The No.1 Jr. Academy is designed for boys & girls, goalkeepers and field players ages 10-13. The program has been designed to build a foundation that will help the participant’s progress to the next level. This will be accomplished in a fun, entertaining and positive environment. Repetitions with the ball will give this group the confidence needed in the over 1,000 Go to Goal situations players are exposed to throughout the week. The Machnik Method, a pediological approach to training, is present in every session. Players will be exposed to the four dimensions of training, Physical, Technical, Tactical and Psychological. Each session will be progressive in nature and will conclude with a relative small-sided game that will highlight the topic of the session. Competitive tournaments will be played throughout the week, and be the highlight of our evening sessions. In our unique evening competitions, players will have the opportunity to compete against other teams (World Cup), other players (Dutch) and themselves (Pressure Training).
A typical session will start with the Goalkeepers and Field Players separating and working with their own specialized coaches. The topics covered on both training grounds will be mirror images of each other, so when they come together for the Small-Sided Game, the situations will be game related. Spectacular goals and outstanding saves are the norm during the session.
All topics, exercises and games will be engaging and pertinent for this age group and ability level. For our goalkeepers and our field players we will stress proper technical development with the ability to use real live situations in match related activities to challenge themselves and to execute those skills at the highest level.
We offer both Residential and Commuter options for our Junior Academy. Resident campers stay on campus in the dorms at night, whereas commuter campers will leave for home following the Evening Field Session. The resident camper registration fee includes room and board, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals included in the commuter registration fee are lunch and dinner only. Both residents and commuters will get the same No.1 on-field training.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How will the campers be grouped?
Initially campers are assigned to the program that they have signed up for. At the very first session players are evaluated by our staff and if necessary are re-grouped by age and ability.
Can my son/daughter “play up” if warranted?
To improve, players always need to be challenged. We are flexible with the needs of every player. Our staff coaches are constantly evaluating players. During each session our players are evaluated to determine the level that they should be playing at within our camp. Under the direction of the Camp Director, if adjustments need to be made, our staff of professional coaches will make them.
Can parents/family come watch training?
Absolutely, we encourage it. If they are local, parents and family tend to come to the evening sessions because that’s when our competitions are.
What goes on when the players are not on the field?
The players at the No.1 Soccer Camps will receive superior supervision. There is very little time off between sessions and during the week. Players should use the time off the field to rejuvenate. Most of our sites have access to a pool, so the players will have the option to swim either after the morning or afternoon session depending on the site. After the evening session, players will meet with their staff coaches to review that day, attend soccer specific lectures, watch videos and enjoy the snack bar.