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Popular in the USA and Canada, Challenger’s British Soccer Summer Camp has an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players of all ages and abilities. The Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love! They recruit coaches throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US who have a genuine interest in providing players with a memorable and positive experience! Each summer camp program includes a free ball, camp t-shirt, action poster, and a camp report, plus if you register 45 days or more before camp, they will ship you a free British Soccer jersey value $34.95 (s&h applies). USE CODE BSC18.
Last year, we had the opportunity to sign up and enroll for a week. We had to sign-in and sign-out which made me feel safe dropping off my child. It was also at a public location (local elementary school). My son and his friend signed up together which I think made it better. They learned various techniques and then teamed up to play. They were the older kids (age 11) in the group, but it was never an issue, because everyone that came, wanted to play. We signed up for half day camp which is only three hours. It was also in the morning so it wasn’t super hot in the summer. The kids all get a soccer ball to keep and a t-shirt. Be sure to pack lots of water for them to stay hydrated.
New for 2018 – Challenger’s new Personal Skill Development app!
All of campers will receive a code for the TopYa! app. This will provide access to the exclusive iCHALLENGE content library of soccer skills and exercises. Players can view and practice the skills linked to their ability level, upload a video completing their chosen skills, receive personalized online coaching from a member of our experienced virtual coaching team, score points for videos and compete in league tables with other players from across the world. They can also follow and vote on the other players as well as challenging them to innovative freestyle duels. Read more about iCHALLENGE
Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament.
3 – 4 year olds • 1 hour per day
A fun introduction to the very basic elements of the game.
4 – 5 year olds • 1.5 hours per day
Fundamental practices, fun activities and small sided games.
HALF DAY CAMPS
5 – 16 year olds • 3 hours per day
Emphasis is placed upon individual skill development and technique.
FULL DAY CAMPS
10 – 18 year olds • 6 hours per day
For serious players focusing on techniques & tactical development.
1,000 Touches Curriculum
The early mastery of technical skills is one of the most important elements in the development of youth soccer players. Challenger’s NEW 1,000 Touches Curriculum has been created to address the key areas of technical development that have the biggest impact on their performance in the game. Challenger’s New 1,000 Touches Curriculum will provide high levels of repetition of the most valuable and frequently used soccer skills and as the title suggests, it will give each player over 1,000 points of contact with the ball in each 3 hour daily camp.
Techniques Covered Throughout the Week
Each day, the coaches will take the players through a progressive series of skill building practices from unopposed, to opposed, game related and finally into a game.
- Soccer ABC – Players will improve their Agility, Balance and Coordination.
- Dribbling – Improve the ability to change direction and move at speed.
- Moves – Master more than 20 different ways to turn and fake opponents.
- Passing – Improve accuracy, pace and 1st touch control.
- Shooting – Improve power and placement with each foot.
- Heading – Learn how to safely and confidently head the ball (approved age groups only)
- Tackling/Defending – Improve your tackling skills and learn how to defend.
- Freestyle – Daily program of juggling, lifts and balances by John Farnworth.
- Camp World Cup – Enjoy daily competitive games with an international flavor.
Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps not only offer an unrivaled soccer experience during the summer months but they also include an excellent campers package.
- Free International Jersey (With online sign up prior to 45 days of the camp start.)
- Free British Soccer Camp T Shirt
- Free British Soccer Camp Ball
- Free Soccer Poster & camp certificate
- NEW – download our new personal skill development app and get 20 Free videos!
For more information or to find a location near year, please visit their website here: www.challengersports.com/british-soccer.