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WHY DO PLAYERS, TEAMS, AND COACHES CHOOSE U.K. ELITE SOCCER CAMPS?
THE U.K. ELITE METHODOLOGY
Every member of our coaching team has a combination of practical experience and professional qualifications. The coaches who implement our programs come from a variety of backgrounds within the game and are not only passionate coaches but also passionate educators.
Each U.K. Elite coach goes through a rigorous coach education program to learn the U.K. Elite Methodology and complete the U.K. Elite Standard of Excellence. All of our U.K. Elite coaches are USSF/NSCAA/UEFA qualified, background checked and possess a wealth of youth soccer experience.
Each day is packed with a variety of activities that focus on making each player better.
Every aspect of our technical curriculum is catered to each group’s skill level whilst following the guiding principles of our unique coaching methodology.
Athlete’s will experience and understand the importance of muscle activation and recovery during our informative pre & post activity sessions.
We focus on creating tactically astute players.
Match analysis is used extensively to highlight decision making and position-specific roles.
Playing the game is a crucial component of learning. We include both small and large sided field sessions so players can apply their knowledge and practice impacting a game.
Daily tactical sessions allow coaches and players to break down complex game strategies.
Attending “Residential Camp” is an experience. We create a balanced atmosphere by encouraging activity away from the soccer field via swimming, basketball, soccer tennis and organized evening social events.
Dedicated counselors & medical staff support our coaching staff to ensure that all attendee’s are safe, challenged and have a fantastic all round experience.
Incredible facilities that offer a varied environment ensure that “Cabin / Dorm life” is part of the amazing memories players will make with their friends & teammates.
Different programs and sites can offer a variety of experiences to players. U.K. Elite prides itself on knowing that regardless of the venue, U.K. Elite will provide the same high end curriculum, staff, and methodology at each one of their residential facilities. Please see all of our registration options below:
OPTION 1: ADVANCED TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL PLAYER WEEKS
Ages: 9-14 Years
TEAMS: There is no better way than to combine pre-season training with a team building experience that will last a lifetime. We will work with your coach or on our own to develop the best training program whilst at camp.
- 13 on-field training sessions (that’s almost five weeks of in-season training).
- Team Specific Curriculum
- Evening Activities/Team Building
- Team Discounts Available.
INDIVIDUALS: 50% of our players at U.K. Elite residential camps register as an individuals or in small groups. Training groups for these players are single gender and coordinated by ability. We pride ourselves on the ability to promote good sportsmanship, social responsibility and the power of good teamwork to ensure that all participants feel a part of something much bigger.
OPTION 2: HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS/COLLEGE EXPERIENCE WEEK
Ages: 13-18 Years
Unique Experience: A member of our U.K. Elite Staff will meet and liaise with the coach prior to your week at camp. From there, our coaches will discuss, create and then implement a team specific curriculum for each High School team. All HS camps will conclude with a written team/player evaluation for coaches and will include a fitness preparation leading into pre-season.
- Sports Performance/RAPID Training
- SKLZ Recovery/Activation Zones
- Match Analysis
- Team Evaluations for HS Coach
OPTION 3: GOALKEEPING
Unique Experience: Players begin each day with footwork and agility training foloowed by an intense technical session just for the goalkeeping group. After lunch, players will return to the field for a tactical session and small sided games with their age appropriate group. Each evening gives our GK instructors the opportunity to observe players in game situations and provide constructive, on-field feedback.
The curriculum will include, but not be limited to:
- Individual technical development
- Diving Technique
- Dealing with crosses and back passes
- Playing on and off the line
- Initiating the attack
- The importance of communication and decision-making
OPTION 4: EXTENDED DAY
Ages: 9-17 Years
Unique Experience: Day campers will have a designated member of staff to meet and sign them out each day. This is often an option for our younger campers or those campers who prefer their own bed. This program has access to all that our residential training course has to offer, without sleeping onsite.
- Typical day: 8:45-8:00pm
- Includes Lunch and Dinner onsite
- Complete access to facilities, including recreational activities and common areas.
- A specialized day program counselor, in addition to their coach, to ensure a smooth transition into camp.
*Schedule at each site will vary based upon facilities and location restrictions
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE TRAINING
- U.K.Elite Soccer makes players better. Guaranteed.
- We create the best possible learning environment for youth soccer players.
- We encourage, motivate and challenge players to maximize their potential.
- We teach how, when, why and where skills are best used.
- We provide a true24/7 opportunity for player development.
- A progressive coaching system
- Video Analysis
- Performance Diaries
- Nutrition & Injury prevention
- Principles of attack / defense
- Self-evaluation / goal setting
- Advanced International Training Curriculum
- Technical, Tactical, Functional training sessions
- Speed, strength & Mobility sessions
- Coached scrimmages
- Immediate feedback & analysis
FAQS AND RESIDENTIAL CONTACTS.
10 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT ALL PARENTS WANT TO KNOW:
Q: What is a typical player to coach ratio?
A: 10-12 for ages 8-13yrs and 14-18 players for ages 14-18yrs.
Q: How are players grouped at camp?
A: Players are grouped initially by age. Once our staff has had the opportunity to evaluate the players, we may move players around to guarantee each player is challenged. Any team attending will play and train together.
Q: Will players have a dedicated coach the whole week?
A: All UK Elite residential staff members are UEFA/USSF licensed coaches and will remain with the same group the entire week. These dedicated staff members assist their entire group with their daily schedule and attend all activities with them (on and off the field).
Q: How much soccer training do they receive?
A: 13 on-field sessions OR roughly 20 hours (see our daily/weekly schedule for a breakdown). We pride ourselves on being able to find a healthy balance for each player.
Q: What will my child receive at camp?
A: Each player will receive two U.K. Elite/Puma training shirts, a licensed UKE soccer coach, a player evaluation, accommodation and three meals a day (serving a wide variety of dietary needs).
Q: Are there other things to do at camp aside from soccer?
A: Each of our residential programs offers some “break” from soccer. Each facility is unique in what it offers, but most include basketball, swimming, team building, outdoor competitions, quiz nights, talent shows, etc.
Q: What kind of support staff will my child have access to?
A: In addition to a qualified coach, all camps have additional counselors in the dorms/cabins to ensure they have 24-hour support and supervision. While at camp there is also a director in charge of their age group and medical staff members available to campers and parents 24 hours a day.
Q: What if my son/daughter is sick or injured?
A: All camps have 24-hour medical staff on site to ensure player’s needs are taken care of. Each medical staff member is certified within the state mandates and do an impeccable job of keeping parents informed of any issues regarding injury or sickness throughout your child’s stay.
Q: Are you camps licensed?
A: All UK Elite camps are licensed and approved in each state we operate. Information on licensing mandates, staff background checks and more is available from the regional coordinators listed below.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Please call 844 893 1200
MASSACHUSETTS: Erica Turner EricaT@UKElite.com ext – 1401
MARYLAND: Steven MacDonald StevenM@UKElite.com ext – 1200
PENNSYLVANIA: Steve Wilman SteveW@UKElite.com ext – 1111
NEW JERSEY: Steve Jones SteveJ@UKElite.com ext – 1020
NEW YORK: Tom Williamson TomW@UKElite.com ext – 1601
TEXAS: Glenn Waudby GlennW@UKElite.com ext – 6700
WASHINGTON: Andy Ralphs ARalphs@UKElite.com ext – 1021
VIRGINIA: Tom Hollands TomH@UKElite.com ext – 1300