SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 22, 2010) – Women’s Professional Soccer today announced the first eight locations for the second year of its popular WPS Camps program. Designed to provide a dynamic and challenging environment for the female player at any age, WPS Camps offers four unique programs, each built upon the premise that campers will be exposed to world-class training methods and exercises during their experience with WPS Camps. Each camp runs one week in partnership with a local club in a host market and features a unique curriculum written in part by WPS Coaches and approved by the WPS Technical Committee. All WPS Camps also include a special training appearance from a WPS player during the week.
“Our WPS Camps have a completely redesigned curriculum this year geared specifically for girls and women looking to learn from the pros and play like the pros,” said Mary Harvey, WPS Chief Operating Officer. “WPS Camps are also a great way to extend the WPS brand into markets that don’t have easy access to attending games and seeing our world class players live on the field. With WPS Camps, they have the opportunity to see them in person at a camp.”
Eight cities – half of the total number expected for this year – are already on board for the 2010 WPS Camps summer season. More information can be found at www.WPSCamps.com
City Dates Partner Club
Delray Beach, FL June 28-July 2 Delray Beach Athletic Club
Denver, CO July 5-9 Colorado Fusion
Raleigh, NC July 5-9 Triangle Futbol Club
Kingsport, TN July 12-16 Sullivan County Soccer Association
Phoenix, AZ July 19-23 Arizona Soccer Club
St. Paul, MN July 19-23 St. Croix Soccer Club
Carlsbad, CA August 2-6 Carlsbad Lightning
Clearwater, FL August 2-6 Clearwater Soccer Club
About Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS)
Headquartered in San Francisco, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is the world’s premier soccer league for women with eight teams across the United States featuring the best players from around the world. WPS completed its inaugural season in August 2009 as Sky Blue FC of New Jersey became the first-ever WPS Champions. In 2010, eight teams will each play 24-game schedules from April 10-September 12 including six original WPS teams – Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Gold Pride (Bay Area), Saint Louis Athletica, Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY) and Washington Freedom – and two expansion teams Atlanta Beat and Philadelphia Independence. The top four finishers in the regular season will qualify for the 2010 WPS Playoffs scheduled for September 19-26. For more information, visit the WPS official website at www.womensprosoccer.com or follow all the news at www.twitter.com/womensprosoccer.