Top 10 Soccer Camps in NYC/NJ (New York & Jersey)
The Northeast is a hot spot for youth soccer camps. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have many opportunities for youth soccer prospects to make the most of their offseason. We will break down a list of ten of the best camps/academies to attend this year.
New York Red Bulls Soccer Academy – New York City
The New York Red Bulls offer a variety of soccer camps for players, residential camp, team camp, skills camp, and a mini KICK camp for players ages five and six. Campers will receive expert coaching from members of the Red Bulls staff. The most advanced camp is the residential camp where campers will reside on site and spend around eight hours per day on the field. Technical and tactical skills to be used in game situations will be the main focus.
Price: Call for pricing
Three – six hour camps
Nike Boys Soccer Camp at Sacred Heart University – Fairfield, Connecticut
The Sacred Heart University camp looks to develop the love for the game among its campers. It is also a strong growth experience for players who are looking to become a better team player, with a lot of drills focusing around team play. The camp is headed by Portugal-native and Sacred Heart Head Coach Joe Barroso. Joe spent time playing pro in Portugal as well as for the Connecticut Wolves and Boston Storm and played for the United States National Team in 1990-91.
July 20th – July 23rd at Sacred Heart University
Ages: 13 – 18
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Premier Soccer Camps – Princeton, New Jersey
Premier Soccer Camps boast an impressive staff roster with former Olympic, MLS, and European players/coaches. Their best reviews come from athletes who have attended their Advanced Camp. This is for high schoolers who are serious about taking their game to the next level. Tactical skills to be used in one-on-one situations or two-on-two situations are a focus as well as technique, defense, physical dimension, and psychological fitness.
Princeton, New Jersey at Hun School
Ages: 6 – 18
Price: Available upon request
Coerver Coaching USA Soccer Camps – Multiple cities throughout New York
Coerver Coaching camps offer a large variety of options for youth soccer athletes ages 5-18. Their curriculum is based around “Pyramid of Player Development” with focus on ball mastery, receiving and passing, one-on-one attacks, speed, finishing, and group attacks. All staff members have high level coaching experience with national teams or top foreign leagues in Europe or South America.
Ages: 6 – 18
Price: $175 – $275
Arsenal Soccer Schools – New York City
Train with the same methodology used by European powerhouse Arsenal. The club has a touring soccer camp across the United States, with stops in NYC, New Jersey, California, and Florida, to name a few. The training that takes place is modeled directly from the training done with the senior level team.
The Arsenal Philosophy:
A – Attitude
R – Respect
S – Skills
E – Energy
N – New Thinking
A – All for One
L – Learning
Current members of the Arsenal coaching staff will be running the camps.
Ages: 10 – 15
New Jersey Overnight Camp:
July 3rd – 8th at The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey
Adirondack Adult Soccer Camp – Canton, New York
Don’t let the name fool you, this is a great camp for youth soccer players, with camps for athletes in the 8-18 age group. This camp focuses on individual skills and the second half of each day is used for scrimmaging. The camp is held at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Three meals are provided each day, focused around healthy nutrition to get the most out of each workout.
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Ages: 8 – 18
July 19th – July 25th
Chelsea Piers New York Soccer Camps – Pier 62, New York City
The Chelsea Piers BlueStreak soccer program uses a patented Athletic Republic protocols that generate measurable results in athlete’s speed, strength, power, agility, and game skills. This ensures that each camp attendee will go home a better soccer player. The camp is located right on the water at the Chelsea Piers.
To sign up for one of the soccer camps at the Chelsea Piers, visit their website: http://www.chelseapiers.com/summer-camp/full-day-camps/sports-academy/
Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at Lawrenceville High School – Lawrenceville, New Jersey
The famous Nike Vogelsinger camp is coming to Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The staff is headed by multiple professional, international coaches with years of experience developing youth talent. Academies have a camper to coach ratio of 1:8, while All-Star programs have a ratio of 1:10. Lower camper, higher coach ratios optimize the amount of time each camper can spend working one-on-one with the staff to get the most out of their training. The Vogelsinger camps are only for players who are very serious about performing at a high level and looking to play at the college or pro level.
Dates will be announced soon, check their website for information: http://www.ussportscamps.com/soccer/vogelsinger/nike-vogelsinger-soccer-academy-lawrenceville-school/
Ages: 6 – 16
Cosmos Soccer Camps – Mahwah, New Jersey
The Cosmos Soccer Camp is an intensive instructional program supervised and run by a highly qualified staff. Players are grouped by age and skill level and begin the morning with technical skills. This includes passing, trapping, dribbling, etc. Attacking, defensive principles, corner kicks, are worked on in the afternoon, as well as discussion on rules such as off-sides. All the skills lead up to the evening where the coaches divide up the players to compete in scrimmages.
The camps take place at Ramapo College of New Jersey
Ages: 8 – 14
For a full list of camps and to sign up, visit their website: http://cosmoscamps.com/DatesLocations.htm
$335 early bird fee, $375 regular camp fee
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dutch Total Soccer New Jersey – Somerset, New Jersey
DTS Soccer Summer training is specifically designed to emphasize both team play and individual skill development, the staff is fully qualified. By reaching beyond the traditional soccer training sessions of dribbling, passing, heading etc., players will learn the strategic and mental aspect of the sport through tactical and technical games. Each training sessions looks to maximize each player’s potential. Camps are available for half day as well as full day.
To view the full list of sessions, visit their website: http://www.dtsnewjersey.com/camps/
Ages: 3 – 18
Dates: Multiple dates
Price: $250 – $375
Special Mention: Train Effective Online Academy – Everywhere
Camps play a very important part in fitting an intense amount of training in a short period of time. They’re also important in meeting like-minded people, and of course having FUN! Though to take you or your son/daughter’s game to the next level, a consistent volume of training is needed over a number of months and years.. 10,000 hours to be more specific! Effective gives players an online platform they need to succeed as players and as good people later in life. Train with videos made with top European coaches, drag and drop individual workouts and go out there and work hard before and after your camp!
Age Group: 12 – 35
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