can my daughter handle this type of training? we get this question more than any other and therefore is the only real FAQ. the short answer is maybe. physically there is no doubt in my mind that your daughter can handle the program. mentally is where we typically see challenges arise.
elite training does not mean that you come in to the program as an "elite player." elite training means that you come to the program with the goal of getting better.
will fun be had? yes, but that is if fun to your daughter means playing soccer, working hard, sweating hard, taking on challenges and competing with others and herself.
need more clarity? below are a few elements of the training that can help you decide if your daughter is ready for this camp.
the ball to player ratio is 1:1 for a substantial portion of the training i.e. one player, one ball. this means there is inherently more fitness built in to the program than others your daughter might be familiar with. there is plenty of rest but it will be challenging.
our training in a lot of ways mimics individual style training and involves lots of repetition and therefore requires a strong ability to focus.
quantifiable training i.e. we will track a certain skill based on your daughters ability on the first day of training through the end of the week. if setting goals and striving towards a goal is stressful in a negative way to your child then a program with more ambiguous metrics might be appropriate.
we will make a reasonable effort to modify various drills based on her unique needs. BUT if your daughter is really struggling we can discuss options with you but would also be happy to refund your payment for the remainder of the week.