Summer Goalkeeper Camps

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    Never mind....Ian's dates are out. June 18-21; July 16-19; August 5-9. Tackett is June 30-July 4. My son is headed to one residential GK this June for a week....will report back how he likes it.
     
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    Anyone have any recommendations in San Francisco? My son will be up there for a week while his club is dark.
     
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    My dd is an 02...this is her 4th year so she was 11 when she attended her first..........im good with the price for room and board for 4 days and 3 trainings a day plus classroom. There are tons of support from staff and peers.....and all the keepers got each others back and push each other to be the best they can be. My dd loved the work outs even when it was tough/challenging......I have seen a definite change in her intensity, confidence and technique.........its a great atmosphere to prepare for college/dorms/ being responsible for nutrition and being in a different environment competing .....big time !!
     
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    Hey guys...question for future reference on the Soccer Plus program....at what age would be the first you'd consider sending them? My son has done 2 Rivers (which is a soccer-light residential camp up north this year and last) and is doing a week at One this year. See Soccer Plus has weeks out in Riverside but from what I gather Soccer Plus seems much more intense and they have evening class until 10 and wake up at 7 (my son's bedtime is still 9 and he's out of it if he's up until 10)...see the youngest age is 10 but maybe 12 for the performance residential? Thoughts?
     
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    There are two levels of soccerplus. The goalkeeper academy is mostly youngers but is still very challenging , especially if they haven’t trained like this. Last year the camp was at cal state Dominguez hills. There were youngers (2005 I think) and they did ok. It depends on the maturity of the kids too. Some can handle it and not be distracting to other keepers, some can’t. The coaches know every kid and their limits. Pressure training is the most intense. It is truly a love hate thing. They hate how hard it is, but the feelings of accomplishment and how they got through it makes it so worth it. It is like childbirth. As opposed to a kidney stone (same pain but no reward!). Do not eat breakfast burritos before pressure training. They will throw up

    The NTC camp is for “olders” for a reason - have to be 14 I think and requires a deeper experience level both mentally and physically.

    I think the camp at riverside will be a great camp. I am taking my daughter to New York for the Colgate camp because she wants to really “dive deep” (pun intended) in a different training environment. Plus she is going to a big college id camp at silverlakes and then a college id camp at one of her top schools - both of which overlap the UCR week.
     
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    Has anyone tried the LA Galaxy keeper/striker camp? This would be for an 08 keeper.
     
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    Yes, my son did it. They do some of the core basics, some situational exercises, and scrimmages with other players. He's done it twice now (once in the summer and once over thanksgiving weekend). We had a good experience and he's sad he can't go to the one this summer after the 4th of July (his club isn't going dark until later in July and since he's already going to be at One residential he can't po the coach by missing practice). With the Galaxy camps, though (my son used to go as a field player before he was old enough for GKing) the big issue is you never know the level of players that are going to come, the topics, the ages of players that come out, or which coaches are going to be assigned. My son came away with one nugget his other coaches didn't really get into: the kstop and body block techniques which now form a major core of his game. One warning, though, the Galaxy trainers seem to really believe in the American style of goalkeeping (using the feet to block is o.k., coming out but not as high as a sweeper keeper, catching and not pushing or sitting on your line like a Euro keeper)....if your kid is a different style they may find it irritating. Oh and don't think it gives you any ID....one teen came out to be ID'd...only ID he got was cattle call tryouts are on X date.
     
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    My son started at 10yrs old going to be 11. He almost over slept one day which would have eliminated him from the morning session. He fortunately made it and has been responsible with his alarm ever since.
     
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    Another amazing thing about the Soccerplus camps is the camaraderie between players, keepers and coaching staff. My DD literally knows keepers from every club West of the Mississipi - keeps in touch with them and they go and support each other at national tournaments. DD always gets the response of 'how do you know that person' - and her reply is that she met them at a Soccerplus camp.


    My son spent time with one of his roommates and their family. It is a tight knit group and "Union" that moves on after Soccer+. My son still sees keepers and field players at events. They all chat and follow each others social media keeping each other posted of good and bad things or club changes.
     
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    my son also started at 10, but non-residential, we were lucky enough to have it within a 10 min drive of a relative. the next year of course he really wanted to stay at the camp and he had a great time. it is intense, and i always see a big improvement after he comes back. he will be in Riverside as well this year doing ANTC, which should be a great experience for him.
     
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    There will be 3 Goalkeeper camps that I heard of in June.
    in Huntington Beach June 16 IGA
    in Torrance June 23-24 IGA
    in Claremont June 30-July 3 (residential) SCSG
     
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    These are all great camps. If you are in the Laguna area, we offer a week long 1/2 day camp for $100 the week of July 23rd. will post the url once it is up on our site.
     
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    Mt. SAC Soccer Camps are usually very effective as well as reasonable.

    INFO below with Flyer attached & link w/Reg Form

    Summer Goalkeeper Camp
    frankBUSTOS
    June 14 &15, 2018.
    Thursday/Friday 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Registration & Camp T-Shirt - $60
    Adidas Soccer Ball - $15

    $4 Mt. Sac Parking Permit Required each day to Park.

    Mt. SAC Soccer Field
    1100 North Grand Ave
    Walnut, CA 91789

    Registration ON SITE or ONLINE
     

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    Yes, another vote for this camp.
     
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    I looked at your site (namely, this page), which contained the following statement:
    GOALKEEPER CAMPS
    The Goalkeeping Camp will be co-located with the Fitness and Finishing camp for our field players. This Camp will focus on all technical elements of Goalkeeping and this will also tie into the finishing element that we have with our field players.
    https://www.lnysa.org/camps/goalkeeper-camps/

    That is it. Now, for Laguna United families that might be enough, but the rest of So Cal is going to want a bit more information:
    • GK Coaches, Experience, etc.
    • Schedule:
      • 8-8:15 Warm Up
      • 8:15-8:30 Ground Drills
      • 8:30-8:45 Crosses
      • Time: Water Break
      • Time: Classroom Session - Day 1 (Set Plays) - Day 2 (Breakaway Tactics) - Day 3 (...)
      • Time: Implement Classroom
    Bottom line, show us (your potential customers) that you really, truly have a plan and the horses to execute. Are the keepers going to receive handouts, other instructions.

    How are you breaking the keepers up? By age, gender, skill level, etc.? No offense, but its a compete waste of time for my kid that plays at the Flight 1 2001 level (16-17 year old boys) to train with and take shots from 13 year old girls.

    In short, you might have a great keeper camp, but I would strongly suggest you add additional information.
     
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    Thank you for the feedback MWN. You are correct, our Laguna United families know what the camp entails. We are updating our web site, so complete information has not been published, but I am more than happy to answer your questions or those of any other parent considering our camp as an option. When I made the post, I did so assuming an interested non LUFC keeper would reach out with specific questions.

    Let's get to your questions:
    GK Coach Experience - our coaching staff includes USSF level A-D licenses as well as NSCAA Level 3 licenses. All played at the college or higher level. All have at least 3 years experience at the club coaching level. Most importantly all of us love the GK position and consider it the greatest position in all of sport. You join a special club when you become a keeper. We are open and honest with our keepers and our keeper parents about what it means to be a keeper. Nothing is candy coated.

    Schedule - Schedule will be published once we get a bit closer to the camp itself. We have visiting GK coaches who coach at the professional level, or specialize in recruitment that are confirming days/times and subjects they are going to cover. Our camp is 9-noon Monday - Thursday and will cover all aspects of goal keeping with classroom sessions to complement each activity.

    Do I have the plan and horses to execute? Yes, yes we do. LUFC is a professionally run club. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level instruction in a safe and fun environment.

    Are the keepers going to receive handouts, other instructions? Yes, yes they do. Without going into to much detail, our keepers are required to participate in their training from evaluating themselves, to other keepers to game situations and videos.

    How do we break up keepers? Keepers are broken up by the activity or skill we are working on. Your example is a good one, and no offense was taken, I would not have 13 year old girls taking shots on your flight 1 2001 keeper unless there was value to the drill or the activity was conducive to the growth of the keeper. For example, and i am making this up, for the sake of answering your question; I could have 3 servers (13 year old girls) and we could have one serve a right contour, the second serve a dynamic left shot and the third serve a ball to the crossbar for a tip. Again, that was made up, the point i am trying to make is any keeper who trains with us will train at a level appropriate for their skill level and beyond. I am extremely proud of the program we have built and would not want to waste anyone's time.

    If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask.
     

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