During the camp the campers learned the importance of good nutrition, recovery, fitness, and mentality as well as high level soccer training. Highlights of the camp included the Asheville City Soccer Club (local semi-professional team) players helping coach as well as a strength and conditioning coach putting campers through a workout. The campers also watched the US Women's National team play against Spain in the World Cup. They were able analyzed their formations and made coaching points for each team at half time. The goal was to help them think like a coach and see what's happening tactically, where to exploit the other team, where the open space is, and how a team attacks and defends (shape).
Head Coach Lydia Vandenbergh had this to say about the week. "I love working with players who want to play at the next level. We really take a holistic approach and talk about important areas for growth outside of pitch. These areas can dramatically affect one's game and at this level its integral to a young player's success. I'm thankful to have women coaches who have played at a high level come and share their knowledge with the girls."
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