Camps and Training

Age Group Training

Free of charge to all registered STAR players, our in-season Age Group Training runs over a period of 6 weeks during both our spring and fall seasons. Led by club staff, the sessions are 1 hour long, and the focus is 30 minutes of individual technical training and 30 minutes of small sided games (3v3 or 4v4)

The aim of the age group training is to provide players the opportunity, at every age group, to train with and compete against other players, not only their teammates. The open to all style of this additional training falls in line with our holistic approach to individual player development as it provides yet more opportunities for our players to get touches on the ball and improve their technical skills.

More details on times and location forthcoming at the start of each season.

Goalkeeper Academy

Open to all STAR goalkeepers, our Goalkeeper Academy runs over a period of 6 weeks during both our spring and fall seasons. Led by the club’s professional goalkeeping staff, the sessions are 1 hour long, and the focus is on the: technical, tactical, physical and psychological requirements of this specialized position.

The purpose of the academy is to provide players the opportunity, at every age group, to train with other players, to push each other to develop and hone their goalkeeping skills.

We recognize that it can be very difficult to include goalkeepers in regular team training sessions, so this open to all style training again falls in line with our holistic approach to individual player development as it provides yet more opportunities for our goalkeepers to get purposeful touches on the ball and improve their technical skills.  

More details on times and location forthcoming at the start of each season.

1:1 Training 

Want to get some more touches on the ball? Why not try working in a 1:1 environment with our professional staff? This a great way to enhance, develop and improve your technical skills. All sessions will be designed to maximize individual player development and will be unique to needs of the individual player.

Advantages of 1:1 training

  • A player centered learning environment which will help build confidence
  • An opportunity to improve technical ability
  • The opportunity to get extra, more purposeful touches on the ball
  • An environment which complements current team and age group training
  • Time to work on specific areas of weakness and learn new skills

· Improve awareness and positional sense

· Help to train the brain and skills will become more intrinsic

· Sessions can be position specific (#1, #5, #9)

“Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong”

To organize 1:1 training, please contact Executive Director Grant Leckie on gleckie@starsoccerclub.org

Small Group Training

Want to train with a friend or current STAR teammate? Small group training (2 or 3 :1) with our professional staff is now available. These small group sessions can be more game-like and will provide a competitive training environment for players that have similar goals and mentality.

These sessions will provide a great mix of technical coaching and game-like situations which will improve your level of play and understanding of the beautiful game.

To arrange small group training, contact Executive Director Grant Leckie on gleckie@starsoccercub.org

Player Development Program

Meeting during the summer, players taking part in the Player Development Program will work in a small group environment to take their game to the next level!

Our ratio of 1:10 allows for increased player-coach interaction and heightened technical analysis during each of the six, 1-hour sessions.

Players taking part in the Player Development Program will receive a training jersey and detailed player evaluation upon completion of their six weeks of training.

Club Summer Camps

During the summer months, we understand that players want to stay sharp and our professional staff are on hand to help – so look no further – our summer camps will focus on developing individual technique and improving tactical understanding of the game, all in time for your fall soccer season.

Camp programs are available for players aged 3 through High School, as well as goalkeepers and we do offer full day options for players that want to get as many touches as possible.

Summer Camp information will be released during the spring season.

Club Winter Training

Training one night per week (Wednesday) at Soccer City our Club Winter Training runs in two 6-week blocks over November, December, January and February. Each one-hour session is broken up into 45 minutes of individual skill development and 15 minutes of conditioned small sided game play.

Open to players 8U and above, come and take advantage of working with our staff, indoor on the turf at Soccer City and hone your skills for the upcoming spring season!

Information on Club Winter Training (times, cost etc.) is typically released during the fall season.

Train & Play Winter Academy

Open to players 13U and above, the Train & Play Winter Academy consists of 2 weekly training sessions, some scrimmages and 2 tournaments.

Running late October through early March, this program will give players the opportunity to train in an environment focused on player development, whilst also having the numbers to also include work on the tactical concepts of the game. We will develop a pool of players that can train together over the winter and play in games and tournaments in order to be ready for the spring season ahead.