Since soccer camps are often the first introduction to soccer for many youngsters, it’s important to choose a soccer camp that does more than just baby-sit. For kids starting to play soccer at ages anywhere from four to six years old, soccer can become passion rarely quickly —one that takes up their time in a constructive, positive and healthy way. Making soccer something they love and want to master, whether it’s juggling, dribbling or bending the ball around a wall, a soccer camp is great investment into not just your child’s soccer future, but their well-being. The above image is credit of Coerver Coaching with programs in over 50 countries worldwide and offering programs in the United States since 1984.
A focused week of soccer can change the course of many a soccer player’s career, boosting their confidence and helping them move on to a more advanced soccer club and play at a higher level. Soccer camps enable young players to not only improve their soccer skills but have fun and play in competitive scrimmages. Soccer camps are an ideal way for kids to learn from expert coaches and former professional soccer players and take their game to the next level. See our State by State Camp List.
Below you will find a list of camps that are available in the United States and abroad
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One. Soccer Schools – Celebrating 23 Years of Excellence in Soccer Education and Dynamic Training Environments
East and West Coast Elite Residential Academy Experience
The East Coast (North Andover, MA – Brooks School) and West Coast (Santa Barbara, CA – Cate School) Our Residential programs are designed for the club player who has aspirations to play at the highest level. Our 5 Day Elite and 10 Day Academy Residential Programs offer a unique and specialized curriculum designed to maximize the individual player’s growth and development, self-confidence and overall success during their stay. The Residential Program attracts talented players from across the United States. Players become part of the one. Family and continue to return every year to immerse themselves in the culture of one. Soccer and be part of the one. Family!
Our International Staff are hand selected for their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to teach youth soccer players. These coaches have a strong commitment and desire to support players with their goals and ambitions while igniting a greater joy for the game!
For more information on the camp or to see if this would be a good option for your child, Contact our Resident Camp Director, Lloyd Biggs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office contact: (o) 805-845-6801 or email@example.com
Visit our website for more information: www.onesoccerschools.com
Soccer Camps International www.soccercampsinternational.com
The leader in online registrations for famous and Elite European Clubs Youth Summer Soccer Camps and Soccer Schools, offers players the opportunity to discover new ways of learning and developing soccer skills with players from all over the world in some of the world’s best soccer countries including England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. Learn how to play the soccer style of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, AC Milan, Juventus Turin, Benfica Lisbon, Paris Saint Germain and Bordeaux. Language Classes options available in France, Spain and England. Residential and Day Camp Sessions, Goalkeeper training sessions and girls sessions available. Cultural excursions in top European cities available for select camps. Register Online NOW
Arsenal Football Development Camps: www.arsenalcampsus.com
Arsenal Football Development camps are an exclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 7 – 14 to experience the methodology of one of the world’s most successful clubs. Official Arsenal coaches conduct training sessions that come directly from the famed Arsenal academy at Hale End. Players enjoy insider access to the proven Arsenal Football Development methods Arsenal use to develop its own youth talent for the complete soccer experience. Our camps are club neutral and designed to supplement and complement existing training experience. Summer 2023 Arsenal camps will be held exclusively in Boston, New York City, Hartford, Salisbury, Princeton, Washington D.C and Baltimore. An Official Technical Director together with UEFA Coaches from Arsenal F.C lead all of the daily sessions throughout the camp to assure the same level of quality, professionalism and authenticity that is received in London. Register Online NOW
Nike Soccer Camps: www.ussportscamps.com/soccer
Get Better this summer at NIKE Soccer Camps! The Nike Soccer Camps provide youth soccer players the opportunity to improve their skills in a high-energy environment which includes morning and afternoon training sessions, small group offensive and defensive tactics and game play with top notch coaches. Offering coed, girls, and boys only programs at fantastic soccer venues with a safe, healthy and FUN learning environment for all ability levels for players of all levels and age ranges. Find soccer camps across the United States from the likes of Vogelsinger, Nike Soccer and the Soccer Academy! Register NOW
No. 1 Soccer Camps: www.no1soccercamps.com
The No.1 Soccer Camps are the leaders in soccer specialty camps for all ages and ability levels. Long recognized as the foremost training ground for goalkeepers and field players endeavoring to improve their soccer prowess, No.1 Soccer Camps will host locations throughout the United States with many new sites this year. In addition to our traditional Youth, Junior and Senior Academy, at select sites we are also offering our unique College Prep Performance Academy as well as our College ID Showcase Camps. Camps will be conducted in Arizona, Texas, Maryland, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, California, Georgia, Oregon, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee and Connecticut. Each campsite is organized into well balanced small groups of field players and goalkeepers with concentration of play on both sides of the ball in the 35 yards immediately in front of the goal, utilizing our unique Go to Goal curriculum. The Machnik Method is recognized as the industry standard. Many No.1 Soccer Camps present sold out situations so it is important to register early! Register NOW
LA Galaxy Elite Youth Soccer Camps: www.lagalaxy.com
The LA Galaxy is proud and excited to offer a range of ELITE YOUTH PROGRAMS throughout the state of California. Explore your options below to find the programming that best fits your player!
Our specialized training sessions focus on technical and tactical development, activities that encourage creativity and match awareness, and discussions on game-related topics. We strive to identify and develop key players who could advance to play for the Galaxy Discovery Program, LA Galaxy Academy, LA Galaxy II or the LA Galaxy one day.
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WHAT: Top specialized training sessions focus on technical and tactical development
AGES: 10-16 Years Old (Boys and Girls)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate, Competitive, Advanced, Elite (Examples: Flight 1, Silver Elite, ENCL, MLS Next or equivalent)
CAPACITY: To ensure the quality of our Programs, all Camps are limited to 15:1 (Camper to Coach) ratios and registration is first come, first serve.
International Development Academy: www.internationalda.com
IDA camps and player experiences are the new standard for international soccer camps. Designed for serious student-athletes, IDA’s camps and player experiences combine elite training, player development, and competitive match-play against top competition. IDA Camps are offered year-round, with specific dates during the summer season. “The intensity of the training and schedule, the real games, the video footage for my highlight film – to name just a few. The whole experience was so different to what we are used to with summer camps and ID camps. Most camps these days are the same thing – show up, do some training, play some practice games with the same players. You can’t really compare the two. If you want the real deal, IDA is your best bet.”
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North-East Residential Camp: www.newenglandsurf.com
The North-East Residential Camp is designed for like-minded Players (born in 2012-2011-2010-2008) who want to compete with the Best of the Best players in the North-East region and be coached by some of the best coaches at New England, New Jersey and Rhode Island Surf. 4 days of elite training, coaching, educational workshops, and internal competitions, at one of the best prep schools in New England. This is a fantastic opportunity for all the players to showcase their talents and get ready for the pre-season, and fall season with their clubs.
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The Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls: www.berkshiresocceracademy.com
Girls at the Academy receive elite training at top-quality facilities from our qualified and experienced coaching staff. One of the few specialty soccer camps set in a traditional camp environment, we focus on player improvement while deliberately infusing fun and friendship into the learning process. At the Academy, girls discover their greatness both on and off the field. The Academy is located in East Otis, Massachusetts, 10 miles north of the Connecticut border, and about 2 hours by car from Boston, and 2.5 hours from New York City.
Camp Office Phone (all year): 800-326-9219
Learn more here: www.berkshiresocceracademy.com
How to Select the Right Soccer Camp
If you’re looking for a soccer camp for yourself, select one that fits your ability level but also challenges you to improve your game. Think ahead, and if you’re in high school, choose a camp at a college you might be interested in attending. It’s a great way to get an early look from a college soccer coach. Above all, find a camp that works for you. Is it an all day soccer camp, an overnight camp or is it a half day camp near where you live? Take all these factors into consideration before deciding on what soccer camp you want to attend.
Questions to Ask About the Soccer Camp
The best thing to do when looking for a soccer camp, whether it’s for yourself or for a child, is to ask around. Don’t just question the people who run the soccer camp…Find people who’ve participated in that camp before. Ask other players for ideas. Don’t be shy. Even if you don’t know too many soccer players in your area, go on the Internet and find soccer-related forums and message boards. Shop around! These are some issues to consider:
How competitive is the camp? Do they seem to focus more on winning camps or the joy of the game? Which one you prefer will depend on your situation. Are you (or the child) new to soccer? A non-competitive and relaxed atmosphere could provide a better introduction to the game, and show how fun it can be. But if the motivation to play soccer is already there, and the focus is on skill and strategy, then a competitive camp will cater more appropriately to that.
Who Are the Soccer Coaches?
Who will be teaching and coaching? What is their background in soccer? How old are they, and how long have they been with the camp? How many are there, and how often will they be interacting with you or the child? What is the ratio of counselor to camper? Look for credentials, but dig deeper, too. If you get the chance, watch them play or coach or train others. Not only look at their teaching style, but also their own skill.
Inquire about their daily activities. Do they have a schedule? And do they stick to it? What is the curriculum? Do the drills and exercises progress as time goes on? Is there a routine, where the same things are done every day, or is each day different? Are the activities going to be challenging enough? Are physical activities supplemented with education about strategy? Are strength and flexibility building a priority?
Is safety a major concern? Do the coaches and counselors watch out for their players, teaching them proper form, making sure they don’t over-extend themselves to the point of injury, and requiring them to use the appropriate safety gear? If you or a child becomes injured, what is their protocol? Do they have someone who is familiar with emergency care on staff?
Types of Soccer Camps
Day camps. Usually operate on a week-by-week basis. Look for shorter day soccer camps near where you live. Often soccer clubs will offer these two or three hour day camps throughout the summer.
Residential soccer camps. Attendees stay overnight. Often at colleges or universities. Meals are typically included.
Community camps. Sponsored by a local organization for a short period of time. Usually less expensive than the above.
Position-specific camps. Focus on training attendees in a certain position (e.g. goalkeeper, forward, etc.).
Advanced camps. More intense, thorough and competitive than most. Usually residential.
Soccer tours. International soccer tours are ideal for boys and girls youth soccer teams, high school teams and or academy, club, ODP and university level soccer teams. Just traveling to another country to play soccer is an incredible experience.
International soccer camps. Would you like to become a better soccer player and also visit a new country? Take a look at camps abroad that offer quality coaching and let you explore a new culture.
How to select a soccer camp. There are a wide variety and types of soccer camps to choose from, whether it’s a residential camp, where you stay overnight, or a day camp, which can be half day or full day. And there’s also the level of play at the soccer camp, from elite camps to ones for beginners.