NCE Soccer Sumer Residential has kicked off in record breaking style – with our largest ever camp.

Almost 200 of the best young boys from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia have been selected to attend the National Center of Excellence camp.

The five-day residential camp will provide the boys – aged between 8-and-15-years – with an intensely focused week of elite soccer coaching.

Players will eat, sleep and breathe soccer as NCE Soccer take over DeSales University in PA with three action packed sessions each day including competitive games – and a little down time for fun too!

Led by NCE Soccer founder and former Manchester United player John Curtis the boys will work with a team of hugely experienced coaches including coaches from a number of leading Colleges and Universities.

Quality Players

Coach Curtis, said: “We always look forward to the residential and this has got off to a fantastic start with a record turnout from our players.

“The turnout is particularly pleasing because these are all quality players. We know them all, they are players from within the Center of Excellence Program and that means the sessions within the week will be high quality and they were really benefit from the work.

“It would easy to throw the doors open and attract huge, huge numbers to residential camps but we want to be different. NCE Soccer works exceptionally hard to ensure we only work with players that possess the right qualities.

“When you see all the boys from across our NCE Soccer Regions come together as one huge group it takes the breath away and, as founder, make me feel exceptionally proud.

“Now our job is to provide that extra piece of quality and drive and tutition that can turn very good players into exceptional players.

“We can only take them so far, then it is down to the player and the Residential Camps give them the opportunity to soak up the knowledge of the coaches around them and maximize their own potential.”

De Sales Take-Over

The NCE Soccer Residential players travelled to DeSales on Monday morning for the official welcome where they would get the chance to meet other NCE players from across the regions.

NCE Soccer currently provide programming in the New York, New England and North Atlantic Regions but will be unveiling new locations this Fall.

For some the residential is a reunion having been previously selected for NCE Soccer international tours to Italy and England earlier this year or having represented their region in NCE Soccer Combines.

Specialist outfield and goalkeeping coaches began their work with the players on Monday afternoon before the boys were allowed to settle in and prepare for the week ahead.

On Wednesday the older boys will arrived for NCE Soccer’s College ID Residential along with some of the overseas teams arriving for the International Showcase event which will take place at the weekend.

* To find out how you can get involved in NCE Soccer Residential Camps register for tryouts at your local venue or talk to our team by dropping an email via this link. Tryout dates and venues will be released in the coming week ahead of the Fall Season which will begin in eight weeks.