Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy & Language Program - The Brooks School North Andover, Massachusetts

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Improve your English, make new friends and improve your soccer skills at the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at the Brooks School this summer.

Join us as we celebrate 32 years of outstanding soccer education at the Brooks School.  New in 2014, we will offer an English language option, during the Mini Soccer Academy (2 week) AND Academy (3 week) Soccer programs. These programs are designed for players ages 12-18.  The joint program combines the best of our Vogelsinger socccer program with language classes that are perfect for the player who is serious about improving themselves on and off the pitch. 

Our objective is to help you reach your highest potential.  We start you on the right path, set your dream in motion, fire up your imagination, and leave you empowered to reach those goals.

Our professional staff consists of master teachers whose demonstrations include demanding instruction, step-by-step clarification, and playful joking to bring out the most sensitive technical points for you to grasp and imitate.

The English language option, will be provided onsite, by ELS Language Schools, a leader in international English education. The language option will be available during the Mini Academy Soccer AND Academy Soccer weeks and will run 90 mins each day, Monday through Friday. 

*For students interested in the SPORT-only option, please click here*

Highlights Include

  • Our international, professional coaching staff is selected for their passion for the game and their ability to teach. The ratio of coaches to players in the Academy is 1:8 and in the All-Star programs 1:10.
  • Players receive a complete Nike uniform: All Star (one weekers) get two game jerseys, one pair of socks and shorts. Academy players( two or three weekers) receive two complete NIKE uniforms (two jerseys, two shorts and two pairs of socks). All players receive a NIKE soccer ball.
  • We have what we consider an important part of the learning experience: self-evaluation at the beginning of the program and oral and written evaluations at the conclusion.
  • Soccerobics, offered each morning at 6:45am, is a system of carefully designed exercises with the ball, incorporating soccer skills with aerobic and physical conditioning.
  • Players are on-the-field training for 36 hours each week.
  • Special goalkeeping training is offered at each site. The Vogelsinger Goalkeeper Academy provides specific and detailed instruction for the new generation of goalkeepers.
  • Celebrating 48 years of outstanding soccer training in the U.S.
  • 90 minute language classes offered Monday through Friday - help to improve English skills and speaking confidence

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.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Doug Parra

  • Spain/USA
  • USSF/FFC coaching license
  • Former coach and official, Spain, Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, USA
  • Director Soccer USA, New York
  • 35th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy
Coach

Mustapha Achab, Goalkeeping

  •     Morocco/USA
  •     Professional soccer player for 13 years
  •     Former Moroccan Olympic and National Team A member
  •     Over 400 professional appearances
  •     Named Best GK in Africa, ’92 &’99
  •     Named Best GK in Moroccan league ’92-’94, ’97 &’00
  •     11th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Graziano Baldanzi, Goalkeeping

  •     Italy
  •     Professinal soccer player, 13 years, goalkeeper
  •     Teacher Sport Starting Center (Italian Committee Olympic Games from 1997)
  •     UEFA B license
  •     Professional goalkeeper coaching license
  •     Goalkeeping coach for professional clubs
  •     3rd year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Magid Benbrahim

  •     Morocco/USA
  •     USCAA license
  •     Former professional player (Morocco) Ajax 2nd Division
  •     Trainer/Coach Patrick Henry High School, San Diego, CA
  •     4th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Fabrizio Benedetti

  •     Italy
  •     Diploma B UEFA coaching license
  •     Former Italian professional player
  •     15th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Mauro Bertoni

  •     Italy
  •     UEFA A license professional coach
  •     Assistant coach in Italain professional league
  •     Professional player 20+ years
  •     807 caps, 72 goals central defender
  •     3rd year Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Steve Burton, Field Coordinator, Tactical Master Coach

  •     England
  •     England Football Association coaching license
  •     LFA goalkeeping coaches certificate
  •     England FA Soccer Coach and Coordinator for Camps Certificate
  •     14th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Geraldo DeBastos

  •     Brazil
  •     Former Brazilian/USA professional player for Cruzeiro, Utuotaba and Boston Astros
  •     USSF "D" Coaching License
  •     High School Coach and Futsol Trainer for NH/MA
  •     5th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Luis Del Rio

  •     Mexico
  •     USSF B coaching license
  •     San Diego State; Mesa College two year League Champ
  •     Chivas Semi-pro, 1996-1998
  •     Villa Soccer Club, San Diego
  •     5th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Leon Dennis

  •     Wales
  •     UEFA A coaching licence
  •     3rd year Vogelsinger Soccer Academy
  •     UEFA youth coaching licence
  •     Former professional player, 2000 - 2002 (Injury)
  •     Former Welsh youth international captain (U 18’s)
  •     Professional coach with Swansea City (English Premier League) 2004 - Present

Coach

Ngozi Ezeocha

  •     Nigeria
  •     Captain Nigerian National Team
  •     Two World Cup appearance
  •     42 international caps
  •     8th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Javier Gonzalez, Master Coach

  •     Mexico/USA
  •     Former professional soccer player Atletico Morelia (Mexico)
  •     Atletico de Madrid 2nd division Spain
  •     University City High School Head Coach San Diego, CA
  •     Mexican Federation goalkeeping coaching license (FMF)
  •     The CIF, NF coaching license
  •     US Soccer "C" License
  •     18th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Matt Kennedy, Technical Master

  •     USA
  •     USSF A coaching license
  •     10 year professional player: NASL, MISL, ASL, USL
  •     29th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Fabio Oliviera, Dribbling Master Coach

  •     Brazil
  •     Former Brazilian professional player
  •     FDF Brazilian A coaching license
  •     Coach, A.A. ITAPEVA, Brazilian professional futsal team
  •     Post graduate Physiology Exercise and Soccer and Futsal training
  •     6th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Eddie Pedersen, Technical Master Coach

  •     Denmark
  •     UEFA A coaching license, Denmark
  •     Regional coach for Danish Soccer Union
  •     Youth director HF Hjoerring
  •     15th year with Vogelsinger Soccerr Academy

Coach

Chris Quidley, Tactical Master Coach

  • England
  • English F.A. coaching license
  • 15th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Martin Rocca, Dribbling Master Coach

  • Uruguay
  • Former professional player, Uruguay
  • Coaching certificate, Instituto Superior de Educacion Fiscia, Uruguay
  • University graduated PE, Master in Child and Youth Fitness
  • University Chair Professor in Sports and Fitness
  • 11th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Coach

Helton Tostes, Dribbling Master Coach

  • Brazil
  • 2009 Coordinator Tecnical Ole Brasil Soccer Club
  • 2010 General Manager Comercial Soccer Club.
  • Technical Coordinator Ole Academy
  • Former Brazilian professional player USA MLS (Tampa Bay)
  • A-league (Milwaukee Rampage)
  • Dallas Sidekicks (Indoor Soccer)
  • Brazilian A coaching license
  • 7th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy

Learn more about Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy & Language Program - The Brooks School

2014 Camp Information

The camp sessions will begin on either 7/20, 7/27, or 8/3. We will offer an English language option, during the Mini Soccer Academy (2 weeks) AND Academy (3 weeks) Soccer programs. These programs are designed for players ages 12-18.  The joint program combines the best of our Vogelsinger socccer program with language classes, that are perfect for the player who is serious about improving themselves, on and off the pitch.

Language Overview

This camp program is for international campers who want to improve their language and soccer skills. Campers receive 5 lessons per week  (90 minutes each day) as a part of their soccer training schedule. 

  •  English classes begin Monday morning, and are held from 10:30am to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday.
  • Students in this program will improve core English skills: speaking, listening, and confidence.
  • Classes are communicative in nature and offer plenty of opportunities for speaking practice. Sports and soccer related topics will be explored with an aim to seamlessly connect the programs. 
  • Program is designed for campers aged 12-18 years old.
  • Students will be evaluated and put into groups based on age and language experience.
  • This is an all-inclusive program - ELS language instruction/material fees, soccer skills instruction, housing/meals, and round-trip airport pickup are included. Note, there is an additional fee for participation in the optional weekend activities (TBA).  Additionally, 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 available for purchase.  Jersey: $15, Shorts: $15, Socks: $10. 

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:

FIELD PLAYERS

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 20-August 9): Individual Skills and Techniques; Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression & Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression
Academy 2 (July 27-August 16): Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression; Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression& Pre-season Preparation/ Technical and Tactical Review

Mini Academy 1 (July 20-August 2): Individual Skills and Techniques & Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression
Mini Academy 2 (July 27-August 9): Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression & Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression
Mini Academy 3 (August 3-16): Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression& Pre-season Preparation/ Technical and Tactical Review

GOALKEEPERS

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.

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

Check in:

    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 and quarters).

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. 8pm: evening meeting and Blockbuster movie.

We offer optional planned Saturday activities (to be announced later). Last summer we offered:

Saturday, July 27:  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 3: Boston Duck Tour.  Cost per person: $45 includes Duck Tour ticket and round trip bus to Boston.  Tickets are limited, register early!

Saturday, August 10: Trip to mall and movie.  Cost of bus:  $10 per person.  Movie/Snacks extra.

Travel

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.

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Camp Schedule & Fees

Vogelsinger and Language Brooks School   Jul. 27 - Aug. 9, 2014 Register

Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper

Age Group: 12 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Mini Academy (2 weeks) Focus: Positional Play/ Team Play, with Language Program

Overnight: $3,215.00 Availability: Wait List
Vogelsinger and Language Brooks School   Jul. 27 - Aug. 16, 2014 Register

Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper

Age Group: 12 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Academy (3 weeks) Focus: Positional Play/ Team Play/ High School Prep, with Language Program

Overnight: $4,585.00 Availability: Wait List
Vogelsinger and Language Brooks School   Aug. 3 - Aug. 16, 2014 Register

Programs: Field Player, Goalkeeper

Age Group: 12 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Mini Academy (2 weeks) Focus: Team Play/ High School Prep, with Language Program

Overnight: $3,215.00 Availability: Wait List

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.

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