Footie Camp is all about building confidence in kids — on and off the field. Our elite coaches will help your child master the basics of soccer in weekly summer camps in July in Edmonton. We know “basics” is not sexy, but every professional player will admit, you need to ace the core skills—like ball control, passing, shooting, dribbling—to become the best. They’ll learn those core fundamentals from the best in the country, and gain confidence and have fun. We know this confidence will show up in daily life, too. After all, a confident player is a confident person. Skills, confidence and fun We’ll spend a lot of time on technique, through fun drills and whacky games. We will:
- support kids to take risks and make mistakes;
- ensure kids relish the joy of acing a core skill; and
- we focus on attitude: that to succeed, you must put in the hard work and practice
Our coaches Each camp will feature a celebrity coach to motivate campers and refine their skills, and they will lead our stellar roster of coaches. They are experienced at coaching kids, and will keep your child focused and having fun.
Give back to the community All proceeds from Footie Camp funds free soccer for kids living in poverty in Edmonton. Every camp registration (of $295) covers the cost for 2 kids to play for free for a whole year, through Free Footie. We hope that’s a win-win goal you can get behind. Fundraise for your team, club or group Our fundraising program is easy. If you’re a social group, team, club school, you can make $450 for every 10 campers that register through your connections. All you need to do is ensure your group’s name appears in the appropriate spot on each child’s camp registration form. We’ll issue cheques when camps begin. And yes, it’s for every 10 kids. 10 = $450, 20 = $900… 100 kids = $4500. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Calling All Little Soccer Stars!
New for 2017, Free Footie is proud to offer an option for all the 4-7 year old soccer stars out there! This year we are adding a younger age group to our camps with special programming designed for the lower-elementary set.
Camps begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 5:00PM., each day. We’ll be there at 8:30 a.m. for early drop-off, if you need it.
If you choose, you can also pay a reduced rate to have your Little Dribbler just attend the morning, in which case, pick up is at 12:00NOON. If this is what you’d like to do, please contact Leah at [email protected] for payment and registration assistance.
To build a solid foundation and give our Little Dribblers the best head-start on their way to soccer stardom we are going to be focusing on the basics of movement. We’ll get them going frontways, backways, sideways, and any other way you can think of! Jumping, leaping, skipping, and even galloping – this program is dedicated to getting your kiddo moving while having tons of fun! We’ll make sure they get lots of touches on the ball, make some friends, and probably won’t send them home without a few grass stains – after all, making mistakes is where some of the best learning happens.
We’ve partnered with Blitz Conditioning to develop the physical literacy component of this program, and to make sure that all the activities are fun, fast-paced, with just the right amount of challenge. It’s going to be an amazing summer!