Summer Soccer: Training and Camps

A summer of soccer!

While most clubs take summer off, we continue to provide a soccer outlet for young players.

We invite any girls and boys players age U8-U15 (birth years 2007-2014) to attend programs led by our qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Arsenal coaches.

Details for each program can be found below.

Summer Training
Player-focused rondos and pick-up games.

What is summer training?

The Arsenal summer program will focus on creating player-centered environments. While Arsenal staff coaches will be present, they will nurture and encourage the players to take ownership of the playing environments.

The goal is to create a culture that promotes intrinsically motivated players that display passion and enthusiasm, while solving problems with each other instead of a coach or parent always telling them what to do.

The benefits of player led pick up or street soccer are countless and a crucial part of Arsenal’s player centered development philosophy.

What can you expect at summer training?

To start the session, the Arsenal staff coach will demonstrate a different rondo each session. The coach will give a few key points for the players to focus on and then encourage the players to facilitate and perform the rondo.

The remainder of the session will be all about the players competing in player-led small sided environments. With just a little guidance, players will pick the teams, create the environments, set the rules and facilitate the games.

Summer training will also include a Sports Performance element, led by our Arsenal Sports Performance Staff, that is focused on movement, balance, coordination, running technique, speed and strength.

Can my player join Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh during or after the summer training?

Absolutely. We are always accepting players.

BOYS & GIRLS
2011-2013

$120 10 sessions
  • July 13 - August 12
  • Tues & Thurs, 9:00-10:30AM
  • Players receive Arsenal shirt
  • Or $15/session + $20 for shirt

BOYS & GIRLS
2008-2010

$120 10 sessions
  • July 13 - August 12
  • Tues & Thurs, 10:45-12:15PM
  • Players receive Arsenal shirt
  • Or $15/session + $20 for shirt

Summer Training Info:

Dates: July 13 - August 12

The latest COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.

All sessions will be held at The Neighborhood Academy (TNA).

Summer Camp
Club and team culture-building.

What is summer camp?

The purpose of the camp is to build club and team culture and prepare the players for the upcoming fall season.

What can you expect at summer camp?

The camp will focus on the following environments:

  • Technical repetition & skill challenges
  • Position specific and transition based rondos
  • Small sided games, competitions and tournaments
  • GK specific training will also be provided

The camp will also feature soccer specific physical training, led by a Sports Performance coach. The training will include a focus on activation, movement, coordination, balance, agility, & running technique.

The camp will be led by current Arsenal Directors, staff coaches, and former and current players.

How will we cope with the summer heat?

Every group will take a 20- to 30-minute break in the air conditioned building at NOS, while watching soccer videos or participating in a soccer related quiz/game. Players are encouraged to bring a drink and snack for that time.

Can my player join Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh during or after the summer camp?

Absolutely. We are always accepting players.

CURRENT ARSENAL PLAYERS
2007-2014

$130
  • August 16-19, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Players receive Arsenal shirt

NON-ARSENAL PLAYERS
2007-2014

$150
  • August 16-19, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Players receive Arsenal shirt

Summer Camp Info:

Dates: August 16 - 19

The latest COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.

All sessions will be held at No Offseason Sports in Russellton.

Our mission is player development.

We are committed to teaching a sustainable, attractive style of soccer, one that enforces good habits from an early age and yields consistent results in latter years.

In the spirit of a true club, we aim to provide a home and an appropriate competitive level for any player who wants to play. We strive to improve our players rather than actively recruiting from neighboring clubs.

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