Soccer Summer Camp in Middletown, Delaware
Located in New Castle county about 24 miles south of Wilmington, Middletown, Delaware, was once an early crossroads town incorporated in 1861. Its rich history is evidenced in Middletown Academy, one of the oldest buildings in town, erected in 1826. The former town hall on North Broad Street now houses the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Middletown Historical Society. Middletown is also home to the Olde Tyme Peach Festival, an annual tradition which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every August. For being a fairly small town, there are plenty of reasons to get outside. After all, bicycling is the state’s official sport. Can you see yourself marveling at the historic buildings and Cochran Square memorial site as you ride throughout town? There’s no question of how wonderful a place this is to explore.
And while on the subject of being outdoors, this special town has something else new residents would be happy to know about. Soccer camp anyone? 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.
Many of our all-star soccer players can be seen at the University of Delaware on the newly renovated Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium. It is with great pride that we celebrate the University of Delaware division 1 men’s soccer program for ranking 23 out of 191 schools in the 2017 National Student-Athlete Rankings for division 1 men’s soccer. They’ve maintained this ranking for 2 consecutive years. As for the women’s soccer roster, this year the team has an impressive lineup including Sara D’Appolonia, three-time All-State and All-Conference selection (2015-17) and United Soccer Coaches All-American selection in 2017.
About Coerver United Coaching
At Coerver United, our excellent staff make sure our campers are our company’s biggest priority. That’s why we offer great customer service from registration to your child’s last day of camp. We appreciate you and 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.