FIRST TOUCH - PLAY TIME (Ages 2-3) - $55
NEW! Coming this Summer! This is a four week, (one day per week) Parent/Child participation program. (Each class will be approximately 40-45 minutes in length) Both the Parent and the Child participants will receive a FIRST TOUCH –PLAY TIME t-shirt as part of our program. We will have many activities that directly relate to motor skill development. Each class will consist of FUN interactive games, with the use of many different props. "First Touch Interactive Story Telling" will help the little ones understand Participation, Sportsmanship, Sharing and Team concepts along with the basic skills of soccer. Our main goal with this Program is to offer a FUNDAMENTAL approach using exercise and Parent/Child bonding time as our main focus. We suggest that the following each participant bring a soccer ball (if not we will have extra) a water bottle /drink & a snack for when we are finished playing.
FIRST TOUCH – BALL SKILLS (Ages 4-5) - $65
This four week, (one day per week) introduction to soccer with our main focus to be on balance, coordination and the understanding of how the body moves. (Each class will be approximately 50-55 minutes in length). All participants will receive a FIRST TOUCH program t-shirt. We will cover the basic Ball Skills needed to play the game of soccer with the emphasis on the individual player's development; (1 v 1 moves, passing, receiving, dribbling and finishing). During our instruction of each skill we will be introducing many Fun games that make the learning process more exciting and challenging for each participant. We require that each child brig a soccer ball, water bottle and wear shin guards if possible to each class. We strongly suggest that you bring a snack for the conclusion of our program. This way it is almost like a reward for their hard work and playful participation.
CORE Ball Skills Training AGES 6-12
This four week, (one day per week) Skills program will introduce our “CORE Soccer Training System.” (Each class will be approximately 50-55 minutes in length). All participants will receive a CORE Soccer Training program t-shirt. The Field Player program has five stages of development; Ball Mastery/Dribbling, Passing/Receiving, Attacking/Defending, Striking/Finishing, and Group/Game Play. At this level our main focus will be on technical Player development. Each stage of our system will progress until the optimum player recognition is achieved. All players are asked to work to their fullest potential knowing that, “success follows those who strive to be successful.
CORE KEEPER TRAINING AGES 6-12
This four week, (one day per week) Goalkeeper program will introduce our “CORE Soccer Training System.” (Each class will be approximately 50-55 minutes in length). All participants will receive a CORE Goalkeeper Training program t-shirt. The Goalkeeper program has five stages of development; Footwork/Balance, Ball Handling/Boxing, Diving/Break-Aways, Shot Stopping/Crosses, and Angles/Distribution. At this level our main focus will be on technical Goalkeeper development. Each stage of our system will progress until the Goalkeeper becomes comfortable with the foundation of his/her position. All Goalkeepers are asked to work to their fullest potential knowing that, “success as a Goalkeeper turns into wins for his/her team.
CORE SUMMER CAMPS
For 17 years, former Professional Player and Coach Jamie Swanner and his staff have been serving the metropolitan St. Louis area with First Touch/CORE Soccer Training Clinics & Camps. This will be the 18th year that CORE Soccer Training will be offering their Summer Soccer Camp Series. CORE’s main focus is to assist in the overall development of the Player, Parent and Coach.
Each camp is a four day, approximately – one hour per day program and will run all Summer at different times and locations. All participants will receive a CORE Camp t-shirt. CORE Soccer will be offering three different types of Camps depending on the time and location.
Field Player ONLY & Goalkeeper ONLY Camps: $85 (AGES 6-18)
Our Camps are designed to help improve the player’s technical skills while having fun. CORE is truly the next evolution of Soccer Camps with their series of “Technical Training Grids”. During the week these Grids help our staff evaluate progress of player development. Each grid contains a different technical skill for the player to learn, understand and develop throughout the week. Each day we will introduce many challenging and exciting games related to these technical skills. We pride ourselves in being extremely organized and having top quality instructors with the most up to date coaching knowledge that enjoy teaching while having FUN with our Campers. Coaches and Parents are encouraged to attend each training session not only to watch these kids play and have fun, but to observe and take note of the drills and games they enjoy the most. “When you, as a Parent or Coach extend these fun activities outside the Camp structure to the home environment, you will be amazed what this additional training will do for the Player’s technical development."
Finishing & Goalkeeper Camp: $95 (AGES 6-18)
This camp program is designed to develop the Finishing abilities of our Field players while giving our Goalkeepers the opportunity to deal with shots that are realistic to their position. We will divide each group up for the first 20-25 minutes of each session to focus on the technical skill of the day. Then combine both groups for challenging/competition like games that will help them advance their awareness of real game like situations.
NEW! CORE Sports Camp: $150 (AGES 4-14)
This camp will consist of FUN interactive games & activities that directly relate to motor skill development. Kids will learn about Participation, Sportsmanship, Sharing and Team concepts along with the basic skills of various sports! Extended care with activities is offered for this program. This program is currently available at the O'Fallon location only.
Meet CORE Soccer Staff
CORE Director Jamie Swanner started his CORE Programs over 25 years ago with the introduction of First Touch Soccer. This single program has evolved into one of the top training programs in the area. The development of the complete player is what many say separates his program from the others. Coach Swanner is a U.S.S.F. license Coach, has over 30 years of coaching experience at all levels including Youth, High School, Collegiate, ODP Ohio/New York and at the Professional level. As a player, he has participated in the Olympics, U.S. National Outdoor and US National Indoor teams and played 17 years as a professional goalkeeper. His coaching experience with youth, adult, male and female both field players as well as goalkeeper’s gives him the ability to evaluate and develop these types of programs that will enhance the overall player development process.
At the highest levels of soccer, over the course of a 90-minute game, many professional players have less than 5 minutes actually touching the ball. With so little time for an individual to make an impact, how important do you feel each moment actually is? At CORE we believe they are massively important and we encourage each athlete to make an impact with every moment. CORE strives to instill this basic principle in every player: “The quality of their moments is what defines them, not the quantity and ‘There are no ordinary moments’”.