2022 EBU Soccer In The Park
- For Select Players – Ages U11 to U15 – Boys and Girls
- Date: July 5 to August 4 – on Tuesday and Thursday nights
- Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
- Camp Cost: $150.00
- 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.
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.
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 (4v4) game setting. This reinforces the concept that the game is the best teacher of soccer.
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.
The camp will be directed by Joe Luedke, EBU executive director of coaching, and will be staffed by current EBU coaches.
What to bring: soccer cleats, shin guards and water.
Space is limited.
Questions: contact Joe Luedke at [email protected]