YOUTH SUMMER SOCCER CAMP
Youth athletes in all sports attempt to acquire the best possible skill sets in order to perform at their bests. Becoming a better soccer player and achieving ones ultimate potential are top priorities for most serious competitive soccer players. Outside of team practice, games, and absorbing as much knowledge as possible from coaches and watching professional soccer, attending soccer camps truly benefit youth interested in the sport.
Whether you’re looking for a new coaching perspective, more exposure, intensive training or maybe just a fun-filled week for your child, signing up for a summer soccer camp could be a great option for your child.
Enrolling your child in a youth soccer camp will not only spur their development and build their character and skills, it will induct them into the community of soccer players around the globe. With a background and education in soccer, your child will be gaining cachet in the world around them and experiencing a cultural touchstone that will give them common ground with the citizens of any country they may find themselves in.
There is often a theory that you can only play competitive if you’re “good enough” and that only “bad players” play recreational soccer. This theory is not completely true. Yes, players tryout to make a competitive team so there is a threshold of playing ability, but, equally as important, there must also be the commitment level from the family.
BENEFITS OF THE SOCCER CAMP
At TopLevel Academy, we believe that sports and physical fitness are just as important for children’s development as academics and education. To explain why, we put together a list of significant benefits of the soccer camp:
RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK ETHIC
Perhaps the biggest benefit that kids get when they learn how to play soccer is that it gets them physically active. Currently, only about one in three children engage in physical activity every day, even though it’s recommended that kids should be active for at least 60 minutes daily. Playing soccer is one of the easiest ways for kids to get their exercise in while having fun.
YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAMS ENCOURAGE FRIENDSHIPS
Because it’s a team-oriented sport, it is incredibly easy for kids who play soccer to make friends in their own age group that can often last a lifetime. Soccer teaches important life lessons like teamwork and good sportsmanship that can help foster healthy, worthwhile peer-group interactions.
RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK ETHIC
At these sleep away sports camps, more than likely, the children have to follow a time-table to attend training sessions, to eat lunch, to attend workshops, etc. Simply waking up on time and making it to the training sessions teaches children responsibility and self-discipline and helps them to develop responsible habits at a young age.
IMPROVED CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM
Sports are a great way for children to build confidence and improve their self-image, as well. Through working hard, winning, and coming to know their own abilities and capabilities, confidence and self-esteem in your child will soar.
BUILDING LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Soccer, unlike many other sports, is one of the most self-directed team sports there are. Players are much more well-rounded and adaptable, able to think quickly on their feet and to develop a plan of action. It should go without saying that these are very desirable traits for players to bring with them in their lives, aiding and assisting them not only throughout their time as soccer players, but also in school, work, and their relationships.
TOLERANCE AND CULTURAL AWARENESS
The fact that your kids will be interacting with children from other cultural background, will increase their cultural awareness and a greater sense of tolerance for cultural differences. Through the common bond in the camp, they make international friendships and share their cultural differences with an open mind.
OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABSOLVED INTO A CLUB YOUTH TEAM
The soccer camp gives opportunity for a very skilled player to be absolved into the youth team of any of the premiership clubs. These clubs visit our camps to observe the skill development of the kids, and often offer opportunity to very skilled players that they see a great soccer future in.