Camp Director

Jeff Bookman

Jeff Bookman has over 50 years of playing and coaching experience at the highest levels of the game in the UK. As a schoolboy he played for Arsenal, before joining his beloved Chelsea where he played regularly in the Youth and Reserve teams. While still at school, Jeff also had the honour of captaining the England U18 National Schoolboys Team.

Although not making it as a pro, Jeff played for many years at the highest level of semi-pro soccer with clubs including, Barnet and Ilford FC where he played in the last-ever Amateur Cup Final to be played at Wembley stadium.

When he retired from playing, Jeff quickly rose through the coaching ranks and became a UEFA A license coach, before progressing to an English FA Coach Educator. On achieving this status, Jeff was the first appointed coach of the David Beckham Academy when it opened in London, and was recruited to return to Chelsea FC as Head Coach of the U-13 Academy team. He remained at Chelsea Academy for 10 years, and in the final year became the Head of International Youth Technical Development, where he travelled to the United States to oversee the growth and development of Chelsea’s affiliate partner clubs.

During this time, Jeff also founded the online coaching resource, Inside Soccer, which meant him traveling the world to work with major clubs including Inter Milan, Sporting Lisbon, Ajax, Flamengo, Santos, Boca Juniors, River Plate and Valencia. It also meant him introducing many of these club coaches to grassroots clubs in the USA & Canada – a project which he still continues to this day.

The rapid rise and growth of the game in the United States lured Jeff to leave Chelsea and remain in the USA for eight years, during which time he became the Technical Director of New York Soccer Club, working alongside Claudio Reyna, the former National Technical Director, before co-founding his own player development program, Next Gen USA.

Family ties eventually led Jeff to return to the UK, where he is now semi-retired, but working as a consultant to pass on a lifetime’s knowledge and experience of working alongside some of the world’s most talented youth development coaches.

Paris Saint-Germain

MOHAMMED Saadaoui

UEFA 'A’ License coach, Mohamed has been eight seasons as Coach for the French top club side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Mohamed also has a Sports Science Degree as well as a Master’s Degree in Economy and Law.
Blackburn Rovers

Katie Quinlan

Katie was a player for Reading FC Women, before becoming a coach with Chelsea and Everton FC Ladies Academies. She went on to be Technical Director and Women’s Head Coach at Blackburn Rovers FC.
Madureira EC

Felipe Arantes

Felipe Arantes was Head Coach of Botofogo U17-23 program, before moving to become Head of Vasco Youth Academy International program. Currently, he is the U20 Coach at Madureira EC of Rio de Janeiro. Madureira EC competes in Campeonato Carioca, the top tier of the Rio de Janeiro state football league.

KEY FEATURES

  • For Academy and Rep level players only
  • Players train every day with a Professional Coach from a different club and country
  • Every day is a different topic combined with Skills Challenges, Small-Sided-Games and associated Character development workshops
  • Goalkeeper-specific sessions
  • Final Day Tournament
  • Most Improved Player & Character awards per group
  • Players get Verbal Evaluation from Professional Coaches
  • Blue Devils coaches will support International coaches on-field

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Half-Day Camps

Monday July 25 – Thursday July 28 2022

Monday – Thursday (4-day camp)
Morning session 9:00am -12:30pm
Afternoon session 2:00pm -5:30pm

Age groups:
Morning – Boys and Girls born in 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013
Afternoon – Boys and Girls born in 2006 / 2007 / 2008 /2009

Cost:
$395 + HST

Location:
Oakville, On

TYPICAL DAILY PROGRAM

MORNING CAMP

  • 8:30am Arrival & Registration

  • 9:00am Field Session 1: Technical/ Tactical session with International Coaches

  • 10:15am Mid-morning snack break

  • 10:30am Skills Challenge in own groups: winners play the coaches

  • 11:00am Field Session 2: Small-sided-games in groups with International coaches

  • 11:50am Cool Down

  • 12:00 pm Character workshop

  • 12:30 pm Dispersal

REGISTER

AFTERNOON CAMP

  • 1:30pm Arrival & Registration

  • 2:00pm Field Session 1: Technical/ Tactical session with International Coaches

  • 3:15pm Mid-morning snack break

  • 3:30pm Skills Challenge in own groups: winners play the coaches

  • 4:00pm Field Session 2: – Small-sided-games in groups with International coaches

  • 4:50pm Cool Down

  • 5:00 pm Character workshop

  • 5:30 pm Dispersal

REGISTER

We’d love to hear from you.

Need more info? Questions? Please contact us:

Kim Ashton

Phone: Phone: (289) 273-0119 EXT 502 (between 9am and 5pm only)

admin@bluedevils.ca