SUMMER CAMP

Our Summer Camps are beloved by the kids who come out of a day on the field not only more skilled, but more enthusiastic about the Beautiful Game. The "secret sauce" of our summer camp experience is; 

 

1) Our play-based training methodology and

2) The freedom we give the kids to direct segments of the day. Plus, this engagement leads the players to learn faster.

We have found that kids have more fun when they are with their friends and also when the conditions involved gives them the right amount of challenges. For this reason we have decided to branch out into a few specialized camps under the umbrella of the PSU Summer Soccer Camps. They are The PSU Tot Footy, PSU Girls Camp and the PSU Skill School Camp.

 

 

PSU Summer Soccer Camp

Designed for Players 6-13 years old, this camp is our general soccer camp. This camp takes a Player centered approach so players have the luxury of playing their favorite games while learning the game of soccer from our professional and caring coaches.

 

PSU Tot Footy Camp

Our Tot Footy Camp is Designed for 3-5 year old players with the focus pivoting around fun, physical literacy and fundamental technical development.

 

PSU Girls Camp

Our Girls only camp is geared toward providing girl soccer players with a camp to develop as a soccer player and more importantly creating a fun and easy going environment.  

 

PSU Skills School Camp

PSU's Skills School Camp is an intensive five-day camp where players learn new skills and strive to compete at a higher level.

 


Each member of the Park Slope United coaching staff remembers playing soccer with friends all day during the summer until the sun went down. We look to share that joy we had as kids by allowing our players to come up with new challenges. Sometimes kids surprise us with their ingenuity--last summer we played "Soccer Hangman" and "Soccer Trivia" during snack breaks each day. The kids came up with these games and they were a blast. 

Summer Camp attendees receive a Park Slope United soccer ball and players new to the club receive a Park Slope United  t-shirt.

 

How does the Referrals work?

The referral system was created to encourage the idea of players tagging along to PSU Soccer Summer Camp with all their best friends regardless of soccer level.

 

The process of referring someone is pretty basic - - Send an email to generalmanager@parkslopeunited.com introducing the potential new camper. If the referral meets the criteria below, then a $50 credit will be allotted to the individual who referred the new camper. 

The criteria are;

- The person who you are referring must have no prior participation in any PSU Program.

- You must introduce the new camper via email (admin@parkslopeunited.com)

- The new camper has to be ages 3-13.

                        

 

 

 

PSU is offering the option for parents to pre-purchase their child’s lunch for $6.00 per day (only offered at camps held at the Parade Grounds). Fresh food is being provided by Windsor Farms Market in Windsor Terrace and will be delivered to the field each day between 11:30 and 12:00.  Lunch items include your choice of sandwich (three options per week, including a vegetarian option), chips/pretzels, fruit (apple/banana/orange) and a cookie. Your selections for the week will need to be made and paid for by 12:00pm on the Sunday before the start of camp on Monday. Steps for ordering lunch:

 

1) Fill out your selections here: (google doc link)

2) Prepay via Paypal to (PayPal handle here)

 

Only orders that have been prepaid will be made and delivered.  While none of the items have nuts, Windsor Farms is not a nut-free environment. 

 

We still encourage that you send an additional snack or two with your child to camp. 


Each day has a different focus which follows the "PSU Training Principles Across the Age Groups :
 
Monday -Spinning to Evade Pressure + Checking over the Shoulder to gain Awareness
Tuesday - Body position open to field + 1st touch into space
Wednesday - Moving after making a pass + Efficient Play (only taking touches that have a purpose)
Thursday - Immediate pressure when ball is lost + 1st touch defensive win
Friday - Spinning to Evade Pressure + Changing Rhythm of Play (1 touch pass off of dribble)
 
Daily Schedule:
- 9am - 12:30pm/3pm (Ages 6-13)
8:45am - 9:15am  -  Players arrive, are checked in, and are placed into pickup games with coaches and players of their group 
- 9:15am - 9:20am  -  Coach and kids skills competition representing their groups 
- 9:20am - 10:15am  -  Focus on the topic of that day
- 10:15am - 10:45am  -  Snack, rest in shade and fun non-soccer play (Previous activities included playing in the sprinklers and soccer trivia)
- 10:45am - 11:30am  -  Small sided games applying the topic learned in the first session
-11:30am - 12:00pm  -  Shooting Competition
- 12pm - 12:30pm  -  World Cup (Players pair up and try to score a goal to make it to the next round)
 
- Half Day Players Depart
- 12:30pm - 1pm  -  Lunch
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1pm - 2pm  -  Shooting, finishing, and goalkeeping competitions
 
Clubhouse Camps Depart
- 2pm - 3pm  -  World Cup and other kid directed pick-up games (Coaches facilitate and referee the games)
3pm Parade Grounds Full Day Players Depart
Daily Schedule:
9am - 11:00am (Ages 4-5)
8:45am - 9:15am  -  Players arrive, are checked in, and are placed into pickup games with coaches and players of their group
- 9:15am - 10am  -  Fun imagination games
- 10am - 10:20am  -  Rest in shade and eat snack
- 10:20am - 11am  -  Fun imagination games and scrimmages