It's that time a year again when you're trying to figure out what to do with your kids all summer. There are over 100 soccer camps in the Chicagoland area. Since four of my kids have been in travel soccer for a number of years, I've tried dozens of them. We've experienced both good and bad, but I narrowed our recommendations down to three diverse favorites.
British Soccer Camp: They are located in a great number of areas, and it's easy to find a way to fit into one of the camps near you. Although they market their camp to all ages. I really think it's more for the novice player. My kids enjoyed it when they were young and had an amazing time, but the more advanced player would probably be more attracted to the other two camps.
Coerver Coaching: We ran into some of their representatives at a soccer expo, and one of my kids just loved their coaching style. We signed up on the spot, and will definitely go back again this summer. They concentrate mainly on individual skills and small group play. They teach in a fun and fast moving environment, in multiple locations.
Hansa: This has been one of the best camps my kids have ever attended. It's all-day and run by an ex-professional player (Thomas Gansauge) that keeps them moving and entertained the entire week. I signed my 7, 9 and 11 year old up for one week, they all loved it so much that they ended up participating for three additional weeks! Unlike the other two camps, this one is located in one location (Schwaben), but since it's from 9:30 - 4:00, the drive is worth it.