THE VOGELSINGER METHOD
Our goal is to create an environment—a GAME-LIKE ATMOSPHERE—through dynamic teaching and coaching by explanation, demonstration and participation to assist each player in creating a METHOD TO SELF-TEACH.
The ultimate goal of self-teaching is INTERNALIZING MOTIVATION and knowing where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there step-by-step. We say you “FAIL YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS” because with this method, mistakes become your guidelines.
You will become a BETTER PLAYER. You will become a BETTER PERSON, as you will learn how to work toward the goals that you set for yourself.
FIELD PLAYERS AND GOALKEEPERS:
Soccer Academy (3 weeks) and Mini Soccer Academy (2 weeks) Ages 12 +
Field players experience dramatic improvement in their coordination, harmony, and touch with the ball. The unique distraction free environment allows them to completely immerse themselves in the challenges, demands, and technicalities of the sport. Expectations run high and each player leaves with the necessary tools to continue to become the best athlete they can be.
Academy 1 (July 19-August 8): Individual Skills and Techniques; Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression & Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression
Academy 2 (July 26-August 15): Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression; Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression& Pre-season Preparation/ Technical and Tactical Review
Mini Academy 1 (July 19-August 1): Individual Skills and Techniques & Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression
Mini Academy 2 (July 26-August 8): Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression & Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression
Mini Academy 3 (August 2-15): Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression& Pre-season Preparation/ Technical and Tactical Review
Academy (3 weeks) and Mini Academy (2 weeks)
Goalkeeping programs provide an ideal environment for goalkeepers of high caliber and extraordinary commitment to challenge each other to be the very best. Goalkeepers experience the specific physical pressure of match play and are taught the benefits of visualization as a method of reaching an even higher level of performance.
Overnight Campers: Sunday between 2-3pm
Extended Day and Day Campers: Sunday 3pm
Uniform distribution at 3pm
Check out: Parents are invited to attend skills review session on Saturday, 9am. The program ends at 11:30am. Last meal is breakfast.
A TOTAL PACKAGE: All Vogelsinger Soccer students receive, as part of their tuition, Nike gear and a Nike match ball. Academy players receive two complete sets of Nike unforms and two pairs of socks. Players are required to wear the official Vogelsinger uniform and socks at every field training session. Extra uniforms are avaliable for purchase. Jersey: $15, Shorts: $15, Socks: $10.
Spending Money: For pizza, subs, sodas – suggested amount is $30 a week. There is a camp bank: students are encouraged to “bank” their money at the Brooks School bookstore on first day. Money is available for spending at Brooks School store and at the Vogelsinger Camp Store. We order pizza for late evening snacks, delivered at 8:30pm.
Dorms are not air conditioned. Please bring a fan.
Trainer: A certified athletic trainer is on full time staff. A nurse is on campus from 9am-5pm daily.
Group Discounts: If 5 OR MORE players register together each player will receive $25 off each week's tuition. All applications MUST be mailed in together to qualify for the discount.
Early arrival: For students travelling from far distances, you may arrive a night early for an extra fee of $75.
Weekend Departure for multiple week players: Students can leave UNSUPERVISED but only if they have a signed permission slip. The permission slip is in the registration packet sent to Academy players only. Weekends are also a good time to do laundry (bring detergent).
Weekend Stayover for Academy and Mini Academy students: The weekends are “rest time” for multiple week students. There is a required schedule of non-physical activities on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Saturday schedule: On field program 9-11:30. Lunch: noon; 1-4 free time. 4-5pm: Stretching and Visualization. 5-8pm: dinner and free time.
We offer optional planned Saturday activities (to be announced later). Last summer we offered:
Saturday, July 26: Trip to Boston Aquarium and IMAX Theater. Cost per person: $45 includes admission to the famous Boston Aquarium, ticket to IMAX movie and round trip bus to Boston.
Saturday August 2: MLS Soccer Match- New England Revolution
Saturday, August 9: Trip to mall and movie. Cost of bus: $10 per person. Movie/Snacks extra.
Designated airport is Boston Logan Airport (BOS)
To schedule a pick-up from the airport, please complete a travel form which will be included in your registration packet. Travel forms can also be accessed at www.mycamps.ussportscamps.com using your registered email. Please note, we use registered transportation services to transport campers to and from camp. Our staff will meet campers at Brooks School. If a child is unaccompanied, and is required by the airlines to be met at the airport, we can arrange for this service. There is an additional fee of $100 each way for this service.
Preferred Airport Arrival: 12:00pm – 1:30 pm
Preferred Airport Departure: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
For family or friends wishing to stay nearby, we recommend the Holiday Inn Express Andover North-Lawrence. To book a room, call 888-465-4329 or Click Here.
A secluded pastoral setting provides the exclusive soccer experience players need to take their game to the next level. Located only 30 miles north of Boston, The Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts boasts twelve highly maintained fields on a large lakeside campus.
Students choose from a variety of personal selections in the campus dining hall and relax in the comfortable dormitory style rooms. The majority of the rooms at Brooks are singles. Students can request to room next to a friend. We will do our best to accomodate those requests. The Vogelsinger Academy at the Brooks School compies with all Massachusetts General Program Requirements for youth camps (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Town of North Andover.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 6:30 Wake-up
- 6:45 Soccerobics (Mandatory Ages 13 and older. Monday- Wednesday, then voluntary. We strongly encourage participation)
- 7:15 Breakfast
- 8:15 On the field - Attendance, stretching, warm up
- 8:45 - 10:15 Individual, advanced footwork, and position specific dribbling
- 10:30 - 12:00 Language classes, grammar, listening, discussion, vocabulary, reading and writing
- 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
- 13:45 - 14:00 Stretching and warm up games
- 14:00 - 16:00 Individual, advanced, and positional game tactics
- 16:00 - 16:30 Go for Goal - shooting, crossing, and finishing 1v1 with keeper
- 16:30 - 17:00 Cool down, recreational activity/swimming (not all sites)
- 17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
- 18:00 - 19:00 Free time
- 19:00 - 22:00 Evening Games (small sided 11/side), lectures, discussions, and videos
- 22:00 Campers to rooms