Soccer Summer Camp in Port Republic, Maryland
There’s something comforting about small historical towns such as Port Republic, Maryland. Located at the crossroads of MD 2/MD 4, MD 264, MD 509, MD 765, and Parkers Creek Road in Calvert County, this rural unincorporated community includes some must-visit historical landmarks such as Port Republic School Number 7, which has stood in a shady grove for over a century filled with historic memorabilia, as well as historic Christ Episcopal Church, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Beautifully manicured residential communities include Governors’ Run, Kenwood Beach, Scientists’ Cliffs, and Western Shores.
Despite its size, it’s easy to see how much there is to see and do in this special town for young families, and that includes Coerver® United. This award-winning soccer camp is here to provide kids ages 3 and up an excellent global coaching program inspired by the teachings of Wiel Coerver and created by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke. For more than thirty years, we have been recruiting experienced soccer Coerver United coaches to best support the players. 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 several top federations, associations, club teams and corporations including the French Football Federation, Chinese Football Association, Newcastle United FC and global sponsor Adidas, our goal 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 interfere with training which is why we have indoor soccer available 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.
As summer camps go, 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, we guarantee that our knowledgeable team will treat our campers with respect from the day they register to their last day of camp. We appreciate your interest in helping your child shine on the soccer field and discover how to be a great team player. If you have any questions about camps, clinics, or team training, do not hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you.