Frequently Asked Questions
I think my child might be too good / not good enough for this camp. Is it really for all abilities?
Yes, absolutely. During coaching sessions the coaches will set challenging but realistic goals for each player. During the matches we encourage teamwork and cooperation. We offer both soccer camps for players of all abilities and developmental camps for players who may play for clubs and are seeking more technical development practices.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Each child should wear clothes appropriate for playing soccer (including, but not limited to, soccer uniforms) and footwear appropriate for the venue (outdoor boots for artificial field turf). Sneakers can be worn if the child does not own a pair of soccer boots. All players must be wearing shin pads to play. Children also need to bring a water bottle and some snacks (fruit is great!) and it’s also a good idea to pack a jumper and/or jacket in case the weather gets cold or wet. Unfortunately we do not provide lunch for players, with this in mind please bring a packed lunch.
What happens if it’s raining?
The camp will continue. We will do everything we can to make the camp day go ahead, in case of extremely bad weather players will be moved to Riverbank state park to take shelter, activities will be provided for players.
What time should I drop off / pick up my child for camp?
All camp participants should arrive at least a quarter of an hour before the scheduled start so that they are ready for the start of camp. Parents should arrive promptly to pick up their children and are welcome to come a little early to watch the matches and the closing assembly. Parents/guardians will be responsible to sign in and sign out players every day of the camp.
Are there special awards and competitions on the final day of camp?
Yes! Every camp finishes with individual skills competitions and a tournament on the last day of camp, where the participants get a chance to show off the skills they’ve learnt during the week. The camp ends with an awards ceremony, where every participant receives a certificate and a medal. We encourage all families to come along and attend the closing ceremony on the final day.
Who are the coaches at Chelsea FC/FC Harlem Soccer Camp?
We are pleased to announce that coaches from Chelsea Football Club Foundation London England will oversee the Soccer Camps and are actively involved in the day-to-day training of the campers. In addition, coaches and volunteers from FC Harlem will also be in attendance to supply support for each camp.
How do I make an online payment?
Payments online are completed through a secured PayPal platform. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
What is the cancellation policy?
No refunds once registered – Unless a recognised valid reason is given (eg. injury) and sufficient proof is provided (eg. Doctor’s note).
What age is the Soccer Camps for?
Chelsea FC and FC Harlem Soccer camps are geared toward children ages 6 to 12. The camp is for boys and girls of all abilities and will be split into three groups of 12 players, these groups will be working within a two year age band. This follows our safeguarding policy.
What are the ratio’s coach/player?
1 coach for every 12 players, we have very limited numbers on each camp (36 total players) If the camps get fully subscribed unfortunately we will not be able to accept you onto the course.
The practice field, is it natural or artificial grass?
The field is artificial turf, please ensure you bring the correct footwear.
Is lunch included in the camp cost?
Lunch is not included in the camp cost. It is the parent/guardian responsibility to provide a packed lunch.
What will happen if my child gets injured during the camp?
Injuries are unfortunately a part of contact and collision sports such as soccer. All of our staff are fully first aid qualified and will treat them accordingly.
Does my child need to bring his or her own water?
A water station will be placed on the field and water will always be available for the campers. However, we strongly encourage all our campers to bring their own water bottle to help reduce the environmental impact of throwing away paper cups after each trip to the water jugs. These bottles can be refilled throughout the day.
My child is a goalkeeper. Will you have goalkeeper coaches for his or her specialized training?
Unfortunately we do not provide specialized goalkeeper training, the field players are trained together with the goalkeepers throughout the day, however goalkeepers will then be able to play in goal during small sided games and tournaments in the afternoons. Our staff will always give advice and help to goalkeepers throughout the camp.
Will I receive notification that I've been accepted into the camp?
Yes, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately following registration. If you haven't received a confirmation email, please email us at email@example.com so we can begin investigating the problem..