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Northern Elite Soccer Club

The "elite" soccer club in Harford County, Maryland

Training & Development

2018 Northern Elite Spring Outdoor Training (April - May)

Registration is now CLOSED for this program.

What is the Northern Elite Soccer Development & Training Program?
The program is the result of decades of our coach’s experience growing up, playing, watching and coaching soccer around the world.  So let’s cut to the chase, how is this program different and why is it better?  This program will develop disciplined athletes and foster creative application of their skills.  These athletes will become skilled soccer players.

In our view there are 7 attributes to a well developed athlete:

• Speed – practice at game speed displays coachable weaknesses that can be helped
• Strength – core advantages to all athletes, apply the strength appropriately for greatest effect
• Flexibility – reduces likelihood of injury and allows greater freedom of motion
• Coordination – balance and touch are supremely important for effective players
• Endurance – there are no timeouts in soccer and few stoppages
• Intelligence – deeper understanding of the game creates Cinderella stories
• Competitiveness - a desire to be better is a healthy approach to so much in life

Young players in our program will progressively develop these attributes through time with the attention of coaches and support from family and friends.

The time breakdown of our training sessions are, often somewhat shorter for the youngest players:
• 15 min. - Warm ups and stretching with many touches of the ball.  Speed, Strength, Flexibility and Coordination all improve significantly over time with a well planned warm up
• 20 min. - Technical session including introduction, demonstration and utility of a skill or set of skills required for competitive play.  Flexibility, Coordination and Intelligence improvements found here
• 20 min. – Applied play executing in scenarios commonly seen in the game.  Speed, Coordination, Intelligence and Competitiveness are encouraged here
• 30 min. – Scrimmage play with rules that promote use of the skills introduced. All attributes are practiced to deliver the desired outcome here
• 15 min. – Fitness training performed using techniques to promote whole body fitness.  Speed, Strength, Endurance and Competitiveness are reinforced as departing themes.

For children from 4-7 years old, we may encourage parent participation learning the skills, as young children are often shy, reluctant to trust and need one-on-one reinforcement of the concepts.  Working with a coach or even a peer can often be challenging for reasons independent of the activity.

The players will get homework assignments to reinforce the skills and fitness goals appropriate for their level.  We would like to see sign off from parents for these activities to understand if challenges exist with the program or that perhaps a lack of practice is really slowing progress.  Few are naturally gifted and hard work will drive success for most.

The direction of the program’s structured activities is a progression.  There is no fixed pace to the program but the objective is individual improvement in skills and knowledge of the game.

Development & Training participation is open to the public for children 4-17 years old.
 

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Coerver - Ball Mastery Full Day Camp
Tuition: Price $315
Ages: 6-14
July 9-13, 2018
North Harford Elementary School - Pylesville, MD

Description:
Ball Mastery camps are for campers aged between 7 and 14. Emphasis is placed on individual skill development and basic moves with the goal of developing confidence on the ball. Beginning “move sets” are taught and games are played to practice the moves in a method that starts with no pressure and slowly adds the pressure of time and/or space restrictions. Then passive defensive pressure is added and by the end of the first morning, players are performing moves under full defensive pressure to goal. First touch is a major theme in Ball Mastery sessions. After lunch all Ball Mastery groups receive training in a topic of the day that is geared toward their group’s specific level of play. Topics range from skills such as juggling, shooting, volleying and individual defending to more advanced topics such as small group defending and combination play. After the topic of the day all groups play in our “World Cup” competition with teams they stay with throughout the week. This is a round robin competition of small-sided games. The rules and restrictions of the games change depending on the topics emphasized that day. Results are recorded each day and a finals competition is held on Friday. Group champions are recognized at our award ceremony on Friday afternoon.

At all levels, games are played to encourage the use of the specific skills being taught that day. Nearly three decades of cooperative curriculum development affords us a finely tuned method for getting the skills incorporated into the competitive environment as quickly as possible while building confidence along the way. The difficulty of the moves we teach and the intensity of the competition increases at each level.

COERVER REGISTRATION LINK
NOTE:  After clicking the link below, use the "Location" filter on the left side of the webpage, then scroll down to the North Harford Elementary School location and click on that to access this particular camp desire.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT CAMP.

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Coerver - Advanced Full Day Camp

Tuition: Price $365
Ages: 10-14
July 9-13, 2018
North Harford Elementary School - Pylesville, MD

Description:
Advanced camps are for players with 2 or more years of Coerver experience or with a technical competence with our core more sets. Advance camp players should not only “know” the Coerver Move sets but should be able to perform them at game speed. The Advanced level focuses not only on how the Coerver moves are executed, but also on the “where and when” they should be used in a game. These are the tactical decisions every player on the field must be able to make. The Advanced camps teach more complicated moves and swiftly puts players into competitive environments with an emphasis on 1v1 and 2v2 games. Players are put in many situations requiring decision-making as that is a key ingredient to advanced play. Small group tactics are taught in small-sided games featuring a fast break attacking style of play. The importance of quick transitional play is stressed. Players are encouraged to use their new skills in games, while being given the freedom to express themselves creativity.

COERVER REGISTRATION LINK
NOTE:  After clicking the link below, use the "Location" filter on the left side of the webpage, then scroll down to the North Harford Elementary School location and click on that to access this particular camp desire.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT CAMP.

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120 Pylesville Road 
Pylesville, Maryland 21132


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