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'My 2008 NYCFC player enjoyed his week with Coach Rob and the other coaches. He said it was fun and competitive. A lot of times he feels like camps are not competitive enough but this one hit all of his high standards! Thank you again to the coaches and staff for a wonderful experience.' (Dad of Ethan Garay, 2008)

“My three, soccer-loving boys have attended multiple area camps over the years and FTSA is by far the best.  The coaches are experienced and dedicated but also make the sessions fun and enjoyable for the kids.  Most importantly, the end result is a stronger set of skills and understanding of the game”. 

Nicholas Baum  - 16, MKA, New Jersey Stallions
William Baum – 11, New Jersey Stallions, Glen Ridge Travel
Andrew Baum – 11, Goalkeeper, New Jersey Stallions, Glen Ridge Travel

'Boris had a very positive experience in your camp last summer. He would regularly talk about aspects of the camp that he felt impacted his game and looked to apply it into his next practice or game. He felt he had plenty of one on one attention from the coaches as well. 
Overall great camaraderie and really hoping it will take place again this summer.' (Dad of Boris Florio, 2006)

'Alex always look forward to the First Touch Soccer Academy camps.  As it is club-neutral, it allows him to play with great players from all over NJ and the coaching is top-notch.  Coach Reese, who leads the goal-keeper camp, provides for a challenging and exhaustive day, but Alex always leaves the field with a smile.  Would recommend FTSA to any parent that wants their child to advance to the next level while having a good time.' (Dad of Alex Provost, 2007 GK)

'Rob Leather and his team are able to achieve the perfect balance between hard work, technical training and fun.  Even last summer during the pandemic, Rob was able to execute a safe and well-needed outlet for all of the athletes.  Our son always enjoys his time at Rob's camps and I would highly recommend First Touch Soccer Academy to any parent who is looking for a positive experience for their son or daughter.' (Dad of Ryan Decter, 2007)

'Gavin had an amazing time and the competition was everything we could have hoped for during last years camps. We are definitely looking forward to doing it again....We will save the dates!' (Dad of Gavin DeHart, 2008)

'Both Christian and Alessia enjoyed last summer’s elite soccer camp.  
As a parent, I liked the fact that it was high level training and my kids had fun being there. Each day I picked them up, they had smiles on their faces and stories to share. They are looking forward to hopefully attending the high school camp this summer.' (Mom of Christian Cerulo, 2005 and Alessia Cerulo, 2007)

'My 13 year old son (2005) loved the summer training camp! The coaching was top notch and in just one week his skills improved dramatically. My son enjoyed being on the field with players of all ages and skill levels and really benefitted from the small coach/player ratio. Coach Leather keeps things running smoothly and the vibe on the field is truly professional. Looking forward to next summer!' (Mom of Teddy Krenteras) 

'My boys, ages 12 (2007) and 9 (2010), have been attending First Touch Soccer Summer Camp for 4 years and they absolutely love it.  All the coaches there have a high soccer IQ, a passion for soccer, and are great with kids at all ages and skill level. They are excited to learn something new, and it’s the perfect training that will help them get ready for their fall soccer season.  Highly recommend this camp.' (Mom of Chris and Luke Cabrera)

I have 5 daughters involved in soccer ranging from college player to 2nd grader. First touch is my favorite camp. Rob Leather is hands on and very accessible. His staff is top notch. The are demanding but make it very fun. They have plenty of coaches so my kids get a lot of attention. The facilities at MKA are second to none. I have been around youth soccer and camps for longer than I care to admit and my kids like this camp the best!! (Dad of Christine, Savannah, and Lauren Belcuore)

‘FTSA summer camp was an amazing experience for our son!  The communication was superb, great facilities and the coaching staff were very professional, while making the camp fun for every player.’ Tim Keegan (Dad of Braedan Keegan, 2008)

‘Run by a fantastic crew with superb organization and attention-to-detail, FTS camp was a perfect balance of making sure kids have fun but are challenged technically. My son loved it!’ John James (Dad of Logan James, 2008)

‘From my son directly "Best camp ever!!" He wanted me to cancel this coming week's camp and continue on with first touch and was disappointed when he heard it was a one week camp and it is now over and he needed to wait till next summer’ Erkument Tokat (Dad of Akif Tokat, 2011)

‘I would highly recommend Rob and his staff for any soccer player looking to improve their skills, ball handling and awareness of the game. My son has been coached by Rob and I have seen huge improvements to his game. Not only is Rob firm with his players but he combines it with fun and enjoyment at the same time. My son comes home smiling, excited and ready to show me what he has learned every time. Rob has a great background in coaching with all age groups and his results are phenomenal.’ Jim Vannote (Dad of AJ Vannote, 2007)

‘A great camp for kids AND parents.  For kids, the instruction and facilities were equal to the best I have seen.  My son came home excited (and exhausted) every day.  For parents, the best communication of any soccer program we have participated in, before camp started and every day during and/or after camp.  Looking forward to next Summer!’ Mark Salamon (Dad of Tomer Salamon, 2005)


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