The most popular Camp in the country!
Challenger’s British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in the USA and Canada. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players of all ages and abilities, 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, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!
Simply put, we have amazing coaches, innovative practices, and a unique cultural and educational twist that combine for a one-of-a-kind camp experience! With a full-time recruitment and training program that recruits coaches from throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US, we have thousands of qualified candidates to choose from. Challenger only recruits the most talented and enthusiastic coaches who have a genuine interest in providing your players with a memorable and positive experience!
Each camp program includes a free ball, camp t-shirt, action poster, and a camp report, plus if you register 45 days or more before camp we will ship you this free British Soccer jersey (s&h applies)
SOCCER CAMP PROGRAMS DESIGNED FOR ALL AGES
Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Hundreds of Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential.
Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament.
3 – 4 year olds • 1 hour per day
A fun introduction to the very basic elements of the game.
4 – 5 year olds • 1.5 hours per day
Fundamental practices, fun activities and small sided games.
HALF DAY CAMPS
5 – 16 year olds • 3 hours per day
Emphasis is placed upon individual skill development and technique.
FULL DAY CAMPS
10 – 18 year olds • 6 hours per day
For serious players focusing on techniques & tactical development.
Challenger’s New 1,000 Touches Curriculum will provide high levels of repetition of the most valuable and frequently used soccer skills and as the title suggests, it will give each player over 1,000 points of contact with the ball in each 3 hour daily camp.
TECHNIQUES COVERED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Each day, the coaches will take the players through a progressive series of skill building practices from unopposed, to opposed, game related and finally into a game.
- Soccer ABC – Players will improve their Agility, Balance and Coordination.
- Dribbling – improve the ability to change direction and move at speed.
- Moves – master more than 20 different ways to turn and fake opponents.
- Passing – improve accuracy, pace and 1st touch control.
- Shooting – improve power and placement with each foot.
- Heading – learn how to safely and confidently head the ball.
- Tackling/Defending – improve your tackling skills and learn how to defend.
- Freestyle – daily program of juggling, lifts and balances by John Farnworth.
Parents – find a British Soccer Camp near you today!
“The uniforms, balls, and tee shirts that you provided were attractive, durable, and of good quality. The equipment, the coaches, and the program are all top drawer. I will not hesitate to recommend this program to anyone.”
* With online sign up prior to 45 days of the camp start.
With a full time recruitment program in the UK, and our reputation as the best, we attract thousands of UK coaches each year. Challenger however only has 1,000 spaces available and thus only recruits the most talented and enthusiastic coaches (most of which are holding top UK and European coaching licenses, Honors Degrees and teaching qualifications). All our potential staff are assessed on the field in a practical coaching setting and through a formal interview. They also undergo thorough background, reference and VISA checks as part of the selection process.
The coaches on your summer camp will stay with local families in your community for the duration of the camp week. This has become one of the most popular elements of Challenger’s British Soccer Camp program.
Each year we receive hundreds of emails from families telling us what an incredible time they had hosting one of our coaches. In return, not only will you receive a rebate of up to $80 towards the cost of your summer soccer camp fees, but more importantly you will enjoy a unique week learning about the UK, learning about soccer and building lasting friendships with our staff.
“I just wanted to take time to let you know what a wonderful time me and my family had being a host family. Matthew was a delight to have in our home last week. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to be a host family and would do it again, in a heartbeat! Matthew was a gracious guest and fit into our family very well. This is an experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We miss him already and talk about him often. Thanks again and we have thoroughly enjoyed being a host!”
If you are interested in Hosting a Coach please make sure you mark so during the Registration Stages or contact your Regional Director.
When your organization hosts a British Soccer Camp, you are not only getting the most popular soccer camp in the country, but you will also get Challenger’s team of full time soccer experts to support your local soccer organization!
If your organization is involved in a Challenger Sports Camp, Clinic, Tournament, Tour or Uniform purchase, we will now be providing you with the following:
FREE NSCAA MEMBERSHIP
Every one of your registered coaches will be given a free trial membership to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America! This will include access to the NSCAA Resource Library, the NSCAA Digital Soccer Journal, discounted convention registration, discounts on NSCAA residential academies, plus access to a number of additional discounts and benefits from official NSCAA partners.
FREE ONLINE COACHING RESOURCE
Every one of your registered coaches and players will be given access to Challenger’s online coaching resource – thechallengerway.com (Value $79). The Challenger Way contains a comprehensive collection of HD video, pdf and on screen information for players and coaches of all ages and abilities.
FREE COACHING MATERIAL
Challenger will provide your organization with a pdf Coaching Guide that can be easily copied and handed out to each of your coaches. This new condensed format will provide enough material for a whole season and we are happy for to reproduce this and share with your entire team of coaches.
FREE COACHES CLINIC
Challenger coaching staff will provide your club with a complimentary NSCAA approved parent coach clinic. This 2 hour class will help your volunteer coaches become familiar with Challenger’s Progressive Coaching methodology and will explain how to structure the practice to include a warm-up, Unopposed & Opposed drills, Game Related practice, and finally coaching within the game.
Please contact your local Challenger Sports representative for more informaton.