What To Expect
For many potential campers, picking a soccer camp to attend in the summer is a tough process.
One question that always goes unanswered beforehand is:
“What can I expect during the camp session”
We have put together a typical session at our 3 hour half-day camps.
- 9-9.30am: Super skills, ball familiarity and improving control and confidence.
- 9.30-10.15am: Individual skills, learn to master the art of soccer’s essentials. Control, passing, dribbling, and shooting, and most importantly how and when to use them.
- 10.15-10.45am: Micro soccer, small space practices, games with more emphasis on decision-making and tactical awareness.
- 10.45-11am: During the week we introduce our “stand-up spotlight” and week long “off the ball” competition.
- 11-11.30am: Small-sided games; the progression of how soccer’s individual skills need to be translated into full game type situations.
- 11.30-12noon: The Cup Final; the culmination of the day’s work and how everything fits together in a competitive full game.
We have a wide variety of different programs we can offer each community – from 3 hour half day camps (mainly for beginners and intermediate players) to full day programs, designed for players looking to enhance and improve their technical ability and tactical awareness. We help players improve their physical and mental preparedness, and increase their understanding of playing in and against different systems of play!
What They Said:
Here are a few emails and quotes from camp participants, parents and coordinators from our recent camps.
Hey Ed, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that my son had an amazing week at your soccer camp last week, he came home every day smiling with great stories and eager to go out in the backyard and keep practicing. The staff you had there were excellent with the kids as well, coach Michael was great and my son really enjoyed working with him. His skills have definitely improved from the week he spent with you all.
I look forward to future camps with you and your crew and I appreciate your work and dedication to these young kids.
Take care, Shawn (Denver, CO)
Dear Ed, We hope your camps are continuing to be successful. Sorry we are so slow in thanking you for the great experience you gave our kids this year. We do hope to make it bigger and better (well, I’m not sure you could get much better) each year. We really enjoyed getting to know you and feel grateful to include you in our list of friends. Thanks again so much for all you did not only for the soccer kids, but for your great example to my sons. It is always a great help to parents to have someone like you to add to their list of heroes and people to admire. Since this camp our son hardly leaves a soccer ball alone. He is constantly rolling it around the house, etc.Even at meal time we sometimes have to remind him that he can eat without a ball.And our older son chose to pass up playing high school football (thank goodness) top lay one more year of city league soccer since our recreation director has sort of messed soccer up this year. We are still fighting an uphill battle to keep soccer alive and growing here in Salina, but it is a fight worth fighting. Anyway we are all well and healthy and we hope and pray you are all well and healthy. Give our love to the family. And tell Gerry (and Craig if you hear from him) hi from all of us. God bless.
Love, Jan and family (Salina, Utah)
I wanted to thank you again for running this camp. I was really impressed with your coaching skill set and your method of interacting with the players. I really hope we will be able to attend future camps. Hope you have a great 2015.
Aaron R. (Gilbert, AZ 2014)