Practice and training is to make perfect. Practice we know makes permanent. It is therefore, crucial to a young player that the training provided is accurate and correct. Anything less is unacceptable."The Junior Elite Camp’s focus is to support the development of aspiring young players who have the drive, dedication, work ethic and fitness to become an elite player. It is designed for boys and girls who are travel team players ages 9-12. Encouraged and challenged, Junior Elite players experience a rigorous program of individualized training for the week. Coaches will assist them to focus on their specific training goals. The camp will focus on 9 v 9 game scenarios.
Players are encouraged and challenged to achieve their maximum soccer potential. It is at this age ’soccer habits’ are formed. It is essential therefore, that good and not bad habits are taught and developed. Soccer Academy, has a long proven track record of providing quality soccer education and training to hundreds of alumni, who were able to achieve success in college, national teams and as professionals. As keen as we are to produce high quality players, we also understand the need to nurture these young players to enjoy the training and have a fun week.
Focus of the week:
- Individual player performance
- Goalkeepers are welcome see ’Goalkeeper Academies’
- Technical Excellence with Ball
- Tactical awareness 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3
- Decision Making
- Physical and Fitness development
- Psychological challenges of soccer
- Evaluations: Written and Verbal
- Evening matches to develop performance
- Fun activities and social interaction
- All Soccer Academy coaches will have USSF or UEFA licenses
Players also receive discussions on:
- Psychology of match day preparations
- Personal performance
- What is a good team member
Who should attend?
The Junior Elite is designed for serious soccer players who want to improve and are already showing good ability on advanced Travel teams. If you are not quite ready, the Champions Camp is an excellent camp for serious travel players to build a foundation and get prepared for a Junior Elite Camp.
This is a good guide but may vary at the discretion of the Camp Director.
7:00AM Wake Up
8:30-11:30AM Morning Training - This is usuall technical and individual work
1:30-3:30PM Afternoon Training - This session builds on the morning session, into
6:30-8:30PM Evening Scrimmage (Age appropriate)
8:30PM Evening Activity/Free Time
10:00-10:30PM Lights Out (Depending on age)
Extended Day - this option suits people who live locally to the camp. It includes everything a Resident Camper gets apart from overnight stay and breakfast. The players arrive after breakfast (around 8.15am) and leave at around 8.30pm each day. The first day they come at registration with everyone else and the last day they leave at noon with everyone else.