International Development Festivals

About The IDF Program

  • Organized as a 4-day residential sleep away festival or non-residential regional event
  • Players receive and participate in technical and tactical coaching sessions delivered by a different professional club coach each day
  • Interactive player development and Character of Champions workshops
  • A quality games program each day where players are observed by Next Gen USA staff and visiting professional club coaches

    WHY YOUR CHILD SHOULD PARTICIPATE AND LEARN WITH NEXT GEN USA

    • To play with the best players and learn from world-class coaches from top international academies in Europe and South America
    • To participate in technical and tactical sessions with a pro-club coach from a different country each day
    • Potential to earn an invitation to train at an international pro-club academy
    • Opportunity to be chosen to go on a Next Gen USA Select Squad tour to Europe or South America
    • End of Summer Free Games Festival for players selected by pro-club coaches

    For More Information

    Boys Program:
    Jeff Bookman - jeff@nextgenusa.org

    Girls Program:
    Graham Abercrombie - graham@nextgenusa.org

     
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    Regional Festivals

    Now available in 

    • Pitman, NJ
    • Massapequa, NY
    • Council Bluffs, IA
    • Lawrenceville, NJ
    • Brooklandville, MD

    Residential Festivals

    Now available in 

    • Historic Dodgertown - Vero Beach, FL
    • Lake George Region - Fort Ann, NY

    Next Gen Youth Development Philosophy

    To inspire, educate and empower the most promising young players nominated by their clubs, or scouted via the Next Gen network. To provide world-class coaching, in a club-neutral, pressure-free environment, which challenges each player to reach their potential both on and off the field. This holistic player development program is designed to meet the needs of each individual by continually providing age-appropriate, progressive challenges and learning experiences. 

    - Jeff Bookman
    Next GEN USA TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    Former Chelsea Academy Coach & Head of International Youth Development for Chelsea