Recreational YEScamps are based on our imaginative FUNdamental approach to youth soccer coaching and are appropriate for boys and girls ages 3 to 8. The main objectives of Recreational YEScamps are to combine the overall development of the child’s physical capacities and fundamental movement skills with an introduction into the key components of soccer. Recreational YEScamps are also designed to spark each child's soccer imagination.
Competitive YEScamps are based on a ‘Learning to Train’ approach to soccer coaching and are appropriate for boys and girls ages 9 to 13. Competitive YEScamps build on fundamental movement skills while educating players in the five pillars of the game of soccer: technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social. Players will participate in a 70:30 training to competition ratio so that they can instantly apply new techniques in game related exercises. YES understands that at this age players progress at various rates; with this in mind, coaching staff use a variety of coaching techniques to identify the player's level of ability and maturity, and then challenge and equip them to advance to the next level.
Advanced YEScamps move through a "Training to Train," to a "Training to Compete," to a "Training to Win" pathway to development, and are appropriate for boys, girls and teams ages 14 to 18. Advanced YEScamps optimise fitness preparation, soccer specific skills and performance. Advanced YEScamps are built on a 60:40 training to competition ratio with players experiencing a high level of competition-specific training activities in a variety of competition conditions. Players will learn how to manage their bodies pre-game, in-game, and post-game using nutritional and hydration education to maximise performance.
The YEScamp program is great, and the coaches are knowledgable, energetic, and personable. Each of the camp participants had a great time and learned a lot of new skills. I would recommend YEScamps to everyone. I am already looking forward to making next year's camp bigger and better.
Jose S. Molero
AYSO Holly Davisburg, MI