Our Travel Camp is designed specifically for players going into grades 3 (8 years) to grade 8 (14 years), with the older players exposed to more aspects of the Elite Camp Program. Players will enjoy skill development in a challenging, safe and fun learning environment. The weekly program is designed from the best pieces of the USSF, English FA, Dutch and Brazilian coaching curriculum's and paramount to this age group is the continuation for creativity as an individual, but furthermore in combination with team-mates, coupled with sound technical development to build confidence with a ball at their feet. We want players in games to want the ball, but start to recognize the opportunities and subsequent decisions that occur during the game. This means keeping the ball to player ratio as low as possible and therefore maximizing the time each players spends with a ball.
A Typical Day (Monday through Thursday) with water breaks embedded in the segments
8:45-9:00: Drop-Off and Warm-up
9:00-9:20: SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness)
9:20-10:00: Dribbling Skills and Moves leading into 1v1/2v1/2v2 Duals
10:00-10:30: Passing Technique Development and Pressure Games
10:30-10:45: Snack Break
10:45-11:15: Possession Games with a Purpose
11:15-12:15: Shooting Drills and Games focussing on a particular aspect to finishing (such as 1v1, or wide angle)
1:15-2:00: Skills Challenges
2:00-3:00: Small-Sided Tournaments (3v3, 4v4, 5v5)
3:00-3:55: Larger-Sided Games (8v8 to 11v11)
9:00-12:00 on Friday is a condensed program with World Cup Team Skills Challenges.