1.) What makes a New York Red Bulls camp unique?
New York Red Bull soccer camps are the only camps throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania that are operated directly by a professional soccer team. All camp programs have been specifically designed by professional soccer experts to meet the needs of youth soccer players of all ages and abilities. Additionally, all campers get the opportunity to attend a Red Bulls match at Red Bull Arena free of charge.
2.) What can I expect from a Red Bulls camp?
The New York Red Bulls philosophy is: Create a fun and challenging environment where players have the opportunity to learn.
The Red Bulls operate a building block approach to player development. At a young age, mastery of the ball is vital for a child’s future development. Players follow a path focused on technique and skill development and, as competency increases, tactical elements are introduced. Within each building block, an extensive curriculum is offered. For more details on the “Building Blocks of Player Development” please click here.
3.) How do I register for a camp program?
All camp registrations are taken online at redbullsacademy.com. In a few instances (such as with parks and recreation departments) it is possible to register directly with the sponsoring organization.
By registering online you get immediate confirmation that your registration has been accepted. Additionally, we are able to easily collect important medical information prior to the week of camp. Payment can be made online via MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.
4.) Are there camps for players of all ages and abilities?
Yes, the Red Bulls offer the following camp programs:
Mini Kick Camp
- Level: Beginner
- Ages: 5-6
Skills Camp (Recreation and Competitive)
- Level: Beginner to Intermediate
- Ages: 5-14
- Level: All Levels
- Ages: 8-18
Regional Development School (RDS)
- Level: Advanced
- Ages: 8-14
- Level: Advanced
- Ages: 9-15
5.) How are players grouped at camp?
Players are grouped based on both age and ability levels. Group allocation is reviewed at the end of each camp day and players may be moved accordingly to ensure they are in the correct environment and constantly being challenged.
6.) Are players supervised at all times?
Absolutely. Camper health and safety is our number one priority. We follow a strict safety policy that ensures that there is always an adequate number of camper supervisors at all times. We also ensure that each camper is always signed in and signed out of camp by an approved adult.
10.) Is there a set check-in and check-out location and procedure?
Once you reach the entrance to the facility where the camp is taking place, please make your way to the main field area and you will see Red Bulls coaches. On the first day there will be a designated check-in area. After the first day, campers will go straight to their individual groups. It is important that you ensure your child knows your coaches name and reports to the correct group before you leave.
When picking up campers, we do not allow parents to remain in their car and have campers walk to them. You must park, come to the pick up point to collect your child and sign out
11.) What do I do if I need to pick up my child early?
Please notify your child's coach at morning drop-off and provide them with a written note in order for your child to be ready for you when you arrive. You must personally go to your child’s group, make yourself known to the coach, and collect your child before they can be signed out.
12.) What if I need someone other than myself to pick my child up?
Please provide a signed note with the full name of the person you authorize to pick up your child. This should be given to your child’s coach on the morning of the pick-up. Those individuals will need to bring identification with them each day they come to camp. Please be aware that our staff will not allow any child to be picked up by someone that the child does not recognize.
13.) What clothing should my child wear to camp?
- Your child should bring the following items to camp:
- Soccer shin pads
- Soccer footwear
- Soccer clothing
- Water bottle or cooler
- A light snack (For full day camps, a packed lunch)
- Insect repellent