January 2016 Newsletter

Happy New Year!!!

11811335_1594544637461528_702397922712391760_nWith the new year upon us that means we are more than half way through the off season and we have less than 6 months until World Sports Camp 2016!

The fun, friends, and training that go along with every summer is just the start to WSC 2016. Our staff is all in place and it is undoubtedly the BEST group of coaches we have ever had. Our new Assistant Directors are at the top of their respective sports, and our new staff structure will ensure that our athletes will always get the best instruction possible.

Our most popular weeks are filling up fast, so if you haven’t already signed up for WSC 2016 make sure you do it soon!

A BIG World Sports Camp Welcome to our New Assistant Directors

Mark and Asaka have joined the World Sports Camp family as new assistant directors, working at the camp administration office during the off-season. During camp they will also be assisting in the sports they specialize in. They both have extensive athletic backgrounds, and have played at some of the highest levels in their respective sports.

Mark_Knight_12_13Mark was a very successful collegiate football (soccer) player, before spending time playing professionally. Mark began his collegiate playing career at Santa Barbara City College before transferring to the University of Louisville for three seasons. At Santa Barbara, he was named the Western State Conference Player of the Year in 2008 and twice earned First Team WSC honors. Mark started all 47 games his first 2 years, leading the team in goals and points. He was the top goal scorer in the state in 2008 with 31 goals, earning All-American honors and setting records along the way. Which include most goals in a season (31), Career points (142), Record season points (81) ,Career Goals (59) , Most assists in a season (19).

During his time at Louisville, Mark made it to the championship game in the NCAA Division 1 final, as well as coached with Louisville Achievement Soccer Youth Academy and spent a summer working as an equipment intern with Chelsea FC in Cobham, England. Mark graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration from Louisville in 2011. After graduating he coached at Santa Barbara High School for 3 seasons as well as at the NAIA Level for Lindsey Wilson a 9 time National Championship winning program.

Mark then continued his soccer career by seeing professional playing stints with Wealdstone FC, Chertsey Town FC, Ross County FC and Woking FC, notching 42 goals and 10 assists playing for Wealdstone and Chertsey from 2012-13. We are very excited to have someone with the extensive playing and coaching experience that Mark provides.

 

asakaAsaka has experienced many years of competitively playing and coaching golf. In high school, her team was CIF champion’s and she was an athletic scholar. After high school she played golf at Santa Barbara City College and lead her team to the state title. She won the individual title that year as well before transferring to East Tennessee State University where she played for one more year and graduated early.

After college, Asaka played on the European tour and came back to Santa Barbara to coach. She was an assistant coach at SBCC for 3 years and Lindsey Wilson College. Asaka is now playing on the Symetra tour and plans to go to European Qualifying school next winter. We couldn’t be happier to have such a great golfer and instructor as one of our new golf coaches!

Terry and Addam in Milan, Paris, and Mexico

Untitled1If you are in Northern Italy or metro Paris make sure to get in touch with Terry and Addam so you can say hi while they’re in your area! Addam will then be traveling to the Mexican Capital and then Monterrey Mexico. If they’re in your area we hope to see you.

Milan: Terry and Addam will be in Milan on January 28th and 29th to say hi to our Italian Friends. If you’d like to see them be sure to send Addam and e-mail soon!

Paris: WSC Reunion in Paris!  Open to all Former, Current and Future WSC athletes.

Reunion Information: January 31, 2016. 3:00pm (1500) – 6:00pm (1800).
Location: Café Leffe Levallois, 21 Rue du President Wilson,
92300 Levallois-Perret.
Tel: at the location – 01 47 30 22 23

Mexico: Addam will be in Mexico City from Feb.4th through 8th and Monterrey Mexico from February 15th to the 18th. If you’d like to meet up with Addam be sure to get in touch with him before hand.

Hi From Brian…

UntitledHello World Sports Camp!!

I was amazed at the outpouring of affection I received my first year as a coach. It’s too bad camp is so short a time period. I’m about to finish school and enter the real world. I have many people rooting for me including many friends I met at camp. I am very lucky to have these opportunities.

I’m still playing competitive golf and working every day to get better. I hope you all are doing the same. I can’t wait for spring to come to get back on the course and start coaching again.

I look forward to seeing everyone again this summer!

-Brian