to connect with coaches from across the country and across the pond to get new ideas, share my own … Continue reading “The Best Article I’ve Ever Read…..”

Piano Lessons & Soccer

  We recently attended a Piano Concert where 20 Etudes were played by five world class pianist over a two hour period. The concert was incredible, as were the performers. In the note section of the Playbill, it was noted that the composer of the music and his teaching style was based on a “Pedagogical Approach”. … Continue reading “Piano Lessons & Soccer”

Machnik Elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017

No. 1 Soccer Camps is pleased to announce our Founder and President Dr. Joseph Machnik has been inducted to the very prestigious National Soccer Hall of Fame, Class of 2017.  Often referred to as “American Soccer’s Renaissance Man,” Dr. Joe has succeeded at every level of soccer in the United States. Universally heralded as a visionary … Continue reading “Machnik Elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017”

What Makes No. 1 Soccer Camps Number 1?

It’s not just a name. No. 1 Soccer Camps is #No1ForAReason. Several reasons in fact. Our players, staff and training are just a few things that have made our soccer camps a leader in the soccer industry for over 40 years. OUR PLAYERS ARE NO. 1 In the 41+ years of being the most trusted name in soccer … Continue reading “What Makes No. 1 Soccer Camps Number 1?”

In Memory of Tony DiCicco

By Dr. Joe Machnik, Founder of No. 1 Soccer Camps It is a sad day today as the No.1 Soccer Camps Community has learned of the passing of Tony DiCicco, after a brief illness. Many of our staff over the past forty years and many of our campers, as well, knew and worked for Tony, … Continue reading “In Memory of Tony DiCicco”

Chad Liddle US Paralympic Team GK Coach

No. 1 Soccer Camps Regional Director Chad Liddle named Assistant Coach with the US Soccer Paralympic Team Chad Liddle, longtime Regional Director for No.1 Soccer Camps at Darlington and No. 1 Soccer Camps at Baylor School, has been with No. 1 since 2003. Last summer, Darlington School hosted two weeks of training camp for the … Continue reading “Chad Liddle US Paralympic Team GK Coach”

No. 1 Soccer Camps BFF Promotion

You + BFF + No. 1 Soccer Camps = Saving $$$ What’s better than attending the top ranked No. 1 Soccer Camps this summer? Attending No. 1 Soccer Camps with your best friends! Grab your BFF, buddy, or teammate and register for any of our 28 locations across the US and save up to $89! … Continue reading “No. 1 Soccer Camps BFF Promotion”