CUSE Day Camps

The 2016 CUSE Soccer Academy Day Camp is open to both boys and girls aged 7-14. As well as 5-6 year olds who are invited to our half day camps. *We do allow 6 year olds that have been to camp before and are believed to be able to handle the full day curriculum. Please contact kmlawren@syr.edu if this is the case for your son or daughter. 

Spring & Summer Monday -Friday

Full Day: 9:00-3:00pm
Half Day: 9:00-12:00pm

Camp Staff:
Camp Director- Kelly Lawrence- kmlawren@syr.edu
SU Soccer Staff, current SU players and expert youth coaches.

CUSE SOCCER ACADEMY revamped our camp last summer and heard very good things about the structure and the activities. 

What you can expect from the camp training environment:

This camp has a specific focus on the development of each individual:
Campers will learn the proper technique of the basic fundamentals.
Campers will learn how to handle the ball and manipulate the ball.
Campers will learn moves that will allow them to beat an opponent in multiple directions.
Campers will be encouraged to be creative and positive when the ball is at their feet.

We have created a training environment that teaches the basic fundamentals of a particular skill, progresses these basics to game speed level and then allows for success in a game realistic environment.

We create a mini 5-10 minute demo session using one of the age groups each day. All coaches and players will watch the session and then the age groups go to their practice area and complete the entire practice. Players learn very differently and we think by being able to see the session and also hear the coaching points while other players are working is a great learning tool. It also gives the players a chance to showcase their skills infront of the rest of the camp. We found this to be a very rewarding and fun exercise. 

We’re very excited about our new curriculum and can’t wait to get started again this summer!

Competitions that will occur during the week:

This year we will have 3 main competitions which will take place within each assigned age/ability group:

The famous World Cup – Tournament with multiple teams/games
CUSE Skill Challenge- 4 challenges: dribbling, juggling, heading and ball mastery face off.
Penalty Kick Shootout- campers take penalty kicks on goal.

These competitions will occur throughout the week and the finals will take place on Friday!

The structure of the camp usually includes: 

Camp meeting at 9:00am.

9:10 demo session with whole camp minus 4-6 year olds.

9:20-10:30 specific topic session..

10:30- snack break.

10:45-11:50 Skill Challenge

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:45 WORLD CUP

2:45 closing down of the camp and camp meeting.

3:00 end of camp.

JOIN THE CAMP WITH THE STAFF YOU LOVE!