February 28, 2023
Presented by Harry Forrester, Director
Nike Soccer Camp with Prospect Soccer Academy - Laguna Niguel
Former Professional Soccer Player Harry Forrester Announces New Nike Soccer Camps
Newly retired from professional soccer, Forrester will lead three Nike Soccer Camps in California this summer
SAN RAFAEL, California (Date, 2023): After playing in top European soccer leagues for over a decade and the USL Championship league for several years, Harry Forrester officially announced his retirement from professional soccer and expansion into coaching and youth development. The former Rangers and Brentford forward will lead two new Nike Soccer Camps this summer in San Diego and Lake Forest, California, in addition to a returning camp in Laguna Niguel.
Forrester’s club-neutral coaching academy, Prospect Soccer Academy, is partnering with Nike to offer camps that cater to developing and high-performance campers ages 6 to 16 who want to perfect their techniques and advance their overall skills and knowledge. Campers can participate in the San Diego day camp from July 5-7 or Aug. 7-11 at 4S Ranch Sports Park, and the Lake Forest day camp from June 12-16 at Lake Forest Sports Park. The two new camps will join the popular Nike Soccer Camp with Prospect Soccer Academy - Laguna Niguel.
“Summer for us is one of the best times of year,” said Forrester. “It's great to see the smiles on kids' faces when they arrive at camp every day. Long before we became professionals, we used to attend soccer camps, so we understand how these memories last a lifetime.”
Prospect Soccer Academy leverages Forrester’s and co-founder Rob Kiernan’s collective 28 years in top European leagues, including the Scottish Premiership and the Premier League. In 2018, Forrester moved to the United States to play for Orange County Soccer Club, and later Los Angeles Force, before retiring in January 2023. The Academy emphasizes hands-on, technical approaches found in European training sessions, setting its coaching strategy apart from many programs in the U.S.
“We are thrilled to have a duo of Harry and Rob's highly professional caliber and to extend our camp partnership with their academy,” said Josh Scriven, senior director of Nike Soccer Camps. “Harry and Rob combine a deep love of coaching and priceless insights for a fun, impactful experience — whether a camper is starting in grade school or aiming for college recruitment.”
Registration for 2023 Nike Soccer Camps with Prospect Soccer Academy is open. Interested players, coaches and parents can visit the US Sports Camps website for more information.
About US Sports Camps:
For over 45 years, US Sports Camps has partnered with coaches across the country to produce leading youth sports camps. From traditional sports like basketball and football to activities like eSports and pickleball, US Sports Camps provides athletes with the support they need to develop their skills in a fun, challenging environment.