It’s been quite a busy summer between traveling and keeping my little crew busy with activities. On my list was enrolling my boys in a few summer camps one of which was Challenger Sports – British Soccer Camp. My son basically had no experience with soccer whatsoever and I was a little worried about how he might be in week-long 3-hour camp. My worries were put the rest as I saw my son go from a boy that didn’t know much about soccer to someone that absolutely loves it.
My son enrolled in a week long summer camp with 3-hour sessions. With no soccer experience whatsoever, I was a little hesitant in enrolling him. But I figured he could try it out.
There are two coaches – one head coach and assistant – both of which were from Britain.
The class size was fairly large with about 20 or so kids. Since the class was for ages 7 and up, he did end up being one of the youngest ones there and definitely a beginner, but that didn’t stop him from learning and having fun.
Every morning they started out by practicing a few drills and playing games like Simon Says.
At the end of each class, they had soccer matches. The kids were divided into countries and then would compete for a chance to go to the World Cup Match at the end of the week. It was a great way to get the kids to apply their new skills while having a little friendly competition.
As he had more time in camp, I noticed his progression from his non-existent skills to a fairly confident little soccer player.
On the last day, they had a championship round and winners were treated with a small prize. In the end, my little soccer player also was given a Certificate of Completion with constructive criticism from the coaches. Very neat!
In the end, my son came out much for confident that he’s ever been and have developed a newfound love of soccer. And I love that he shares his new skills with his younger brother and sister!
Soccer has now become his favorite sport!
My son loved his experience at British Soccer Camp and would recommend it to anybody looking for a soccer camp that teaches skills, integrity, and confidence.
Where: Various locations
Cost: Prices vary.
Disclosure: My son was provided complimentary summer camp session. My thoughts are 100% my own.