Brit-Am Summer Day Camps


Brit-Am Summer Day Camps are a fun and exciting way to develop each child’s skill. Our camps are run by professionally trained coaches in a fun and safe environment.Every player/group that attends our camps will have a qualified professional head coach, who works with Brit-Am Soccer Academy throughout the year.


UPCOMING SUMMER CAMPS


We’re sorry to see the Summer Season go, but fear not, Fall and Winter programs are coming.





Our mission is providing an opportunity for boys and girls in our local communities a safe and positive environment in which to play the game of soccer and learn through professionally licensed coaches who can make it fun! By providing this environment we believe it creates an opportunity for children to learn and grow not just soccer related skills but life skills such as teamwork, cooperation, communication, and respect for all.

Our philosophy is to provide the best quality coaches, facilities and service. Many of the Brit-Am camp coaches teach in the tots program, children between the ages of 3-8yrs as well as youth teams 9-18yrs on a daily basis that allows them to develop as great youth coaches. Brit-Am provides an ongoing coaching development program through Brit-Am Tots and Camp Director Dave Steele that allows coaches to learn from each other enabling them to develop the key skills to teaching children.Brit-Am camp facilities ensure a safe and fun experience for the children to play in and the friendly office staff provides an all-round positive experience. Players continue to return again and again year after year.

Our curriculum is designed to teach players the technical aspects of the game such as Dribbling, Shooting, Moves, and Ball Control.This is done through a 30 minute technical warm-up (every player with a ball) each morning which focuses on ball mastery, turns, moves and coordination and balance exercises. Players are divided into their groups (based on age or ability) and coaches work to ensure each player is grouped correctly. The coaches focus on: Speed Agility, Coordination and Balance. This is done through the use of various tag games as well as team building exercises to get the kids bonding together. The topic of the day is introduced andcoaches teach the skill through two 20 minute activities. This includes an unopposed activity where players get lots of repetition to enable them to master the skill before being placed into a game situation (second activity) that allows them to try to practice what they have learned. In the afternoon players are placed into teams and compete in the world cup competition andthe winning team is awarded medals.



CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

Brit-Am Soccer Academy has been providing summer soccer camps in Montgomery County and the Washington, DC area since 1999. We provide various types of soccer camps for kids aged between 3-18yrs and ranging from recreational to travel level players, each camp is designed to meet the needs of the players in its community, ranging from Day Camps, Residential Camps to High School Prep Camps as well as Goalkeeper and Seasonal Holiday Camps (Spring Break, Winter Break). The Brit- Am Camps are run by professionally licensed coaches and are overseen by the Brit-Am Camp Director Steve Knapman.


Our soccer camps and day camps are great for every soccer player, experienced or beginner. Each day starts with a full camp activity which consists of energetic games to get them excited and ready for play. The kids are then divided into their groups, where they will work on their individual skills and play lots of fun small sided games. Each morning will then finish off with the World Cup Competition which is a small tournament with prizes for the winners. During the week we also hold mini competitions to find the “Best Dressed Soccer Uniform” and “Crazy Soccer Hat”.

The afternoons are all about scoring goals with shooting games and small group and individual competitions. Kids get to play their favorite games such as Power Finesse, Swedish Fish and Penalty Shoot Outs. The afternoon sessions are low intensity due to the summer heat but packed with fun and challenging activities to keep the kids developing their game.

Brit-Am’s Larry the Lion Soccer Camp is a great opportunity for three-year-olds to play and learn soccer in a fun-filled environment with our experienced, licensed and professional coaches. Players will get a chance to play all of our most popular age-specific games while learning dribbling, shooting, agility, teamwork and listening skills. Players will also enjoy snack breaks, circle time and time to socialize with one another. Without having to worry about weather or bugs at our state-of-the-art indoor turf facility, this half-day camp is ideal for beginners and experienced players to develop and grow their love of soccer and sports.

Outdoor Camp
Each day of our soccer camps will concentrate on teaching each player the rules of the game and basic techniques. This will be done by the use of small games such as some of the kid’s favorites, 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. For the older children, 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.

Prizes can also be won during the week through player participation in the Best Dressed Soccer Player Competition and Best Soccer Hat competition.

Indoor Camp at Next Level

Indoor Tots Soccer Camp at Next Level is here! Players participate in all their favorite games from fall, winter and spring classes! Through these games and activities, players further develop their soccer skills, motor skills and love of the game in the indoor air conditioned facility. Free WIFI is provided for parents who prefer to stay on-site for part of the camp day. The half-day camp includes time for a snack break. Campers may participate in our optional Crazy Hat and Best Dressed Soccer Uniform competitions to win prizes.

Outdoor Soccer Camps

Players in the Rising Stars Soccer Camps 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 some of the best games that challenge the kids 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 the kids 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.

Indoor Soccer Camps at Next Level

At Brit-Am Indoor Soccer Camps at Next Level, players are introduced to technical skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting through different games. Our professional, licensed coaches work with players to enhance their decision-making and their knowledge of the game through drills, one-on-one and two-on-two games and scrimmages. On our state-of-the-art indoor turf field, players and coaches can focus on the game without any worries about the weather! Players are grouped by age and skill. Players of all levels are included in this camp. Free WIFI is available for parents who prefer to stay on-site for part of the camp day. The half day camp includes time for a snack break. Campers may participate in our optional Crazy Hat and Best Dressed Soccer Uniform competitions to win prizes.

The Advanced Soccer Stars Camp will focus on techniques such as dribbling, passing, ball control, shooting, and turning. It will be structured as a progressive practice session, going from simple to complex as the coach attempts to challenge the players. Players can choose to do full or Half Day options.

Station sessions will also be used and will focus on 3 different activities for a certain amount of time at each station. This allows players to work on different types of game situations such as: 1v1, 2v1, 2v2, etc.

Morning sessions will be focused on technical progressions and small sided tactical situations.

Afternoon soccer camps will be focused on different types of 1 v1 games, shooting games and speed and agility games, and fun team related activities.

Kids may participate in our optional Crazy Hat and Best Dressed Soccer Uniform competitions  to win prizes!

– Players will be split into appropriate age or skill level groups the first day of camp. Adjustments may be made.

This camp is for HS Aged athletes who want to get ready for the upcoming season. The program will focus on both soccer training and fitness so that players will get the most out of their bodies by building better training habits.
FITNESS WITH BLAINE DULIN
Each session will focus on improving core strength, sprinting technique, balance, coordination, explosiveness and agility. Any athlete that attends these sessions will see an improvement in their physical performance, confidence and mental toughness.
SOCCER WITH STEVE KNAPMAN & DAVE STEELE
Players will work on their technique, individual and small group tactics, decision making, mental toughness and physical attributes. Players will see an improve in their ability to play in tight spaces, under pressure and to work quickly with and without the ball.

Why come to camp as a group/team?

  • Tactical training as well as technical
  • Team building experience (great for newly formed teams)
  • Customized Programs
  • Curriculum adapted to suit the level of the players
  • Group Discounts and Incentives

Brit-Am Goalkeeper School welcomes goalkeepers of all levels. Keepers will train with a professional Brit-Am goalkeeper coach. The players will get up to 90 minutes of intensive goalkeeper skills and techniques training and 90 minutes of footskills training with the outfield players. We provide a curriculum for all age groups and abilities to ensure your child gets the most out of his or her time with the goalkeeper coach and other goalkeepers. Keepers will cover topics ranging from but not limited to stance, footwork, basic shot stopping and handling, diving, distribution and passbacks, 1 v 1’s and positioning. All keepers will be shown exercises they can do on their own and will receive a personalized player evaluation at the end of the clinic or camp.

Aspects Covered:

  • Footwork Balance & Positioning
  • Shot Stopping
  • Dealing with Crosses
  • Diving for saves, deflections and level’s
  • Kicking and distribution
  • Decision making and communications

The Brit-Am  Advanced Goalkeeper Camp is aimed at players in eighth grade and above who are looking to prepare for the upcoming fall or high school soccer season. Keepers will train from 9 am to noon each day with a qualified, professional Brit-Am Goalkeeper School trainer.

The advanced camp starts each day with a complete dynamic warm-up followed by a technical warm-up where the keepers will  be using primarily their feet. From there they will go into handling and then onto the day’s topics which will center around the more refined points of the position. Throughout the week, coaches will cover tipping and deflecting, communication, dealing with crosses, set pieces and distribution. Additionally, keepers will receive plenty of touches and reinforcement of their basic goalkeeper skills such as shot-stopping, diving, footwork, angles and 1-v-1s.

The coaches will also hold classroom sessions where keepers can watch video and break down the position.

All keepers will receive a personalized player evaluation at the end of the week.

This camp is for HS Aged athletes who want to get ready for the upcoming season. The program will focus on both soccer training and fitness so that players will get the most out of their bodies by building better training habits.
FITNESS
Each session will focus on improving core strength, sprinting technique, balance, coordination, explosiveness and agility. Any athlete that attends these sessions will see an improvement in their physical performance, confidence and mental toughness.
SOCCER
Players will work on their technique, individual and small group tactics, decision making, mental toughness and physical attributes. Players will see an improve in their ability to play in tight spaces, under pressure and to work quickly with and without the ball.

Get the best of Montgomery County’s youth sports coaching at this week of camp when Brit-Am Soccer coaches join KOA coaches for a week of soccer and all the other sports.

Our Brit-Am/KOA multisport camp is great for any athlete, experienced or beginner. Providing every piece of sports equipment on earth, all you need to do is drop your camper off and let the games begin!

Each day starts with a fun, high-energy game to get them excited and ready to play. The children are then divided into their groups for games and scrimmages.
All campers will be engaged, active, and full of stories at the pick-up line in the afternoon.

Our staff will help the campers develop their skills in an upbeat, challenging and positive environment. Whether your child wants to make the game-winning buzzer beater, the highlight-reel catch or the big save in crunch-time, they’ll get to play their favorite sports and learn new ones all day long. With theme days, like-minded campers, and the best coaches on earth, this is the classic way to spend your week with the comfort of knowing that rain or shine, we will be on

This camp is available to children entering kindergarten through 6th grade, 9AM-3PM.

Before and Aftercare are available from KOA from 8-9AM ($50 for the week) and 3-5PM ($100 for the week).




Summer Camp Location Information


Address: 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds MD 20841

Arrangements can be made for before or after care by calling Discovery Sports Center at 301-528-1480.

Indoor back up available in the case of inclement weather.

Address: 8804 Postoak Road, Potomac MD 20854

Extended day care is available the each week through St. Andrew’s School. To enroll, visit www.saes.org and click on Summer Programs.

Indoor back up available in the case of inclement weather.

Address: 8821 River Road, Bethesda MD 20817

Extended Care is available through the Summer at Norwood School. To register for care before and/or after the Brit-Am camp, please visit www.summeratnorwood.org and click on the “Register Now” tab, selecting the appropriate program during the registration process.

Indoor back up available in the case of inclement weather.

Address: 6801 Greentree Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Before and Aftercare are available from KOA from 8-9AM ($50 for the week) and 3-5PM ($100 for the week).