The famed Arsenal Soccer Schools are returning to the west coast for the summer of 2017! This exciting opportunity to “Learn to Play the Arsenal Way” comes to you directly from the Arsenal Football Club and gives hundreds of children the chance to build on their existing skills and strengthen their love of the beautiful game, all while learning in a similar format to Premier League academies.
I caught up with Leroy Sequeira, Director of Arsenal Soccer Schools – USA, and Simon McManus, Head Coach of Arsenal Soccer Schools – Global, who phoned in from his office at the Emirates Stadium for a conversation regarding the history of the program. I also learned about the role the Soccer Schools program plays within the larger Arsenal Football Club, and where the value of the camps run by the Soccer Schools truly lies.
Have a listen!
The day camps run from 8:45 to 3:00 pm and are chock full of Gooner goodness. Lead by Official Arsenal Soccer Schools coaches from England, attendees will have access inside Arsenal FC’s training methods, with an emphasis in technical development using proven drills direct from the Arsenal youth academy at Hale End.
The camp session dates and locations are as follows:
- PALO ALTO
Cubberly Field – June 19 – 23, 2017 – Ages: Boys and Girls 5-16
- SAN JOSE
Downtown San Jose – June 26 – 30, 2017 – Ages: Boys and Girls 5-12
- SAN JOSE – Advanced Day Camp
Los Gatos Creekside – 4pm – 7pm, June 26 – 30, 2017 – Ages: Boys and Girls 13-18
- LOS ANGELES
St Jeannes High School in Tustin, California – July 3 – 7, 2017 – Ages: Boys and Girls 5-16
- SAN DIEGO
San Diego Jewish Academy – July 10 – 14, 2017 – Ages: Boys and Girls 5-16
The Arsenal Soccer Schools Camps are designed to build a supportive environment where players will be challenged to improve all aspects of their game while building confidence in individual abilities. All attendees will receive an official Arsenal kit, and there will be an athletic trainer on site for medical concerns, health and safety.
Space is limited, so it is advised to register early. To learn more or register now, please visit: www.arsenalsoccerschoolsusa.com