SOCCER HOLIDAY CAMPS IN SINGAPORE
When Choosing a soccer camp in Singapore find out what is the s the camp’s philosophy?
Are you comfortable with it and does it address your goals? Is competition emphasized or is it recreational?
Your experience will be greatly influenced by your coach. Make sure your coach(es) will have the experience to improve your skills. How many coaches will there be
What does a typical daily schedule look like?
Will you be running training drills three times a day? How many games are played? Is there specialized goalkeeper training? This will help you decide if you will be happy with the level of physical activity or the amount of time devoted to playing verses training.
Who attends this camp?
What is the age range of the campers? Where are they from? What is their level of play? Are you looking to play with local friends or are you interested in going farther away for a new experience?
What’s the ratio of coaches/staff to campers?
We recommend a 1:10 for children ages 9-14; and 1:12 for ages 15-18. Will your team include both a coach and an assistant?
What’s the camp’s philosophy?
Are you comfortable with it and does it address your goals? Is competition emphasized?
Is specialized medical staff available?
Are the coaches qualified and can you make special requests for coaches?
Your experience will be greatly influenced by your coach. Make sure your coach(es) will have the experience to improve your skills. How many coaches will work directly with you? Don’t be afraid to request a particular coach ahead of time!
What extracurricular activities are offered?
What is there to do in between sessions? Are these activities optional? Will coaches interact with you during these activities?
What do you take home?
You will most definitely play lots of soccer during camp but what happens after? Reputable camps should provide player evaluations at the end of the camp. How many evaluations will you receive? Who will complete them? What is included on them (e.g. areas for improvement; recommendations for college level of play)? Ask the director for a sample.
Are take home materials such as recommended workouts provided?
Are references or testimonials available? If you know someone who attended, ask them about their experience. If not, look for testimonials or ask the camp director for a reference. While it’s true that a director is likely to give you the names of campers who had good experiences, you’ll be able to get a fuller view of the camp by asking the right questions.
What medical staff and resources are available?
While most states have regulations for camps, there is no federal oversight of camps’ health and safety. Most states require overnight camps to have a licensed first aider on the site every day. If your take medication, have food allergies or other medical conditions, be sure you are comfortable with the available medical resources.
What’s the refund policy?
Make sure you understand the refund policy for the camp. If you are injured during the spring season and cannot attend camp, will you receive a refund?