UWA to host No. 1 soccer camp

Published 1:35 pm Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The University of West Alabama has been selected to host the No. 1 Soccer Camp on July 16-19. The camp will be opened for boys and girls 8-18 years old.

No. 1 Soccer Camps, the first national camp of its kind, was founded by Dr. Joseph Machnik in 1977. Since then, over 80,000 soccer players and coaches have attended the camps. The former World Cup and professional soccer coach is credited for creating the “Machnik Method”, a distinctive soccer training method that is universally recognized and used today. The camp offers opportunity for field players and goalkeepers to challenge themselves.

The programs will be operated by the UWA Women’s Soccer Coaching Staff’s Graeme Orr and Hollie Loud, each with years of previous No.1 Soccer Camps experience.

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“I am thrilled to add UWA to the No.1 Soccer Camps family,” said Founder and Director Dr. Joseph Machnik.

“For several years now, Graeme Orr and Hollie Loud have been principle staff members for No.1 Soccer Camps at our sites nationwide. It made complete sense that when they both secured coaching positions at the UWA, that they brought their No.1 energy and enthusiasm to their new place of employment. I know that coaches Graeme and Hollie will bring the very best of what No.1 stands for to their host facility and that UWA will become an integral part of the No.1 structure.”

The camps have been rated by Sports Illustrated as a top camp for kids and offers specialized education for goalkeepers and strikers.

The price for attendance is $375 for residential and $325 for commuters. Players interested in registering for the camp can do so through the No. 1 Soccer Camp link on the Women’s Soccer page on UWAathletics.com.