Soccer Summer Camp in Boyds, Maryland
An unincorporated community in rural Montgomery County, Boyds, Maryland is located about 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. This beautiful town boasts breathtaking sites including Seneca Creek State Park, a public recreation area with more than 6,300 acres of forest and farmlands offering hunting, fresh water fishing and hiking trails. Here you will also find Black Hill Regional Park, which has more than 2,000 acres of land for outdoor recreation and family fun. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the spectacular views of Little Seneca Lake as they canoe, kayak, or rowboat from Black Hill Boats to explore its natural beauty.
Getting outdoors as much as possible is something those who live, work and play in this quaint town get on board with. That’s why soccer camp is a great addition to the many outdoor activities offered in Boyds. 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 staff values all our campers and it shows in our excellent customer service from the moment you register your child to the final day of camp. We appreciate your contribution to helping your child succeed on the soccer field and learn how to be a good team player, both 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.