Dear Bernie Fagan Soccer campers:
Thank you so much for your patience as we have been evaluating information from public health officials while listening to many of our parents who have expressed a desire to have their children take part in a summer camp experience. Although we have explored the possibility of modifying our curriculum to meet the recommendations from Governor Brown’s office and still provide the best soccer camp, Bernie Fagan Soccer has chosen to cancel camps for the summer of 2020.
As always, the safety and security of your children is a priority for us. This crazy year in particular, though, has led us to be even more vigilant about the health and safety of our campers and coaches. We realize this may be disappointing news for you, as it is for the coaches and me, but we will continue to look forward to better days ahead for all of our community.
Just as soon as it is safe and wise to do so, we will be hosting camps and look forward to seeing you at that time! We will be in contact periodically to keep you posted of when we can all meet on the soccer field for some camp fun. Until then, please keep practicing at home and remember that Hope, Julio, Alex, Andrew, myself and all of our coaches are thinking of you and praying for your continued health, safety, and growth in the game.
We love being part of your lives and we will all be celebrating on the soccer field just as soon as possible! Please drop us a line and any photos of your children celebrating Soccer For Life … stay well!
This is my Game, This is my Life, This is Soccer
KEEP YOUR HIGH SHOTS LOW AND YOUR LOW SHOTS HIGH
– BERNIE FAGAN
Ross has the honor of attending the most soccer camps ever! Growing up with Bernie being a professional player, Ross emulated his father and honed his soccer skills at a very early age making him an outstanding and well respected competitive youth and college player. With a career as a professional firefighter, Ross also coaches competitive youth teams and trains college teams to reach their peak fitness.
Hope has been a beloved coach at the camps since 1999! Children naturally gravitate to Hope’s upbeat and ultimately positive personality and find that she is one of the best coaches in Portland; parents adore Hope for all the personal attention she provides for each child.Hope has coached competitive youth and high school teams since 1994.
Julio played college soccer for Bernie at Warner Pacific College while earning his degree in Health and Physical Fitness. As a natural teacher and an avid soccer player, Julio always brings innovative ways to teach new skills and techniques to kids at all levels of soccer. Julio was also a member of the BFS team who went to the Philippines to coach camp and was a very positive influence. Outside of his teaching career, Julio has coached competitive youth teams and Men’s and Women’s College programs.
Bobby and Bernie met while both were professional players in England. Developing a life-long friendship, Bobby continues to live in England but visits Portland during the summers to coach at the BFS camps. After completing his professional playing career, Bobby went on to teach Health and Physical Education and coach in England. Bobby has been the Director of Essex England Soccer Camps since 1994.
Matt joined the Bernie Fagan Soccer team in 2001 and has made numerous friendships in the Portland area throughout the years. After earning his PhD in Sports Psychology, Matt has lived and coached in Scotland and Singapore and has joined other BFS staff in the Philippines to run camps. Matt was a collegiate player at Colorado College earning regional awards; has coached camps, competitive youth teams, Men’s and Women’s College programs; and has traveled the world playing and coaching.