Soccer Summer Camp in McLean, Virginia
McLean, a census-designated place in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, is located between the Potomac River and the town of Vienna. It is also the location of Salona, the former home of Light-Horse Harry Lee, the Revolutionary War hero, The Mount Daniel School Park, which is operated by The City of Falls Church, and Claude Moore Colonial Farm, a popular site for history buffs and families.
There is much to explore in this special town, and fortunately for young families, Coerver® United’s premier global soccer coaching program is eager to serve kids ages 3 and up. Inspired by the teachings of Wiel Coerver and created by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke, the program has been recruiting the best soccer Coerver United coaches to support campers for thirty years. Its success can be attributed to its player to coach ratio of approximately 6:1 where individual skills and small group play are established.
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 also focus on teaching the individual skills that will produce the best 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 amazing staff ensure our campers complete our program with all the skills needed for them to advance in the sport they want to excel in. From registration to your child’s last day of camp, we aim to serve you and your child well. We appreciate you trusting us with guiding your child into becoming the best soccer player and team player he or she could be. 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.