[photo above: Ed Callaghan with German World Cup Star and former US men’s national team Head Coach, Jurgen Klinsmann!]
Callaghan’s English Soccer Camps were founded in 1993 when Englishman Ed Callaghan produced his first summer soccer camps in Colorado.
Now entering our 27th summer of camps, we believe we have a fantastic camp program which is second to none! We are firmly committed to producing work of a top-class standard and we strive to make every camp a positive, rewarding and enjoyable experience for all our players.
Our coaching philosophy is based around the simple premise that you should always
“cherish possession of the ball above all else”
From our unique “guided discovery” philosophy for youngsters and beginners, to our”total soccer” philosophy for club and select players, we will teach ALL our players the value of good control, passing and decision making. Our goal is to make them become complete players over a long period. We do not have a win at all costs attitude! But one that believes in sound fundamental coaching in technique and tactics, which will produce a greater talent in players, as they get older!
The most vital aspect of our summer camp program is of course our coaching staff!
We are now lucky enough to have an extensive backdrop of coaches to choose from, who are all fully qualified (USSF “A”, English level 2 or UEFA “B” license minimum) and practice their art during the winter months, both here in the USA and in England with professional clubs “soccer in the community schemes”.
During the summer we HAND PICK some of these coaches to travel around the States and coach for us in the many different communities that we visit.
Our camp directors and coaches all possess an outstanding ability to inspire each and every player they come across. Through their charisma and personality they can make each child’s camp experience one that they will remember for the rest of their lives!
- Ed heralds from Stockton-on-Tees, England.
- English F.A. licensed coach.
- U.S.S.F. “A” Licensed coach (Renewed and current up to January 2020).
- U.S.S.F. National Youth License.
- Former semi-professional player, England.
- Member British Colleges National Championship Winners 1988 & 1989 (Borough Road College F.C. London).
- B.A. (Hons.) Sports Studies, Borough Road College, Brunel University, London.
- 29 years coaching experience in the U.S.A.
- Director of Coaching Arizona Soccer Club 2004-2007 (Gilbert, AZ).
- AZFC Hammers coaching staff Sept. 2007-2009 (Tempe, AZ).
- Legacy (now merged with RSL AZ South) Soccer Club coaching staff 2010-present (Chandler, AZ).