Soccer in German is Fussball! And putting Fussball and German together is absolutely Wunderbar!

Waldsee, the German Language Village of Concordia Language Villages and Auf Ballhöhe, a German youth soccer organization, are cooperating to offer German Soccer Adventure Day Camp. Germany is a world-class soccer powerhouse with seven World Cup and European Cup Championships.

At the day camp, German and American coaches will share this winning tradition with our campers by engaging them in the same training German kids receive, and by introducing the campers to the German language and culture.

German Soccer Adventure Day Camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6-15. Participants will be grouped first by age and then by level of play. Through creative obstacle courses, relays, drills, small side play and full field games, the focus is on lots of PLAY and FUN! Each participant will receive a Waldsee soccer club t-shirt and a German soccer ball. Lunch is included.

As players focus on their soccer skills they will also explore the German language and the role of soccer in Germany and Europe. Participants will get a chance to earn a “German Soccer Federation/McDonalds Soccer Badge” and will receive a certificate and insignia upon completion of the program.

German language is fun, easy and irrevocably intertwined with American culture, education and trade! Even the U.S. National Soccer Team is coached by a German —Jürgen Klinsmann! Germany is the economic, education and scientific center of Europe and knowing German can open up amazing opportunities for American kids. German also helps you with your English—English is a Germanic language. The German Soccer Adventure Day Camp is a great summer enrichment program offering both physical and mental activity, and an easy entry into foreign language. No previous knowledge of German (or soccer) is required.

This is how language was meant to be taught: in the exciting context of the world’s most popular game!

Sample Daily Schedule

Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Time Activity
9 a.m. Arrival; Group Warm-ups and Initiative Games
9:45 a.m. First Training Sessions
10:45 a.m. Break - German Store and Cafe Open
11:15 a.m. Second Training Session
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Break - Team Strategies and Tactics
1:45 p.m. Third Training Session and Game
3:15 p.m. Prepare for Pick Up
3:30 p.m. Leave for the Day

 

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