• 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 Soccer Club pros. Our coaches design 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. Each day begins with soccer yoga and stretching, warm  ups, and dribbling school. After our morning snack, we'll move on to passing and receiving school, followed by mini games before lunch. Our afternoons are filled with scrimmages and tournaments to put our new skills into practice. 

*The Chestnut Hill Soccer 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 and 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 and 6

Skills: Sheilding, 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
  • Soccer Ball
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch

 

Program Director

  • Robert Sprague (4th summer at Park)

    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 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.