• Program Director
    Robert Sprague
  • Category
    Sports
  • Ages
    Grades 7 and 8 girls only
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Chestnut Hill Soccer Club Summer Select Academy

The Chestnut Hill Soccer Club has partnered with Summer at Park to create a unique soccer experience with this professional led soccer academy. This program aims to prepare rising 7th and 8th grade players to meet the physical, technical, tactical, mental and social demands of 11v11 soccer. The Summer Select Academy is the perfect summer experience for rising 7th and 8th graders who are making the transition from 8v8 to 11v11 soccer. This will be an intensive, yet fun week of soccer that will allow players to get a head start on the competition in terms of making the transition to 11v11 soccer.

*Please note that morning drop-off is at Skyline Park. Pick-up is at Summer at Park.

For more information about this program, please visit the Chestnut Hill Soccer Club website

Daily Schedule and Details

Players that participate in the Summer Select Academy will get the following on a daily basis:

  • Tactical Training Session – 90 minutes
  • Technical Training Session – 60 minutes
  • Goalkeepers will train with a GK Coach during the Technical Training Session.
  • Conditioning Routines focused on injury prevention – 30 minutes
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Development Lectures - Sports Psychology 1 and 2, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology 1 and 2.
  • Tactical Lectures - Principles of Defending, Principles of Attacking, 11v11 Formations and Styles of Play.
  • Recovery swim and social time in the Summer at Park pool.
  • Access to premium facilities – turf field, grass fields, classrooms, pool, audio/visual amenities.
  • Staff of Licensed, Premier Level Coaches – Head Coach and Assistant Coach per team.
  • Academy Manual for Player Development
  • Written Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses

A typical day includes two training sessions (one in the morning and the other in the afternoon). Our professional coaching staff balances both sessions, so that players are not over stressed physically or mentally. When the players are not on the field they will participate in lectures and group activities that will help them develop as soccer players, as athletes and as social members within the team structure. The Summer at Park  pool allows players some time to relax, recover, cool off and socialize during their busy day. It is summer after all and what could be better than a swim with friends.

 

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.

 

  • Shaun McBrien (4th summer at Park)

    Shaun is the Director of Coaching for NGS and is an accomplished coach holding a number of high level coaching licenses (UEFA B, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma). Before moving to the USA in 2009 Shaun worked for the Irish Football Association, coaching in schools, communities and at club level. Prior to joining Newton Girls Soccer as their Director of Coaching, Shaun was formerly the Academy Director and South East Regional Director at PTUSA, a professional soccer coaching organization on the South Shore and was head coach of several girls' and boys' teams within this club. Shaun's role as Director of Coaching includes all Player Development and Coach Education programs.