SAFE and SMIA Camps

While SMIA camps have been recognized among the best in youth soccer, SAFE Foundation kids receive the very same A+ training. In fact, they are integrated into the same teams and practice squads as SMIA kids. And, given the organization’s focus on personal attention among all kids, there is a remarkable 10:1 player-to-coach ratio.

The main objective of all SMIA/SAFE training camps is to develop players to their maximum ability. This is a training program where players are expected to improve on a daily basis – a stressing proper body mechanics, form, function and FUN.

Our focus during the training camps includes:

Tactical Sessions:

  • Offensive & defensive positioning
  • Creating space & midfield play
  • Changing point of attack
  • Playing without the ball

Technical Sessions:

  • Ball control
  • Dribbling, passing & receiving
  • Heading
  • Chipping accuracy, distance & form
  • Shooting accuracy, distance & form
  • Fakes and feints
  • Shielding & goalkeeper training

Individual Skill Breakdown

  • Proper body mechanics
  • Mind development
  • Functioning training
  • Touch on the ball

Psychological Dimensions:

  • Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Leadership
  • “Smarts” on the field
  • Working hard and having FUN

Since 1984 and 1987 respectively, SMIA and SAFE have instilled passion and excitement into generations of soccer players as they developed their skills and increased their technical and tactical knowledge from beginning levels to the most advanced level of play.

Each participant receives a camp T-shirt and a Certificate of Achievement.