Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

Theme: Attacking play using width and support.

Guest Coach: Roger Cantello

Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

Theme: Possession soccer, 'working' the ball with a reason, speed of play.

Guest Coach: Charlie Bour

This camp is designed for High School students entering 10th and 11th grade in the Fall who will be engaged in 'try-outs' for their High School soccer program, but the camp would also serve as a series of intensive learning sessions for any serious student of the beautiful game.

Each of the 5 camp days will include coaching sessions by experienced 'guest' High School Varsity coaches. Each day will have a specific tactical theme (see schedule below) and will also include a conditioning element. The sessions will intentionally include 'demanding' drills to best prepare players for High School try-outs, conducted in a fun and confidence building setting. The last day of camp will include a mini-tournament to showcase techniques and tactics from the week. Players should come prepared to absorb everything they can from successful and proven youth coaches. This is a one-of-a-kind format where players can learn from the best in High School soccer.

​As additional preparation for High School try-outs, a summer 'conditioning plan' will be available to every player who signs up for the camp. Players will also receive a soccer shirt to be worn to the camp sessions.

The fee for the one week camp is $175.00. Checks payable to: Ben Barker, 41 Westledge Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092. Questions? Contact or use the contact form below.

Avi Dubnov is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Miss Porter's School.  Avi hold his USSF 'A' License and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Along with Miss Porter's, he is the Head Coach of the FSA FC United GU15 ECNL team. Avi has been a head coach for the CT Olympic Development Program for the past 6 years and is currently on the state staff to teach USSF Licenses in New England. Recently Avi was added to the Region 1 Boys staff. Previously, Avi has been an assistant coach for the Men's Soccer team at Trinity College and for the Men's Soccer team at Central Connecticut State University.

Todd D'Alessandro is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Ethel Walker School. He was an All New England and Parade All American honorable mention player at Farmington High School, All Big East selection at UConn, was drafted by the Boston Bolts of The ASL, and played semi-professionally for The Lowell Red Devils of the LASA League. Coach D'Alessandro co-founded Premier soccer club The Dutch Football Academy (DFA) and is their girls' technical director. He is also a CT Olympic Development Program staff coach for the U-16 girls team and he believes in "total football", a style of play that emphasizes the entire team press forward on attack and defense.

Roger Cantello is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Avon Old Farms School. He has a successful track record as Head Coach with Portland High School Boys’ Soccer in Maine, Southern Maine United premier teams, and within Simsbury Soccer Club, achieving championship and tournament wins throughout New England. In the UK, he represented Hampton School, captained Richmond Borough Schools, the county of Surrey, and played for the youth team of Premier League team Southampton FC. He went on to play at semi-professional level and captained the University of Exeter. In the USA, he was a Southern Maine All-Star and now plays in local adult leagues.

Mike Doyle is currently the Head Coach of The Master's School girls varsity soccer team and SSC's U15 Girls Senior Travel team. He is also Travel Director for the Simsbury Soccer Club and a USSF qualified referee. Soccer is Mike's passion! He coaches with a strong focus on fundamentals taught in fun dynamic environments. His philosophy instills self-worth, direction and leadership by teaching the benefits of conditioning, technique, tactics and teamwork. He is a Tottenham Hotspur fan, but nobody's perfect!

Ben Barker is currently the Head Coach of the Ethel Walker School JV soccer team and SSC's U15 Boys Senior Travel team. He is also the Advanced Soccer Program Instructor for the GHYMCA - Farmington Valley and a USSF qualified referee. He is an advocate of a short passing possession based game, played at high-tempo. His players learn to appreciate the benefits of belonging to a group in which teamwork is paramount. He is a die-hard West Brom fan (and you should be too)!

Camp 'Host' Coaches

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The important stuff:

Dates: August 10 - August 14, 2015

Time: 9am - 12:00 noon each day

Where: The Master's School fields

36 Westledge Road

West Simsbury, CT 06092

'Guest' Coaches

Monday August 10, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

Theme: Defending from the front, pressing, containing, defending as a group.

Guest Coach: Danny Simpson

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Charles Bour is currently the Boys Varsity Head Coach at Loomis Chaffee School. He was named 2014 NSCAA Connecticut Prep Coach of the Year after the Pelicans posted an undefeated regular season record and a final record of 17-2-1. He joined Loomis in 2011 after two years as the assistant men’s soccer coach at St. Lawrence University. In his second year at St. Lawrence, the 2010 Saints championed both the Liberty League regular-season title and the Liberty League Tournament. As a student-athlete at St. Lawrence, Charlie had 22 career goals and six assists. His Saints’ teams went 67-10-4 overall. 

Danny Simpson is currently the Girls Varsity Head Coach at Greenwich High School guiding them to FCIAC championships in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  He is also Owner and Director of Coaching at the Premier club 'Shoreline FC.'  He was CT Olympic Development Program Girls Head Coach from 2010 to 2013 and holds a USSF 'A' Licence, NSCAA Premier Diploma and an English FA Prelim Coaching Certificate.  He is also a AYSO Level 5 coaching instructor.

Camp Schedule

Tuesday August 11, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

Theme: Transition play, turning defense into offense.

Guest Coach: Avi Dubnov

Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

Theme: Attacking play - off the ball movement, vision.

Guest Coach: Todd D'Alessandro