Soccer Summer Camp in Bethesda, Maryland
Considered one of the most prominent communities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Bethesda, Maryland is known for its cultural hotspots just as much as its natural trademarks. Bethesda’s Art and Entertainment District, for instance, is filled with unique artists and art venues such as the Strathmore and Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club. The vibrant city is also home to Rock Creek, a free-flowing tributary of the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Chesapeake Bay as well as Capital Crescent Trail, an 11-mile long, rail trail that extends from Georgetown in Washington, D.C., to Silver Spring, Maryland. This trail, which goes through Bethesda, is one of the most heavily used rail trails in the country with more than 1 million walkers, joggers, bikers, skateboarders and skaters utilizing it each year.
This great city offers even more for families to be excited about. Soccer camps! Coerver® United is here to provide a winning global coaching program inspired by the teachings of Wiel Coerver and created by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke. For over three decades, we have recruited the top soccer Coerver United coaches to best support our players, your children. To ensure effectiveness, we have a player to coach ratio of approximately 6:1. This way individual skills and small group play are impacted in a positive way.
Our highly skilled coaches are trained often as new curriculum is developed, and new games and exercises are introduced by Coerver United coaches across the world. The camps emphasize teaching the individual skills that will produce great results for each player. Proper fundamental skills are taught before moving on to advanced skills.
Endorsed and recommended by top federations, associations, club teams and corporations including the French Football Federation, Chinese Football Association, Newcastle United FC and global sponsor Adidas, our main objective is to do as follows:
- Develop skilled, confident and creative players
- Make the game fun to practice and play
- Teach good sportsmanship and respect for all
- Value winning but not more than character and performance
- Provide a safe & educational experience that meets best practice criteria
Coerver United also does not let the winter months get in the way of training which is why we have indoor soccer for some of our programs. Some of these seasonal programs include:
First Skills – Developed for ages 2-5, these classes are 30 minutes long and have a player to coach ratio of approximately 8-1. Fun is the central theme during all sessions as skills are introduced and practiced. These young players get to experience the game in a way that fosters physical and social development and improves coordination, confidence and skill.
Performance Academy – For ages 12-14, this program is specifically for those players who are looking to improve their individual skills. Great for all levels of players, the focus is placed on individual skill development and our 4 core move sets with the goal of developing confidence on the ball.
When it comes to summer camp, two types of week-long camps we host are Advanced and Ball Mastery.
Advanced level summer camp is available to players 10 years or older. Players are taught more complicated moves and they are placed into competitive environments with an emphasis on 1v1 and 2v2 play in the morning. Small group tactics are also taught and small-sided games are played featuring fast break attack and counter attacks.
Ball Mastery camps are for those between 6 and 11 years of age. Emphasis is on individual skill development and basic moves with the goal of developing confidence on the ball. Beginning “move sets” are taught and games are played to practice the moves in a method that starts with no pressure and slowly adds the pressure of time and/or space restrictions. Then passive defensive pressure is added and by the end of the first morning, players are performing moves under full defensive pressure to goal. Results are recorded each day and a finals competition is held on the last day of camp. Group champions are recognized at our award ceremony on Friday afternoon.
About Coerver United Coaching
At Coerver United, our exceptional staff ensure that our campers are top priority. That’s why nobody can compete with our excellent customer service from registration to your child’s last day of camp. We are grateful for your commitment to help your child excel on the soccer field and learn how to be a good team player, on and off the field. Should you have any questions about camps, clinics, or team training, do not hesitate to call or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.