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2009 Season - 2010 Soccer Camps

Girls Soccer Academy

Dates: July 14-17
Age: 14-18
Registration form

The Augustana College Elite Girl's Soccer Academy is designed for advanced soccer players looking to improve their
technical and tactical abilities. All players will receive individual attention in a fun, yet challenging learning environment.

AC Elite Girl's Soccer Academy will focus on all the major aspects of the game necessary to improve and reach the
next level of development. Technical training (skills) and tactical situations will be addressed and taught according to guidelines set forth by the United States Soccer Federation. Individual tactics and small group tactics will also be
taught in intense training sessions that culminate in smallsided games every session. This structure will ensure that
all participants are involved in the action, thus maximizing contact with the ball and increasing the amount of
"problem-solving" each player must engage in. This approach has yielded tremendous results globally and is truly
the key in developing creative, exciting and sophisticated soccer players.

Every evening campers will take part in scrimmages, which will allow the players opportunity to use their training in
full sided 11 v 11 matches. The coaching staff will evaluate the players' transfer of knowledge gained from the training
sessions to the larger game, while also guiding the players in their discovery of the beautiful game!

All sessions will be directed by highly qualified college coaches, and current Augustana College women's soccer
team members will be used to facilitate the learning process. All coaches will be selected for their ability to work
with highly motivated youth players, their ability to teach the game of soccer, and their ability to be a positive role
model for all participants of Augustana College Elite Girl's Soccer Academy.

Our goal is simple: to provide all campers an opportunity to improve their game and reach their goals. Whether those
goals are to earn a spot on the varsity high school team, or to earn a D1 scholarship, our staff is committed to offering the knowledge and skill necessary to be successful.

Boys & Girls Day Camps

Led by: Coach Scott Mejia
Location: Augustana College, Ericson or Pepsi-Co Field
Phone: 309-794-7398

Participants are encouraged to bring outdoor soccer shoes, gym shoes, shinguards and a water bottle.

To Register

Mail registration form with check (payable to Scott Mejia) to the following address:

Augustana College
First Touch Soccer Camps
Attention: Scott Mejia
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

No refunds will be given for cancellations made within two weeks of the camp start date. All sessions are limited to 50 campers each, so send your registration in early to hold a spot!

Session I - June 14-17, 9-11a.m.

Ages 4-6. Designed to learn the basics of the game. $65.00 tuition due no later than June 11th. Payments recieved after June 11th will be assessed a $10.00 late fee.

Session II - June 14-18, 9a.m.-Noon

Ages 7-14. For enhancement of technical and tactical aspects of the game. $85.00 tuition due no later than June 11th. Payments recieved after June 11th will be assessed a $10.00 late fee.

Session III - July 19-23, 9a.m.-Noon

Ages 7-14. For enhancement of technical and tactical aspects of the game. $85.00 tuition due no later than June 11th. Payments recieved after June 11th will be assessed a $10.00 late fee.

Camp Location

All First Touch Soccer Camps will be held on the campus of Augustana College. All sessions will be held at Ericson Field. Campers are encouraged to bring outdoor soccer shoes, gym shoes, shinguards and a water bottle. In the case of inclement weather, indoor facilities will be available as an alternate training site.

First Touch Camp Provides

Camp soccer ball, camp t-shirt, camp sackpack, as well as top quality instruction from nationally licensed coaches, special instruction from advanced collegiate players, and high quality training facilities.

About First Touch Soccer Camps

First Touch Soccer Camps are designed for boys' and girls' soccer players that are just learning the game, as well as advanced soccer players looking to improve their technical and tactical abilities. All players will receive individual attention in a fun, yet challenging learning environment.

First Touch Soccer Camps will focus on all the major aspects of the game necessary to improve and reach the next level of development. Technical training (skills) and tactical situations will be addressed and taught according to guidelines set forth by the United States Soccer Federation. Individual tactics and small group tactics will also be taught and implemented through small-sided scrimmages at the end of every day.

Small-sided games will ensure that all participants are involved in the action, thus maximizing contact with the ball and increasing the amount of "problemsolving" each player must engage in. This approach has yielded tremendous results globally and is truly the key in developing creative, exciting and sophisticated soccer players.

While camp director, Scott Mejia, will direct and coach the majority of the training sessions, other highly qualified coaches and current Augustana College men's and women's soccer team members will be used to facilitate the learning process. All coaches will be selected for their ability to work with youth players, their ability to teach the game of soccer and their ability to be a positive role model for all participants of First Touch Soccer Camps.

Read the bio of Camp Director Scott Mejia