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Train with the Bucknell Bison this summer

Article Written by Alexander Hoffman
Published: June 26, 2012

Summer is finally upon us and school is out. It is time to kick back, relax, and have some fun during the break. For some, that will mean relaxing and hanging out with friends. For others, mainly student athletes, summer will be a time for continued training, especially with the coming Olympics as a motivator. 

For soccer players, a great training option is to attend summer camps. One such camp is the Bison soccer camp, which will be held this summer at theBucknellUniversitycampus inPennsylvania. 

“Campers will not find an elite college camp that offers the type of training we do,” said Brendan Nash, the Bucknell University Head Soccer Coach and the Director of the Bison soccer camps. “I honestly feel it is the best camp money can buy.” 

The Bison Soccer Camps will offer high school student athletes the chance to train with collegiate coaches and experience a university campus. The camp is run over the course of four days, during which time campers will stay in the campus dormitories and experience life on a college campus, training with college coaches and other players. 

The Bison soccer camps are meant to allow players to train and develop so that they can play at the next level. But players will not be training alone. Players will be training with and competing against up to 200 other campers who aspire to play college soccer. This competitive atmosphere is another benefit of the Bison training camps. Players will have the opportunity to make connections and test themselves against other athletes at their level. 

Another aspect of the Bison soccer camp which sets it apart is the coaching staff. Nash describes the coaching staff as incredibly dedicated to the development of the players. 

“Most of our staff members have been working the camp year after year,” Nash said. “So they know that they can recruit some players from the camp, but that is not the primary goal. Each college coach is invested in trying to help every camper improve their game, but also to help educate them on the college search process.” 

Nash goes on to say that the staff “looks at all aspects of a camper,” including grades and personality. These factors help a college coach match players with the right program. Coaches are not concerned with whether a player is planning to attend Bucknell or one of the other attending Division I, II or III programs – the point is to guide young student athletes down the path to their success. 

The Bison soccer camps are meant to allow players to grow and develop. And they are also meant to allow players to receive coaching and guidance that will prepare them to play soccer at the collegiate level. Players get to play with skilled peers and learn from an elite coaching staff. And most importantly, the Bison soccer camps are meant to be a fun and enjoyable experience for all involved. 

The Bison soccer camps will be held from July 13-16 at the Bucknell University campus. To register or learn more about the Bison soccer camps, please visit the website at www.bisonsoccercamps.com.

 
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