The Pennington School in Pennington New Jersey
Train with a professional coaching staff at Vogelsinger Soccer Academy
This program is designed for players who are serious about soccer, with a strong motivation to be their best! Our coaches want to help you reach your highest potential. We start you on the right path, set your dream in motion, and leave you empowered to reach those goals.
Come celebrate the 54th year of learning with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy!
- International, professional coaching staff
- Players receive an official Nike Vogelsinger uniform to wear while training
- Camper to coach ratio in the Academy is 8:1 and in the All-Star programs 10:1
- Position-specific training, including goalkeeper!
- Air conditioned dorms
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Director and Technical Master Coach Eddie Pedersen
This is Coach Pedersen's 18th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy. He serves as the director at two site locations - Pennington, NJ and Kenosha, WI.View Eddie's Bio
Keeper Coach Mustapha Achab
This is Coach Achab's 14th year with Vogelsinger Soccer Academy. He coaches at the Brooks School and the Pennington School locations.View Mustapha's Bio
Coach Fabrizio Benedetti
This is Coach Benedetti's 19th year with the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy.View Fabrizio's Bio
Tactical Master Coach Mauro Bertoni
This is Coach Bertoni's sixth year with the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy.View Mauro's Bio
Coach Geraldo DeBastos
This is Coach DeBastos's ninth year with the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy.View Geraldo's Bio
Our coaches come from all over the world, and are master teachers of their sport. They are enthusiastic about motivating and shaping players who have so much ahead of them. Their instruction includes demonstrations, step-by-step clarification, and repetition to bring out key technical points for athletes to grasp and imitate.Show Less View More Details
Programs offered at the Pennington School:
Mini Academy (Sunday, June 23 - Friday, July 5): Individual Skills and Technique; Positional Concepts/ Technical Progression
All Star 1 (Sunday, June 23 - Friday, June 28): Individual Skills and Techniques
All Star 2 (Sunday, June 30 - Friday, July 5): Positional Concepts/ Technical Progression
Campers are assigned training groups first by age, then by skill.
- Overnight Campers: Sunday between 2-3pm
- Extended Day and Day Campers: Sunday 3pm
- Uniform distribution at 3pm
A TOTAL PACKAGE: All Vogelsinger Soccer students receive, as part of their tuition, Nike gear and a Nike match ball. Academy players receive two complete sets of Nike uniforms and two pairs of socks. All Star players receive two jerseys, one pair of socks and shorts. Players are required to wear the official uniforms and socks at every field session. You may order extra uniforms from the office (888-780-CAMP), camp store or on-line.
Jersey: $20. Shorts: $20. Socks: $12.
Check out: Parents are invited to attend skills review session on Friday at 9:00am. Program ends at 11:30am. Last meal is breakfast.
Spending Money: For pizza, subs, sodas – suggested amount is $30 a week. We order pizza or subs for late evening snacks, delivered at 8:30pm.
Dorms are air conditioned.
A certified athletic trainer is on staff.
If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount.
To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
Early arrival: For students traveling from far distances, you may arrive a night early for an extra fee of $75.
Weekend Stayover for Mini Academy students: The weekends are “rest time” for multiple week students. There is a required schedule of non-physical activities on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Saturday schedule: On-field program 9-11:30am. Lunch: noon; 1-4 free time. 4-5pm: Stretching and Visualization. 5-7pm: dinner trip to mall for movie.
Saturday off-site: For those players staying for both sessions, students travel to a movie at a nearby theater. They will travel by bus and are fully supervised. Cost of the trip is included in the camp tuition. Bring extra money for snacks.
Weekends are also a good time to do laundry (bring detergent and quarters).
Airport: Philadelphia and Newark airports are within 50-mile radius of the school. Philadelphia Airport is closer than Newark.
- Preferred Airport Arrival: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
- Preferred Airport Departure: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
- Airport Shuttle: Philadelphia and Newark airports are both within 50 miles of the School. John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport is 70 miles from the School. Transportation is available to and from Newark Airport and JFK via Olympic Airporter mini-buses (800-822-9797, www.olympic-limo.com) or via limousine service.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 6:45-7:15am Soccerobics in the gym. Mandatory for all on Monday for all. Mandatory Wednesdayand Thursday (ages 14 and over), Optional age 13 and under.
- 7:15am Breakfast
- 8:30-11:00am On field for attendance, stretching and skills review. Goalkeepers separate
- 11:00-11:30am Fun, small-sided games
- Noon Lunch
- 12:45-1:15pm Mandatory rest in room
- 1:30-3:30pm On field for attendance, stretching, instruction. Goalkeeping separate
- 3:30-4:30pm Team with Coach for fun games in prep for night games.
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 5:45-6:15pm Mandatory rest in room
- 6:30pm On field for attendance and warm up
- 7:15pm Evening games
- 9:00pm Evening meeting to review day and plannig for next day
- 9:30pm Lights out for 13 and under
- 10pm Lights out for 14 and over
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