Kids experience soccer in a new way with Golden Boot

McLean-based Golden Boot Soccer has been a leader in youth soccer skill development and fun for nearly 30 years, and this summer they’re bringing their popular summer camps back to Arlington.

Their half-day and full-day programs for ages 5 to 13 combine positive, professional trainers with engaging activities and challenges, often featuring their signature cogno-technical approach.

“Cognitive training is a fancy way of saying we train the body and brain together,” says Golden Boot president and founder Tamir Linhart.

Tamir Linhart

“Our specialized curriculum improves soccer intelligence, reaction time, decision-making, situational awareness, and memory, while also developing technical skills such as passing, receiving, dribbling and finishing. The result is players who are always thinking ahead and are able to make positive and intelligent decisions on the field.”

Cognitive training is folded into each Golden Boot session, using innovative and creative activities appropriate to each level.

This summer, parents can register through the Arlington County camp catalog for a variety of Golden Boot camps at Williamsburg Middle School the weeks of July 22-26 and July 29-August 2. The first week will feature Lil’ Boots (ages 5-6), Ball Mastery (ages 7-8), and Positive Touch Footskills (ages 9-13), while the second week will feature Lil’ Boots and Ball Mastery, plus Art of Scoring Goals for ages 9-13. These camps will include indoor access, giving players air-conditioned breaks throughout the day.

“We plan our schedules with kids’ needs in mind,” explains Linhart.

In addition to Arlington, Golden Boot has more camps planned in McLean, Vienna, Fairfax and Burke, including special camps for travel players, a VIP week featuring college and professional coaches, an international week focused on Italian pro clubs, and morning Lil’ Boots Juniors camps for ages 3-4.

If there’s one thing that’s constant at Golden Boot, it’s their commitment to innovation and growth.