March 22, 2010
2010 Camps Brochure | Camp Information | WisconsinSoccerCamp.com
MADISON, Wis. -- A pair of camp offerings by the Wisconsin men's soccer program means a variety of options for players of all ages looking to hone their skills over the summer months.
The Badgers will offer two different camps this summer, beginning with the Boys' Elite Soccer Academy. The first session of the camp, which is designed for players of all levels looking to improve technical skills or advance their game, runs from June 29 to July 2. A second session will be held from July 11-14.
Younger players also will have the opportunity to take part in the Badger Soccer Day camp, which is set for July 19-23.
The Boys' Elite Soccer Academy, for boys ages 11-18, offers campers the opportunity to train with new Badgers head coach John Trask and assistant coaches Keith Tiemeyer and Phil Presser, as well as UW student-athletes.
"My staff and I are extremely excited about the upcoming summer soccer camps," Trask said. "We will be running two elite camp weeks for overnight campers, as well as joining forces with the UW women's soccer staff on the Badger Day Camp for younger players in the Madison area."
The camp will include morning training in techniques such as finishing, passing, dribbling and ball control, as well as afternoon sessions concentrating on tactical development with full matches and tournaments. Campers also will take part in film sessions and a series of lectures and question-and-answer sessions, as well as a college recruiting seminar.
Training will be specialized for both field players and goalkeepers, and campers have their choice of a commuter or residential option.
"Our philosophy is simple: to help create a passion in the player while ensuring a fun and rewarding experience here at UW," Trask said. "We will bring in top-level coaches in from other college programs to give the elite player a great camp atmosphere in which they can learn from the best in the game and continue their development."
The Badger Soccer Day Camp provides young soccer players with an ideal environment to develop their soccer skills and knowledge of the game. Instruction is meant to be challenging and fun to support the young players love of the game.
Little Stars, ages 4-6, will have a variety of activities and games added to the curriculum to keep the focus on having fun while learning skills, while the older players, ages 6-12, will be challenged at an appropriate level with more advanced activities for both field players and goalkeepers.
Campers are arranged in small groups with appropriate coach-to-player ratios to ensure maximum learning opportunities.
For more information on the camps, visit www.uwcamps.com .