No. 1 Soccer Camps Returns to Historic Dodgertown for a Week of Training


For the past week, Historic Dodgertown has played host to nearly 100 soccer players and coaching staff as No. 1 Soccer Camps has returned for the fourth consecutive year.

This year has an added excitement, as it coincides with the FIFA World Cup. Instructors and campers have enjoyed a number of live games, including US vs. Ghana on the big screen projector in the Jackie Robinson room.

“This is the perfect professional environment for a soccer camp,” stated Assistant Director Kurtis Baker. “The fields are in great condition, in close proximity to the rooms and delicious food in the dining area.”

Started in 1977 under the direction of former college, professional and World Cup coach Joe Machnik, No. 1 Soccer Camps has become the most trusted name in soccer camps. Alumni have gone on to play in the highest levels of intercollegiate soccer on athletic scholarships, as well as in USA U17 and U20 programs for both men and women, and in several professional leagues.

“Kids get what they pay for here,” said Goalkeeping Director Matt Montayne, an alumnus of the camp. “They get more touches on the ball than other camps, more individualized instruction so advanced players can really fine tune their skills.”

No. 1 Soccer Camps offers several camps during their stay. With a camper to staff ratio of 8:1, the Junior Academy attracts players from all over Florida, the southeast and even a camper from Las Vegas. Comprised of the No. 1 Striker Camp and the No. 1 Goalkeeper Camp, The Junior Academy includes 68 campers ages 9 to 14. Historic Dodgertown is also one campsite that offers No. 1’s acclaimed College Prep extended program. The dynamic camp gives high school aged players the opportunity to train and learn at the collegiate level.

“It’s nice to have the same group the whole time,” shared Striker Director Nikki Brown. “At the end of camp, you can really see the improvement in their skills.”

The 110 by 150 yard international-size multi-purpose field at Historic Dodgertown was setup into quadrants, allowing for skill work including footwork, ball possession, passing and goalkeeping.

“In the 21 years I’ve worked with No. 1, this is the best facility we’ve used,” shared Mike Potier, No. 1 Soccer Camps Director.

For more information about No. 1 Soccer Camps, visit To learn more about soccer at Historic Dodgertown, visit or call 772-257-8557.


About Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida

Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida is a multi-sport, 80-acre complex on Florida’s Treasure Coast managed by former Dodger owner Peter O’Malley in a partnership since 2012. O’Malley, whose family developed and expanded the site formerly known as “Dodgertown” for nearly 50 years, partnered with his sister Terry O’Malley Seidler and former Dodger star pitchers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo.

The home of Dodger Spring Trainings from 1948-2008, it was the starting place for six World Championships and 14 N.L. Pennant-winning teams. Numerous Baseball Hall of Fame players trained on these hallowed grounds, as well as 20 visits from professional teams in Asia.

The all-inclusive facility, owned by Indian River County, gives teams of all ages the unique opportunity to train, play, dine and stay together in on-site villas. Participants utilize one of 10 1⁄2 playing fields (seven are Musco-lighted for night games), including a new cloverleaf of youth baseball/softball fields with concessions area and new multi-purpose field (110 by 150 yards) for football, soccer and lacrosse.

Other amenities include clubhouses, two full-sized weight rooms, dining room, Stadium Club lounge and a competition-size swimming pool. The home of 6,500-seat Holman Stadium, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida provides an all-encompassing experience for guests and is the ideal setting to build a championship team. It’s the perfect location for tournaments, camps, schools, business conferences and seminars. Continuing its tradition since 1983, the Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp also returns to Historic Dodgertown on November 9-15, 2014. Visit for more information.

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