Soccer Summer Camp in Cumberland, Maryland
Imagine touring the historic cabin in Riverside Park that was once George Washington’s headquarters during his service in the French and Indian War and again in 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion, taking a ride aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad train to capture views of the Allegheny Mountains or hiking The Great Allegheny Passage trail. Cumberland, Maryland in central Allegheny County is where history and nature lovers can revel in these landmarks and natural sites. The Washington Street Historic District is a national historic district not to be missed.
Beyond the rich history and natural wonders, this wonderful city has something else residents, specifically families with children, would be happy to know about. Coerver® United offers a premier soccer camp that has a global coaching program inspired by the teachings of Wiel Coerver and created by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke right here in Cumberland. Since 1984, the camp has recruited the best Coerver United soccer coaches to mold your children into soccer stars. To ensure success, we have a player to coach ratio of approximately 6:1. This way individual skills and small group play are impacted in a great way.
Leave it to our highly skilled coaches to train frequently 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 which will procure fantastic results for each player. Of course, 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
You can be sure that our Coerver United staff will treat each camper like a VIP. We believe greatly in providing excellent customer service from registration to the conclusion of the program. We thank you in advance for your interest and commitment to help your child obtain valuable skills on and off the soccer field including how to be a good team player. Should you have any questions about camps, clinics, or team training, call or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.