The No. 1 Sr. Academy is designed for High School players, including incoming freshmen, who are ready to play and be trained at the next level. The challenge of “playing up” is a fundamental No. 1 Soccer Camps initiative. Throughout the week, players will be put in a competitive environment that will bring out their very best. The Machnik Method, a pediological approach to training, is present in every session. Players will be exposed to the four dimensions of training, Physical, Technical, Tactical and Psychological. Every session will be progressive in nature with a final Small-Sided game that will highlight the topic of the session. Competitive tournaments will be played throughout the week, and be the highlight of our evening sessions. In our unique evening competitions, players will have the opportunity to compete against other teams (World Cup), other players (Dutch) and themselves (Pressure Training).
A typical session will start with the Goalkeepers and Field Player’s working with their own specialized coaches. Repetition with the ball will give this group the confidence needed in the over 1,000 Go to Goal situations throughout the week. The topics covered on both training grounds will be mirror images of each other, so when they come together for the Small-Sided Game, the situations will be game related. Spectacular goals and outstanding saves are the norm during the session.
Our Staff Coaches will share their knowledge and passion for the game on and off the field. Following the Evening Session, the Sr. Academy will meet with their Staff Coaches to review the day’s events. In addition, evening discussions led by our staff coaches will include topical and relevant discussions such as, “Playing Soccer in College”, “Attributes of players at the highest levels” and “Responsibilities of Field Players and Goalkeepers”. All residential campers are required to attend these discussions.
We offer both Residential and Commuter options for our Sr. Academy. Resident campers stay on campus in the dorms at night, whereas commuter campers will leave for home following the Evening Field Session. The resident camper registration fee includes room and board, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals included in the commuter registration fee are lunch and dinner. Both residents and commuters will get the same No.1 on-field training.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How are players evaluated? Our professional staff coaches do a daily evaluation to ensure that the players are in the right groups and receiving the expert coaching that is expected. At the end of the week, every player will receive a hand-written 75 point evaluation. This detailed report is written by their staff coach during the week, and reviewed by the camp director.
Will this program help prepare the player for the next level? Yes! This specialized week of training will provide you with the confidence to make the next step in your playing career. Our staff is comprised of College level coaches and players. Whether you are getting ready for your High School, Club or College season, you will gain the confidence needed to compete at the next level.