During Spring break each year, we offer a striker training camp - an overview of the program is outlined below.
Ideal for strikers, keepers, defenders and those who like to score goals
The Stony Brook Striker & Finishing Camp will give all players, forwards, midfielders and defenders experience at going to goal. Players will practice shooting at different angles, distances and under varying types of pressure. Our experienced, highly qualified coaches will introduce players to multiple striking techniques working on placement vs power. Ideal for goalkeepers with our onsite specialist trainers working exclusively in helping them improve their game.
The camp is open to players born between the birth years of 2008-2002. Stony Brook, Surf and affiliate members AND non-members are welcome to register. While most players who attend this camp play on year-round competitive soccer teams, we are happy to accept players of all levels who truly want to work hard and learn. Groups will be split with age and level of play taken into consideration.
The Striker part of this camp focuses on the actions & situations that commonly take place in the final third of the field and close to the goal. Our licensed coaches will help players develop & improve a variety of finishing techniques, instill good habits & smart decision making as well as sharpen their awareness of the field. In the modern game every player ends up having a goal scoring opportunity regardless of their position so this camp is open to any field player, regardless of where they usually play.
The Goalkeeper part of this camp focuses on both technical aspects and tactical awareness for goalkeepers. Our licensed goalkeeper coaches will improve existing techniques as well as improve positional play when their team has possession / does not have possession of the ball. Goalkeepers are required to do more than just make saves so our coaches will also help improve decision making when the goalkeeper has the ball in their hands and their feet. This is offered for both experienced goalkeepers and any player interested in becoming a goalkeeper.
We will also have defender tuition each day for those players wanting to master this part of their game. This will mirror the topic of the day and how to deal with threats such as trickery, crosses into the box (high & low), attacking the ball, and how to win the 1 vs 1.
STONY BROOK LITTLE STRIKERS (U4-U8)
Same ideas, just smaller with more small-sided games and fun for all the players and coaches.