Empire United Soccer Academy

Empire Stallions Pro Camp

Empire Stallions Pro-Academy Camp 

We are very excited to bring a special soccer event for high level soccer players to WNY this summer: The Empire Stallions Pro-Academy Camp!  

The staff of this camp is made up of soccer coaches who work for the youth academies of the Dutch professional soccer clubs Ajax Amsterdam and PEC Zwolle.  This camp is designed for premier and academy players only, age 12 through 17, birth years 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005. 

This is an ideal opportunity for ambitious youth soccer players who are looking to be challenged and want to experience being trained by top professionals from one of the most revered soccer countries in the world, The Netherlands.  

Since the late 1960’s, the Dutch have been a key player in international soccer. They played, for example, in three World Cup finals, and won the Euros in 1988. Clubs such as Ajax Amsterdam , Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven won Champions League trophies, World Cups for club teams, and many other European trophies. Dutch players such as Cruijff, Van Hanegem, Van Basten, Rijkaard, Gullit, Bergkamp, Van Persie, Van Nistelrooy, Sneijder, Robben and currently De Ligt, Van Dijk and Frenkie De Jong are legendary names in world football. 

The Dutch accomplished all these successes with their own specific style of soccer, Total Football. A style that has been admired all over the globe.  

In the Netherlands, the training of young football players takes center stage and the youth academies of the pro-academies are the breeding grounds of Dutch football. Central within the clubs is the style of play and training. Dutch academies all strive to keep the way of playing soccer recognisable; attractive, offensive-minded, creative, fast, fair and preferably far away from the own goal on the opponents’ half.

At the Empire Stallions Pro Academy Camp all players will experience how it would be to play for a Dutch youth academy.  The focus is on technical, tactical, physical and mental development. The players will be exposed to an intensive training environment that is perfectly suited for those who are serious about fulfilling their potential. 

During every training session, the staff will cover one of the four phases of the game; attacking, transition from attacking to defending, defending, and transition from defending to attacking.  When the phase is ‘attacking’ and the topic of the session Building Up From the Back, training will start with specific passing activities that work on the basic technical skills and tactical principles that are needed for building up. These initial activities will be followed by game related activities, small and large games that relate to the topic and the Dutch style of play. This step by step approach, will ensure that players improve their COMPLETE GAME.

This Empire Stallions Pro-Academy camp is open to premier and academy players only. Players who do not play premier or academy soccer, but feel that they are of the premier/academy level and want to participate in this camp, need to contact our Empire Stallions Boys Director Rudy Pompert at Ruud.pompert@gmail.com.  Also for any other questions regarding the camp, contact Rudy Pompert. 

Registration fee $299

Link to sign up:Camp registration