2023 EBU Soccer In The Park
- For Select Players – Ages U11 to U15 – Boys and Girls
- Date: July 6 to August 3 – on Tuesday and Thursday nights
- Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
- Camp Cost: $150.00 per player
- Location – Voigt Soccer Park – 19485 W. Lisbon Road, Brookfield
Street Soccer: Some of the best players in the world developed not only their soccer skills, but also their passion for the game, by playing street soccer. Similar to pick-up basketball, street soccer is essential to player development. Rarely do you see kids practicing isolated technical and tactical drills. It is during competitive games where youth players learn from their mistakes, unconscious of the technical, tactical, mental, and physical qualities they are developing through the games being played. Playing “street soccer” at Voigt Park ensures this development.
Objective: The objective of Soccer in the Park is to create a fun, no-pressure environment that gives all players the opportunity to develop their technical skills in a small-sided game setting. This reinforces the concept that the game is the best teacher of soccer.
Soccer in the Park Overview: In the current methodology of soccer coaching in the U.S., many soccer players do not physically “play” unless they are scheduled to practice with their team. US Soccer has found that the main weakness in the teaching of US youth soccer is “over coaching.” This is where the coach is so involved in a training session that players rarely get a chance to play during the session. Players need an environment where they can learn through a method of trial and error, without the fear of failure. This gives players a chance to play the game and have FUN.
How it works: Players simply show up ready to play. The coach will facilitate the creation of teams and will only act as a supervisor. A number of games will be played each session and the coach will record each individual player’s wins, losses, and ties. The players with the most number of wins after the last session will be recognized with an award.
Dates: Soccer In the Park will be played every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-6:30 pm beginning Thursday, July 6, and ending Thursday, August 3.
What to bring: soccer cleats, shin guards and water.
Space is limited.
Questions: contact Joe Luedke at [email protected]