one. Soccer Schools 2017 Summer Camps: A haven for intense soccer players who want to improve
As a youth soccer player, one of the best ways to spend your summer is exactly where you would think — on the soccer field. With countless youth soccer camps held during the summer break from school, the importance of choosing wisely for you child’s overall soccer experience is key.
one. Soccer Schools has developed a premier curriculum that provides a bit of everything a youth soccer camper is looking for.
Youth Soccer News: Summer is right around the corner and before you know it your child will be asking to hit the field. one. Soccer Schools is preparing for then with its latest set of summer camps looking to take your child’s talents to the next level.
“Our slogan is ‘always training’ and our actions back up our words,” said Lloyd Biggs, co-founder.
one. Soccer Schools is dedicated to providing an affordable cost for all players to attend. To help reach this goal, the organization developed a scholarship program, offering money to families who are in need of help. “Our day programs work out at a cost of under $10 per hour and we keep the costs of our resident program as low as possible,” said Biggs.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved and how the one brand has evolved over the last 16 years,” said Biggs.
We have worked with one. Soccer Schools over the years and visited their residential camp in California. The program gives players who live, breathe and dream about soccer the chance opportunity to enhance their skills during their summer break from school.to become better soccer player.
Biggs and co-founder Jeff Johnson run a series of summer soccer camps for serious youth soccer players who are seriously interested in improving their skills.
“Our training program is for the player who lives the game,” said Biggs. “The player who wakes up in the morning and goes to sleep at night thinking about soccer and dreaming of what they can achieve and who they can become!”
But we still had to ask a few questions:
Diane Scavuzzo: Why have you become a leader in residential training camps?
Lloyd Biggs: I think its simple really, our slogan is ‘always training’ and our actions back up our words.
Our training program is not for the soccer player who just enjoys the game, its for the player who lives the game, who wakes up in the morning and goes to sleep at night thinking about soccer and dreaming of what they can achieve and who they can become.
Our staff leads by example.
Work ethic, passion, respect, empathy are words our staff live their lives by and truly care about how they can enrich and effect every young mind that crosses their path, teaching them not only soccer but more importantly life skills.
Layer this training attitude with our innovative curriculum and you have what we like to call the COMPLETE environment for players.
In fact we guarantee that players will leave better than when they arrived and although we have never had a case, if this is not the case, we will give a full refund. Our camp is for the player who has the drive and desire to become the very best they can be, we cannot do it alone, it’s a partnership.
Diane Scavuzzo: Do you have qualified athletic trainers at the camps?
Lloyd Biggs: All our camps have qualified athletic trainers on campus 24/7 at all our residential youth soccer camps. I believe that this is imperative and non-negotiable. The safety of the players is our primary concern throughout their stay with us.
Soccer is a contact sport, injuries do and will occur, we need to be prepared to manage them.
Diane. Scavuzzo: What is your curriculum like?
Lloyd Biggs: Our curriculum is dynamic and innovative – we create an environment which truly blends the technical, decision and competitive aspects of the game, thus challenging the player to develop great technical tools, a quick, creative and efficient mind, wrapped around a competitive edge.
Diane Scavuzzo: What does a typical day looks like at one soccer schools residential camp?
Lloyd Biggs: Thats a tough one and I would encourage parents to review the schedule for each venue.
Diane Scavuzzo: I know you create a real soccer culture that starts before a player’s eyes flutter open and lasts until they put their tired head on the pillow.
Lloyd Biggs: Well, OK, let’s take a player born 2004 and older.
Their first session is before breakfast — it is an early morning session in the gym called soccersize and involves them and the ball. It is a great way to start the day and both field players and goalkeepers attend this session.
Then we have a packed day – After dinner, we are all back on the field from 6:30-8:30 pm for small sided games and our — what is now famous — foot volley competition.
After the evening sessions, players will head back to their dorms, shower, hot the gym for a 45min yoga session before calling it a day and getting some well earned rest.
The environment we create teaches players how to maximize their day. Throughout the week the players will also attend classroom sessions. Topics on nutrition and fueling for performance, recovery and health are taught, as well as motivational lectures.
Goalkeepers practice during the same schedule but work specifically with the curriculum for their position.
A day in the life of a residential camper – What happens after breakfast?
Players have a short break before they attend morning field sessions from 9:15 a.m. to noon. Lunch is then served and coaches and players usually eat together talking soccer and discussing famous players, tactics and international games. Then there is a rest period and pool time before getting back on the field for afternoon sessions from 2:30-4:45 p.m.
“Our goal is to install a passion within the player for yoga at a young age in the hope that they will begin to practice the discipline on a regular basis,” said Biggs.
All camps have qualified athletic trainers on campus 24/7. This is imperative and non-negotiable by one. Soccer Schools. The safety of the players is the organization’s primary concern throughout their stay.
Work ethic, passion, respect, empathy are words the one. Soccer Schools staff lives by.
“Our camp is for the player who has the drive and desire to become the very best they can be, we cannot do it alone, it’s a partnership,” said Biggs
The curriculum creates a healthy balance of both technical work and pressure, without opponents and teammates it is very hard to develop decision making and a quick and effective mind.
2017 Summer Camps
The Cate School, Carpinteria, CA
Dates: June 18-22, June 23-27 & June 28-July 2
Cate School is set in the foothills just off the coast of Carpinteria, a quiet beach town. The schools campus overlooks the shoreline with amazing ocean views. The campus has three quality grass fields, a state-of-the-art gym for morning soccersize sessions and a yoga room. The facility also includes a beautiful outdoor pool where the players can relax and have some fun in afternoon.
With the dorm space being limited, the camp will be relatively small at 100 players maximum each week.
Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL
Date: July 9-13
The Illinois program will be held at the prestigious Lake Forest academy. The facility includes a state-of-the-art indoor gym and yoga studio as well as an indoor swimming pool. The Cressy Theater includes huge screens where classroom sessions will take place.
The Community School, Sun Valley, ID
Date: July 16-21
Partnering with Sun Valley Soccer Academy, this new and exciting addition brings a combination of the intense one soccer-training curriculum along with the incredible environment and recreational activities Sun Valley has to offer! Only 40 beds are available and the players will stay in the amazing new state of the art ski dorms.
Golden Goal Park, Fort Ann, NY
Date: July 16-20
Situated in upstate New York, this will be the first year offering the residential experience at Golden Goal Park. The fields are professional level with many professional and college teams undertake their preseasons at the facility.
Check out the complex here.