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Last week we finished year 3 of the British Soccer Camp. His week at Challenger Sports British Soccer 1/2 day camp is all he can talk about and remains a highlight of his summer experiences. We did not host a coach this year because of the bad timing moving into our new home. But, we will go back to hosting whenever they need as it was a lot of fun last year when we hosted.
Everyday was structured with drills, group games, scrimmages, water breaks, snack break and team discussions. However, the drills and games would change up to new ones each day which kept the kids engaged and they had a blast. On day one my son learned new drills and immediately I saw him using them at practice with his normal city league he is in. He was doing rainbows, fast feet and roller ball proudly.
The week was full of point-earning activities and those points add up. All kids were divided equally by age into 4 teams. Each team got to choose a country-A’s team chose Brazil. These were to be their teams for the week on scrimmages and team meetings and activities. They could earn points with goals. There was some homework too, but fun homework. Wednesday was wacky Wednesday so they had to dress up and bring silly clothes for the coaches to wear. Thursday was country day-they had to bring facts about their country to share and Friday was flag day to make something related to that country flag. My son made bags with the Brazil flag and yellow and green treats inside.
What you get after registering for Challenger British Sports clubs
- Register by 45 days to camp start and receive a free Challenger Sports jersey
- Every player gets a free British Soccer ball and British Soccer Club T-shirt
- Each player gets a certificate at the end with an evaluation form filled out to see their areas of strength and improvements
- Every player also gets a free poster
- Host a coach for the week and save $80-once you register you will get emails asking for host families!
After all of the freebies, I ordered my son the matching shorts, socks, shinguards and ties and spent under $35 shipped. Their shop prices are great.
Look now for camps still open in many US states! Choose the camp that fits best for your child. If you missed a camp in your area this year, mark your calendars for Feb-March. However, there are camps throughout all seasons so take a peek!