Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at the Brooks School
Train with the best at this technical training Academy
The 2019 Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at the Brooks School in North Andover, MA, celebrates 54 years of outstanding soccer education for field players and goal keepers. Our international staff offers unique training techniques to soccer players of all ages and abilities.
The 2019 Brooks School Vogelsinger Academy program has designed a program for players of all ages and abilities, with a strong motivation to be their best! 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 international, professional coaching staff is selected for their passion for the game and 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 and Nike soccer ball.
- Self-evaluation at the beginning of the program and oral and written evaluations at the conclusion.
- Soccerobics, offered each morning at 7:00am, is a system of carefully designed exercises with the ball, incorporating soccer skills with aerobic and physical conditioning.
- Coed, ages 8-18, all ages and abilities.
- Players are on-the-field training for 40 hours each week.
- Special goalkeeping training is offered at each site.
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Camp Director Doug Parra
Coach Parra has been with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy for over 37 years and is a valuable mentor to young athletes. Coach Parra was coached by Hubert Vogelsinger and then worked alongside him for 25 years.View Doug Parra's Bio ⟩
- Spain/USA Soccer; instructor and player
- USSF/FFC coaching license
- Former coach, instructor and official
- Spain, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
- USA Director Soccer USA, New York
Coach Mustapha Achab, Goalkeeping
This is Coach Achab's 15th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy. He coaches at the Brooks School and the Pennington School locations.View Mustapha Achab, Goalkeeping's Bio ⟩
- 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
- Coached Nashua World Cup U14,U15 teams and club goalkeepers
- Works for US soccer development academy goalkeepers ( Seacoast united academy)
- Coaches the PDL goalkeepers (college players league)
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 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.
It is a painstaking STEP-BY-STEP method. We must create for you a crystal-clear picture of what we are trying to teach through demonstration and explanation. You must understand clearly and be able to picture every little detail in your MIND’S EYE. Moreover, you then have to see yourself performing it successfully, and physically feel it and emotionally experience it.
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 have set.
Staff Coaches: (subject to last minute change)
Fabrizio Benedetti, Tactical Coach. Italy, UEFA A coaching license.
Steve Burton, Tactical Master Coach. England, England Footbal Association coaching license.
Geraldo DeBastos, Dribbling Coach. Brazil, USSF D coaching license.
Matt Kennedy, Technical Master Coach, GK Coach. USA, USSF A coaching license.
Eddie Pedersen, Technical Master Coach. Denmark, UEFA A coaching license.
Martin Rocca, Master Dribbling Coach. Uruguay, former professional player.
How is the Vogelsinger Soccer program different?
- It’s not a training camp, it’s a technical teaching camp.
- Students change bad habits and create new habits.
- Coaches give a step-by-step dissection of the mechanics of soccer – students are taught to have a full body experience - to feel, see, and do things the correct way so that they can continue to self-teach when camp is over.
- Students are pushed out of their comfort zone to try/experience techniques/skills they never have before.
- Practice in game like atmosphere to experience that same passion, pressure, and desire that is needed to improve and compete with the best.
- Unique and unmatched coaching method leaves students with a renewed motivation and passion for the game.
- Program has been compared to outward bound for soccer – students really need to want to improve to benefit.
Celebrating our 54th year of soccer education.
UNDERSTANDING THE PROGRAMS
1. INDIVIDUAL SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES
This is a program you cannot afford to miss. Coach Vogelsinger has distinguished himself as THE soccer educator. His passionate unwavering philosophy over the years is that a good technical foundation is the best tactical preparation. We offer a modern teaching method, uniquely innovative and highly motivational. It is the main reason for the program’s incomparable success.
—TECHNICAL SKILLS: The sessions are dynamic, taught in realistic technical skill sequences in ball control, passing, dribbling and striking with their correct tactical applications. our professional coaching staff provide realistic game-like demonstrations. With uncanny perception and ability, Hubert Vogelsinger has broken down the most sophisticated technical skills with clear step-by-step explanations. With on-going dialogue, the staff keeps you focused with reminders such as “happy feet,” “magic hop,” and “get out of your comfort zone.”
---EVENING GAMES: In our evening games you can test what you have learned that day. Games, mainly 4v4 or 5v5, as well as 11v11, with two goals and goalkeepers, give you the opportunity to maximize touches on the ball and your chances to finish on a real goal.
Beginners to Advanced. Coed.
Ages 9 and up. Players are grouped first by age and then by ability.
2. POSITIONAL TECHNIQUES AND TECHNICAL PROGRESSION
What makes this program so special and exciting is that you are taught by coaches who have played your position at a very high level and are able to provide you with depth and insight into the technical, tactical, and intellectual aspects of each position.
—ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL SKILL SEQUENCES: We instruct you to better understand and perform your position of choice with special attention paid in highlighting the defensive and attacking skills needed in all positions.
—EVENING GAMES: Evening games of 4v4, 5v5, as well as 11v11, with two goals and goalkeepers, are designed to give you as many touches on the ball as possible and the chance to practice what you have learned during the day.
Intermediate to Advanced. Coed. Ages 10 and up.
Players are grouped by position, then age, and then re-evaluated by ability.
3. TACTICAL CONCEPTS/ POSITIONAL PROGRESSION
The way the game is played is a direct reflection of a nation’s character. You are coached by someone from Morocco, Wales, Brazil, Uruguay, England, Denmark, Mexico, Italy, Spain or Germany. You will get their views on how to play, and their passion for the game is quite evident.
—EVENING GAMES: Evening games are 11-a-side so that you can test your progress under intense realistic competition.
Intermediate to Advanced. Coed.
Ages 12 and up. Players enroll as a team or as individuals who are assigned to a team of comparable ability or age.
4. PRESEASON PREPARATION/ TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL REVIEW
This is the most popular program for high school players. It is an ideal preparation for your school’s upcoming rigorous preseason training and try-outs.
— TRAINING: The main emphasis is on conditioning and physical preparation. If you come as a team with an established style and system of play, we evaluate it and offer recommendations for improvement.
— OFFENSIVE TEAM PLAY: Special emphasis is placed on improving offensive play and on your individual and finishing skills. All players become aware of a variety of systems and tactics. We also sharpen your skills and tactics through highly competitive functional training activities.
— EVENING GAMES: Daily full-field scrimmages finish the day in a competitive tournament format.
Advanced. Coed. Ages 14 and up. Players enroll as a team or as individuals who are assigned to a team of comparable ability or age.
Soccer Academy (3 weeks) and Mini Soccer Academy (2 weeks) Ages 12 +
Field players experience a 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 (Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, August 9): Individual Skills and Techniques; Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression & Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression. Academy 1 ends on Saturday, August 4 at 11:30am.
Academy 2 (Sunday, July 28 - Friday, August 16): Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression; Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression& Preseason Preparation/ Technical and Tactical Review. Academy 2 ends on Friday, August 10 at 11:30am.
Mini Academy 1 (Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, August 2): Individual Skills and Techniques & Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression
Mini Academy 2 (Sunday, July 28 - Saturday, August 9): Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression & Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression
Mini Academy 3 (Sunday, August 4 - Friday, August 16): Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression& Preseason Preparation/ Technical and Tactical Review
All Star Soccer Schools (1 week)
We offer more specialized training in a shorter period of time. Each week of our school offers a different program and athletes can choose to work on anything from their individual player skills to those needed as a member of a dynamic team preparing for the fall season.
All Star School 1 (Sunday, July 21 - Friday, July 26): Individual Skills and Techniques
All Star School 2 (Sunday, July 28 - Friday, August 2): Positional Techniques/ Technical Progression
All Star School 3 (Sunday, August 4 - Friday, August 9): Tactical Concepts/ Positional Progression
All Star School 4 (Sunday, August 11 - Friday, August 16): Preseason Preparation/ Technical and Tactical Review
All Star Day Camp (Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19) Ages 9-14
The Vogelsinger Soccer Academy welcomes players ages 9-15 to our All Star Day Camp. This program is highly recommended for intermediate players who want to improve their individual technical and tactical skills. The All Star Day Camp maintains the instructional caliber of our national program in a consolidated format, Monday through Friday. from 9 am to 4 pm daily. Our international coaching staff will focus on developing each player's technical and tactical approach to the game. Our schedule includes instructional skill training, small-sided challenges plus daily "game" play from 3-4 pm when players can put their developing skills into practice. Lunch is included. Drop off is between 8:30-9am, pick up at 4:10pm. Half Day Campers depart before lunch at 12 noon, daily.
Sample Daily Schedule All Star Day Camp ONLY July 9-13 (Schedule for other weeks, see below)
8:30 Drop Off
8:45 On the Field for Attendance/ Stretching & Warmups
9:30 Individual Technical Skills Training
Footwork and Dribbling Instruction
10:30 Go to Goal Striking and Finishing
11:10 – 11:45 Small-sided Instructional Games
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
1:00 On the Field for Attendance/ Stretching & Warmups
1:30 Instructional Technical Training
Functional Tactical Instruction
2:30 Go to Goal Striking and Finishing
3:00 Game Preparation and Games
Junior Day Program (Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19) Ages 7-10
This program is recommended and designed for beginners to inspire youngsters to find a love and passion for the game. We create a fun-filled environment to develop individual fundamental skills and provide daily game experience. Day and Half Day options available. Lunch is provided for full day campers.
Day Program: Fundamental Individual Skills & Tactics
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.
All Star Soccer Goalkeeping Camp (1 week programs, Sunday to Friday)
We offer more focused training at the goalkeeper school so that goalies can learn and grow together. There are programs for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill level players. Professional coaches from all over the world help hone and perfect players’ tactical awareness and understanding of this important position.
Attend one, two or three weeks. We offer a variety of programs:
- The 3-week Academy (21 days) is the most unique and advanced soccer education for the serious player.
- The "Mini" Academy (14 days) is a condensed alternative to the 3-week Academy program.
- The Vogelsinger All Star Soccer Schools are the only one-week schools that offer 6 action packed days. Sunday to Friday programs.
- Overnight Campers: Sunday between 12:30-2pm
- Extended Day and Day Campers: Sunday 1:30pm
- Uniform distribution at 2:15pm.
- First meal is dinner.
Check out: Parents are invited to attend skills review session on the last day at 9am. The program ends at 11:30 am. 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 uniforms and two pairs of socks. All Star players receive two jerseys, one pair of socks and a pair of shorts. Players are required to wear the official Vogelsinger uniform and socks at every field training session. Extra uniforms are available for purchase. Jersey: $20, Shorts: $20, Socks: $12.
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.
If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount.
To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
To register a group via mail/fax: Please have each camper fill out our registration form. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All registration forms must be received at the same time via mail or fax. Fax registrations to 415.526.5945. Mail registrations to Nike Soccer Camps 1010 B Street, Suite 450, San Rafael, CA 94901.
Early arrival: For students traveling 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 Stay-over 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.
Airport: Logan Airport (45 min. from campus) or Manchester, New Hampshire
Preferred Airport Arrival: 9:00am – 1:30pm
Preferred Airport Departure: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Airport Shuttle: Make a reservation with Flight Line shuttle: 800-245-2525 or fax: 603-893-8713. Approximately $65 each way.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by LBOH.
Parents can request copies of background check procedures, health care and discipline policies, and grievance procedures.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 6:30am Wake-up
- 6:45am Soccerobics (Mandatory Ages 13 and older. Monday- Wednesday, then voluntary. We strongly encourage participation)
- 7:15am Breakfast
- 8:30am On the field - Attendance
- 9:00-9:15am Warm-up and Stretching
- 9:30-11:00am Instruction (Goalkeepers seperate)
- 11:00 -11:30am Small-sided games (controlled)
- 11:30am Cool down, swimming (when available)
- Noon Lunch
- 12:45-1:15pm Mandatory rest
- 1:30pm On the field for attendance, stretching and warm-up
- 2:15-3:30pm Instruction
- 3:30 Teams with coach, fun games, prep for night games
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 5:45pm Mandatory rest
- 6:30pm On the field - attendance, stretching
- 7:00 - 8:30pm Evening Games
- 9:00pm Evening student meeting
- 9:30pm Lights out for ages 13 and under
- 10:00pm Lights out for ages 14 and over
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 accommodate those requests. The Vogelsinger Academy at the Brooks School complies with all the Massachusetts General Program Requirements for youth camps. (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Town of North Andover.)
Camp Questions & Answers
What is the difference between the All Star School and Academy programs?
The All Star School is a one week program. Starting on a Sunday, ending on Friday. The Mini Academy is the two week session, starting on Sunday, ending the following Friday (13 days). The Academy is the 3 week program. The players are grouped together by program and train together. They Academy players progress from the first week to the second, to the third, working on the skills, techniques and dribbling progression throughout their academy sessions.
How and when will I receive my Registration packet with important camp details?
Well before the start of your camp (at least 3 weeks), you will receive a Registration Packet which will include all the important details about camp: directions to camp, when to arrive, what to pack/ bring, camp address (for mail) and key camp phone numbers and the Medical/ Release form, etc
What do I wear during the training sessions?
Each player receives Vogelsinger Soccer uniforms at check-in. All players must wear their uniform during on field training sessions. The one week All Star players receive one royal jersey, one gold jersey, a pair of Vogelsinger soccer shorts and a pair of socks. The Mini & Academy (2 and 3 weekers) players receive two complete sets- one red and one navy (jersey, shorts and socks each). The uniforms are dri-fit and can be washed and will dry overnight. Extra uniforms may also be purchased before camp or at camp. Laundry facilities are also available on campus, in the dorms.
Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?
Our Health & Release Form DOES require a doctor’s signature. This form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and brought with you to the first day of camp.
How and when will I receive my Registration packet with important camp details?
Well before the start of your camp (at least 3 weeks), you will receive a Registration Packet which will include all the important details about camp: directions to camp, when to arrive, what to pack/ bring, camp address (for mail) and key camp phone numbers and the Medical/ Release form, etc.
What happens if it starts to rain during camp?
All campers receive their full training program each day weather permitting. In the threat of severe weather, we will adjust our schedule for the outdoor sessions, utilizing the gym, hold classroom chalk talks, adjust the schedule once the weather clears.
Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
Campers dine in the school cafeteria which offers a variety of different meal options that are sure to accommodate most campers’ dietary needs. In the case that a camper possesses extreme dietary restrictions, please reach out to school’s Dining Services to make the proper accommodations.
Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?
Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members reside in the same dorms as the campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the dorm. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.
The rooms at Brooks are mostly singles Some doubles are available, based on the dorm assignment. We try to place the younger players in doubles when possible. When you register for the camp, you have an option to submit a roommate request. If you would like to add a roommate request after registering for a camp, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We do our best to accommodate all roommate requests, made before 2 weeks before the start of camp. If the room set up you requested is not available, we will place the campers next door to their friends. Campers who do not submit a roommate request will be placed in a dorm with other runners, similar age and same gender.
Yes, the dorms do not have AC. Please bring a fan.
Does this camp have medical personnel on staff?
We have a certified athletic training on-site.
Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?
We welcome individual campers and teams. If you come to camp by yourself, we place you in a dorm room with another single camper, similar in age. It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN
What is the cancellation policy?
Hopefully, you will not have to cancel, but if you must, please do so early so that those on the waiting list can be notified.
For those who have Cancellation Protection: Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees (deposit or full payment) if you cancel for any reason before June 1st. Please note: $50 Cancellation Protection fee is non-refundable.
If you cancel after June 1st, 2019, we will issue you a camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2020. Your camp voucher is transferable to family and may be used for any Vogelsinger Soccer Academy.
For those who do not have Cancellation Protection: If you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a Vogelsinger Soccer Academy voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2020. Your camp voucher is transferable to a family member and may be used for any Vogelsinger program. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection and who cancel on time.
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She loved the coaching
August 11, 2018: Doug Parra, along with coaches Luis and Steve (whom she had) were very engaging on a continuous basis. They seemed to push her to her limits. Well Done! Coach Danielle as well! She loved the coaching, technical work and friendships she made.
— Donna J. Parent
He enjoyed the busy schedule and meeting new players from other countries.
August 12, 2018: I learned some new techniques for shooting more accurately and how to properly strike the ball with instep. It is good to work with new coaches that don't know how I play at first to see what they say that is different from my regular coaches. He enjoyed the busy schedule and meeting new players from other countries.
— Michael K. Camper
She learned about hard work
August 12, 2018: First overnight experience. Great fun with friends and meeting new people. It was exhausting though. Very intense. She learned about hard work and how intense training can be
— Kristen S. Parent
He loved working with Mustapha Achab
August 15, 2018: My son has an enormous amount of respect for his coaches, especially Mustapha Achab. Making a new friend (Arden) and improving his goalkeeping skill set were his highlights. He loved continuing to work on his goalkeeper skills and added foot skills this year.
— Joseph M. Parent
Staff Helped Achieve My Goals
The staff at the Academy assisted in my dribbling, crossing, vision and shooting. they were incredibly helpful in breaking down my game step by step and providing me with the tactics necessary to improve. Would absolutely recommend this camp to anyone looking to improve their soccer skills.
— Skylar S., Camper 2017
I'll never forget it
It's been over 20 years since I attended the camp, and was coaching professionally overseas. I want to thank you and Vogelsinger for helping to mold the passion inside, it was the toughest, most focused camp I've ever attended, and am incredibly grateful for the opportunity. I'll never forget it. Love what you say here about music and soccer. So true, soccer is truly an art, and you show incredible depth in what you speak of here.
— Jeff C. Allen, Camper from over 20 years ago
Look Forward to Returning
Both our sons attended a week-long camp and their skill levels improved tremendously. Additionally, their enthusiasm for the sport increased as they found fellow soccer players (some international) with which they could discuss soccer strategy, past and future soccer programs, and soccer superstars to watch. Their coaches became their friends and mentors. They both look forward to returning to the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy next year.
— Debroah B., Parent of Campers
Thank you very much, for the outstanding and amazing two weeks at the academy. I really enjoyed it and I surpassed my goals that I set myself at the begging of the academy. The coaches have been fantastic and outstanding, They have given me the confidence that I needed to become a better player and a better person!
— Elyse L., Camper 2012
My son was feeling burned out after years of club soccer and club soccer camps. The high quality international coaches and former international players introduced him to new training sessions and techniques which renewed and refreshed his love for the game. I highly recommend this camp! It was a great experience for my son.
— Lawrence M., Camper 2012
Coaches went above and beyond
My foster son arrived in the United States as a refugee from a third world country just 4 months ago. This camp helped him tremendously during a very difficult adjustment period. All the coaches went above and beyond to teach him soccer and social skills. He emerged with confidence, friendship, English skills and a positive attitude towards people from all countries. And, of course, his soccer skills improved, especially evidenced during his first days of practice on his new high schools soccer team!
— Samual H., Parent of Camper
Vogelsinger, to date, is the most professionally run camp my son has attended. He comes home inspired to play better and harder and always improves upon his skills. I would highly recommend the camp to any player or parent who is serious about the game of soccer.
— Leonila G., parent of camper
My daughter is very focused for a 9 year old goalie. We have tried many different camps but she often comes home frustrated by the lack of focus from the trainers and other campers. Vogel camp was exactly what she was looking for as a player. She loved being pushed to her limit! Emily got the opportunity to play with others who were a little older with more experience and enjoyed the challenge. I would recommend this camp to her entire travel team in the future. She is already talking about going next year!!
— Sherise L., Parent of camper
Passionate players and staff
The camp brings together kids who are passionate about soccer with coaches who are as passionate. As a result, the level of learning/play is much higher than most camps. The coaches reinforce the importance of fitness at all times. The coaches use discipline but with humor. It works.
— Genevive C., Camper
Challenging program, great results!
My daughter called me after two days and told me that this is the best camp she had ever attended. She raved that she had learned more in those two days than she could have imagined! Her goalie coaches were excellent and challenged her every day.
— Carmella P., Parent of camper
Specific keeper training
I really liked how as a goalie i was separate from the field players for a more individualized training/drills.
— Collette B., Camper
I recommend Vogelsinger to all aspiring soccer players. I had a fantastic time meeting and working with such experienced coaches from around the globe. Additionally, meeting campers and making friends with other campers from all over the glove is fantastic.
— Ryan B., Camper
Position preference unclear
My daughter plays forward for her high school team and played defense for the 2 weeks; perhaps when we register ask the parent what position the child plays and not what the child prefers toplay once they arrive; I as a parent felt as though my daughter didn't utilize her options wisely....
— Renee V., Parent of Camper 2016
The barefoot session I think helped my technique a lot. The dribbling session also helped a lot. The scrimages for the most part felt productive.
— Christian E., Camper
I loved the camp, I had a ton of fun for the two weeks I was there, and I definitely improved as a player, but also made some very strong friendships that I will carry on with me forever.
— Rolland R., Camper
Incredible Keeper Coaches
The keeper training was phenomenal. Mr. Achab did an incredible job working with my daughter and provided her with valuable skills that enabled her to participate at a higher level of play as a freshman in high school. I highly recommend the goalie camp to any keeper.
— Christin P., Parent of a Camper
Advanced players should be challenged more
I would like to have kids challenged more if they are advanced. My son who is 12 was underchallenged until he was put to play with older kids in one of the marches tiwarda end and on the Sat exhibit. He was then with 13-14 yr olds where he could play very nicely
— Mark A., Parent of camper 2016
World Class Coaches!
Vogelsinger is the best camp for serious soccer players, with intense training sessions led by world class coaches! The level of competition and fun is very high.
— Paige N., Camper
Serious Love for Soccer
Vogelsinger Soccer academy is the place to go if you are a serious soccer player and if you love the game. It is a place where you go to get better, not to fool around and do nothing but to actually improve everything about you as a soccer player. The camp can be exhausting but by the end of it, you feel as if you were a step away from playing with Messi and Iniesta.
— Dante D., Camper
It's been a fantastic experience. Playing with children from all over the world and training with great coaches from different nations is a marvelous experience for me. The location was outstanding. If you really want to learn soccer then you should go.
— Krystal S., Camper
I was hesitant about the intensity of the week but my son LOVED the camp. He made new friends, they all plan on going back next year. He is more confident not only about his soccer skills but also about handling himself away from home. It was a wonderful experience.
— Darius D., Parent of campers
Improved skills and fitness
I'd highly recommend Vogelsinger to anyone serious about improving their skills and fitness, the coaches do an amazing job. I had an awesome session.
— Rubie J., Camper
As an international camper I found Vogelsinger very helpful to improve from the soccer basics to the complex. I met wonderful people and made lots of friends from different countries. I had lots of fun.
— Chase L., Camper
Vogelsinger is a great camp to do before HS try outs, the conditioning is very beneficial. The coaches are serious but can be fun and are great. The skills and technique were helpful. The coaches were also very encouraging.
— Tatum S., Camper
Definitely will return
I LOVED this camp. I had a great experience, worked really hard, and improved. I definitely will return!
— Leonor M., Camper
Will go back
Camp program was excellent and intense, great instruction, international coaches and campers. Wonderful camaraderie between coaches and campers Food was home-cooked and fresh - accommodations good. The program was organized and well run - staff courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. A great experience overall - will definitely go back.
— Ashley T., Camper 2016
Prepared her for tryouts
I feel that VS is a great way to prepare for the high school soccer season. My older sister went for 2 years and also felt it really prepared her for tryouts. I am looking forward to next year already.
— Caroline S., Camper
Excellent camp for serious players
I think Vogelsinger Camp is an excellent camp for the serious soccer player to finetune his or her skills and engance their game level. The program is intensive but loads of fun and my son is counting the days until the next camp. Could Vogelsinger offer more East coast camps in Fall/Winter and Spring as well? Could Vogelsinger expand to Europe? We live there and i think the approach with the international staff is unique and would be extremely well received in Europe!!!
— Logan S., Camper 2016
I read the reviews of other campers online before I went but still really did not know what to expect from the soccer camp. It was intense work and a full day of training and I was very tired at the end of each day. I thought that the keeper training was the best I have ever had - Mustapha is the best! I can't wait to go back next year and I hope to stay for three weeks.
— Angelika T., Camper
Down time is unstructured
the down time is very unstructured. my 11 year old son seemed a little bored in his room in the evenings.
— Karren M., Parent of camper
My sons (12, 14) have just returned from a week with Vogelsinger in MA. It was their first overnight camp, so we were all hesitant and highly anxious. However, as soon as we got to the camp, they felt welcome and at home. They had no adjustment issues. They enjoyed the food and the dorms and mostly the high level of soccer. They felt like they improved and learned so much that week and we're ready to stay longer, which unfortunately, we could not let them. Yet, they are ready for next year and feel like this is the only soccer camp worth the time and the money and that's the only one they want to attend in the future. Thank you so much for a wonderful week! From a parent of two extremely satisfied boys.
— Angela B., Parent of camper 2016
Coaches are welcoming and respectful
My son Ben was very apprehensive on the first day of camp, as one of only a handful of 9-year-olds participating in the All-Star program. Vogelsinger coaches and staff made him - and me! - feel very comfortable, and he had a wonderful time during the week. The coaches and staff truly respected Ben's feelings and concerns. Oh, their soccer skills and instruction were also phenomenal!
— Catherine E., parent of camper 2016
Coaches were amazing
I enjoyed this camp a lot we worked really hard and learned a lot. The coaches were amazing. They pushed you to improve a lot but they were able to keep it fun too. Nice campus everyone on staff was really nice.
— Elena C., Camper
Daughter came home happy, and tired. She woke up the next morning looking for her soccer ball so she could play some more. After an intense high school season she needed to rediscover the joy of playing while improving her skills - Mission accomplished with Vogelsinger - thank you so very much.
— Lara T., Parent of camper
Made new friends from all over
I really loved the Vogelsinger camp. It was such a great experience meeting people from all over the world - both coaches and players. I have made new friends from all over. I really enjoyed the level of play in the scrimmages and the training. I definitely want to return next year and for more than 1 week. It was a great time!
— Alanna P., Camper
Packing list was misleading
The packing list was very misleading, causing us to buy extreme amounts of socks and other clothing ($$$). Laundry machines were also broken, which was very uncomfortable and inconvenient.
— Anthony M., Parent of camper 2016
Skills have improved drastically
The Vogelsinger Soccer Academy is a great program. In the summer of 2013 I came for the first time for one week. I enjoyed the training so much that this past summer I came back for two weeks. My skills have improved so much and I am very happy that I decided to come back this summer. While Vogelsinger is an amazing camp it is also very intense. If you do not think that you could handle that then you do not need to do it. If you are up for the challenge I recommend you come to this camp because I had a great time and my soccer playing has improved so much.
— Catherine J., Camper