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Skills Camp

Overview of Soccer Skills Camp

New York Red Bulls soccer skills camps are offered at various locations throughout New York, New Jersey, and select towns within Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Please keep reading to learn more about the soccer camp program, at the bottom of the page a link provides access to a list of Red Bulls Skills Camps.

The soccer skills camp focuses on the introduction and mastery of skill in a fun learning environment. This is achieved through maximum ball contacts, expert coaching, and daily homework assignments. Through our camp structure and connection to the professional game, an environment is created that keeps players invested in their own development long after the camp concludes.

Each day focuses on a different topic, players are assigned to a group based on age and ability levels. Camps typically run for three or six hours per day over a five day period. All campers receive the following benefits:

  • adidas ball and T-shirt
  • Certificate signed by Red Bulls team
  • One complimentary ticket to a New York Red Bulls regular season home match.

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Soccer Camp Hosting opportunities

Any sports organization can host a Soccer Skills Camp. Setting up a camp is an easy three step process:

Step 1: Pick a date - Dates based on availability.

Step 2: Pick a time - Morning, afternoon or evening.

Step 3: Start promoting the camp, all registrations are taken online.

Host organizations are required to provide an adequate field with bathroom facilities.


Daily Topics

During the first four days of camp players will extensively cover new technical skills, the goal of each topic is to introduce, refine, and master the skill.On the final day of camp players will participate in Skills Challenges, to help gauge development, as well as an end of camp tournament.

Day Topic Focus of the topic
Monday Dribbling Deceptive moves and feints to beat an opponent
Tuesday Turns Changes in direction to beat a player or create space
Wednesday Passing and Receiving Improve passing range and accuracy, and first touch to maintain possession of the ball
Thursday Shooting Striking techniques to score goals
Friday Tournament Day End of camp tournament


The following video shares an example activity from our Skills Camp curriculum
 


Soccer Camp Structure

Skills Camps typically operate for 3.5 or 6.5 hours per day. Each day is carefully structured to ensure optimal learning.  Below is a typical week and daily schedule.

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE
DAY TOPIC THEME DESCRIPTION
1 DRIBBLING/1v1 BEST SOCCER GEAR WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SOCCER GEAR!
2 PASSING/RECEIVING CRAZY HAIR NEED WE SAY MORE? SOCCER PLAYERS ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR CRAZY HAIR STYLES. SHOW US YOURS ON THIS DAY!
3 CONTROL/AERIAL CONTROL RED WHITE BLUE ANY COMBINATION, ANY ITEM, MAYBE EVEN MATCH YOUR FRIENDS!
4 SHOOTING CLUB PRIDE DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOU LIKE TO WATCH PLAY? SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON THIS DAY!
5 SSG's REVIEW/WORLD CUP #REDTOGETHER ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYONE. WE ARE REDTOGETHER. WEAR YOUR RED CAMP TSHIRT AND ANY OTHER RED YOU HAVE!

 

DAILY STRUCTURE ACTIVITY DURATION DESCRIPTION
EARLY START (8:30AM) ARRIVAL/BACKYARD GAMES* 30 minutes ARRIVAL GAMES TO TEACH PLAYERS HOW TO IMPLEMENT AT HOME WITH FRIENDS, STREET SOCCER
MORNING TIMELINE
WELCOME/WARM-UP 20 minutes GROUP TALK/SAQ/STRETCH
ACTIVITY 1 20 minutes FOCUSED ON DAILY TOPIC/PLAYER-CENTERED/MAXIMIZE TOUCHES
ACTIVITY 2 20 minutes FOCUSED ON DAILY TOPIC/PLAYER-CENTERED/MAXIMIZE TOUCHES
STATION 3 20 minutes FOCUSED ON DAILY TOPIC/PLAYER-CENTERED/MAXIMIZE TOUCHES
ACTIVITY BREAK 20 minutes TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS
STATION 4 20 minutes FOCUSED ON DAILY TOPIC/PLAYER-CENTERED/MAXIMIZE TOUCHES
SMALL-SIDED GAMES 20 minutes 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 MAX, CONDITIONED FOR WORK/REST RATIO AND TOPIC OF DAY (TOURNAMENT STYLE)
DISMISSAL 5 minutes HALF DAY KIDS GET GROUP REVIEW OF CAMP LEARNING OBJECTIVES
AFTERNOON TIMELINE
LUNCH 40 minutes NO SOCCER, JUST RELAX IN SHADE, ALLOW KIDS TO DECOMPRESS/DIGEST
COOPERATIVE GAMES 20 minutes FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS USING SOCIAL SKILLS
SSG's 20 minutes INDIVIDUAL RESTRICTIONS
SSG's 20 minutes SMALL GROUP FOCUS/COMBINATION
MATCH 20 minutes ALL PLAYERS/COMBINE AGE GROUPS/EVEN TEAMS (TOURNAMENT STYLE)
WORLD CUP 20 minutes BASED ON TOPIC OF DAY
DISMISSAL 5 minutes REVIEW OF THE DAY/DISMISSAL

 

 

For more information:
Call: 1-888-370-7287
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