Co-Ed Youth Camp
Co-Ed Youth Soccer Camp
The Carroll University Soccer Program prides itself on offering a quality, affordable co-ed soccer camp. While we might be less expensive than some competitors, we do not sacrifice quality. Our goal is to offer a fun and challenging soccer experience. Camp is open to all skill levels, with individual skill development the primary focus. Campers will get plenty of quality touches on the ball.
|July 13th - 17th, 2020|
Entering Grades: 1st - 8th
Times: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: $105 per Camper
Cost Includes: T-Shirt
A Typical Camp Day
A day will include Coerver ball touches, progression juggling, finishing techniques using 1 vs. 1 competitions, technical skill training (passing, dribbling, receiving, goalkeeping, etc.) and small-sided games. Friday features the popular World Cup Tournament for each age group. Our camp is unique in that the proceeds support the Carroll Men's & Women's Soccer Programs.
Items to bring
- Bag (to hold water bottle, extra t-shirt, etc.)
- Extra t-shirt
- Flat shoes in case we are forced inside for an extended period
- Snack. Many calories are burned over the course of three hours. About halfway through camp each day we will break for 10-15 minutes and get out of the sun. Your child is welcome to bring a snack, and in fact is encouraged to do so. You may also send a juice or sports drink as well. During snack time, we will open our concession stand and sell Gatorade for $1. Other various healthy snack items will be available as well (goldfish, popsicles, etc.) if you would prefer that your child purchase a snack instead of bringing one.
- Water bottle. We will have plenty of water available, but I encourage you to bring a water bottle to refill as needed (we will not use paper/plastic cups).
- Sunscreen. You may want to consider putting sun screen on your child each morning.
- Write your name on everything. We will have a very large lost and found when the week ends.
No matter what, camp will go on. Plan on meeting inside Schneider Stadium but if weather is nasty upon arrival, I will direct everyone to Ganfield Gymnasium or Van Male Fieldhouse (I will point you in the correct direction). We will do skill work until the weather allows us to go outside. In most cases, rain will not force us inside for very long.
A student-athletic trainer will be on staff and will be inside the complex at all times. This person will take care of minor issues…cuts, scrapes, sprains, etc. The student-AT will hold inhalers and any other medical devices you wish. For more serious issues, the on-campus certified AT will be called or 911, as necessary.
Parents/Family Members at Camp
While you are certainly welcome to remain at camp from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., it has been my experience that it sometimes can create more of a distraction for your child. If you do stay, please utilize the upper-level of the Team Center. It’s out of the way and shaded. FRIDAY, however, I encourage anyone and everyone to attend camp. We will warm-up as normal with individual skills and then have some individual skill competitions. We will then have our Annual Water Gun Fight to celebrate a great week of camp. Around 10:15 a.m., we will begin our annual World Cup Tournament, and the campers love to have parents cheering them on!
As we take the field on Monday, July 13th, the camp is split into age groups. We do a lot of playing Monday so that I, and the camp staff, can evaluate each group. The goal by the end of Monday or mid-morning Tuesday is to have the camp split into proper competitive groups. Please have patience on Monday as we complete the task. Please contact me ASAP if there is a fellow camper your child would like to be with, and I will try my best to accommodate.
Drop off and Pick up
Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. each day. We will begin accepting campers to our facility beginning at 8:15 a.m. and ask that you arrange to have your child picked up by 11:30 a.m.
When you enter the complex, you will see the registration table. At check-in, you will receive a camp shirt. Your camper will also receive a ball on the last day of camp. We do this so that campers do not have to keep track of their ball, take it back and forth etc. during the week. We will also collect the waiver form (attached). Additionally, we also have a camp store where we sell snacks during break. If you would like to put money in the camp store for your camper to spend (so they do not have to carry it), you can do so here. There will be a quick introduction at the end of registration. It is not necessary for parents to stay for this, but you are welcome to do so if you would like.
Typical Camp Store Items
- Granola bars
- Fruit snacks