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Sean Topping Soccer School

Soccer Development Camp @ Swain School

Location Allentown, PA
Event Date(s) Jun 22, 2020 to Jun 26, 2020
Ages 3 to 14
This event has been canceled.

Event Description



The health and safety of campers is our primary focus. Our summer 2020 camps are currently scheduled to proceed as planned. Like you, we are continually monitoring COVID-19 developments. If it is determined that our camps should be canceled, we will issue campers a full refund within 48 hours of cancelation (minus Ryzer card processing/convenience fees).

June 22 - 26 @ Swain School
Soccer Development Camp
Ages: 3 - 14 Years
All Camps End at 12pm on Friday
Full Day (Ages 6 - 14): 9am - 3pm
Cost By May 1st: $215  |  Cost After May 1st: $240
Half Day (Ages 6 - 14): 9am - 12pm
Little Stars (Ages 3 - 5):
9am - 12pm
Cost By May 1st: $190  |  Cost After May 1st: $215



  • Sibling Discount: $5 Off per Camper - No stacking discounts!
  • Muhlenberg Employee Discount: $15 Off per Camper - No stacking discounts!
  • Team Discount | 6 or More From Same Team: $10 Off per Camper - No stacking discounts!

Soccer Development Camps (SDC)
The training of correct techniques before the age of 14 is critical. Research has proven that bad technical habits are increasingly more difficult to correct past the age of 14. The seven basic techniques of soccer are:

  1. Control (First Touch)
  2. Passing
  3. Dribbling
  4. Shooting
  5. Defending
  6. GK Training - Kyle Grim - Muhlenberg GK Coach: Specialized Training for Serious GK's the Entire Camp

Small Sided Game Tactics
Tactics involve making the correct choices during the game. In soccer we train players to understand correct choices in certain game situations. Should I pass the ball or dribble it; should I pass to Player A or B? Although soccer, at the adult level, is an 11 versus 11 game, it is important to note that, at any one time, only a small portion of the team is involved in the play. In our soccer school we train our players much of the time in the 4v4 format. This gives players in possession 3 choices of pass plus the option of dribbling. The basic shape is of a diamond. Most progressive training ideas today involve small sided training to aid players in making good decisions. It should be remembered by parents and coaches that if children are pushed into full sided soccer too quickly (11v11) then they develop a confused version of mob-ball which is not conducive to good technical or tactical development.

All campers attending the Muhlenberg camp will have access to lunch time swimming in Muhlenberg's indoor pool. Certified lifeguards will be on had to monitor all swimming sessions. A certified trainer will be on site during the entire camp week.