SUMMER CAMP SERIES:
The Summer Camp Series maximizes an athlete's technical abilities and tactical understanding of the game in a fun and competitive environment. Each training session will be a single progression within a full, two-week soccer series, emphasizing a balance between individual technique and individual and team tactics, and the application of both within small-sided and 11-v-11 matches. Each week, participants will have the opportunity to meet a D.C. United first team player.
Week I: Individual Technique
Week I will highlight individual technique. Coaches will break down each technique in great detail and actively demonstrate and instruct ways in which each technique should be applied in a live match. Each session will progress from minimal (defensive) pressure to full pressure in a match setting. Week I will develop and reinforce the foundational elements of the game as the athletes progress into the tactical aspects of soccer in week II.
Week II: Individual & Team Tactics
In Week II, the players will rely on their sharpened technical abilities and take on tactical scenarios of match play. Players will study defensive and attacking principles and learn the ever-changing roles of a soccer player: first defender/attacker, second defender/attacker and as a support player within an 11 vs. 11 match. Each player will grow to become more attentive to their soccer surroundings, improving positional play, decision-making and speed of thought.
Join D.C. United for our second annual striker specific spring break camp. D.C. United Academy Coaches, will host the area’s top strikers for an intense week of specialized training. Assisted by D.C. United’s top Academy Players, the coaching staff will lead the camp and instruct Strikers on the art of creating and converting goals.
In conjunction with the Striker Camps, D.C. United will offer Goalkeeper specific training, led by D.C. United Academy and collegiate goalkeeping coaches. Campers will take part in a program designed to improve shot stopping, catching, aerial duels, distribution, footwork, and positioning. Each session will conclude with finishing games or matches designed to train the Goalkeepers in match positioning, communication, and decision making.
For more information, contact Gus Teren: 202-587-5498 or GTeren@dcunited.com.