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Aug, 2020

NJ Youth Soccer Launches First-Ever Skills Camp

East Windsor, N.J. (Aug. 20, 2020) – New Jersey Youth Soccer launched its first ever Skills Camp this past week, with the pilot event being attended by players from the 2019-2020 Olympic Development Program (ODP). Participants had the opportunity to sharpen up their entire game through six hours of intense and educational training. Looking to next summer, the vision is to provide an ongoing program for players born in the 11U to 14U age groups.

“We wanted this camp to be an enjoyable and educational experience for all of the players in attendance,” said James Galanis, NJYS Director of Technical Operations. “Not only did we design a curriculum that would challenge the players, but we also gave them the opportunity to work with US Soccer A licensed coaches. We brought in the best possible staff because we really wanted the players to walk away as improved players. 

Working alongside Galanis was NJYS Director of Coaching Rick Meana and ODP coaches Lou Mignone, Alex Lalaoui and Patrick Murphy. The curriculum consisted of various technical and tactical concepts that allowed the players to become more comfortable on the ball and gain a better understanding of the off the ball movements that are needed to be an effective player.

"The ODP Skills Camp was a great opportunity to learn from great coaches and compete with and meet other talented players across New Jersey,” said Franco Piarulli, 2008 ODP Boys player. “We had a lot of fun while improving our skills. I would definitely do it again and would recommend it to other players." 

Over the coming monthsNJ Youth Soccer aims to provide details about additional camps for NJYS registered players. 

To find out more about NJ Youth Soccer or to contact us directly, please email [email protected]. Also make sure to follow us on social media: @NJYouthSoccer

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East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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