• Program Director
    Robert Sprague
  • Category
    Sports
  • Ages

    Grades K - 6

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Soccer

Get a kick out of soccer this summer! Are you the next Ronaldo? Messi? Marta? Mia Hamm? Young soccer fans will learn from the Chestnut Hill Sports Club pros through games and drills that teach skills and tactics just right for your age and skill level. Younger players will enjoy games like Sharks and Minnows, Soccer Bowling, Soccer Tag, Foxes and Hunters, Star Wars, and Pac-Man. More experienced players will be challenged with 1v1, 2v2 and 4v4 competitions, keep-away games, shootouts, and their own World Cup. No matter the age or the skill level, every player will get a kick out of their time at Soccer Camp!

*The Chestnut Hill Sports Club is affiliated with the Brookline Soccer Club and Newton Girls Soccer.

Grades K-2

​Skills: Dribbling with the inside, outside and sole of the foot, speed dribbling, accurate passing with the inside of the foot, receiving with a soft first touch, shooting on goal while dribbling at speed Tactics: Aggressive approach to attacking and defending in 1v1 situations

Grades 3-4

​Skills: Turning with the inside and outside of the foot, changing speeds while dribbling, accurate passing with the inside of the foot, receiving with a forward first touch, receiving out of the air with the laces, shooting on breakaways, shooting 12 yards, juggling with the foot and thigh Tactics: Roles of the first attacker and first defender, team shape and positioning.

Grades 5-6

Skills: Shielding, dribbling feints, one touch passing and shooting, long range passing and shooting, receiving across the body and with the chest, juggling with both feet Tactics: Attacking in 2v2 situations, roles of second attacker and second defender, possession, combinations, crossing and finishing.

Daily Schedule and Equipment

​Schedule

  • Morning greeting and soccer yoga
  • Warm-up activities
  • Dribbling school
  • Snack
  • Passing and receiving school
  • Goal scoring activities and games
  • Lunch
  • Swimming
  • Afternoon scrimmages and tournaments

Campers need the following equipment:

  • Sneakers and Cleats
  • Shin Pads
  • Soccer Socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch
  • *Soccer balls are provided by Chestnut Hill Sports Club

 

Program Director

  • Robert Sprague

    Rob has served as the Director of Coaching for the Brookline Soccer Club since 2003 and is the founder and President of the Chestnut Hill Soccer Club. He received his master's degree in physical therapy at Boston University and played two seasons on the men's varsity soccer team. Rob is a former Park School boys varsity coach and is the current Brookline High School girls varsity coach. He spent many years as a Massachusetts Olympic Development Program Coach (ODP) and holds a USSF 'B' coaching license.

 

  • Ben Peters

    Coach Peters was born in Germany and also lived in Canada for 15 years and has now been in the US for 7 years. Ben played on one of the top teams in Ontario, Canada growing up and 1 year on a semi-pro team in the Netherlands. Coach Peters received his undergraduate degree with a major in Health and Wellness and a minor in Athletic Coaching at SUNY Oswego where he played 4 years of varsity soccer. Ben is the Assistant Coach of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team at Brookline High School and former Head Coach of the Mens Soccer Team at Wheelock College. Ben is also a Select Coach with the Brookline Soccer Club.

 

  • Fabio Lima

    Coach Fabio grew up in Brazil and has been coaching soccer for over 25 years. Coach Lima played soccer in College, where he earned a Physical Education and Sports degree. After graduation, Coach Lima became an assistant coach for Clube Atletico Mineiro who plays in the first division in Brazil. Later he became a coach for the Brazilian Soccer School - CBF and GOL Brazil. Since moving to the USA Coach Lima has coached for Super Soccer Stars, Boston Stars Premier, America FC United, Chestnut Hill Boys U17, Wolves Futsal Boys U14, Brookline Soccer Club Boys U14 and Girls U12. Coach Lima has a CBF/FIFA coaching license and an NSCAA Advanced National coaching license.