Complete Player National Director - Paul Henson joins Challenger from Upward Sports, the largest Christian Youth Sports organization in the USA, where he was Head of their Soccer division.

 

“It is an honor to work for Challenger Sports - after successfully delivering character based programming for over 25 years applying a biblical foundation through Complete Player is a logical step. By focusing on the development of the total athlete to include their spiritual well – being is very exciting creating a tremendous opportunity to combine kingdom work with my passion for the great game of soccer."

COMPLETE PLAYER

A UNIQUE SOCCER CAMP

WITH A CHRISTIAN MESSAGE

MIND       BODY       HEART

OUR HISTORY

Challenger Sports has been an industry leader in implementing character based soccer camps and programs since 1987. Adopting a spiritual context provides an exciting new program focusing on their total development – Mind, Body, Heart. Complete Player offers your child the most complete soccer experience available – helping them to realize their spiritual gifts and how they can best use them to make a difference in life – on and off the field."

                                          is a unique program that combines expert soccer coaching witha Christ centered approach focusing on core soccer development and character growth with a Biblical connection to leave lasting impact.

1 Tim 4: 8

COMPLETE PLAYER 

Physical training is good but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the one to come”.

ABOUT US

COMPLETE PLAYER COACHING PHILOSOPHY

Complete Player coaching staff are Christians soccer experts seeking to utilize their talents and skills to share the gospel - maximize their impact on the field and in life.

 

At Complete Player camps coaches focus on the complete athlete:

 

 

The CP curriculum relates the lessons on the field to lessons in life with scriptural truths at the core. Campers will be encouraged to examine their faith and how this plays out day to day in a practical, fun way that relates to the game of soccer. It adopts a positive whole life character growth experience and focuses on virtues such as courage, confidence, perseverance and putting others first. Campers will be better equipped to positively impact their teams, families and communities as a direct result of CP participation.

 

Each camper will receive FCA Soccer’s widely acclaimed “The Goal” Soccer themed Bible, this unique publication features some of the world's best soccer players sharing their faith including  the 2014 World Cup bound US Men’s Soccer players, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Eddie Johnson, Brad Guzan, Brad Davis, Clarence Goodson: US Woman’s Soccer Players Tobin Heath, Lauren Cheney! Many International Stars will be featured too including two time FIFA World Player of the Year, Brazilian Kaka!

COMPLETE PLAYER CURRICULUM

1 Tim 4 :12 - “don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity”.

 

Challenger Sports has successfully ran character driven soccer camps since 1987,  hundreds of Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. Complete Player programs represents the use of this method coupled with a faith based curriculum that can help unlock the true potential in your child and help them begin to express their soccer talent, creative drive, leadership and spiritual gifts. 

 

Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills,tactical practices, small-sided games,coached scrimmages, a daily World Cup tournament and Challengers new 1,000 touches camp curriculum.

ONLINE STORE

Visit the Challenger Sports online 
soccer store for Complete Player 
apparel, Soccer themed Bible and 
the innovative Complete Player 
Gospel ball

HOST A CAMP

Challenger Sports is committed to expanding the Complete Player Soccer Camps throughout the 
USA - bringing Christian Coaches to local communities across the country. 2016 expansion will be 
focused on the South and South-east in NC, SC, GA, FL and TX - if you are interested in finding 
out more please contact us and we will be happy to discuss our availability to run a Camp at

your organization.

“Thank you for such and amazing experience for my child. You have a great 
team of coaches and Tyler comes home with stories every day that make me smile.  

I love that this camp is giving him more than just the development in soccer and teaching him to try new skills, but also building his character and awareness of how his actions have an impact on his success and others.  You deliver even more than your flyers say you do! I will be spreading the word about Complete Player for sure!”

OUR STAFF

PAUL HENSON |

COMPLETE PLAYER NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Paul’s intention is to diligently pursue the great commission – using soccer as a vehicle to spread the Gospel. Partnering with Challenger in this pursuit is very exciting.

 

“It is an honor to work for Challenger Sports - after successfully delivering character based programming for over 25 years applying a biblical foundation through Complete Player is a logical step. Focusing on the development of the total athlete including their spiritual well – being is tremendous and the opportunity to implement these programs on a National basis - combines kingdom work with my passion for the game”.

 

Paul has a degree and Post Graduate Certificate in Education and was a PE teacher in both Middle and High schools in his native England. He moved to the USA after many summers spent coaching on community day camps in over 20 States. He has coaching experience from U6 summer camp players to his most recent post as Head coach of the Upward Stars NPSL semi-pro team – US 4th division - and everything in between.

 

Paul is a student of the game and he holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" license, as well as licenses from the English FA and youth coaching licenses from the Ajax Academy in Amsterdam (de toekomst) and Barcelona's L'Escola.

 

During the Upward Stars 2014 inaugural season, Henson coached the Stars to a 7-3-0 record and were 2014 South Atlantic Conference Champions qualifying them for the 2015 US Open Cup where they were defeated in the second round by Charlotte Independence of the USL Pro league.

Adrian Elicerio | 

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Adrian Elicerio was born in Frostproof, Florida and has recently moved back to the area

to become the Regional Director for Florida for Complete Player. Adrian attended Junior College at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming where he was a starter in the team that won the Region 9 championship whilst obtaining his associates degree in Athletic Training. Adrian transferred to NCAA Div. 2 team Texas A and M International to study kinesiology.

 

He played on the soccer team that won and finished second in the Heartland Conference during two successful seasons there. Whilst on an overseas tour of Germany local semi-pro team, Hilal Marroc, signed Adrian and he spent 4 months playing in Germany before returning to the USA to play for Upward Stars in the NPSL.

 

Adrian is excited to join Complete Player as a RD as it is a combination of all that is central to his life – his love for Christ, the game of Soccer and the opportunity to live close to family and friends.

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HALF DAY CAMPS

6-16 YEARS | 6 HOURS PER DAY

EMPHASIS IS PLACED UPON INDIVIDUAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND COACHED GAME PLAY.

 

MINI SOCCER

FUNDAMENTAL PRACTICES, FUN ACTIVITIES AND SMALL SIDED GAMES..

 

4-6 YEARS | 1.5 HOURS PER DAY

TEAM CAMPS

6-16 YEARS | 6 HOURS PER DAY

ADVANCED COACHING FOR COMPETITIVE PLAYERS, TEAMS AND HIGH SCHOOLS. MINIMUM 12 PLAYERS

 

                                                is a unique program that combines expert soccer coaching with a Christ centered approach focusing on core soccer development and character growth with a Biblical connection to leave lasting impact.

Challenger Sports is committed to expanding the Complete Player Soccer Camps throughout the USA - bringing Christian Coaches to local communities across the country. 2016 expansion will be focused on the South and South-east in NC, SC, GA, FL and TX - if you are interested in finding out more please contact us and we will be happy to discuss our availability to run a Camp at your organization.

 

Below are 6 ways hosting a camp will benefit you!

 

“Thank you for such and amazing experience for my child. You have a great 
team of coaches and Tyler comes home with stories every day that make me smile.  

I love that this camp is giving him more than just the development in soccer and teaching him to try new skills, but also building his character and awareness of how his actions have an impact on his success and others.  You deliver even more than your flyers say you do! I will be spreading the word about Complete Player for sure!”

Coordination, Skill, 
Technical Ability

BODY

Confidence, Emotion, 
Motivation, Self Control, 
Perseverance

 

MIND

Passionately Christ Centered, Joyful and Others Focused 

HEART AND SPIRIT

PAUL HENSON

ADRIAN ELICERIO

Confidence, Emotion, 
Motivation, Self Control, 
Perseverance

MIND

HEART AND SPIRIT

Passionately Christ 
Centered, Joyful and 
Others Focused 

BODY

Coordination, Skill, 
Technical Ability

COMPLETE PLAYER

HALF DAY CAMPS

6-16 YEARS | 3 HOURS PER DAY

Emphasis is placed upon individual

skill development and coached

game play.

COMPLETE PLAYER

MINI SOCCER

4-6 YEARS | 1.5 HOURS PER DAY

Fundamental practices, fun activities 
and small sided games.

6-16 YEARS | 3 HOURS PER DAY

ADVANCED COACHING FOR COMPETITIVE 

PLAYERS, TEAMS AND HIGH SCHOOLS. MINIMUM 12 PLAYERS

TEAM CAMPS

COMPLETE PLAYER