About Pulse

What are Pulse Camps?

Building upon the enormous success of the US Sports Institute, USA Sport Group has extended its product range to offer, Pulse Sports, as the next level in coaching education.

Pulse Premier Sports Camps offer specialized coaching programs for children of all skill levels at some of the finest facilities in the nation.

The Pulse multi-level curriculum is designed and delivered by highly trained professional coaches to provide participants with a superior training experience. It is the perfect setting to reach their highest potential while having the most amount of FUN!

Why Pulse

Pulse Programs have been designed and developed by a team of professional coaches with decades of experience leading the highest quality sports education for children and teens. Pulse differentiates itself from the competition through multiple key factors:

Daily Swim* - Pulse programs include a recreational free swim session daily to cool off after an action-packed day on the field or court

Outstanding facilities - Ensure your child trains in a professional setting within the best sports facilities around

Experienced, highly-qualified sports educators - Superior mentoring, support and developmental training through the latest coaching methods

Pulse Philosophy - Dedication to the continued well-being and growth of children through sport

Coaching Philosophy - Low coach to player ratio guarantees advanced learning and individualized feedback

Coaching Curriculum - Multi-level curriculum adapted by age, gender and ability support specific developmental sports education through a variety of creative and innovative coaching sessions

Flexibility* - Multi-week programs and extended day options available

Lunch* - Extensive lunch options available

*At select Pulse locations

Pulse Philosophy

Pulse Premier Sports Camps offer an innovative approach to sports education. Curriculums are designed for young athletes of all skill levels who have a passion in sports and demand more during key influential years.

Pulse programs are built around our established multi-level core curriculum and driven by experienced sports education professionals. Our staff is dedicated to the continued well-being and growth of children through sport.

All programs are centered around the following coaching principles:
  • Fun, Fun, Fun!
  • Continuous one-on-one feedback
  • Defined session aims and objectives
  • Balance technical and tactical approach
  • Emphasis on free thinking and personal development
  • No parent involvement
  • Competitive play encouraged in a positive format
  • Positive, developmental environment

Coaches

Pulse Coaches

Pulse handpicks its coaching staff from thousands of applicants and only employs highly qualified professional sports coaches. Our team has a wealth of specific coaching experience and are selected largely on their ability to inspire and lead children and teens to reach the pinnacle of their ability.

Staff Selection, Training and Evaluation

In order to be a part of the Pulse team, our staff completes a rigorous recruitment process including on-field coaching assessments and in-depth off field interviews. Successful applicants then undergo extensive background and reference checks, followed by a thorough company orientation to ensure that only the best of the best are selected to represent Pulse Premier Sports Camps. In addition, all coaches are required to attend regular training and development throughout the summer. Pulse employs both male and female staff members who remain subject to constant staff training, development and evaluation during their time with the company.

Pulse hires candidates primarily from the United States and Europe, among others. All staff members feature a variety of specialist qualifications and have at least 3 years of coaching experience. 

Not only does Pulse have a vast coaching team, it also has a dedicated office set-up full of skilled individuals adept at providing resources, customer support and innovative ideas. The focus is on a supportive learning environment that matches the energy and enthusiasm seen from coaches on the field. Pulse's commitment to coaches is of the highest order, so much so that most office staff members have coach backgrounds and also coach alongside their administrative duties. 

All practice methods have been developed and formulated from research by the world's leading youth sports academies and organizations. 

Facilities

Each location has been carefully selected to provide players with the highest quality resources available in today's vastly competitive environment. These facilities include state of the art turf fields, gymnasiums, fitness centers, auditoriums and swimming pools.

Flexible Programming

Pulse Programs have been developed with parents in mind. We understand the need for flexibility and will do everything we can to accommodate your specific needs. 

All camps are designed so that no week is the same. Each coaching week focuses on a variety of different themes and aspects of the sport tailored to facilitate all participants for that specific week. Whether an athlete signs up for one week or the whole summer, every day will be a new and exciting experience. Pulse multi-level curricula offer specific developmental sessions that support individual growth at various rates.

Pulse features numerous perks such as:
  • Before Care available at most locations
  • Multiple weeks available: Register for the whole summer now!
  • Multiple week discounts are offered
  • Yearly Early Bird Sale offered to award early registrations

Company History

The United Soccer Academy and US Sports Institute has been providing soccer education programming and sports courses to communities for over 15 years, working with over 500 organiztions across the United States. These organizations include Recreation Departments, YMCA's, JCC's, School Districts and a variety of other privated organizations and clubs that require quality sports provision. 

The US Sports Institute currently offers over 2,000 programs in the tri-state area alone and is the nation's number one name for sports camps and clinics.

FAQ

Does my child need to bring equipment?

Basketball
All equipment will be provided.
Golf
All golf programs require participants to provide their own set of clubs. They also need to follow the dress code, otherwise, they will be asked to leave. Dress code can be found here. Once you are redirected to the club guest page, scroll down and click the "DRESS CODE" header to see full details.
Multi Sports
All equipment will be provided.
Soccer
All players attending soccer camps need to wear shin guards and cleats/soccer sneakers.
Tennis
All tennis programs require participants to provide their own racquet.
Volleyball
Participants need to provide their own knee pads, appropriate sneakers and other protective equipment.

What else should my child bring to camp?

All campers are required to arrive in sports appropriate clothing and footwear, sun protection (i.e. sunscreen and hat), snacks, and plenty of water/fluids to last the day.

Please pack a bathing suit and towel for swim. Feel free to include a second bathing suit if attending a full-day program at either the Pingry School or Essex County Country Club where players swim twice.

Medication/Epi-pen, if required.

Will there be a nurse on site?

All coaches are First Aid and CPR Certified.

Some of our locations have a qualified Athletic Trainer onsite.

Does my child need specialist sport experience to attend?

No. Our camps are open to children of all sporting backgrounds and campers will be placed into age and ability appropriate groups. We request all children have an interest and desire to learn the sport they are registered for.

Can I register for more than one week?

Yes! Our multi-week curriculum is purposely designed to offer progressive, developmental programming over multiple weeks.

Is there a minimum number of weeks I need to register for?

1 week.

My child is an advanced player. Are your camps for them?

Yes! Our curricula is directed towards all skills levels. Our advanced programs are tailored towards serious high level athletes. Our coaches are trained to adapt to all ability levels.

What happens if it rains?

All facilities have indoor options in case of rain. If no indoor gymnasium is available, the camp will be moved into a room and theory work will be presented to them. If for any reason the gymnasium/indoor location is closed and camp needs to be cancelled for the day, participants will be compensated for the missed day.

What happens if it's extremely hot outside?

All of our Pulse facilities include indoor space (most have air conditioned facilities). In the event of very hot days, we will make arrangements to use the indoor facilities, and if a pool is available, we will increase swim time.

We take all precautions to protect athletes from the sun. Children are advised to wear hats and bring sunscreen - which coaches will remind participants to apply frequently throughout the day. Water breaks are essential and will be taken every 10-15 minutes on very hot days to avoid dehydration and heat stroke.

Can the coach apply sunscreen to my child?

Coaches are not permitted to apply sunscreen onto the athletes. However, they will constantly remind players to reapply sunscreen. Please ensure your child is supplied with an adequate amount of sun protection. Spray cans are advised.

What can I expect from the lunch program?

For Pulse programs that include lunch and snacks daily, lunch consists of an assortment of sandwiches, a salad bar and hot food options in a private school, country club or university cafeteria setting. Dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Will there be a lifeguard on duty during swim periods?

Absolutely! All pool sessions will be guarded by qualified staff provided by the facility. Our staff will be on hand to supervise and monitor safety.

Can I request for my child to be in the same group as a friend?

Yes. Friend requests can be submitted and accommodated where possible. However, the coach will have the final say. Coaches will have to look after the rest of the group and ensure that all kids are learning in the most appropriate setting.

How are players grouped?

Players are grouped by ability level/experience, age and where necessary gender.

What is the coach to player ratio?

Ratios differ across each sport and are dependent on the age group, but typically 1:10.

Can I bring my child early or pick him/her up after camp ends?

Some of our locations offer FREE before care. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please read the program notes and arrive no early than the time stated.

If you wish to collect your child early, you must give the coach or our customer service team a call to update them. If someone else is picking your child up early, we will require you to provide us with their full name and address. Our coaches will ask for identification and check that this information matches the person on arrival before the child will be allowed to leave.

Do you provide transportation to camp?

No. The parent or guardian is expected to drop off/pick up the child to and from camp.

Am I allowed to tip the coach?

Yes of course! If your child had a great time at a Pulse Camp, then feel free to tip or thank your coach personally.

Contact

Want to ask us a question about Pulse Premier Sports Camps? You've come to the right place!

To register for a camp, call now:

Phone: 732-563-2526

Fax: 732-563-2537

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Mail: 4 Somerset St, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889