Three one-week sessions
June 15–19 CANCELED
Boys and girls, preschoolers through rising kindergarteners
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Arrival/dismissal zone: Yellow
July 20–24, July 27–31
Boys and girls, rising 1st through rising 8th graders
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Arrival/dismissal zone: Green
What to bring: Soccer ball (labeled with name), outdoor soccer cleats or sneakers, shin guards, soccer socks, water bottle, snacks, lunch with drink (full day only), sunscreen (labeled with name)
Each day, our youngest players will concentrate on learning the rules of the game and basic techniques. This will be done by the use of small games such as Sharks and Minnows, Stuck in the Mud, Red Light-Green Light, Ghost Busters, and Raid the Castle. All these games will help develop motor skills and cognitive abilities. We will also conduct game-like scrimmages, where the players will get to learn the rules of the “REAL GAME,” and compete in team activities. For some added fun, we encourage players to participate in Crazy Hat Day on Wednesday and Soccer Jersey Day on Thursday and Show & Tell Day on Friday!
Older players will get the opportunity to develop their physical and technical skills under the guidance of professional licensed soccer coaches with a strong playing background. Players will play games that challenge them to perform many of the skills needed to play the game at a competitive level. The players will work on dribbling, turning, controlling the ball, passing and scoring goals. Having the freedom to play and be creative at this age is very important for their development and the Brit-Am coaches have just the right personality to bring these games to life. Scrimmaging is a huge part of learning and campers will get the chance to learn the rules of the game as well as what skills to use at the right time and place on the field. For some added fun, we encourage players to participate in Crazy Hat Day on Wednesday and Soccer Jersey Day on Thursday!
Rain Day Activities: In the event of severe inclement weather, our campers will be engaged in the following indoor activities:
- Soccer game videos
- Team building exercises
- Relay races
- Team competitions
We will follow the weather closely to make sure that campers get back onto the field as soon as the rain stops and it is safe to play.
Coach Jonah joined Brit-Am Soccer Academy in 2009 and has been coaching since 2001. Jonah has a USSF A-Youth License and a United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma. He has extensive experience working with ages 2-8 and has also coached at the travel, high school, college and semi-pro levels. He worked for DC Stoddert Soccer Club's travel program from 2009-2018, serving as the club's goalkeeper coach and coaching in both the academy (U9-U12) and U13-19 age groups. He then went on to coach with Potomac Soccer Club, where he coached U9, U10 and U15 travel teams. Currently, he coaches at Metro United Girls Development Academy and is the head Goalkeeper coach for Age U14 through U18. He has previously coached with MSI in both the Recreational and Classic programs, Howard Community College, the Maryland and Virginia Olympic Development programs and St. John's College High School in Washington DC. In addition to directing Brit-Am's 2-8 year-old programs, Jonah is also director of Brit-Am Goalkeeper School.
Coach Gus is our Brit-Am Soccer All-Star Academy Director, and he has been with Brit-Am Soccer over seven years. He currently holds a USSF National Youth License, National “C” License, FA Psychology for Soccer, FA Player and Match Analysis, FA Fitness in Football, and FA Planning, Preparing, and Evaluating Coaching Sessions.
Coach Tom is the current Brit-Am All-Stars U9 Boys Head Coach (Tottenham) and coaches for Potomac Soccer Association. He is the current head coach of the Saint John's Catholic Prep Varsity Boys Soccer team in Frederick and has assisted the Hood College Men's Soccer program.
Coach Kirsten is a goalkeeper coach with Potomac Soccer Association and the Brit-Am All-Stars teams. She enjoys sharing her love of soccer with others and is currently coaching in the Tots, After-School, K-1st, team trainings and goalkeeper programs. Coach Kirsten is working towards her coaching and goalkeeper licenses.
Coach Jill has been with Brit-Am for over 12 years and was a professional female player for 16 years in Japan, Sweden, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. She was also a U.S. National Team player. Jill holds a USSF B license and currently coaches the Girls U12 Olney Freedom in WAGS and the U17 Girls ODP team.
Company bio: Brit-Am Soccer Academy is the leading provider of Soccer Summer Camps in Montgomery County, MD. Founded in 1999 by former English Professional Player Steve Knapman, Brit-Am Soccer Academy has grown to a coaching staff of more than 40 dedicated and enthusiastic coaches. Our staff of former professional and collegiate soccer players are all fully licensed and are well respected within the soccer community. Brit-Am is committed to creating excellence in the character, education and physical development of all our young players. The mission of Brit-Am soccer is to continue to build the future of soccer in America by providing boys and girls aged 2–18 years the opportunity to play soccer and receive quality coaching in a safe and fun environment. The club is a family-friendly organization that offers competitive team play as well camps and clinics focused on tots, goalkeeping, and speed and agility. Players of all levels are encouraged to play, and the club strives to conduct all business in a professional and fair manner that takes the interest of the players first. Visit brit-am.com for more information.