Kids love to have fun in the summer, whether shooting water balloons at friends or sitting inside and thinking about Halloween. Make the most of summer with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $175 for soccer camp for one ($355 value)
- $350 for soccer camp for two ($710 value)
Kids aged 7–17 head to camp at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex July 21–24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There, they'll be directly instructed by licensed UEFA Pro coaches using Spanish soccer methods, and NCAA players and coaches will also be on hand to scout talent. Players will be divided into groups based on their ages and skill levels, where they'll practice passing, dribbling, shooting, and heading, among other techniques, and will play competitive games and watch videos to learn playing theories. Campers will receive a T-shirt and pair of shorts, as well as snacks, and should bring their own ball, cleats, and lunch.
Barcelona Soccer Camp
During the summer, visitors to certain North Carolina parks might see a bunch of athletic Europeans urging kids through drills. They shouldn't worry—this isn't some covert invasion. It's just the Barcelona Soccer Camp. Organized by ISL Futbol and UE Cornella of Barcelona, and partnered with FC Barcelona and Blackburn Rovers FC, this four-day program serves the dual purpose of building kids' confidence and soccer skills and preparing them for potential recruitment; assistant coaches scout each camp to find the ideal candidates for training and eventual placement in professional football clubs around North America and Europe.
Even more importantly, though, the program is designed to help kids have fun. UEFA Pro–licensed Spanish coaches—holders of the highest soccer-coaching level in the world—join forces with NCAA coaches and players. With one coach for every 12 campers, the six-hour days are filled with lessons in soccer theory and dynamic, hands-on training. Programs follow elite Spanish training methodology and are broken up into skill-specific workshops on dribbling, controlling and passing, possession games, and perhaps most importantly, real scrimmages with a team.