What You'll Get
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Choose from Four Options
- $125 for ID camp for ages 13 and older on May 21 and 22 (up to 43% off)
This camp is an identification camp geared toward an athlete who has aspirations of playing collegiately, ideal for the experienced soccer player striving to be their best and take their game to the next level.
- $199 for full-day youth day camp for ages 6-12 on July 5-8, 11-14, or 15-18 ($250 value)
This full-day camp will focus on all aspects of the game. Emphasis on fundamentals, technique refinement, and exposure to tactical aspects of the game will be covered.
- $299 for extended day commuter camp for ages 13 and older on July 11-14 or 14-17 ($525 value)
This full-day camp will focus on all aspects of the game, with emphasis on fundamentals, technique refinement, and exposure to tactical aspects of the game. The camp is designed for children to grow to love the game of soccer in a fun environment.
- $375 for residential camp for ages 13 and older on July 11-14 or 14-17 ($650 value)
Commuter/residential camp is geared toward a club-level-skilled soccer player with a desire to train in a competitive, collegiate-like environment, ideal for the experienced soccer player striving to be their best and take their game to the next level.
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Bending the Ball: A New Spin on Soccer Shots
Whenever a soccer ball curves, seemingly changing its orbit in midair, NASA scientists may rush to classify it as a planet. But in fact, the movement is due to yet another physics concept pioneered by Isaac Newton: the Magnus effect, a phenomenon first described in regard to tennis. Newton noted that topspin made the ball dip, whereas backspin made for a straighter trajectory. In other words, the way a ball spins affects its path in the air.
Usually, a ball curves in the same direction in which it’s spinning; air moves with the ball on the side that spins forward, pushing it in the other direction. A ball spinning counter-clockwise, for example, tends to bend to the left. But a ball’s movement may not always be so easy to predict. Its trajectory is also affected by the smoothness of the ball’s surface. In fact, a perfectly smooth (or laminar) ball would likely curve in the opposite direction of a rough-surfaced (or turbulent) ball when kicked in exactly the same manner.
Of course, nobody plays soccer with a perfectly smooth ball, despite the substantial benefit it would have on blooper-reel ratings. Even so, different stitching patterns do alter the roughness of a ball’s surface. This is why there seems to be a controversy every four years over a new ball design—even the coolest new look can have a drastic effect on a ball’s in-flight physics.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Only valid for 2016 SDSU male soccer camps. Open to any and all entrants limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.