This July, FSC will run day camps for soccer players from ages 7-15 at Chamberlain Elementary School in New Britain. Our focus will be on improving each kid’s foot skills and comfort level with a soccer ball, working in small groups to solve game-related problems on the field, and of course helping our young players to develop a passion for the greatest game in the world! FSC staff coaches are all former professional or college players and licensed coaches, many with advanced degrees in education, who love working with young people. We’ll have extra staff on hand to take care of emergencies (and bathroom breaks!), and we’ll have access to the school gym in case of inclement weather.
Our first session will run from Monday July 18th to Friday July 22nd, and the second is Monday July 25th through Friday July 29th. We recommend the half-day option (9am-noon) for our youngest players, and the full-day (9am-4pm) for the older kids. You may register your child for either week, and you get a discount if you sign up for both! There may be some overlap, but the curriculum will be quite different over the two weeks.
The fees for these camps are:
One week half-day program $150
One week full-day program $250
Both weeks half-day program $250
Both weeks full-day program $450
Per our agreement with the town of New Britain, if you are a resident of New Britain you receive a 50% discount on this registration. Please remit 50% of the session fee at the time of registration and we will write off the balance.
If you have any questions about the camp or our program, please feel free to contact Director Marc Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in July!
For over a decade and a half, FSC has provided premier-level training and competition for talented athletes in greater New Britain, greater Middletown, central Connecticut, and beyond. We have always preferred to include young players with the potential for growth, rather than exclude kids who want to play, as many clubs do for the sole objective of “winning now”. Our coaches create a fun and positive learning environment for young players, focusing on composure, confidence, and creativity. As our teams advance, we provide them with greater competitive challenges, and eventually with as much or more exposure to college coaches than most teams in Connecticut. Regardless of each individual’s ambitions as a player, we foster a love for soccer that lasts far beyond his or her time with us – our players stay in the game! FSC alumni are coaching at Connecticut high schools and colleges, and some have even gone on to play in MLS or other pro leagues. Despite the alarming trend toward overtly physical play in Connecticut youth and high school soccer, FSC continues its mission to teach skill and constructive play. We are willing to sacrifice victories at young age groups in exchange for the advancement of that agenda, and every player and parent who comes through our program learns to appreciate it. Young players subjected to aggressive play and constant pressure to win by their parents and coaches are unlikely to stick with soccer, let alone succeed in the long run. We strike a balance between a nurturing environment for our players’ technical and personal growth, and the competitive atmosphere required to push them to the limits of their potential. Above all else, our style of play is suited to the intelligent, creative player. Our coaching staff is largely from South America and Spain, homes of the most beautiful soccer in the world, and that is our primary philosophical influence. We would rather encourage players to experiment with the ball, connect short passes to escape pressure, and create meaningful offense, instead of kicking long balls and hoping for the best. It takes patience, but over the course of time, our method produces more sophisticated players, more attractive soccer, and ultimately, victory!