2017 Girl Soccer Summer Camp Babson College Boston registration now is open for girls ages 7-17 at Babson sports camps on July 17-21.
Babson Girls Soccer Camp will emphasize the fundamental skills needed to become a better soccer player. With an emphasis on technical skills and basic offensive and defensive concepts, players will be exposed to all aspects of the game and encouraged to try every position.
Players will learn in age- and skill-appropriate groups to ensure that everyone is learning something new and challenged appropriately.
On September 3, 1919, with an enrollment of 27 students, the Babson Institute held its first classes in the former home of Roger and Grace Babson on Abbott Road in Wellesley Hills.
Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere. From the beginning, Roger Babson set out to distinguish the Babson Institute from colleges offering instruction in business. The Institute provided intensive training in the fundamentals of production, finance, and distribution in just one academic year, rather than four. The curriculum was divided into four subject areas: practical economics, financial management, business psychology, and personal efficiency (which covered topics such as ethics, personal hygiene, and interpersonal relationships).
Believing experience to be the best teacher, Roger Babson favored a combination of class work and actual business training. Seasoned businessmen made up the majority of the faculty. To better prepare students for the realities of the business world, the Institute’s curriculum focused more on practical experience and less on lectures. Students worked on group projects and class presentations, observed manufacturing processes during field trips to area factories and businesses, met with managers and executives, and viewed industrial films on Saturday mornings.
Babson holds accreditation from NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System).
Nellie Pineault is in her sixth season as the head coach of the women’s soccer program with a career mark of 53-29-14. Since arriving at Babson in 1999, Pineault has served in a variety of roles, including coordinator of Student and Community Services and coordinator of Compliance and Special Events. Foremost among her duties has been the role of assistant soccer coach, which she held from 2004 to 2009. During that span, the team posted a stellar record of 60-38-19. In her first season at the helm of the soccer program, Pineault guided the Beavers to an 11-7-2 record, a second-place finish in the NEWMAC regular season standings, and their first trip to the conference tournament championship game since 2007. It was Babson’s best regular season finish since 1997 and only the second appearance in the title game since 1998. Pineault then led the team to a fantastic 11-5-2 campaign in 2011 as well as a nine-win season and a trip to the conference semifinals in 2012. Pineault also led the Green and White to 14 victories in 2015, its most since 2001 and a trip to the NCAA tournament.