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The Ames Soccer Club prides ourselves in offering the best summer programming in the area. Our camps are run by our Executive Director, Gary Eyles and are coached by Ames SC full time staff and other coaches that are part of our professional staff.

Our camps are open to all players, regardless of club or school affiliation. 

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We will once again be offering a full slate of Summer Camps 

  • June 14th - 17th: Skills & Striker Camp
    • Skills Camp - 5-8u: 9-10:30 AM ($65)
    • Skills Camp - 9-15u: 9-10:30 AM ($85)
    • Striker Camp - 9u-15u: 10:30 AM -12:30 PM ($85)
    • Skills/Striker Camp Combo - 9-15u: 9-12:30 PM ($135)
  • July 26th - 30th: Premier Full Day/Week Camp
    • 9u-15u: 9 AM -3 PM ($260)
  • August 2nd - 5th: Pre-Season Camp
    • 5-8u: 9-10:30 AM ($65)
    • 9-15u: 10:30-12:30 PM ($85)

We will also be offering Summer Sessions that will go for 6 weeks

  • June 22nd - July 29th: Summer Program U8 – 19U (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays - 6:00 – 7:15 p.m) ($110)

 


Detailed Camp Descriptions

Skills Camp (June 14 – 17th)

The Skills Camp will cover all the fundamentals of the game for players to become comfortable and successful on the ball including:

  • Receiving (Dynamic 1st touch with all surfaces of the body especially with the feet)
  • Passing (Different types of passing for both possession and penetration)
  • Dribbling (Beating players in 1 vs.1 situations and shielding the ball for possession)
  • Shooting (Scoring goals with different techniques)
  • 1 vs. 1 Defending

Striker Camp (June 14 – 17th) 

The Striker Camp is focused on the best feeling in soccer = putting the ball in the back of the net!  All the action will be focused in and around the goal developing the art of goal scoring.   Players will develop finishing skills:

  • 1 vs.1 with the keeper
  • Long-range shooting
  • Close to goal finishing
  • One touch and two touch finishing
  • How to organize themselves in the final 3rd 

Combo Camp (Skills & Striker Camps) – June 14 – 17th 

Players can enjoy the benefits of both the Skills and Striker camps at a discounted price! (And parents can get the kids out of the house, burning off energy for a longer period of time!)


8U – 19U Summer Program (June 22nd - July 29th) = 6 weeks/ 12 sessions 

Players will have the opportunity to develop their soccer skills over a longer period of time in twice weekly training sessions.  Players will be able to develop their all-around game through carefully planned sessions that challenge the players while also being very fun.  Players will have the opportunity to develop their skills in stimulating activities that put the players at the center of the sessions.

Premier Full Week Camp (July 26th – August 5th)

This camp provides a holistic approach to the development of our young soccer players.  We will train the players both on and off the field to develop their overall thinking and application as a soccer player.  The coaches will instruct via a curriculum that exposes players to the four elements of the game:

  • Ball
    • becoming proficient on the ball
    • executing skills even in the most pressurized situations
    • maximizing ability to impact the game 
  • Game
    • creating better decision makers both with and without the ball
    • teaching roles and responsibilities of positions 
    • understanding the strengths and weakness of various formations and systems
  • Body
    • improving movement within the game (including speed and agility)
    • utilizing their bodies to both protect and win the ball
    • learning how eating, drinking and sleeping can impact their overall performance  
  • Mind
    • developing a mentality to make the training session like the game
    • dealing with success and failures
    • learning to take responsibility for their own development 

Pre-Season camp (August 2 – 5th)

The beginning of the season is just around the corner, so this is a great opportunity for players to dust off their cleats and pump up their soccer balls and get back into soccer action.  Coaches will cover a different theme each day as players will be exposed to challenging and fun activities that get players excited and ready for the upcoming season.  

The ball and players are the center of all our activities so they will receive plenty of opportunity to experience soccer actions improving their skills and their decision making.  Players will learn how to play by themselves in 1 vs.1 situations (either defending or attacking) progressing to how they work/combine with a partner (pairs) and eventually into smaller (groups of 3 – 4) and larger groups (teams).