Soccer Summer Camp in Wilmington, Delaware
Located just 30 minutes south of Philadelphia, Wilmington, Delaware is right in the middle of all the action. With Old Swedes Church, which was erected in 1698, the Harriet Tubman Byway of the Underground Railroad running right through downtown, Wilmington Square’s oldest residential structures, and Rodney Square, which honors Delaware’s vote for colonial independence, there is so much wonderful history to absorb in this great city. For outdoor enthusiasts with an active lifestyle, Wilmington has 552 acres of neighborhood pocket parks as well as Brandywine Park’s winding trails through thick forests. There really is no better place in the state to be a runner or cyclist.
It comes as no surprise then that our skilled soccer coaches at Coerver United are motivated by the great outdoors offered here in beautiful Wilmington. So, if you’ve considered having your child take up a fun outdoor sport, why not register him or her for soccer camp? Cooler temperatures pose no problem as we train indoors during the winter season. Established in 1984, our successful global coaching program was inspired by Wiel Coerver’s teachings and created by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke. Our program is highly regarded because we recruit only the best soccer Coerver United coaches to effectively train participants to reach their potential on and off the field. We further achieve this by having a player to coach ratio of approximately 6:1 so that we can hone in on developing individual skills as well as small group play.
To attain the highest quality coaching possible, we train our coaches often as new curriculum is developed, and new games and exercises are introduced by Coerver United Coaches from around the world. The emphasis in on teaching the individual skills that will create great success for each player. It begins with proper fundamental skills and ends with 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 children 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
Coerver United strives to create an enriching experience for every camper that becomes part of our soccer camp family. This starts with the registration process up until the last day of the program. Learning valuable skills including how to be a good team player is priceless and that’s why excellent customer service is important in helping to achieve that. We appreciate your interest and encourage you to call or email us for more information about camps, clinics, or team training. We look forward to hearing from you soon.