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Camps & Other Programs

Providing a positive soccer experience for every participant
Dedicated to developing all levels of player and improving the core foundation in basic skills with a goal of significantly increasing each player’s individual technical ability and confidence with ball

All camps and clinics run by our professional coaching staff


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The Summer I league provides teams from Illinois & Indiana the chance to play competitively over the summer months.   All games are played at the Oakbrook Polo fields. 

League Dates 2021: June 19th – August 8th  

Practice: 2 training sessions per week for 7 weeks (Ela Soccer fields)
Games: 5 Weekend games at Oak Brook Polo Fields  

Fee: $395 ($200 due at registration with balance due on 5/1 or acceptance of the team in the league.) The fee includes team training sessions, coaches fee, league fees, field fees and player registration fees.

Players register individually to participate. The Director of Coaching will select the players based on registration for team formation.   

Note: Ela Soccer reserves the right to change roster invitations based on the club 2021-2022 team rosters. 

Registration Deadline: April 9th

Summer 5v5 League

Travel Players

For competitive (Travel) players U8-U18

  • 5 weeks  -  7/5 to 8/5 
  • One game per week  -  Boys on Tues or Thurs   & Girls on Mon or Wed.
  • Game times  between 4:30pm  and 7:30pm
  • 2x20 min halves
  • Location: TBD

Cost $75


Recreational Players

For recreational players  U8-U14

  • 5 weeks  -  7/5 to 8/4 ( no games week of 7/20)
  • One game per week on  Mon or  Wed
  • Game times  between 4:30pm  and 7:30pm
  • 2x20 minute halves
  • Location: TBD

Cost $75


Summer Camps

All summer camps  are for players U7-U14. Players are divided by age and ability. 
Summer camps take place at outdoor locations. 

What to bring: Players must bring cleats, shin guards, water and a soccer ball. 

Summer Camp Schedule

Date Time Camp Location Fee
June 28th- July 1st (Mon-Thur) 8:30am-12pm Total Skills Camp TBD $180
July 5th-July 8th (Mon-Thurs) 8:30am-3:30pm Attacking Camp TBD $295
July 5th-July 8th (Mon-Thurs) 8:30am-3:30pm Defensive Camp TBD $295
July 12th-July 15th (Mon-Thurs) 8:30am-12pm Individual Skills & Mini World Cup Tourney TBD $180
July 19th-July 22nd (Mon-Thurs) 8:30am-3.30pm Attacking Camp TBD $295
July 19th-July 22nd (Mon-Thurs) 8:30am-3:30pm Defensive Camp TBD $295
July 26th-July 29th (Mon-Thurs) 8:30am-12pm Total Skills Camp TBD $180
August 2nd- August 5th (Mon-Thurs) 8:30am-12pm Goalscorer-Finishing Camp TBD $180
August 9th-August 12th (Mon-Thurs) 8:30am-12pm Goalscorer-Finishing Camp TBD $180

Total Skills Camp

Get tons of touches on the ball! This camp will focus on core soccer skills and getting comfortable on the ball 

  • Players will get between 2000-3000 touches  on the ball
  • Individual foot work activities
  • Juggling, passing and receiving
  • Work on developing quick feet
  • Work on  ball control using different parts of the body. 
  • Changing directions, explosiveness

Defensive Camp

 Improve the technical and tactical aspects of defending .  Become a complete player  in the game - attackers defend and defenders attack  

  • Use defending principles  
  • Pressure-Position-Patience-Compactness
  • Learn to pressure/cover/balance at the right time & distance
  • Group defending in different systems- Back 4, Back 3 and with 2 defenders only
  • Double team/triple team/pressing well as a group
  • Develop good leadership skill to organize your defense
  • Recover the ball without committing fouls

Individual Skills & Mini World Cup Tourney camp

Refine your skills on the ball and improve your game. This camp will focus on core soccer skills and small group tactics

  • Individual foot work activities
  • Juggling, passing and receiving
  • Defense, learning the 3 P’s (pressure, position, patience)
  • Group defending, applying pressure cover balance compactness
  • Offense, attacking moves (scissors, step-over, Ronaldo, Messi, Aguero, Neymar)
  • Work on developing quick feet, changing directions, explosiveness
  • Mini World Cup Tourney creating triangle/diamond shape

Attacking Camp

 Improve the technical and tactical aspects of attacking .  Become a complete player  in the game - attackers defend and defenders attack

  • Use attacking principles
  • Finishing; 1 Touch Side Volleys; Half Volleys; Full Volleys
  • Learn The “Ronaldo Move “super scissors”
  • “The Messi Move” “Roll-Over Cut”
  • Long & Short Range Shooting/Breakaway finishing
  • Mbapee “The Killer Move” Explosiveness

Goalscorer - Finishing Camp

Get the extra edge in putting the ball in the back of the net. This camp covers all aspects of finishing and is NOT just for strikers but for  ALL players who want to improve their goal scoring ability

  • Designed to get the players to take technically correct shots - striking the ball properly
  • Players will be put in different situations for greater scoring opportunity
  • Game situations to practice remaining calm under pressure and finish
  • Players will take anywhere from 200-1000 shots on goal using different angles and distances.
  • Different scenarios in the top of the 18 yard so players become comfortable in front of the goal.
  • Near and Far Post Runs
  • Chipping & Target Play
  • Side Volleys, Long & Short Range Shooting
  • Free kick and Placement Shooting

Private and Small Group Training

Refund Policy: Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is a commitment to participate and fees are due in full. No refunds for inclement weather. Fees cannot be pro-rated.Minimum participation required for session to run.

Training Videos

Training videos  to learn new moves and keep  your skills sharp!

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