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Weequahic Soccer…Kaizan!

Posted Friday, October 14th, 2011 by

There is a great Japanese word, “Kaizan.”  It means improvement or change for the better.  However, it is more than just increasing productivity, or producing a final result.  It is a culture, a daily process that involves praise and encouragement to reach big goals.  At Camp Weequahic “Kaizan” is the perfect word to describe our soccer program.

Soccer has doubled in popularity over the past three summers and is now one of our top team sports.   Campers have the opportunity to participate in daily skill development, tactical instruction, recreational play, and private lessons.

Our choice based program allows campers to choose as much time at soccer as they want.  Instruction for the first time player or more advanced player is available throughout the day.   Campers may also choose our specialty soccer camp during our once a session Wee Excel day. When it comes to instruction, each player is evaluated and placed in soccer classes with other campers of similar age and ability.

Weequahic’s soccer program is directed by a professional soccer coach and staffed with NCAA level college age players who have experience coaching and playing at the college level.  More importantly, they understand the importance of praise and encouragement while creating a fun and engaging environment to grow as a soccer player.

Camp Weequahic’s soccer culture is also supported by Director Kate Kelly and Program Director Sue Baldwin, who were college soccer teammates at Dartmouth College. Kate, a three time team captain for Dartmouth, went on to coach soccer at Northfield Mt. Hermon, a prestigious boarding school in New England, for four years.

Sue was an All- American player who continued her soccer experience with coaching stops at Stanford, Virginia, and Michigan State. She continues to coach actively for local clubs in her hometown of Athens, Georgia.  She also offers private instruction.  Sue guides Weequahic’s soccer director throughout the summer as well as offers special clinics and private instruction to Weequahic’s most enthusiastic soccer players.

Weequahic soccer players are also reaching new heights competing in inter camp soccer games with the Wayne County Athletic Association.  (The Wayne County Athletic Association is comprised of over 20 camps that host tournaments and games throughout the summer.) Camp Weequahic  fields girls’and boys’ soccer teams in all age brackets.

If you are looking to improve your game or just have fun playing soccer then join Team Kaizan at Camp Weequahic this summer!