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Summer Camp Series

2016 AFC Lightning Summer Camps

All sessions directed by AFC Executive Director Roby Stahl

All sessions $129 per week

Our Philosophy:

Why intensive technical training?  Low technical abilities lead to a low tactical, physical and psychological performance on the field.  Therefore high technical abilities will lead to a high tactical, physical and psychological performance for the student as a successful player!

  • This mastery of technique also will allow students to play at a higher speed thus enhancing their team’s abilities to “win time” in games.
  • Games with the possibility of many choices and reflections
  • Simple tactical exercises forcing the player to make a quick decision
  • Realistic activities which make the player feel as if he/she were in a real game


All the Right Moves (1 v 1)

Based on the best-selling DVD ‘All the Right Moves” produced by Stahl.  In this session the players are taught moves that work in games, soccer dribbling moves to help you get a move on … your opponent that is.  A collection of different soccer dribbling moves that will leave your opponent standing. Scissors moves, spin moves, fakes, tricks and more. Each soccer move is carefully detailed and taught at match speed and in slow motion. What appears to be complex is made easy for players of all ages and abilities. In this easy to learn session you gets to train using the same dribbling techniques world class players put on their opponents.  Only one session will be available all summer!

June 20-24, 2016, 9-11:00 am

Ages:  6-14+ at Glenloch

Striker School/GK
This immensely popular program sells out every season!  The emphasis of this school is on how to properly strike the soccer ball. The school will be based on attacking methods which will teach every player to solve problems in all areas of the field through developing technical mastery as well as creativity. Items addressed will include but not be limited to striking with the laces, inside/outside of foot, volleys, half-volleys, and side volleys.  Each session begins with body movement exercises designed to move better as an athlete.  Each session ends with a striking game.  Open to players from all clubs and all positions.

This year we are adding goalkeeping training using our goalkeeper staff.  Sessions will teach catching techniques involving fielding low balls, diving, and high balls.  Dealing with breakaways with strikers is a hot topic and will be stressed.  GKs will be placed in activities with field players regularly.  Games at end of each day involve realistic striking and goalkeeping battles.

Striker School 1

June 27-July 1, 9-11:00 am

Ages6-14 years old+ at PAC

Advanced Striker School

This session is offered for those players who either have attended a previous Striker School session or can exhibit the necessary skills in the attacking third.  Sessions are fast paced and get right into the essence of striking quickly.  Players will learn the principles of Functional Training and how to self-train.


Goalkeepers will be pushed to enhance results through proper body movement exercises and introduced to pressure training.  Good technique is encourage to attend this session.


Advanced Striker School/GK

July 18-22, 9-11:00

Ages 6-14+ at PAC


Players Academy


Skills training at the max!  The emphasis is on a series of technical training sessions that are designed to meet the needs of your player’s level of play and individual abilities. This is a highly individual camp taught in an age group appropriate setting and addresses things not normally stressed during normal team training.


July 11-15, 9-11:00 am

Ages: 6-14+ at PAC

“Roby Stahl is one of the best trainers of advanced technique available in the United States today.  His teaching techniques are innovative and his vision concerning the soccer player of tomorrow is refreshing”
Anson Dorrance – Head Women’s Soccer Coach UNC-Chapel Hill
Former US Women’s National Team Coach, World Cup Winners in 1991


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