Camp Program Goals

Technical

This is the learning of skills such as heading, dribbling, and shooting. Technical skills are discussed, demonstrated and completed in one-on-one groupings. Repetition is key to learning skills. New or practiced skills are always followed by small-sided games to emphasize the areas being worked on.

Tactical

This area deals with styles of play including positional aspects, attacking, and defending. Tactical development is discovering how the game should be played in all of its phases. Tactical training teaches the player to make strategic decisions. Again, this type of training involves small-sided games to make it practical.

Functional

When you learn technical skills or tactical awareness, you must be able to put that knowledge or skill into practice. Functional activity does just that. For example, after learning how to support the ball, it is important to set up realistic game-related conditions that emphasize this aspect of play. Functional practices should be as game-related as possible.

Psychological

Sports psychology is the most understated and overlooked area of successful coaching. This is an area critical to the winnning spirit. It covers attitude, interpersonal skills, team and individual responsibilities. Confidence building and leadership are emphasized in every season. This positive reinforvcement motivates campers to develop a sense of excellence. Ultimately, this produces the kind of player who will be a success on or off the field.

Physical Conditioning

Our preparation to play soccer includes aerobic, anaerobic, and plyometric conditioning.