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Competitive Soccer

Competitive Soccer Camp

(formerly 4 Pillars Elite Soccer Camp) Located In Portland OR

BaxterSports Competitive Soccer Camp is for 9-14 year olds who play competitive/club soccer, or are interesting in doing so in the future. We combine our award-winning camp culture with a more advanced curriculum, and a more competitive environment. All coaches and specialty staff have coached and/or played at a high level, and know what it takes to succeed. They are dedicated to taking players to the next level, and getting them ready to meet the demands and expectations of competitive soccer, while having a blast doing !

Although we changed the name of the camp, the “4 Pillars” concept remains.

Technical – footwork, ball control, skills, moves
Tactical – strategy, positioning, and team play
Physical – speed, agility, fitness, soccer-specific yoga
Mental – confidence, mindfulness, sport psychology

Competitive Soccer Camp

Competitive Soccer Camp Schedule

A typical day at BaxterSports Competitive Soccer Camp:

8:45-9:15 – Players arrive, free play scrimmages

9:15-9:45 – Sport Psychology with Coach Brian

9:45-10:00 – Skill Building: Juggling

10:00-12:00 – Small group skills stations

12:00-12:30 – Lunch Break

12:30-1:00 – Team tactical sessions

1:00 – 2:30 – Camp tournament matches

2:30 – 3:00 – Soccer-specific Yoga

Limit 36 players per camp

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First 2 Goalkeepers who sign up get $45 off!
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Elite Approach

Brian Baxter, Founder and Director of BaxterSports, is not only a committed, highly successful soccer coach, he is also a Director at AMPlify Sport Psychology, a cutting-edge service that combines performance on the field with mental preparedness and focus. 

The program is designed around four pillars of success: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Mental. Each is addressed equally through classroom instruction and on-field play. The curriculum is enhanced by contributions from local Portland leaders in the fields of sports conditioning, nutrition, yoga, and injury prevention. Our approach is holistic, recognizing that players today need more than exceptional skill to be competitive soccer players; they must be healthy, well-rounded, goal-oriented team-players. Our Competitive Camp is designed to help them achieve this.

On The Field

Our intense classroom sessions differentiate the BaxterSports Competitive Soccer Camp from other similar summer camps. We have designed a complete curriculum that trains our players in the Mental and Tactical strategies of soccer, beyond the Physical and Technical aspects of play. Classroom time is interspersed with outdoor sessions to encourage our athletes to understand the importance of work-play balance.

Youth Sport Psychology compliments game-time strategy and each day our participants attend lessons on how to focus on the task at hand, how to activate positive goal visualization, and how to reduce anxiety. We present physical approaches like yoga conditioning as well as mental strategies. Our goal is to foster the well-rounded, competitive athlete in a challenging, but supportive environment.

Competitive Soccer Camp

Age 9-14 / birth years 2008-2013

4 Pillars Elite Soccer Camp

This Camp for age 14-17 is on hold for 2022

This 4-day camp is designed to address the technical, tactical, physical, and mental components of sports.
Each of the Four Pillars are addressed equally through classroom-style instruction and on-field play.