Our family had recently moved to Portland and it was our first summer in the city. Our daughter has been playing soccer since she was young and had been in competitive leagues for several years. She wanted to build her skills during summer break and as parents, we wanted to find the best fit for a Portland soccer camp. We talked with parents and did our internet research. There were many choices out there.
We enrolled for 2 weeks in Bernie’s camp and it was even better than we expected. Our daughter was placed in a mixed age group of competitive players which motivated her and pushed her to play harder, faster and with greater determination. Everyday she learned sportsmanship and teamwork from a well equipped coaching staff and she felt encouraged and cared for from the individual attention of Bernie himself.
The tradition of playing and loving soccer is alive & well at Bernie Fagan’s soccer camp. Our daughter honed her skills and we felt really good about the culture that Bernie has established at his camp.
Bernie Fagan Soccer camps are about improving your skills, yes, but also about learning to play from a place of joy. The camps will make you a better player and they will also remind you why you started playing in the first place.
Bernie Fagan is a great coach who can teach the game of soccer to youth from all backgrounds and abilities. Not only does Bernie teach the necessary techniques and tactics, but he also provides that human touch that is often missing from other soccer camps. Bernie and his coaches really get to know the campers and their families personally; it is no surprise that so many participants come back year after year. I am sure that all of these campers have been profoundly influenced in positive ways by the Bernie Fagan Soccer camps.
My boys have loved participating in Bernie Fagan Soccer camps because of the great coaches / counselors that Bernie has attracted over many years. Unlike other camps, the counselors have years of experience with coaching soccer: they know soccer, they know the kids, and they know how to make camp fun and challenging for all. It’s clear that soccer and coaching is a passion and profession for the coaches at Bernie’s camps, not just a job.
I only have GREAT things to say about Bernie Fagan Soccer camps and Bernie himself. I have 4 kids and, if they could, they would attend every week of the summer! They have gone to a lot of soccer camps and Bernie Fagan is by far their favorite! The staff is amazing – all of the staff have coaching and soccer experience and I love the way they can adjust the play so that it is fun for all levels. Words cannot express how important this camp and the counselors are to us.
Bernie Fagan Soccer camps were always home to me. My older brother and I went to camp as many times during a summer as we could and the staff were like family. I think all kids should fall in love with a sport, and Bernie Fagan Soccer camps are a great place to do just that.
As an educator, I would recommend this camp for improvement in soccer skills, health, fitness, fun, adventure, great sportsmanship skills, nurturing and a healthy environment for children. I know there are a lot of choices for parents every summer, but this is the best!
As a parent you try to put your children in situations that will not only improve them as a player but make them a better person. My son became a stronger player and, more importantly he learned about life – about winning and losing and what it means to be committed to a team, a program and a philosophy. Bernie and his staff have always been a class act – they have always done what is best for the children and in today’s youth sports that does not always happen. Thank you for doing it the right way!
I remember attending Bernie Fagan’s soccer camps as a child when he partnered with Clive Charles and Fred Meyers! Then I had both my kids attend the camps every summer. I am thrilled that Bernie’s soccer camps are still going strong … it’s a right of passage that EVERY child should experience. Thanks for your dedication and memories.