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Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Newsletter

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the FIFA World Cup is drawing closer. That can only mean one thing; we are getting close to summer time! Here at the US Sports Institute (USSI) we have lots happening in preparation for an exciting summer of sports. Below you’ll find a few paragraphs detailing all that’s been happening with us.


The 2014 FIFA World Cup is going to be hosted in Brazil this summer, and although the build up may have been mired by controversy now with less than 30 days to go the excitement around the office is palpable. Who do you think will win perhaps the most coveted trophy in international sports? FIFA rankings have a top 4 comprised of Spain, Germany, Portugal and Brazil. Many would say they are the safe-bets, but when it comes to knock-out soccer you just never know. The FIFA World Cup runs from June 12th through July 13th. You can find the FIFA World Cup website here.

FIFA World Cup 2014 Emblem


Every year our summer camps host almost 20’000 kids over thousands of locations across the East Coast. It is the busiest and most exciting time of the year! Our staff are working hard to prepare all of the facilities, resources and equipment for what will be an amazing summer of sport where we will be hosting multiple different camps, classes and clinics for different sports. Ranging from our week long multi-sport camps all the way to one-on-one Tennis lessons! To find out more, click here, where you can search for the perfect summer activities.

Kids & Staff at a USSI Summer Camp!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

School's Out... I Need A Camp!

So your child's school has a holiday, teacher convention or a break, and you have to find something to keep them entertained. Good news folks! The US Sports Institute runs School's Out Camps on most major holidays, spring break, and all through the summer!

We provide fun, educational and exciting sports camps for your 5 to 14 year old, whether they are keen to play lots of different sports, or just soccer.

What's better than sending your child to one of our camps, to run around, play sport, make friends and have the time of their lives? Nothing!

For more information on our School's Out Camps, click here and discover what your child could be playing next time he or she are out of class!

Sport Classes for Preschoolers

"My child is in preschool and wants to learn sport, what classes do you offer for 2, 3, 4 or 5 year olds?"

This is a question we get asked a lot! Most children love to run around and play from a very young age, but sometimes just playing sport with their big brother or sister in the back yard isn’t enough.

Here at the US Sports Institute, we offer a fun, safe and educational environment where your two, three, four or five year old can play sport with other children, and be taught the FUNdamentals of soccer, lacrosse, hockey, basketball, golf and T-Ball by qualified and enthusiastic coaches!

Our Squirts programs are offered all over New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania all year round, and many more States in the summer. Designed specifically for preschoolers, these classes are the best introduction to sport for your little one.

But don’t just take our word for it, have a look for yourselves!

How To Pick The Perfect Summer Sports Camp

Are you confused as to what summer camp will be best for your child? Too many different sports on offer? Well the US Sports Institute is here to help!

We have created a 'How To' guide to help you select the perfect summer camp for your child. If your child is aged 2 to 14, and wants to learn or play a variety of sports, then USSI has a wide range of summer camps open to you.

Our sport camps are week long, and typically run Monday through Friday during the summer. But how do you know which one is is the one for you?

We have devised an easy step-by-step system to guide you towards the summer camp that best suits you and your child. No more scrolling, no more searching, just a simple way to choose the best USSI summer camp experience possible!

Making Sport Fun for 3-5 Year Olds

Regardless of age, we all indulge in activities and hobbies based on our interests, based on things that we enjoy. More over, those who choose to participate in sport throughout their lives do so because they have had positive experiences within sport. Therefore, it is a common acknowledgement amongst coaches and professionals alike that the primary focus for youth sport should be fun. So how do we make sport enjoyable for young children; how do we make it fun?

Before introducing any sport to a young child, the equipment they play with should be considered. Using developmentally appropriate equipment will make it easier for children to be successful in sport. Many sporting organizations and departments now recognize the need for specially designed equipment for kids, and are utilizing it within their programs. For example, in soccer smaller balls, fields and nets are all used; in basketball backboards lowered; and in baseball young children use a tee. Ultimately, if children experience greater success and less frustration, it will lead to greater enjoyment!