Everyday a champion with the camp coaching staff will welcome the kids by splitting them into groups based on their age and skill level. The champion remains on the field throughout the day thus directly taking part in the selection activity with both Italian and U.S. coaches who will enlighten the youth with secrets of soccer technique and tactics.

Our champions are directly involved in planning all camp activities, for all the 3 training stages: skills, quality, and coaching. Some variation trainings are defined to educate in collaboration with local coaching staff depending on youth age groups.
A specific training programme is designed and executed for every camp. The opinions of trainees, along with photos and stories of the camp experience can be found on the website.


Groups by age

• 8 – 9 year olds
• 10 – 11 year olds
• 12 – 13 year olds
• 14 – 15 year olds

Specific training sessions are planned for different age groups.


Technical bases

• Ball possession and control
• Kicking
• Receiving
• Contrast
• Front Header
• Throw-in
• Goal-keeper’s technique
• Side Swiping & Dribbling

Motor development and coordination skills

The main teachings for 6-12 year olds are Motor Development and Coordination Skills.

LOCOMOTOR
• Crawling
• Rolling
• Walking
• Running
• Jumping
• Climbing

NON LOCOMOTOR
• Keeping
• Throwing

“Coordination Skills” enable the adaptation and measurements of efforts muscles should make by adequately subdividing them into a space-time scheme. In order to plan the exercise properly, the body adaptation potential exercises will vary from age to age.

SPECIAL COORDINATION SKILLS
• Special Coordination Skills
• Balancing Skills
• Segmentary Coordination Skills
• Differentiation Skills
• Orienteering Skills
• Rhythmic Skills
• Reaction Skills
• Transformation Skills

GENERAL COORDINATION SKILLS
• Motor Training Skills
• Controlling Skills
• Adaptation Skills


Different training stages

Exercise training practiced in sessions every day.

Dividing Stages: a game involving all the trainees simultaneously in order to reach the same target.

Analysis: specific training targeted towards the learning, improvement and the reinforcing of technical movements.

Situation: one or more match-related practice sessions are rehearsed.

Theme Game: a session with specific rules and limits to respect of field of play and target goals for successful play.

Match: training with no particular limits, the number of players and team size depend on the age and skills of the players.


Organizational area

Our training sessions encompass:
• Individual Technical Targets
• Individual Tactical Targets
• Team Tactical Targets

1. – 2. The Individual Technical and Tactics Training is targeted to the learning, development and improvement of basic techniques such as command, pass, possession, receiving, header (and how to perform them during a match), as well as shoot, defence and dribble . Education in passing and receiving is paramount.

3. In team tactics all improved teachings will be applied into the team environment.


Individual tactics

POSSESSION
• Escaping markers
• Command and defence
• Pass
• Dribbling
• Shots at goal

NO POSSESSION
• Positioning
• Marking
• Tackle
• Contrasting
• Defending


Team tactics

BALL POSSESSION
• Formation
• Penetration/deepness
• Width
• Mobility
• Surprise

NO BALL POSSESSION
• Formation
• Delaying action
• Concentration
• Balance
• Actions and Caution


Goalkeeper training unit

SKILL COORDINATION EXERCISE
Motor target: eye-hand dexterity, coordination skills.
Technical Target: Technical specifications – General Basics Technique.

SITUATION EXERCISE
Technical Target: goal-keeping in specific situations.
Tactics Target: possession stage – non-possession stage.

SITUATION EXERCISE
After lunch camp participants will practice a variety of activities: Quiz and table games (Trivial Soccer etc.), Championships and Subbuteo Soccer and Table Soccer, Soccer Champions video-watching.


Weekly planning

MONDAY
Welcoming
and Dressing

The Technique
(How to steer
and control the ball)

Lunch & Break
(Daily with soccer
based entertainment)

The Game
(How to steer
and control the ball)

TUESDAY
Welcoming
and Dressing

The Technique
(Holding and contrast
with the ball)

Lunch & Break
(Daily with soccer
based entertainment)

The Game
(Ball holding
and contrast)

WEDNESDAY
Welcoming
and Dressing

The Technique
(Kick passing
and receiving)

Lunch & Break
(Daily with soccer
based entertainment)

The Game
(Kick for passing
and receive)

THURSDAY
Welcoming
and Dressing

The Technique
(Side swiping,
dribbling and kick
for shooting)

Lunch & Break
(Daily with soccer
based entertainment)

The Game
(Side swiping,
dribbling and kick
for shooting)

FRIDAY
Welcoming
and Dressing

The Technique
(Throw-in and
front header)

Lunch & Break
(Daily with soccer
based entertainment)

The Game
(Championships and
prize distribution,
graduating, study pack
and farewell wishes)