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Spring Camps


OUTLINE AND EXPECTATIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SOCCER TENNIS OPEN?

  • Lots of touches on the ball! Unlike technical foot skill camps, Soccer Tennis focuses on controlling the ball from the air, an especially important skill at every level for the development of a player. 
  • Specific technical instruction on how to control the ball will be made during the camp as the players work on receiving the ball with their laces, sides of the feet, thigh, chest, and head (heading allowed at U12 and older only). 
  • All sessions will give a chance for the players to play and practice the skills during training matches.  
  • Players will be coached by a member of the Evanston Soccer Association (Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore) professional coaching staff.
  • All sessions will be designed by a licensed professional staff coach.
  • Encouragement and instruction tailored for each participating player.
  • Training games, activities, and repetition designed for players to develop their ability to command the flight and/or control of the ball. 
  • An internal camp competition will take place each day to allow players to compete and challenge themselves.


HOW DOES THE COURSE DELIVER ITS TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION?

  • Specific technical instruction during play
  • Builds each day’s training session from focused technical instruction to gameplay
  • Uses positive reinforcement to create an environment where players are encouraged to improve and build confidence in their technical gains 

Camp Details

WHEN: March 17-18, 2021

TIMES

  • U9-U10 Boys and Girls | 4:30-5:30 pm
  • U11-U12 Boys and Girls | 5:30-6:30 pm
  • U13-U19 Boys and Girls | 6:30-7:30 pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: Girls and Boys; U9-U10, U11-U12, U13-U9

COST: $75 for all 3 days or $25 per day


OUTLINE AND EXPECTATIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE 3v3 TRAINING CAMP?

Specific technical instruction on the skills and decision-making ability required for the 3v3 competition.

Players will be coached by a member of the Evanston Soccer Association (Team Evanston and CFJ North Shore) professional coaching staff in sessions designed with the methodologies of the Chicago Fire Academy Curriculum.

Encouragement and instruction tailored for each participating player.

Training games, activities, and repetition designed for players to develop their ability to command the ball and command the space around the ball.

Lots of touches on the ball! High work to rest ratios so the players play lots of soccer!

HOW DOES THE CAMP DELIVER ITS TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION?

  • Specific technical instruction during the conditioned small-sided games
  • Builds each day’s training session from simple to complex
  • Gradually introduces pressure and tighter spaces to allow players to move through the instruction with confidence

Camp Details

WHEN: March 22-25

5:00 - 7:00 pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players U7-U19 are welcome!

COST: $275 per player for training


Session Outline

 

SESSION OUTLINE

Players participating in our small-sided games program will experience the following:

  • 5:00 – 5:10 Player briefing on daily training how to use the core
  • 5:10 – 5:20 Player warm-up and muscle activation with the ball
  • 5:20 – 5:40 Technical repetition using whole-part-whole teaching
  • 5:45 – 6:00 Conditioned small-sided game #1 targeting specific
  • 6:05 – 6:25 Conditioned small-sided game #2 (progression of game #1)
  • 6:30 – 6:50 Small-sided scrimmage
  • 6:50 – 7:00 Cooldown

*Exact timings may change based on the group's needs and abilities.

DAILY TRAINING SESSION THEMES

DAY 1 Getting to Goal: Coaches will challenge players to directly attack the goal with courage and determination through various 1v1 activities. Attacking 1v1 techniques will be taught whole-part-whole, defensive pressure gradually increased, and built simple to advanced.

DAY 2 Overloading attacking spaces: The activities in the session are designed to create quick 2v1s in central and wide spaces to teach players how transitions into attack and create goal scoring opportunities.

DAY 3 Defensive tactics: Players will work on the detailed technique of defending 1v1, on the communication required for defending in pairs, and the awareness alert players need when off the ball. Identifying when and how to cover, deny, and delay will all be important skills sets and decisions discussed.

DAY 4 Pre-tournament 3v3 competition: Players will play 3v3 and coaches will use the game scenarios to teach when and where to apply skill and how and why to make certain decisions.

DAY 5 Rainout Day: Used only once if a previous camp day is rained out


EXPECTATIONS

This fun yet competitive event is for players U7-U19 and allows for a roster of 6 players. Players are invited to CREATE THEIR OWN TEAMS! and enter them into the league. 

Team names are chosen by the players and must be entered into the registration. Once all teams are entered, teams will be notified of their bracket and an exact schedule for the event. 

Registration will open by Mar. 21st. Contact your teammates and create your team! 

Create your own team or register as an individual!

Thankful Classic 3v3 Registration Link

Organize your own team!

Event Details

WHEN: March 27-28

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: All players, Girls and Boys, U7-U19, even adults! 

COST: $35 per player or $25 for the U7-U19 players who registered for the 3v3 Training from Nov. 16-19, 2020. 


Top Striker Camp - Short Course

Our Top Striker camp is open to players from all positions who have an interest in scoring goals! Players in the camp will train different goal scoring techniques from a variety of common game situations including creating their own space, combining with players to score, and scoring from passes crossed into the penalty area.

Training themes include:

  • Ball Striking from a distance
  • Emphasis on scoring from rebounds
  • Organizing the striker’s movements in the box
  • Combination link-up patterns to unbalance opposing defensive lines
  • Creating a shot from the dribble
  • Scoring from cut-back passes and crosses
  • Solving for the off-side line
  • Cultivating a goal-scoring mentality

Event Details

WHEN: March 29-April 1 (April 2 is rainout day) 5:00-7:00 pm

WHERE: ROBERT CROWN TURF FIELDS │1801 Main St. │ Evanston, IL 60202

WHO: Girls and Boys; U8-U10, U11-U12, U13-U14, U15-U19 

COST: $275 per player


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Registration details coming soon!