Champions Camps are for serious soccer players who wish to improve their individual skills and knowledge of the game while experiencing the total camp adventure. Soccer Academy has conducted Champion Camps for over twenty years and has tailored its programs to meet the needs of the individual player and team. The Champions Camp is a five-day camp for players from the ages of 9-18.
Whether attending a Champions Camp as an individual, with a group of friends or as a member of a team, each player is challenged in an age-appropriate program. The camp is organized into three Schools of Soccer Excellence - Intermediate, Advanced and The Academy:
Intermediate Schools: Stress technical training with "fast footwork", ball control skills, heading and shooting. Players progress to the basics of team play and tactics with emphasis on creativity and playing under pressure.
Advanced Schools: Refine the players’ technical training, specifically 1 v 1 skills and ball possession, while teaching combination play, small group tactics and the principles of team play. Players also learn about fitness training, nutrition and game preparation.
The Academy: For high school players who require a greater challenge. While continuing to improve technical skills and tactical knowledge, The Academy also teaches the responsibilities of the player’s functional position and more advanced concepts of team play.
Within these Schools of Excellence, players are further organized by gender and playing ability to form training groups. These groups will play matches in the evening against other teams of similar ability.
Goalkeepers: Are invited to the Champions Camps to attend our Goalkeeper Programs. These half-day and full-day programs are described in the Goalkeeper Academy section.
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 small
6:30-8:30PM Evening Scrimmage (Age appropriate)
8:30PM Evening Activity/Free Time
10:00-10:30PM Lights Out (Depending on age)
2018 Residential Dates
|Champions Camp||University of Mary Washington||July 15-19||9-18||$415 - $650|
|Junior Elite Camp||University of Mary Washington||July 15-19||9-12||$415-$690|
|Team Camp||University of Mary Washington||July 15-19||U9-U18||$415-$625|
|Champions Camp||University of Mary Washington||July 22-26||9-18||$415-$650|
|Elite Camp||University of Mary Washington||July 22-26||12-18||$415-$690|
|Team Camp||University of Mary Washington||July 22-26||HS||$415-$625|
|Champions Camp||Randolph Macon Academy||August 5-9||9-18||$415-$645|
|Junior Elite Camp||Randolph Macon Academy||August 5-9||9-12||$415-$690|
|Team Camp||Randolph Macon Academy||August 5-9||U9-U12||$415-$625|
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.