Camp Program for Soccer Juniors
Our youngest age group (usually 8-10 years) has a unique schedule aimed at skills, fun with the ball, and an emphasis on small group games. After a fun group warm-up, the Soccer Juniors will practice their techniques and be introduced to the tactical aspects of the game. Each session is followed by a 6 V 6 game in which the campers are encouraged to try their new skills.
Camp Program for Advanced Group
This age group (usually between 11-13 years) has a similar schedule to that of the older Premier Group. This program is for those players who have goals of playing in high school. The Advanced Group is divided into smaller groups based on ability to ensure a fun and competitive atmosphere. With technical sessions in the morning and tactical sessions in the afternoon, the Advanced Group is exposed to all aspects of the game. The Advanced Group will be introduced to 11 V 11 team tactics every evening and will utilize these skills at the culmination of the week in an 11 V 11 tournament.
Camp Program for Premier Group
This Premier Group is comprised of high school players, from 14-17 years old. This program is a more intense version of the advanced schedule, involving more fitness training and concentration on positional skills. Top international and college coaches will use their expertise to train the campers in techniques and tactics. Each session is followed by a 6 V 6 game, so campers can try their new skills in a game situation. The Premier Group is broken up in 11 V 11 teams in the evening. Coaches utilize shadow play to show the progression of play, utilizing different systems of play. Emphasis varies daily from defensive team play to offensive team strategy. This Premier Group is for the competitive high school player.
Goalkeepers Specialized Training
Goalkeeping is a demanding and unique position which requires a separate program. Goalkeepers work every morning with our goalkeeper coach from 9 - 11 am and each afternoon from 2:30 - 4 pm. Immediately following these sessions, the goalkeepers are tested in a 6 V 6 game. Please note: GK Training is ONLY held at Olin College camps. Goalkeepers will work on the following:
- Fitness - flexibility, reflexes, strength, movement.
- Technique - catching, diving, throwing, punting.
- Tactics - positioning, angles, reading the game, leading the defense, initiating offense, distribution, set plays.
- Mental Preparation - attitude, confidence, concentration, courage.
High School Training Week
Bring your high school team to a week of our overnight camp. We will run an intensive training program specific to each team to help them prepare for their upcoming high school season. Our senior staff coaches will work with each individual player to make him/her a stronger player. They will work on functional training by position and tactical training. Our coaches will focus on team shape using various systems of play.
The coaches will evaluate every player through the week. Each player will go home with a personal evaluation of him/his skills and information on what he/she needs to work on to get to the next level.
We have trained teams from Acton-Boxboro, Andover, Arlington, Arlington Catholic, Dana Hall School, Dover-Sherborn, Framingham, Georgetown, Hopedale, King Philip, Medfield, Marian HS, Maine, N. Andover, Sharon, Wachusett, Wellesley, Weston, and Westwood, many of whom have made it through to the high school state soccer tournament, including State Champions and Finalists!!