Washington, D.C. – March 2, 2021– This Sunday the NACTM Orlando Soccer Academy Camp will kick off with a promotional event for its June 21-25 summer camp. This will mark the first event in Orlando since the program launched in March 2020 just days prior to the pandemic.
“We are excited to restart the NACTM in Orlando, a city whose youth players are starving for better player development options,” said NACTM Director Justin Reid. Orlando is the top youth soccer city in the state of Florida, recently surpassing Miami and the city has embraced soccer even more since Orlando City became a franchise of Major League Soccer in 2015.
The camp is only for an hour, but the players will receive a uniform and get the opportunity to meet the NACTM Soccer Academy coaches. Not much will be accomplished in just an hour of training, but the hope is that the players will leave the camp learning at least one thing that they didn’t know, leading to them wanting to come back on June 21st to experience the full camp experience.
“I started attending camps outside of my regular soccer team when I was 10 years old. My first camp was overnight at the Lincoln Phillips Soccer School in Emmitsburg, MD. The camp experiences gave me a different environment and different voices of coaches. It also allowed me to play with other players who I necessarily wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to play with or against. Camps helped to make me a better player,” said Reid when reflecting on his time as a youth soccer player who attended camps in Maryland.
Deadline to register for the one day Orlando camp is Friday, March 5th. Players can sign up by clicking on the following link. https://nactmsoccercamps.com/camps-registration/