Summer Camps

Soccer

Our camps have sport-specific components that were designed with guidance from the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Head Coaches, while the delivery of the programming is carried out by alumni of the Golden Bears and Pandas as well as by current varsity athletes. Our sport camp programming and age groups are consistent with the guidelines of each sport’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework. 

In addition to the sport-specific training each participant will receive, camp participants will also take part in a number of familiar games which we have adapted to help our participants improve their fundamental movement skills. This will not only serve as a platform for future participation and competition in whichever sport they choose to play, but it will also improve the sport skills associated with the camp they’re presently enrolled in.
 

Camp Stage Descriptions

FUNdamentals

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to build fundamental soccer skills and improve general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the soccer field where participants will develop their ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting skills through fun drills and modified game play. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the soccer sessions.

  • No previous soccer experience is required.
  • Participants are asked to wear shin guards, soccer socks, cleats and suitable athletic clothing.
  • Please bring running shoes for the AIM sessions or in case the camp is moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Camp activities will take place primarily outdoors. Camp participants should be prepared for inclement weather.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $290.

Learn-to-Train

Explore:

The goals of this camp are to improve soccer skills and strengthen general athletic skills. Half of the camp will be spent on the soccer field where participants will develop their ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Basic concepts of offensive and defensive play will be taught through drills and games. The other half of the camp day will be dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the soccer sessions.

  • No previous soccer experience is required.
  • Participants are asked to wear shin guards, soccer socks, cleats and suitable athletic clothing.
  • Please bring running shoes for the multi-sport sessions and in case the camp is moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Camp activities will take place primarily outdoors. Camp participants should be prepared for inclement weather.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $290.

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to develop technical and tactical soccer skills. The majority of the camp will be spent on the soccer field where participants will strengthen their ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Core concepts of offensive and defensive play will be introduced through drills and games. Each camp day will feature a session dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the soccer sessions.

  • Previous competitive soccer experience (league or club) is required.
  • Participants are asked to wear shin guards, soccer socks, cleats and suitable athletic clothing.
  • Please bring running shoes for the multi-sport sessions and in case the camp is moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Camp activities will take place primarily outdoors. Camp participants should be prepared for inclement weather.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $305.

Train-to-Train

Engage:

The goals of this camp are to advance technical and tactical soccer skills. The majority of the camp will be spent on the soccer field where participants will strengthen their ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Core concepts of offensive and defensive play will be taught through drills and games. Each camp day will feature a session dedicated to age-appropriate multi-sport activities designed to improve fundamental movement skills that support and complement the skills taught in the soccer sessions.

  • Previous competitive soccer experience (club team) is required.
  • Participants are asked to wear shin guards, soccer socks, cleats and suitable athletic clothing.
  • Please bring running shoes for the AIM sessions and in case the camp is moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Camp activities will take place primarily outdoors. Camp participants should be prepared for inclement weather.
  • All participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
  • Camp Cost $305.