What our campers, coaches and special guests say about our camp
“Anibaba Skills Camp was a huge success! I have no doubt that Emma enjoyed it as much as she did due to the coaching and overall support. Jalil and the entire Anibaba team were the most patient, gentle and gracious people you could hope to meet. As a parent, few things are more heartwarming than someone taking special care of and interest in your child. I had the pleasure of getting to observe this daily while Emma attended Anibaba Skills Camp! We will definitely return for the next session!”
“Jalil’s camp last year was a great experience. His knowledge about soccer is amazing, and the fact he comes from my hometown makes him so interesting to talk to. At his camp, he puts us through fun but challenging drills, and gives us tons of time to scrimmage. If I were to rate his camp, it would definitely be a 10/10.”
Sacramento United Left Back.
“Last year the Anibaba Skills Camp helped me as a player develop not only my tactical but mental skills. Being able to play with kids and adults that were older than me helped me become more comfortable with the ball. And adding new tricks taught by Jalil Anibaba made my game a lot more creative and fun.”
Davis Senior High School Women’s Varsity Midfielder.
“Best camp ever! Jalil and all the coaches were nice and funny. I learned a lot while having fun. And I loved the video.”
Vacaville United Soccer Club Left Back/Left Midfielder
“One thing I enjoyed about this camp was the positive environment I came back to everyday. Being able to have the comfort of making a mistake or not doing something perfectly and not being judged or feeling embarrassed allowed me to be able to what Coach Jammal says. This always helped me find my rhythm. Another thing I enjoyed was meeting new people and creating new friendships and from them I learned new techniques I could use to improve my game. I love socializing and playing soccer so I was killing two birds with one stone. Lastly, I enjoyed the pro player panel and their stories. They expressed what soccer has done for them. they explained how soccer creates opportunity, hope, and long lasting friendships you’ll need throughout your life.”
“I loved the Anibaba Skills Camp because it was not only incredibly fun, but I learned so so SO much and the whole time I was there, my game was continuously improving.”
Davis Senior High School Women’s Junior Varsity Midfielder.
“I enjoyed that we were always moving, focused and excited. Everything was really well organized. We were either doing new drills or “riding the horse,” learning new moves or scrimmaging. The coaches were all kind and funny. They made sure that everything we did was fun. They were very inspirational and encouraged us to work hard and follow our dreams. Also to be good to our family. I liked hearing about the success of the Anibaba family and hoping for the same success for my family.”
“Jalil has had success in his professional soccer career, collegiate career and youth career growing up in the local area. His desire to come back and pass down his passion and experiences in the game shows his dedication to the sport and community to give back and help grow the game here in the Davis area. This camp provides skill development, 1-on-1 coaching from a Major League Soccer professional, and lessons on development in a fun interactive environment. I enjoyed the opportunity to come back and work with Jalil in helping to develop and inspire the next generation of soccer stars.”
University of Pennsylvania Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach. 4 years of MLS Playing Experience with The Chicago Fire and the Portland Timbers. All-American performer and graduate of Santa Clara Univeristy.
“I went through the Davis Legacy ranks a few years behind Jalil, and I was always impressed by his skill and technique. There’s no secret to getting better. It’s just hard work and learning from your role models, and Jalil is one of the best.”
Current Phoenix Rising FC player. 6 years of MLS experience with The San Jose Earthquakes and Columbus Crew FC. All-Pac-12 performer and graduate of Stanford University. 2007 and 2008 Gatorade California Player of the Year, NSCAA All-American and former Davis Legacy Standout.
“Being part of the Anibaba Skills Camp this year was an honor and a pleasure. It’s admirable to see Jalil give back to the community and provide access to a local professional soccer player. The way that the Anibaba family shares their love and passion for the game is an incredibly special experience embedded with lessons of hard work and dedication. Committed to building meaningful relationships with the players and their families, Jalil and his family possess a unique ability to relate to the youth and truly motivate them. This camp is paving the way for future leaders of the community!”
Davis Legacy Coach. Director of Operations, Le Five West Sacramento. Former Dixon Senior High School Women’s Varsity Standout Defender and Davis Legacy Product.
“Jalil brings together the love and acceptance of the Davis community mixed together with a spark that only the Anibabas can bring to the game with their knowledge and passion for soccer. Throughout the camp, the campers learn much more than soccer as they are taught core values and the importance of family. As a Yuba City native and former Davis resident, I was thrilled to join the group. I’m a firm believer that we must give back to the game and communities that have helped us achieve success. See you in 2019!”
Current FC Asenovets Asenovgrad Player. 7 years of professional playing experience with APO Amvrysseas FC (Greece), AO Zevgolatio (Greece), Aguilochos USA (NPSL), International De Toronto (Dominican Republic), Las Vegas Mobsters (USL) and Ventura County Fusion (USL). University of California, Davis Graduate and Davis Legacy Tournament Alumni.
“I learned so much in the four days I was at this camp. I learned new skills, shooting techniques and how to play in a fast paced game. I was able to have fun with my friends and I also met new people at the same time. It was an amazing experience!”
Davis Senior High School Women’s Junior Varsity Midfielder.
“I think it’s extremely important for the youth to have detailed and professional coaching having fun at the same time! I think the Anibaba Skills Camp does exactly that. I even had a blast. I think the camp is a great thing and I wish I had access to something like this growing up.”
New York Red Bull II player. Standout performer and graduate of the University of California, Davis.
“I enjoyed the coaches and how much energy they had, how friendly they all were, and how involved they were with all the kids. It was an enjoyable experience.”
“I loved the Anibaba Skills Camp! I really liked the drills and scrimmages we did each day and I loved hearing about all the different experiences from the pro players.”
“It was so fun, I would go back! I liked the games and that a lot of my coaches and friends were there.”
“The Anibaba skills Camp is an amazing opportunity for young players in the Sacramento community to learn and train with the local professionals. Jalil does a great job of making it a professional but also fun environment for the kids. The kids learn that it takes hard work and dedication to reach the highest level.”
Soccer enthusiast and student of the game. 2 years of professional playing experience with Oklahoma City Energy and Orlando City FC B in the USL. Sacramento Republic Professional Academy Product. Rossville, CA native and former Placer United Standout Star.
“For me, the Anibaba Skills Camp is a chance to hang out with Jalil and his family and also to teach young kids how to be good soccer players AND good people. I enjoyed watching the kids get excited about playing. As you get older, sometimes the game can be less fun and super competitive so seeing kids just enjoy the game is awesome! I also think the camp gives kids a chance to learn first-hand how to be stand up professionals on and off the field. It also gives them a chance to play soccer in a fun way, without being intensely coached or anything. Just a chance to make friends and play some soccer.”
Former Davis Senior High School Men’s Varsity Standout Defender and Davis Legacy Product
“What I enjoyed the most about the camp was that if you didn’t understand how to do something, the coaches really took the time to properly explain until you got it right.”