Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing
Age: For students entering grades 3–10.
Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 50.
Time: Full Day Program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Morning half-day program runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Full day fee: $375; after March 1: $425. Half-day fee: $300
Description: The goal of our soccer program is to meet every single player where they are and challenge them to work harder, faster, and with more precision on the ball—so that they develop and return home to their teams with more ability and passion.
Athletes receive ongoing instruction and frequent feedback from highly-qualified coaches who are on the field at every session. Athletes have a ball at their feet during a large part of every session and get hundreds, and, sometimes, thousands of touches a day. Coaches focus on fundamentals like ball control, passing, shooting, and first touch; as well as more advanced attacking and defending techniques. Regardless of ability, every player is pushed to the edge of their game so they improve as much as possible.
All of this is accomplished in a positive and fun environment as students experience the excitement, joy, and freedom found in playing soccer. Players should have basic soccer experience, wear appropriate soccer gear each day (t-shirt, shorts, long socks, and shin guards), and bring a soccer ball. In the event of rain, campers will play indoors and be introduced to futsal, the native game of Brazil.
Instructor: Hikmet Aslan is the Head Coach of the boys varsity and girls middle school teams at Kingswood Oxford School and the Director of Camp KO Futsal. With over 30 years of experience, Coach Aslan has played and coached the game at the highest level, including playing for six years on the Turkish National Team. In 1994 he was awarded the Golden Boot as the highest goal scorer in the Turkish League. He was also the Technical Director for the Turkish Soccer Federation. Prior to joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and at FSA in Farmington and currently coaches for the Sporting Premier Club.