Avon Old Farms
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Avon Old Farms School

Avon, CT

Camp Dates

August 2nd – 5th, 2021

Overnight Camp – $649

Extended Day Camp – $529 (9am-8:30pm)

Open to boys from the ages of 8-16 (**Portions of the camp will be co-ed**)

Revolution Soccer is excited to announce the overnight boys soccer camp experience at Avon Old Farms this summer! Located just outside of Hartford, CT this site is the perfect location for camp! Avon boasts tremendous facilities including great dorm living, an all-you-can-eat dining hall and several fields (both grass and turf). All campers will work on their individual technical skills and positional training, learn team concepts and scrimmage daily.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your game this summer at Avon Old Farms!

Camp Director

Mike Pilger
Mike PilgerHead Men's Soccer Coach, Trinity College

Michael Pilger begins his 17th season as head coach of the Trinity College men’s soccer team in 2020, having guided the Bantams to the NESCAC Championship Tournament in seven of the last 13 years.  The Bantams posted one of the best seasons in the team’s history in 2011 with an 11-5-3 record and the program’s first NESCAC Finals appearance, as Trinity reached the NCAA Second Round for the first time since 1997. Pilger, named the NESCAC Coach of the Year in both 2007 and 2011, possesses a 234-185-48 record in 29 seasons as an NCAA Division III head coach. He is 93-122-25 in 17 years at Trinity including an 85-84-21 mark over the last 13 autumns.  Trinity battled through an injury-plagued 2019 season with a 1-13-1 overall record and 0-10 mark in NESCAC play but is poised for a rebound with a talented and youthful roster.  The Bantams enjoyed a successful season in the classroom  with eight players collecting NESCAC All-Academic recognition in 2019-20.

Also a physical education instructor at the College, Pilger came to Trinity from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and the Cleveland Crunch of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), where he coached in 2003 and 2002-03, respectively, after highly successful stints as head coach at the University of Rochester and Kenyon College.  Pilger coached the Kenyon men’s soccer team from 1988-1991, leading the squad to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in 1990 and 1991. He was selected as the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1991, and the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year in 1990 after leading Kenyon to a perfect 18-0 regular season.  Pilger guided the Rochester men’s soccer program to University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship titles and NCAA Tournament bids in 1993, 1995, and 1997 and to ECAC Championship titles in 1994 and 2000. He was selected as the UAA Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1997 and the NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year in 1995. Pilger posted records of 57-13-3 at Kenyon and 84-51-19 at Rochester in a total of 13 seasons.

Pilger is a 1982 graduate of Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, where he was an all-conference and an all-New England player throughout his career. He went on to play professionally and semi-professionally for six years. He has also been an assistant track and field coach at Trinity.

Each camper will;

  • receive a Revolution Soccer Camp Reversible
  • develop their technical skills and tactical knowledge
  • participate in camp games with a chance to win prizes
  • compete amongst their peers in small sided games and camp scrimmages
  • experience the overnight accommodations and take part in evening dorm activities
  • be given the opportunity to work with college coaches and players all week long!
  • most importantly, HAVE FUN

Daily Schedule:
7:00am – Wake Up
7:30am – Breakfast
8:45am – Commuters Arrive
9:00am – Daily Theme Workshop
9:30am – 11:30am Tactical Skills & Position Training
11:30am – Cool Down & Extra Help
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Spike Ball, Frisbee & Recess Games
2:30pm-4:30pm – Small Sided Game// Strategy & Game Concept Training
4:30pm-5:00pm – Extra Help & Talent Show Practice/ Scavenger Hunt / Dorm Games
5:00pm – Dinner
6:00- Mandatory Rest
6:45pm-8:30pm – Soccer Scrimmages/ Team Based Drills
8:30pm – Optional Play the Coaches + Showers
8:30pm – Commuter Dismissal
9:30pm – Dorm Games and Socializing/ Evening Meetings
10:30pm Lights Out

elow is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cameras, iPods/iPads, etc. Cell phones are allowed in the dorms and dining areas, but not on the field during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All items will be the responsibility of the camper. Revolution Soccer and its camp staff are not responsible for lost, stolen or forgotten items.

  • Health Form
  • Soccer Shoes (Indoor & Outdoor), Shin Guards, Soccer Socks, goalie gloves (If needed)
  • Off-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
  • Athletic Sneakers
  • Sunscreen
  • Linens (Twin XL)
  • Blanket/Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Portable Fan

Check In: 12pm – 1pm for both commuters and overnight campers. Tip for Extended Day Campers is to come at 12:30pm. First meal is Dinner. Check-in location will be at the overnight dorm.

Check Out: Parents are invited to attend final scrimmages that begin with warm-ups at 9:00am. The last meal is breakfast. Check-out will occur back at the dorms between 11:00 – 12:00pm. Commuters can exit camp from the field – please make sure you check out with a staff person first.

Overview

At Revolution Soccer Camps, you’ll receive individualized soccer training through a superior curriculum regardless your age or ability level. We want young soccer players to improve in every aspect of their game; our camps put a focus on individual skill development while incorporating drills and scrimmages which emphasize teamwork.

Daily Skill Breakdown

  • Footwork & Ball Control
    • Dynamic Warm up
    • Agility & Ball Control
  • Technical Skills Training
    • Shooting, Passing & First Touch
  • Tactical Skill Training
    • Focus on Field Awareness & Position Specific Training
  • Game Based Learning
    • Competition- Small Sided Games & Camp Scrimmages

Soccer Staff

  • Low Camper to Coach Ratio
  • Groups based off of age & ability level
  • Fun, energetic and experienced staff