Campers pose with their beloved Bubble Soccer equipment at one of Total Futbol's Summer Soccer Residential Camps.
2017 Residential Camps: Rigorous Training and S'mores by the Campfire
By Emily Madden, Total Futbol Camp Director
We welcomed more than 225 campers to Total Futbol residential camps at the beautiful locations of the Madeira School (McLean, VA) and Camp Deep Creek (Accident, MD) this summer. Players had fun bonding on and off the field with a variety of activities, from rigorous training to s'mores by a campfire.
Some of the favorite activities included the futsal tournament and bubble soccer, where campers enjoyed knocking over their coaches! Campers at Deep Creek had a blast maneuvering the white water rafting course at nearby Wisp Resort. Competition day was a fun way to wrap up camp each week. Players competed in juggling contests, small-sided games, power shot, and soccer tennis.
Best of luck to all during the fall season!
"2017 summer camps once again gave coaches and players an opportunity to focus on key aspects of the game from a tactical perspective. That isn't always possible during the season."
— Todd Hamlin, Total Futbol Technical Director
Total Futbol Executive Director Nadir Moumen talks tactics with his Henrdon Hurricanes White team at a residential summer camp. Residential programs allow teams to train intensively and build comraderie in a fun environment, laying the groundwork for success in the busy fall season and beyond.
Highly competitive futsal sessions allow summer campers an opportunity to practice ball control in tight spaces, gaining critical technical skills.
There is nothing like white water rafting to hone the teamwork skills.
Top-notch camp coaches — who have played and coached at the highest levels of the game — give campers an unforgettable experience. From left to right: Nia Walcott, current Trinidad & Tobago National Team player and former Howard University standout player; Brent Leiba, Head Coach of Howard University's Womens Soccer Team; Kristina Diana, TF alum and current starter for Virginia Tech Womens Soccer; and Nadir Moumen, Total Futbol's Executive Director.
Summer campers got to meet professional Portland Thorns player Tyler Lussi (center, in red hat), who was drafted in 2016 after a stellar college career at Princeton University, and get her advice on pursuing soccer in college and beyond.
The well-earned reward after a long day of soccer summer camp? S'mores around the campfire, of course.
Campers bid a fond farewell to summer and a big hello to the 2017-18 soccer season!