SALT LAKE CITY - Real Salt Lake today announced a strategic partnership with MLS Camps, naming it RSL's official recreational camp and clinic program. MLS Camps has devoted several years to continually creating new and innovative ways to develop youth players, coaches and clubs by meeting their ever-changing needs.
"MLS Camps is the national leader in providing recreational camp opportunities for young people," said Real Salt Lake General Manager Steve Pastorino. "They provide instructive, entertaining, rewarding camps - and we look forward to welcoming graduates at MLS Camp Graduation ceremonies prior to several games this summer."
As the soccer division of North American Sports Camps, a 35-year old organization, MLS Camps has become the United States' largest youth soccer education provider largely due to the strength and professional credibility gained through its exclusive relationship with Major League Soccer.
MLS Camps programs are offered to over 270,000 youth participants in 1,100 communities across the United States each year, and feature an MLS-themed curriculum, MLS Stadium Graduation Ceremonies, and Companion Vouchers to MLS games - now, most notably, Real Salt Lake. Camp participants typically receive an MLS Camps-branded soccer ball, t-shirt, and a personalized evaluation.
To further its commitment as an industry leader, MLS Camps recently partnered with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America to offer coaching Diploma Courses at the State, Regional and National levels.
"We are thrilled with our partnership with Real Salt Lake, and look forward to offering quality professional programs and services to the entire Greater Utah soccer community," said MLS Camps CEO Dr. Gary Russell.