United Kingdom Soccer Academy

Kearny Mesa

Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 120 bought

In a Nutshell

Coaches teach players the fundamentals of soccer, and classes are designed to improve coordination and build teamwork

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Registration required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Eight Options

  • $99 for half-day camp 2016: valid June 27-July 1 ($170 value)
  • $99 for half-day camp 2016: valid July18-23 ($170 value)
  • $99 for half-day camp 2016: valid August 1-5 ($170 value)
  • $99 for half-day camp 2016: valid August 15-19 ($170 value)
  • $109 for full-day camp 2016: valid June 27-July 1 ($210 value)
  • $109 for full-day camp 2016: valid July 18-23 ($210 value)
  • $109 for full-day camp 2016: valid August 1-5 ($210 value)
  • $109 for full-day camp 2016: valid August 15-19 ($210 value)

Bending the Ball: A New Spin on Soccer

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.

Customer Reviews

Bring plenty plenty of water
Criseida W. · July 24, 2016
It's really great. My daughter loves it. Good coaches. However 1 star off because the facility is not that great - the bathrooms are port-a-potty far away from the field area.
Catherine · July 21, 2016
It is going well, my son is having a great time.
Chad W. · June 29, 2016
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Kearny Mesa

    5250 Hickman Field Dr.

    San Diego, CA 92111


    Get Directions

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.