Soccer Summer Camp in Worchester, Pennsylvania
Imagine walking through a farmstead which once served as the temporary headquarters for General George Washington during the American Revolution or through a state park that still holds mill buildings and homes of the first European settlers of Pennsylvania. Well, that’s what you would find at Worcester, an unincorporated community in Montgomery County. Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 73 and Pennsylvania Route 363, residents and visitors can easily be transported back to 1777 when Washington and his men stayed at the Peter Wentz Farmstead which was built in 1758 and later restored by the county. They can also easily spend the rest of their days exploring Evansburg State Park, with 3,349 acres of woodlands, meadows, and the Skippack Creek, which dissected the land into ridges and valleys that provide beautiful scenic views. Here is where the Mennonite farmers powered their industries with the water of the Skippack and so mill remnants and other historic structures of the eighteenth and nineteenth century remain and serve as reminders of early American life on this site.
These are some of the reasons Coerver® United takes great pride in having one of its many soccer camp locations here in Worcester Township. They have been providing an amazing global coaching program inspired by the teachings of Wiel Coerver and created by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke since 1984. Recruiting the top soccer Coerver United coaches to support each player has been the difference maker in ensuring effective coaching. It also helps that we have a player to coach ratio of approximately 6:1 to assist with strengthening individual skills and small group play.
Frequently trained as new curriculum is created, and new games and exercises are introduced by Coerver United coaches across the world, the coaches also focus on teaching the individual skills that will produce great results for each player making sure 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, you can expect our excellent staff to ensure that your child is our company’s biggest priority. That’s why we do all we can to provide stellar customer service from registration to your child’s final day of camp. We appreciate your dedication to your child in his or her success on and off the soccer 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.