NYC Soccer Academy is recognized as
the best soccer camp in New York.
We are committed to training players between the ages of 6-18 in the technical, tactical and athletic aspects of soccer. Players will be exposed to an experience of intense game situations that will help them develop the skill and confidence required to succeed at every level. Each day campers will take part in at least two matches (small-sided and full) that supplement focused training sessions. Our staff blends together a wealth of teaching and playing experience that can be matched by few other camps. We are dedicated to enthusiastically making better players of all campers.
At NYC Soccer Academy players receive expert instruction from accomplished, experienced NCAA Division I coaches and student athletes. Campers are also able to develop their techniques and skills by using the world-class athletic facilities at the Baker Athletics Complex. Each camper who attends NYC Soccer Academy receives an official camp T-shirt and additional prizes throughout the week. Supplemental insurance coverage for each child is also included in the cost.
Director Kevin Anderson
The 2014 season will mark Kevin’s 6th year as the Head Coach of the Columbia University men’s soccer team. The five-year veteran of Major League Soccer was ranked as one of the nation's Top Assistant Coaches by College Soccer News while helping guide Boston College to the ACC regular-season and tournament titles, and the NCAA Tournament's top seed. As a player and coach he has been a part of three NCAA national championships and helped produce 15 All-Americans. Kevin earned his bachelor's degree in liberal studies from Southern Connecticut State University in 1992. He also holds a USSF National "A" Coaching License.
Director Tracey Bartholomew
Director Tracey Bartholomew enters her inaugural season as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Columbia University. From 2000-2013, Bartholomew presided over the successful NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer program at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y. Under her watch, the Blackbirds earned three Northeast Conference Tournament Championships and NCAA College Cup championship tournament appearances (2012, 2011, 2006), and won the NEC regular season championship in 2010, 2008 and 2006. LIU Women’s Soccer made the NEC conference tournament finals seven times in the past nine years . Bartholomew was named NEC Coach of the Year in 2008. Over her career, her teams earned NSCAA Regional Rankings and she has developed five NSCAA All-Regional players and 31 All-NEC players, in addition to an NEC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Goalkeepers of the Year and Rookies of the Year. After a successful playing career at the University of Rochester – where she led the Yellowjackets to four University Athletic Association titles and NCAA tournament appearances, Bartholomew began her coaching career at Colgate University. During her time at Colgate, the Raiders won five Patriot League titles and made four NCAA tournament appearances.
Director Ken Torrey
Dr. Ken Torrey, Chair of the Physical Education Department, has been at Columbia University for the past 40 years. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Physical Education from Cortland State College and earned his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in Exercise Physiology. In addition to his outstanding academic and administrative background, Ken has a long history of athletic and coaching experience. After an All-American baseball career at Cortland, he was the coach of the Columbia University squash team for 14 years. He was also the co-director of the Clarkstown Sports Club Intramural Soccer Program from 1983 to 1988 (a program that included over 600 children a season). In addition, Dr. Torrey is an instructor in CPR and is certified in first aid.
The NYC Soccer Academy will be held at Columbia University’s Baker Athletics Complex, located at the northern tip of Manhattan at 218th Street & Broadway. Facilities include: The Rocco B. Commission Soccer Stadium, which is one of the largest soccer-only facilities in the nation with seating for 3,500 people; the Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, which is a 17,000 seat facility featuring an Astroturf XL state-of-the-art surface; Wien Stadium Inner Concourse and practice fields.
From Manhattan and New Jersey:
Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway) north to Dyckman Street exit. Proceed east to Broadway (first major intersection). Turn left on Broadway, and go 20 blocks to 218th Street. Turn left at 218th. The Baker Athletics Complex is immediately on the right.
Take the N.Y. Thruway (I-87) South (becomes Major Deegan Expressway in New York). Exit at Fordham Rd. (207th Street) and turn right, going five blocks to Broadway. Make a right on Broadway and proceed to 218th Street. Turn left at 218th Street. The Baker Athletics Complex is immediately on the rightt.
Contact: Ken Torrey, Marcellus Hartley Dodge Physical Fitness Center, 3030 Broadway, Mail Code 1923 , New York, NY 10027 845-548-7621 email: firstname.lastname@example.org