Culture & Values
The STEAM Project is happy to announce the addition of a Soccer Camp to its Summer Camp Offerings. Having directors that are Science and Physical Education teachers, it was a natural fit to include a camp that focuses on sport and also combines STEM education. Our Soccer program is supervised by Lewis Fried, a well-known and well-qualified Soccer Coach who also happens to be a teacher.
Our Co-Ed Soccer Camp promotes a safe and healthy environment for kids who enjoy soccer and for kids who want to step their game up. Experienced coaches will help them improve their abilities while enjoying their time with teammates and while completing cool STEM projects in between soccer lessons and games.
Players train with professional soccer coaches in ball mastery, specific step-by-step skill training, and dynamic games and drills within smaller groups. Students gain confidence as they progress through the steps and levels. Fitness and leadership development is incorporated into all the different activities. As our levels are tailored to beginners and advanced and our camp is perfect for any skill level.
COVID-19 Precautions: No 1v1 competition, no gameplay that may result in close contact and a distance of 6 feet will be maintained at all times. We are dedicated to following all Ontario Soccer Protocols in return to play and the guidelines set by the government of Ontario and Canada.
- What kind of soccer activities will be approved due to COVID-19?
- Passing, shooting, dribbling and all other fun individual ball skill work are approved. No gameplay and close contact drills.
- What cleaning procedures will be in effect?
- Cleaning of the balls and all equipment will be done after each change of activity during the day.
- Campers will be encouraged to regularly wash their hands.
Lewis Fried has been involved in coaching and refereeing soccer in Ontario for 26 years. This includes coaching Boys and Girls High School, Competitive, and Academy teams and programs. His teams have won two Boys YRAA Tier 2 championships, the York University Indoor High School tournament, the Westview Invitational Indoor High School tournament, as well as CGSL league crowns. Amongst other licenses and certifications, Lewis holds the Canada Soccer “C” license and United States Youth Soccer National Youth License. He is currently completing the Canada Soccer Childrens License. Lewis is a strong proponent of the Canada Soccer “4 Corners” approach and the GAG coaching methodology. He is also an Ontario Soccer Referee, Referee Instructor, Assessor, and Mentor, as well as an OPDL Referee Mentor. Lewis has been a teacher, department head, and instructional leader at universities, community colleges, and high schools in the United States and in York Region for 39 years and blends this background in pedagogy and educational leadership with his soccer coaching experiences.