Half Day Program - SoccerZone South Week 1
Challenger Sports is the largest soccer camp company in North America and is bringing professional coaching to your community!
The Challenger Difference
Challenger's International Soccer Camp staff is what keeps youth players coming back. Our staff are soccer enthusiasts who live and breathe the sport and can't wait to share their experiences, expertise, and passions with each attending camper. Each one of our enthusiastic staff members undergo background checks, formal interviews, reference/referral checks, and attend Challenger Sports' UK training week before coming to the US for summer camp coaching. Our UK Training Week prepares our coaches to provide the best possible player experience and focuses on on-field training sessions, adaptable session plans for varying age/skill levels, as well as classroom/seminar training. This summer we'll have coaches from all around the world including: Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Brazil, USA, and Canada; as well as our traditional team of Brits from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Wales! Each one of our coaches will bring a unique cultural experience to the program. In addition to an exciting week of soccer camp, campers love the cultural experiences they gain when working with our staff. Campers working with Brazilian coaches enjoy learning Brazilian words and terms in Portuguese and campers working with United Kingdom coaches enjoy learning about their coach's favorite EPL teams, British Culture and landmarks!
Our History & Philosophy
Challenger Sports was born in 1985 under the name of British Soccer Camps and began recruiting overseas coaches to train North American youth soccer players. Operating under the mission of "to ignite in all children a passion for sports", Challenger Sports constantly strives to provide top-tier sports education, positive player experiences, and interactions with our campers. We provide our campers with over 30 years of coaching experience and offer programs for all skill levels and age groups. We've also worked with some of the top influencers in the soccer industry including: Under Armour, Adidas, Southampton FC, Liverpool FC, Chicago Red Stars, and United Soccer Coaches to name a few. Today, Challenger Sports offers a full lineup of services for both players and organizations that includes: summer camps, year-round player training programs, goalkeeper programs, virtual training apps, coach training, club services, coach rentals, uniforms, equipment, tournaments, international soccer tours for teams or individuals, and collegiate study & play opportunities.
Our International Soccer Camp Programs
TinyTykes Camp (Ages 2-5)
Challenger's TinyTykes soccer camps run for one hour each day (mon.-fri.) and are available to male and female players aged 2-5. TinyTykes is a fun introduction to soccer, influenced by the very popular year-round program. TinyTykes uses an innovative curriculum created by soccer experts and child care development professionals, and was designed to introduce young soccer stars to the basic skills needed in the game. Sessions include fun games, activities, and adventures that develop the motor, social and psychological skills of each player. Coordination, balance, running, stopping, turning, kicking, dribbling, throwing & catching will all be primary focuses during the camp week. Campers will experience FUNdamental soccer training while exploring the imaginary worlds of dragons, princesses, pirates and more; keeping players entertained and enthusiastic to return day after day!
Challenger International Soccer Camps Curriculum & Overview
Challenger International Soccer Camp's Half-day program is our most iconic program! The International Camp curriculum is made up of the top youth training sessions being used in five of the most influential soccer countries! Learn the youth training sessions used in Brazil, France, Spain, UK, and US. Our curriculum is constantly being revised to provide your player with the top level of training available. Our Brazilian zone focuses on exposing the flair, creativity and individual skills from within our campers. The Brazilian sessions include agility, balance, and coordination as well as individual ball mastery exercises. Our USA training zone focuses on small-sided games; UK Zone focuses on speed, power, and fitness; and our Spain Zone focuses on passing and movement! Both our half-day and full day programs teach the technical, tactical, and physical aspects to players in a fun and educational way that keeps them wanting to learn and develop further. Join us this summer to experience the full curriculum of the largest soccer camp company in North America!
Challenger International Soccer Half-Day Camp (Ages 5-16)
Challenger International Soccer Camp's Half-day program runs for three hours each day (mon.-fri.) and is available to male and female players aged 5-16. Campers will work through the international camps curriculum under the guidance of a trained Challenger Soccer Coach, and with focus on all-around player development.
Challenger International Soccer Full-Day Camp (Ages 8-16)
Challenger International Soccer Camp's Full-day program runs for six hours each day (mon.-fri.) and is available to male and female players aged 8-16. Campers will work through the international camps curriculum under the guidance of a trained Challenger Soccer Coach, and with focus on all-around player development. Full-day campers will be provided a lunch break and will receive additional developmental practices, games, competitions, and challenges!
Free Camper Package
Each Challenger International Camper will receive a FREE camp soccer ball, t-shirt, player evaluation/poster, and access to TopYa's juggling club. A free International Soccer Camp game jersey will be provided to players who register 30 days before their camp's start date. S&H Fees Apply. Available while stock lasts.
Host A Coach
Make your week of camp even more special for your child and host one of our International coaches! This has become one of the most popular elements of Challengers International Soccer Camp program. Receive a rebate of up to $80 towards the cost of your camp fees, but more importantly, enjoy a unique week of cultural learning with your coach and build lasting friendships with our staff.