British Soccer Summer Camps
The most popular Summer Camp in the country!
Challenger’s British Soccer Summer 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 summer 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 summer 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)
Plus new for 2018 – personal skill development app!
All of our campers will be sent a code to allow you to download the TopYa! app. This will provide access to the exclusive iCHALLENGE content library of soccer skills and exercises. Players can view and practice the skills linked to their ability level, upload a video completing their chosen skills, receive personalized online coaching from a member of our experienced virtual coaching team, score points for videos and compete in league tables with other players from across the world. They can also follow and vote on the other players as well as challenging them to innovative freestyle duels. Read more about iCHALLENGE
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.
The early mastery of technical skills is one of the most important elements in the development of youth soccer players. Challenger’s NEW 1,000 Touches Curriculum has been created to address the key areas of technical development that have the biggest impact on their performance in the game.
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 (approved age groups only)
- Tackling/Defending – improve your tackling skills and learn how to defend.
- Freestyle – daily program of juggling, lifts and balances by John Farnworth.
- Camp World Cup – enjoy daily competitive games with an international flavor
Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps not only offer an unrivaled soccer experience during the summer months but they also include an excellent campers package.
Simply put our British Soccer Camps are the most popular camp program in the USA and Canada.
We have more campers, more coaches, more great new games and practices…. and NOW MORE FREE STUFF!!!
- Free International Jersey (With online sign up prior to 45 days of the camp start.)
- Free British Soccer Camp T Shirt
- Free British Soccer Camp Ball
- Free Soccer Poster & camp certificate
- NEW – download our new personal skill development app and get 20 Free videos! (learn more)
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.”
The British Soccer curriculum has always been a collection of the best coaching ideas from Europe, South America and North America and campers have always loved the cultural elements of the camp and the international flavor or our World Cup. We are now pleased to be able to enhance this truly
global soccer experience by having coaches from a wide range of countries share their knowledge and passion for the game with our 200,000 camp, clinic, tournament, and tour participants!
Our British Soccer summer camps and year round coaching programs will boast an incredible team of 1200+ coaches from Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Brazil, USA and Canada as well as our traditional team of Brits from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales.
This diversity of experiences and cultures reflects the truly global nature of the sport of soccer and we are proud to share the best practices from around the globe with the many players, parents and coaches we work with throughout North America.
Thank you to our 13,000 host families who housed our coaching staff this summer! If you received a host family card please click here to redeem your code for credit, merchandise or a rebate.
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.
Now your organization can have their own exclusive British Soccer Camp! Challenger will provide a team of international coaches, balls, shirts, end of camp posters, player reports, an innovative curriculum, educational camp activities and our ever popular camp world cup, All we require from our host organizations is a soccer field, and some assistance to help promote the camp to your players. We also offer scholarships for volunteers from host clubs and provide rebates for families who host our coaches. 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!
Challenger can help your soccer organization address one of the most pressing issues in youth soccer – how to recruit, train, and continue to develop volunteer coaches? We have created a turn-key coach education solution that will allow organizations to choose how much support they need, and when they need it. When you work with Challenger, you will have access to hundreds of qualified and trained International coaches throughout the spring and fall seasons. Challenger has staff who can deliver coach education clinics, be rented for the season, or who can provide professionally run training programs as an add-on to the club’s current coaching structure. In addition Challenger has created a number of coaching resources available to the coaches in our partner soccer organizations.
PARENT COACH CLINICS
Clinics approved by United Soccer Coaches can be given by Challenger professional coaches to parents who want to improve their coaching skills. Clinic attendees are given instruction on organizing and coaching a youth soccer practice, demonstrations of core techniques and a wide selection of useful drills, practices and games that can be put into immediate use. United Soccer Coaches, formerly The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), is the largest coaching organization in the world and provides programs and services that enhance, encourage, and contribute to the development and recognition of soccer coaches, their players, and the game we love. Challenger has partnered with United Soccer Coaches to help raise the level of parent and volunteer coaching throughout North America. If your organization hosts a Challenger Sports camp, clinic or tournament, or has a team that goes on tour, or if you purchase uniforms from Challenger Teamwear, each of your coaches receive a six-month free trial membership to United Soccer Coaches! This great benefit includes their digital soccer journal, plus access to their Resource Library, and exclusive partner discounts.
COACH FOR HIRE
Our staff of professional coaches located regionally can also be hired to come to your organization to coach individual teams for improvement according to each team’s needs. Our International coaching staff bring their expertise exclusively to your community to maximize the potential of teams, players and coaches and will act as key role models, positively impacting the lives of coaches, parents and players.
Hire one of our coaches to work with multiple coaches at their team practices. Our coach will bring together multiple teams and their coaches to guide them through a set coaching session. Our coach will introduce the topic and set up centrally, before then helping your coaches with their individual group. As the session develops, our coach will bring the teams back in centrally to explain and demonstrate the next progression. At the end of the session, our coach will debrief your coaches on the session that has just taken place. It’s a win-win, the players have access to our coach working from our curriculum and your coaches get to be guided through their session.
US COACHES CLUB COACH EDUCATION CLINICS
Challenger Sports has partnered with US Coaches Club to provide modular coach education programs, on your fields, exclusively for your coaches. This custom created coach education and support caters exactly to the needs of your volunteer and part-time coaches, as well as providing an introductory coach education program for High School players.
FREE COACHING MATERIAL
Your organization will receive a digital coaching guide with enough material for a whole season, that can be printed and handed out to each of your coaches.
THE CHALLENGER WAY
Registered coaches and players in the clubs who host a Challenger Sports camp or clinic will receive free access to Challenger’s online coaching resource, thechallengerway.com ($79 value). Challenger’s coaching staff has spent the past 30 years developing hundreds of thousands of players and coaches throughout the world. That knowledge and experience is now available to help support your local soccer organization! This dedicated soccer website contains a comprehensive collection of HD training videos along with hundreds of practices and coaching tips for coaches of all ages and abilities to review, print out and use throughout the season.
NEW SKILL DEVELOPMENT APP – TopYa! iCHALLENGE
Players can now practice skills and freestyle activities at home by participating in professionally coached video challenges and contests. TopYa! is an interactive video-based mobile app that motivates and inspires players to reach new levels of skill and creativity, with virtual access to professional coach training throughout the year! Challenger has created the iChallenge content which in addition to helping players learn and master new skills, will also enable them to upload their own videos and receive personal coaching and feedback from one of Challenger’s coaching team. They can also earn points, compete in league tables with other players worldwide, follow and vote on other players, as well as challenge them to innovative freestyle duals.
• Download the Topya! app and with a special code, activate iCHALLENGE for free
• Get access 20 exclusive Challenger soccer skill videos.
• Players watch, practice, and master the skills.
• Players upload video clips of them performing skills.
• Players receive professional coach evaluation and feedback on the videos.
• Players score points, get ranked, challenge others!
CHECK OUT THIS NEW BONUS FEATURE FOR OUR PARTNER CLUBS FREE CLUB STORES
Choose from a wide variety of quality Challenger Teamwear and Under Armour® apparel imprinted with your group’s logo. Challenger sets up a store in your name free of charge. Your club store will have the appearance of an online store just for your group which can be shared with anyone. You can even add a profit to the base price of the items selected, and the profit comes direct to you. Apparel worn with your identity by parents, players, their family and friends also provides awareness of your organization within your community.
To get more information on any of these services, please contact your local Challenger representative. Please contact your local Challenger Sports representative for more informaton.