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 15th – July 19th at Sacred Heart University
Ages: 7 – 18
Extended Day: $610.00
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
Date: June 15th – June 17th
Date: August 3rd – August 5th
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: $145 – $365
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 modelled directly from the training done with the senior level team. Current members of the Arsenal coaching staff will be running the camps.
Ages: 10 – 16
Multiple dates & locations
$799 – $1,299
Lake Placid Soccer Centre Youth Camps – 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 to 24th
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.
18th June – 22nd June
25th June- 29th June
2nd July – 6th July
20th August – 24th August
Prices before 18th May
3-4 weeks: $705/wk
2 weeks: $735/wk
1 week: $795/wk
Prices after 18th May
3-4 weeks: $855/wk
2 weeks: $875/wk
1 week: $895/wk
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.
Vogelsinger Pennington School
1st June – 24th June
Ages: 9 – 18
Cosmos Soccer Camps – Mahwah, New Jersey
The Cosmos Soccer Camp is an intensive instructional program supervised and run by 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.
Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
16th July – 20th July
23rd July – 27th July
30th July – 3rd August
6th August – 10th August
Full day: $375/week
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
Europa Soccer Camp –Cornwall on the Hudson
The Europa Soccer Camp Training System uses coaches and training methods from some of the best soccer academies in the world. Manchester United, Barcelona, Ajax and PSG (Paris). These European clubs have some of the best youth academies in the world and Europa Soccer Camp’s staff members worked there and will bring those training methods to their camps this summer. The training sessions are dynamic, taught in realistic technical skill sequences in ball control, passing, dribbling and striking with their correct tactical applications. www.EuropaSoccerCamp.com
Trinity Pawling School, Pawling, New York 7/21-25, 7/28-8/1, 8/4-8/8
Knox School, St. James, New York 7/21-7/25
Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ 7/21-25, 7/28-8/1
Train Effective In-Residence Program
The In-Residence Program was created for 14 – 25-year-old footballers seeking the most transformative level of soccer training and self-development experience. You will be transforming your game in the football capital of the world, London. Your personal coach will be a UEFA licensed, ex-international whose sole purpose will be to help you achieve your full potential. Off the field, you’ll stay alongside a former FC Bayern Munich player, women’s pro player and a YouTube football influencer in the famous London Effective House.
The In-Residence program is open to players all year round. More information, including testimonials and prices, can be found here.
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
24/7 access for 3-months – starting from $14/m