My camps were selected by Richmond-Times Dispatch readers as one of the Top Five Summer Camps in their 2018 THE BEST readers’ choice awards (see the Entertainment section) … the only soccer camp chosen for this honor.
I’ve been coaching soccer and running camps in the Greater Richmond area since 1980 with the same concept: Learn while having fun.
I give young children good instruction in basic soccer skills without putting competitive pressure on them. Soccer is a game; it should be fun.
The smallest campers, 3 ½-5 years old, alternate learning the basics with playing skill games. The coaches are all young people who have played on my teams and were selected because they have good rapport working with the youngsters.
The older campers, ages 6-13, will be divided into two groups: 6-8 years old, and 9-13 years old. They will practice different drills to cover … as much as possible in five days … the basic skills needed for soccer. But they’ll enjoy themselves, too. All the campers take frequent water breaks (and the ever-popular popsicle break!)
If there is enough interest, a goalkeepers’ clinic will be held each day for 30 minutes.
When we reach the last day I want everyone to have had an enjoyable experience, and to come away with more confidence in ball handling and knowledge of game tactics. Each child will receive a camp T-shirt, and a trophy at the end of the week.
2019 SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS
All camps are 9 AM to NOON
In cooperation with Fox Hall Swim and Racquet Club (13550 Causeway Drive, Richmond, VA 23233):
1st week: June 24-28
2nd week: August 19-23
One week – $130
If two or more children from the same family sign up, you get $10 discount for each child.
If a child signs up for both weeks , you get $10 discount for each week
A minimum of 15 campers is required to run each camp.
Click-here-for-application-form.(10) Print, fill in and mail to: Coach Baldini, 2889 Three Bridge Road, Powhatan, VA 23139. Make check payable to : Gianni Baldini.
For more information, call Coach Baldini at 598-6348, cellphone 840-5299, or email email@example.com.