Soccer – Performance & Skill Mini-Training Camps – Winter 2017/2018

September 11th, 2017

TTR Performance/Velocity Sports Performance is excited to announce a unique training opportunity this winter for soccer players ages 12-18 to improve their soccer specific skills and physical abilities.  Our performance staff has teamed up with Mario Vega and Vega Soccer to offer two 6-week mini-training camps.

Training sessions will take place on Friday evenings from 7-9 pm at our state-of-the-art indoor training facility located in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Each 2-hour session includes 1 hour of soccer-specific skill development with professional soccer coach, Mario Vega, and 1 hour of performance training with the expert staff of TTR Performance.  Participants in this program can expect to improve individual technical soccer skills, improve athletic performance abilities, and properly prepare themselves to reduce the likelihood of injuries.

The cost for each mini-camp is $225.  The first mini-camp begins December 1, 2017 and runs through January 12, 2018.  The second mini-camp begins January 26, 2018 and runs through March 2, 2018.

Registration:

Registration for the mini-camps are being handled by Vega Soccer and space is limited to 30 players per camp.  Simply e-mail: info@vegasoccer.com or call 609.346.5587 to reserve your spot.

Who is Mario Vega?

Mario Vega (Owner, Director of Coaching) has 20 years of experience as a soccer trainer, coach, and professional and semi-professional soccer player in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Peru. He has trained young people on high school and recreational teams, elite travel clubs, at summer camps, and individually.

Mario was born in Valencia, Spain, and brought up in Lima, Peru. His Peruvian father, Mario Vega, Sr., played professional soccer in Spain with Atlético Santander, Sevilla, and Atlético Madrid. Mario Jr. started playing seriously at age 11, when he joined the youth program of a Division I Peruvian team, Atlético Chalaco.

At age 17, he started playing semi-pro with the Washington, D.C., All-Stars in Arlington. (In an exhibition game celebrating his father’s retirement from soccer, he scored on an assist from Perico León, considered one of the best forwards in Peruvian soccer history.) Mario went on to play professionally over 10 years with Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico and later AtléticoChalaco in Peru.

An injury cut his professional career short and he returned to the U.S., playing with the semi-pro Long Island Rough Riders for a year before embarking on a successful and rewarding coaching career, starting with youth soccer in Virginia at the high school and elite club levels and continuing in New Jersey, where he has been coaching youth since 2001.

He holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) State Diploma, a Peruvian Football Federation’s FIFA-recognized Category B License, and has completed the NSCAA’s Special Topic Course and Goalkeeping Institute Course.

In his free time, Mario watches a lot of soccer and stays healthy by working out, listening to many kinds of music, and dancing salsa.

Click here for more information regarding Vega Soccer.

We hope to see you here this winter!