Train with US Soccer Legends
Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly & Tisha Hoch
TeamFirst and BSA
The Berkshire Soccer Academy and TeamFirst Soccer Academy have teamed up for the 4th year in a row to offer once-in-a-lifetime overnight soccer camp experiences featuring instruction by Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, and Tisha Venturini Hoch. Through our partnership with TeamFirst we offer a unique overnight soccer camp to feature instruction by these US Women’s National Team legends. During 3 sessions, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, and Tisha Venturini Hoch, along with an impressive coaching staff, deliver a world-class training experience in the beautiful summer camp community provided by the Berkshire Soccer Academy.
During BSA Sessions I and II with TeamFirst, campers will enjoy:
– 3 Soccer Sessions: run by TeamFirst, including demos by Mia, Kristine, and Tish
– 1 Q&A Session: learn more about them, from youth soccer to gold medals
– 1 Presentation: for all campers and families (so parents don’t miss out on the fun!)
– 1 Autographed Item: bring any item of your choice
– 1 Professional Photo: with all 3 TeamFirst pros
– TeamFirst gear: included, as well as additional TeamFirst items for sale at the BSA Store
About TeamFirst Soccer Academy
Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch formed TeamFirst Soccer Academy in 2011 with the goal of sharing their passion and love for the game, and to help young women understand that personal growth and team success go hand-in-hand. According to Venturini Hoch, “TeamFirst helps girls cultivate a sense of self-worth in order to reach their full potential in life.” Athletes come to TeamFirst to learn, work, compete, and have fun, and to play with a love and respect for the game.
About Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, & Tisha Venturini Hoch
Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, and Tisha Venturini Hoch have been friends and teammates for over 20 years. They played together at the University of North Carolina where they led the Tar Heels to 6 consecutive national titles between 1989 and 1994. Each was a four-year NCAA Division 1 All-American. The trio also starred for the US Women’s National Team. Hamm and Lilly joined the national team in 1987, at ages 15 and 16 and Hoch joined in 1992. Between them, they have a combined 5 Olympic gold medals, 5 World Cup Championships, and 12 NCAA Titles.
Mia Hamm joined the U.S. Women’s National Team in 1987 and played for 17 years. She was named FIFA’s “World Player of the Year” in 2001 and 2002. In 1991, at age 19, Hamm became the youngest team member in history to win the World Cup. Five years later, Hamm and her teammates secured the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 1999, Hamm set a new record for most international goals and held that title until 2013. Hamm was Soccer USA’s Player of the Year from 1994 through 1998 and was named MVP of the 1995 Women’s World Cup. She retired in 2004 after helping her team win gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She is married and has three children.
Kristine Lilly is the world’s all-time international caps leader, having played 352 games for the United States between 1987 and 2010. She was a three-time U.S. Soccer Player of the Year (1993, 2005, 2006). She left the game in 2011 as the second-leading goal-scorer and assist-maker in U.S. team history. Her career included winning two of the five FIFA Women’s World Cups in which she played, and she was part of Olympic teams that earned two gold and one silver medal. She is married and has two children.
Tisha Venturini Hoch
Tisha Venturini Hoch was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 1992 – 2000. She played in the 1995 and 1999 World Cups and the 1996 Summer Olympics. During those tournaments, she played 13 matches and scored 7 goals. Venturini Hoch represented the United States in 132 international matches and scored 44 goals. She is eleventh ranked all-time among American women top goal-scorers. Venturini Hoch retired in 2001. She is married and has two children.