Soccer Summer Camp in Great Mills, Maryland
Great Mills is an unincorporated community in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Some of the oldest agricultural settlements in Maryland can be found here. It is also now a suburb of Lexington Park and the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, which is growing rapidly. Residents and visitors don’t have to go far to enjoy fishing, biking and hiking at St. Mary’s River State Park, which spans about 2,000 acres of land with a 250-acre fishing lake. The fairly flat landscape of St. Mary’s County includes a 7.5-mile course encircling the lake at the park that is available specifically for hiking.
There is also one more thing families of Great Mills can enjoy. Soccer camp! Coerver® United offers a premier soccer camp with a global coaching program that was inspired by the teachings of Wiel Coerver and created by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke right in this special community. The camp has recruited the greatest Coerver United soccer coaches to help your children develop into soccer stars for over thirty years. We even have a player to coach ratio of approximately 6:1 to ensure we deliver great results.
That’s why our coaches train a lot as new curriculum is created, and new games and exercises are introduced by Coerver United coaches across the globe. The camps focus on teaching the individual skills which will produce winning 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
Rest assure, Coerver United staff’s ultimate goal is to make each camper that comes into our facility our top priority. We strongly advocate providing one of a kind customer service from registration to the end of the program. We thank you for your interest and commitment to help your child reach their potential as they gain valuable skills on and off the soccer field. Should you have any questions about camps, clinics, or team training, call or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.