British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America – 150,000 campers! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer 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, eachBritish Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!
I recently had the opportunity to enroll my son, age 16, in one of their camps. For this past week from 9 to 12 my 16 year old has been part of a unique camp experience with authentic coaches from Liverpool and England. Not to say that American coaches are not authentic because many of them are. Being that this was a British Soccer Camp, I was hoping that he would get to experience some coaches from that area and I was pleasantly surprised that were indeed from across the ocean.
Their experienced staff have study the game at all levels and have identified the key techniques and skills that players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. Each day included individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament.
In addition to helping develop your child’s core soccer skills and understanding of the game, Challenger’s camp philosophy encourages children to: become independent learners; to develop socially; and to better understand the meaning of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Their innovative curriculum will engage, educate and entertain your child and will make this one of their most treasured soccer memories.
Some of the things I found heartwarming from this camp was that aside from the drills and character building they offered, they were living those character traits out right in front of their campers. As seen in the picture above one of the youngest campers was NOT left out from the fun. I really appreciated how the coach made sure that EVERYONE felt appreciated.
On the last day of the camp the players. parents, and coaches had alot of fun! From the donuts and cookie cakes that were brought in to the World Cup finals, this camp was FUN for all!
The coaches even took time to recognize each player, giving them awards and accolades. They even provide their players with a “report card” per say of what you did well and what you could continue to work on.
The week ended with a fun water gun fight and the coaches were in on the fun as well!
Overall I really felt like this camp is really worthwhile for the soccer player. Glynn had a blast getting to know the players and coaches as well as getting to know a little but more about himself as a soccer player. I strongly urge you to find out if there are some in your area. They travel all across the United States offering a variety of camps.
Challenger’s British Soccer and TetraBrazil summer camp programs include a free ball, t-shirt, poster, on-line learning subscription.