The MLS Portland Timbers are proud to offer a brand new and exciting camp program for soccer players of all ages and skill levels throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
What will continue to be the most popular soccer camps in the Pacific Northwest, the Timbers Camp program, presented by adidas is designed and led by the team’s coaching staff and players. The Timbers adidas Soccer Camps program features an incredible 12:1 player-coach ratio and bases all training groups upon skill level and age. Each camp is centered around age-appropriate exercises and activities designed to develop technical excellence and build a love for the game.
The camp program has retained the Timbers-original TREES program designed to teach young players life values and life skills that are far reaching beyond the soccer field. TEAMWORK, RESPECT, EFFORT, ENVIRONMENT and SPORTSMANSHIP are incorporated into each camp’s curriculum.
The Portland Timbers MLS Soccer Camp program will consist of a larger variety of camps and programs throughout the year which include a Timbers Tots Camp Program for players 5-6 years old, a Timbers Juniors Skill-Building program for 7-9 years old, a Junior Timbers Camp Program for players 10-13 years old and High School Prep and residential College ID Camp programs for 13-18 years old.
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Timbers Coaching Staff
The Timbers adidas Soccer Camps feature an outstanding coaching staff, led by Portland Timbers coaches, as well as top Olympic Development Program, college and club coaches in the region, and Timbers players from the first team and the PDL team. All camp instructors will attend a coaching symposium directed by Timbers Youth Academy Director Mike Smith, who is also a US Soccer National Youth License Instructor. The curriculum for the Timbers adidas Soccer Camps is specifically designed by the Timbers coaching staff to challenge players, both mentally and physically, in a friendly, encouraging and professional environment.
The Portland Timbers are a Major League Soccer franchise which means we expect to provide the best experience. At the end of every camp, all Timbers Campers, ages 5-9 will receive a Timbers Camp Certificate for their participation and players 10-13 will receive a Timbers Camp Evaluation form, giving them feedback on their play during camp with improvements they can make.
The Timbers adidas Soccer Camps schedule will include a host of camps in the Portland Metro area and beyond. The 2013 Timbers MLS Camp series features a variety of camps to benefit players of all ages, abilities and positions. All camps, except the Timbers Residential Camp, are open to both boys and girls ages 5-13, while specialty camps open to older players ages 14-18. The cost of camps range from $100-200 based upon the type and hours of camp. All campers receive an official adidas camp t-shirt, a Portland Timbers Camp certificate or evaluation (based on age) and a free ticket to a designated Timbers Reserve game with the purchase of another reserve game ticket. Order forms for the reserve tickets will be made available at check-in for each camp. See above to see the list of our 2013 camps so far and sign up today! For more information about camps or to schedule one near you, contact Portland Timbers Youth Academy Manager/ODP Coordinator Erik Lyslo by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about camps or to schedule one near you, contact Portland Timbers Camp Manager Erik Lyslo by email email@example.com
or call 503-553-5575.
Timbers Tots Camp Program (Ages: 5-6)
The Timbers Tots Camp Program (5-6 years old) will feature fun, age-appropriate exercises and activities designed to maximize instruction, develop basic technical skills and build a love for the game. Timbers Tots includes an age-specific curriculum that will challenge young players by focusing on skills like dribbling, passing, controlling the ball and scoring goals! Our ideal 8:1 player-coach ratio will give Timbers staff the opportunity to work with players in small-group setting, focusing on life-skills through soccer, such as sportsmanship and teamwork, through our exclusive TREES program.
Juniors Camp Program (Ages: 7-9)
The Timbers Juniors Camp Program (7-9 years old) will also feature fun, age-appropriate exercises and activities to develop technical skills and build a love for the game. It will begin to encourage agility with and without the ball and build the foundations of key skills in an encouraging environment. Passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting, attacking and defending are all covered extensively. Our ideal 10:1 player-coach ratio will give coaches the opportunity to work with players in a small-group setting, allowing for more one-on-one time with each player. Timbers staff will also focus on life-skills through our exclusive TREES program.
Junior Camp Program (Ages: 10-13)
The Junior Timbers Camp Program (10-13 years old), with a 12:1 player-coach ratio, is a developmental and introductory tool for new families interested in the Timbers Olympic Development Program. The purpose of this age group is to teach new technical skills and introduce key tactical elements of the game. Advanced passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting, attacking and defending are all covered extensively, along with juggling and heading. This group will also feature education for youth soccer players and their parents about Timbers ODP and the Timbers Academy. The Timbers ODP program has already become one of the top elite player programs in the Western Region of the United States and we take pride in advancing our players to the Regional and National level of youth soccer.
The Junior Timbers Camp Program is a combination of fast, intense training in small sided games for field players, and intense, fundamental keeper training for future goalkeepers. Speed of play (playing quickly with quality) and small-sided games will emphasize the proper attacking and defensive principles to excel at each age group. Timbers staff will also incorporate the five characteristics of our exclusive TREES program and all players in this age group will receive an evaluation of their play when camp is complete.
Girls HS Prep Camp/ODP Prep Camp (Ages: 12-18)
The Timbers Girls High School Prep Camp/ODP Prep Camp (12-18 years old) provides key developmental tools for players about to return to High School tryouts and practice. This camp also prepares female players for ODP Tryouts in mid-August. The purpose of the camp is to emphasize technical skills and re-introduce tactical elements of the game. The camp will also feature appropriate fitness, speed and agility training as well as injury prevention training and education. The Timbers Girls High School Prep Camp/ODP Prep Camp will combine fast, intense training in small sided games for field players, as well as intense, fundamental individual training for goalkeepers. Timbers staff will also maintain focus on life-skills through our exclusive TREES program. This camp will be for female players only.
Goalkeeping Camp (Ages: 8-18)
The Timbers Goalkeeping Camp program is designed for goalkeepers interested in reaching the highest level. Designed and led by Timbers-ODP goalkeeping staff, this specialized camp will focus on shot-stopping, dealing with crosses, game management, distribution and goalkeeper specific strength and agility exercises.
Boys Residential Camp (Ages: 13-18)
The Portland Timbers Residential Camp will be open to players interested in trying out for the Timbers U16 and U18 Academy teams; players trying out for their high school teams and actual high school teams who want to come in as a team. With the Timbers under MLS mandate to field US Soccer Academy teams in 2012, the Timbers Residential Camp will incorporate both an Academy Prep group and a High School prep group. Players will submit soccer resumes to the camp staff to be considered for the Academy Prep side of camp. The 2011 camp had close to 75 players in attendance and the feedback was incredible. This camp will feature Timbers First team staff, Timbers Academy Coaching staff and college coaches from the west coast schools. This camp will be for male players only.
Adult Timber For A Day Experience
This is a rare opportunity exclusively for adults 18 and older. This afternoon event on the Timbers home turf, JELD-WEN Field, has been a hit the past two years and the third annual Timber Experience this year is sure to be even better. Saturday, June 29th is the day you ultra-Timber fans have the chance to show Portland what you’ve got and to experience what it’s like to be a Timber! Participants will be treated like a first-team Timbers player complete with your own personalized Timbers replica jersey, your mug shot up on the jumbotron with personal introduction, warm-up, training session and full soccer game on the field coached by Timbers staff with food and beverages provided afterwards for an after-match party. This fun-filled afternoon on JELD-WEN Field is a thrilling experience and makes a perfect gift for mom or dad. Families are welcome to come watch and cheer on their favorite “Timbers player!”
Other Timbers Camps Offered
The Timber Camp Program will also offer Super Skills Team Camps for club or high school teams. The team camps allow players to work with a highly qualified Timbers Staff Coach or Director. For more information on team camps, contact Mike Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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