Challenger Soccer Camp
Challenger International Soccer Camps (staffed by coaches from Europe, Brazil and the U.S.) teach a fun, technical, and tactical based curriculum, revolving around five of the world’s leading soccer nations: Brazil, France, Spain, UK and the US. The International Soccer Camp will feature a number of new elements in the curriculum and will also include a ground breaking technology feature providing players with an app based platform which will help them prepare before camp, learn skills quicker and more efficiently during the camp, and then help them to continue their education and skill development with camp homework and on-going virtual training throughout the season.
Plus once again, players will be able to extend their learning experience through the TopYa! Juggling Club Sampler App. This incredible system motivates and inspires players to reach new levels of skill and creativity, and connects them with a professional coach who provides coaching and encouragement throughout the entire year. All participants in Challenger Camps or Academy Programs get Juggling Club and 5 skills videos for free!”
This combination of on and off-field skill development will both engage and entertain players and will encourage them to push the boundaries of their talents.
The new International Curriculum will contain a selection of age & ability appropriate drills and practices used by coaches throughout many countries in Europe and South America.
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Host a Soccer Coach
Our Academy Staff will work on our year-round programs and wherever possible we will look to place them with local families in the community at different points throughout the year. This is one of the most popular elements of Challenger Sports' programs and truly does create life-changing experiences and friendships for your whole family. Each year we receive hundreds of emails from families telling us what an unbelievable time they had hosting one of our trainers.Placements can range from one week to whole spring/fall seasons- we are very flexible with our approach here when it comes to our Trainers and will look to schedule and confirm the logistics of our host family placements based on each specific situation.....so if you are interested in hearing more about this great opportunity at any point in the calendar year please feel free to reach out!
What is a host family?
This has become one of the most popular elements of
Challenger’s British Soccer and TetraBrazil Camp program. Each year we receive
hundreds of emails from families telling us what an incredible time they had
hosting one of our coaches. The coaches on your camp will stay with local
families in your community for the duration of the camp week. In return, not
only will you receive a rebate of up to $80 towards the cost of your camp fees,
but more importantly you will enjoy a unique week learning about foreign countries,
cultures and customs and building lasting friendships with our staff.
What is expected of a host family?
We encourage our coaches to fit in with the normal pattern
of your family life. We would like you to provide the coach with a bed;
showering facilities; laundry facilities and meals – if coaches are working a
straight 6 hour session please provide them with a packed lunch. Our coaches will
be staying with many different families during their summer with us and we find
it avoids confusion if you discuss any house rules or routines with them
beforehand e.g. if they have to be in by a certain time in the evening; meal
times; use of laundry facilities and your expectations of them during the week.
How long do they stay with us?
The coaches will typically arrive in your town on the
Sunday evening before the start of your camp. We try to get them to arrive at
around 6:00 pm and they will usually meet at a central location e.g. the camp
coordinator’s house, restaurant, school etc. Unless otherwise notified, the
coaches will stay with you until the Sunday following camp.
Do I need to provide transportation?
No. The coaches will be provided with their own
transportation. Please understand that our auto insurance policy does not cover
our drivers when driving host family automobiles and our staff may not
transport campers in their vehicles at any time.
Can I find out about my coach prior to their
The scheduling of camp staff normally takes place the week
before the camp and your local camp coordinator will be provided with a profile
of the coaches who will be working on your camp. These profiles contain any
special dietary restrictions they have.
Do we have to do anything special once they are
The coaches will obviously be kept very busy during the
week of camp. Each coach is contracted to work for 6 hours a day and they may
have additional coaching commitments for one or two evenings during the week of
camp. If you wish to arrange any social activities with your family on free
nights you may, however this is not required.
Will the coach be using my phone or computer?
Our staff should not be making long distance call from
your home and will expect to pay you for any unscheduled calls that they make.
If you allow them to use your computer to access email, please feel free to
limit the time of use to when this is convenient with your family.
What happens if a coach gets sick while staying at
The staff all have medical insurance coverage – under NO
circumstances should you have to pay for any medical attention your coach may
need. If the local doctor does not recognize the medical insurance company name
the coach will have a toll free number where the doctor’s office can call to
Around two-thirds of our staff will be on a J1 visa. On some occasions
they may be required to go online or make a phone call to update their visa
sponsor on their new location. This may require them to obtain your full
address and list it as their place of residence for the week. We just want all
host families to be aware that this can be something that legally they are
required to do on arrival at your home. If you have a British Coach for their
first week out here, or a Brazilian coach for any week, then a friendly
reminder from yourselves can sometimes help to ensure they get this done in