Nancy Slocum began Slocum Soccer School over 20 years ago, establishing a female focused and driven soccer day summer camp for local youth soccer players. Her goal was to create a camp environment where the sole focus was on the female athlete and the provision of strong female role modeling. Since then she has stayed true to this mission and grown one of the best girls soccer camps in Massachusetts. Over 5 years ago, she partnered with Kate Grant to expand the programming to offer a High School training option. Concerned with the incidence of serious injuries among their high school student-athletes, Slocum and Grant's goal was to offer a training program that focused on ACL injury prevention. In addition, the program offers technical skills and progressive fitness to help girls better prepare for their high school seasons.
Now in its 21st year, our Day Camp has developed an amazing reputation! Not only does our Day Camp exclusively serve female soccer players, the majority of our staff is also female. Our coaches' ability to act as strong role models enhances their excellent soccer instruction. Our coaches have been chosen because they love the game and are invested in giving back to local youth. Many of our coaches are teachers, coaches or graduates of Concord-Carlisle High School, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School or other nearby schools. We maintain a low player to coach ratio (never more than 10:1) and are dedicated to the overall development of the female soccer player through personalized instruction, maximum touches on the ball and maximum time in game-like situations.
High School Prep is a 8-week, 15-session program designed to progressively build fitness and soccer skills in preparation for high school tryouts and seasons. This program was founded in 2012 by Nancy Slocum and Kate Grant, both long-time high school soccer coaches at Concord-Carlisle High School and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School respectively. The program features an ACL injury prevention curriculum, specialized goalkeeper instruction and guest appearances by college soccer coaches. We also offer optional workshops prior to the sessions (at no additional cost), covering topics such as the college recruiting process, goal setting and mental preparation for competition.