Summer camps in the USA, especially sports camps, are wildly popular. Every year, students from all over the world travel to the United States to improve their athletic skills at summer sports camps. Why is the USA such a popular destination for sports camps?
In the states, athletic success is important and can help students get into prestigious universities. Colleges in the U.S. recognize the role of sports in building character and ultimately developing successful young adults, and athletic success plays a role in the college admission process in the USA.
That’s why students are encouraged to develop their athletic talent while continuing their education through high school (secondary school) and beyond. That’s also why the United States is home to some of the best sports facilities in the world and produces some of the world’s most successful athletes. Needless to say, summer camps in the USA feature some of the best sports programs in the world.
Here are some of the most important benefits of attending a sports camp in the USA this summer:
- Quality training
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Qualified coaches
- Experience a new culture
- Meet other international students from around the world who share your passion
- English language immersion
- Excursions to U.S. cities
- Great stories to tell your friends back home!
Check out some of the best sport programs and summer camps in the USA.
Soccer summer camps in the USA
We know what you’re thinking… but soccer has actually become quite popular in the USA in recent years. Soccer is the third most-played team sport just behind basketball and American football. Soccer is also the second fastest-growing sport in the U.S. right behind lacrosse. Not to mention, soccer has always been a popular women’s sport in the U.S. The American women’s national team is considered the most successful women’s soccer team in the world with three Women’s World Cup titles including the first ever Women’s World Cup in 1991.
Additionally, youth soccer in the USA is wildly popular. As of 2006, the U.S. was the #1 country in the world for participation in youth soccer, with 3.9 million American youths (2.3 million boys and 1.6 million girls) registered with U.S. Soccer. Among girls, the U.S. has more registered players than all other countries combined. Girls, have you considered attending a soccer camp in the USA? Check out these options for boys and girls.
The IMG Florida soccer summer camps in the USA are high-performance camps where students train for 5 hours a day and work on technique, tactics and strategy, mental toughness, position training, and physical fitness. The ratio of boys to girls tends to be around 50% at the IMG Florida soccer camps, making them a great choice for girls. The IMG academy also offers ESL classes for students who speak English as a second language and need extra practice as they integrate into American culture. Speaking of American culture, each weekend, students at the camp travel to new cities, theme parks, etc. to experience complete cultural immersion and get to know their fellow campers. They accept students from 10 – 18 years old. Are you interested in intensive soccer training and a chance to experience American culture is Florida?
Are you a fan of FC Barcelona? Did you know that there’s an official FC Barcelona training program and youth academy in Arizona, USA? That’s right. The academy is open year round. Academy students train with official FC Barcelona soccer coaches and compete in the most competitive league in the USA setting them up for opportunities to play in U.S. colleges. Every summer, the academy hosts soccer camp programs to give students from all around the world the chance to experience life as a student at the academy. Would you like to receive professional style training with official FC Barcelona coaches? They accept students between 10 and 17 years old.
Tennis summer camps in the USA
The United States has produced some of the world’s greatest tennis players including John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Chris Evert and Billie Jean King – are all regarded as legends of the game.
Are you familiar with the Davis Cup? Well, the Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis, and it began because an American student at Harvard University, Dwight F. Davis, decided to challenge the British to a tennis tournament. The tournament took place in 1900 in Boston, Massachusetts, and five years later, the tournament had already gained popularity around the world. And, don’t forget, the USA is also home to one of the most popular tournaments in tennis – the U.S. Open Grand Slam Tournament.
Some of the best tennis players in the world have trained in the USA. Would you like to be one of them? Check out these prestigious tennis summer camps in the USA.
The IMG Florida Tennis Academy is recognized around the world as one of the greatest tennis school. Fortunately, the academy offers summer tennis camps for talented tennis players looking to fine-tune their technique with some of the greatest young tennis players and trainers in the world. In fact, due to the high-profile nature of the IMG World sports programs, athletes from more than 100 different countries pass through its facilities each year. Students are trained according to the Bollettieri method, where they practice their technique and tactics as well as their physical and mental skills to become well-rounded, competitive tennis players. The academy enjoys excellent weather all year round making it the perfect summer camp destination. The camps accept students from 8 – 18 years old. Would you like a chance to train with the best of the best?
Golf summer camps in the USA
No country in the world has more golf courses than the USA – more than 17,000. About 25 million people in the United States play golf. That’s 8% of the population. Needless to say, many great golf champions were born and trained in the USA including Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickleson and Tom Watson. As of 2017, nine of the top 10 all-time major Championship winners were born in the States. Would you like to train with the world’s most passionate golfers? Check out these golf summer camps in the USA.
The IMG Golf Camp in Florida, USA offers a mix of fun, entertaining activities and golf training so students can enjoy their summer vacation and improve their golf skills at the same time. During training, students work on their technique as well as physical and mental conditioning. Coaches at camp utilize the latest golf technology including the modern V1 Pro Video System, a software that allows them to analyze and correct the students’ technique. Students can also sign up for a more intensive package called the “Total Athlete” package. The “Total Athlete” package includes an extra hour per day of seminars and workshops designed to take the their game to the next level. Topics might include nutrition, mental strength, speed, visual acuity, or leadership training. International students can also combine their training with English languages classes for an even richer experience in the USA. They accept boys and girls from 8 to 18 years old. Would you like to train at the IMG Golf Camp in Florida?
With great competitive sports culture, state-of-the-art facilities, and prestigious summer camp options, the USA is the perfect location for summer sports camps. Are you interested in living an unforgettable international travel experience while practicing your favorite sport and meeting other international students from all around the world? Click the button below and write us a short message. Tell us what camp you’re interested in, and we’ll send you a personalized quote.