About

Faith Soccer Camp is open to young athletes three years old through athletes entering the eighth grade. This camp provides the opportunity for the athletes to grow in both their soccer skills and their faith in Jesus. The philosophy of the camp is to teach solid fundamental skills of soccer while providing Christian fellowship. All of our coaches have an enthusiasm for children, as well as experience playing and/or coaching soccer. We want your child to increase their soccer skills while meeting new friends and having lots of fun!

We’ll be covering a variety of techniques including dribbling, passing, shooting, heading, receiving, and conditioning. There will also be faith-building lessons revolving around our camp theme. Lessons from God’s Word will remind participants that Jesus came to save all people of all times and places. Registration is only $50.00 and includes five days of action-packed soccer instruction.

For more details on the camp, please see the schedule and information below. To register, use the registration link in the upper right corner of our site. We’d love to have you join us!

Camp Overview

At Faith Lutheran’s Soccer Camp 2017, children ages 3 through seventh grade will spend five days learning valuable soccer skills from an experienced coaching staff as well as important lessons from God’s Word. The dates for this year’s camp are Monday, July 24th through Friday, July 28th, 2017. Camp runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon each day and concludes with a special picnic and celebration on Sunday, July 30th from 9:30-1:00 pm.

Faith Soccer Camp is about more than just soccer, though. This year’s theme, “Caught” will teach students much about themselves and their relationship to God as we look at the fascinating life of the Apostle Peter. Throughout the centuries the Apostle Peter continues to be one of the most engaging and enthralling figures in Scripture. Not only is a great deal known about him, but what is known stirs our imaginations and forces us to see ourselves in his story. There is an appeal in his humanness—not to say in his weaknesses. Peter is a man with whom we can identify.

Coaches

Our amazing team of coaches has a great love for the game and the children of our community. Our coaches have experience playing recreation, high school, and college soccer. Many have experience coaching at various levels of play. Our head coaches this year are Bob Niederdorfer and Justin Digman.

Curriculum

  • Dribbling: shielding, one-on-one skills, footwork, turning
  • Passing: accuracy and technique, using both feet
  • Shooting: power, accuracy, and technique with both feet
  • Heading: defensive clearing and scoring
  • Receiving: proper technique using different parts of the body
  • Goal Keeping: proper technique, positioning, strategy
  • Conditioning: stretching, warm-up, and cool-down exercises
  • Teamwork: strategies, awareness, cooperation, group success

All camp sessions emphasize individual ball skills as well as fun games to put those skills into practice and develop teamwork. From fun introductory sessions for the youngest players to more intensive technical and tactical sessions for advanced players, all players are grouped by age and ability to ensure the best balance of fun, challenge, teamwork, and skill development.

Schedule

A sample day is organized as follows:

8:45 – 9:00                 Arrive at camp and sign-in

9:00 – 9:30                 Opening Devotion

9:35 – 10:15               Skills Introduction

10:15 – 10:30             Snack time

10:30-11:00                Skills work

11:00– 11:30              Bible lesson

11:30– 12:00              Scrimmage Games/Crafts

12:00                           Sign-out and pickup

Drop-off and Pickup

On the first day of camp, please drop off your child at the registration tent, which will be set up on the edge of the parking lot by the soccer field. You will need to complete a brief registration form. At that time, the registration form will be handed off to your child’s coach and your child will be escorted to their team area. Children will remain with their group leader throughout the course of the day until they are signed back out again. You will sign your child out by proceeding to their group area and presenting a photo ID to the coach and signing the child out. If someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up the child, we must know about it in advance. Children should be dropped off between 8:45 and 8:55 am and picked up no later than 12:00 pm. After the first day of camp, please take your child to their group location for sign-in. Your child will likely remember where he or she was the day before and can lead you there. Directions, rosters, and group assignments will be posted at the registration tent to assist you in finding your child’s area.

What to Bring

  • Athletic shorts/shirt (after the first-day wear camp t-shirts)
  • Shin guards
  • Sunscreen
  • Soccer shoes (recommended but not required)
  • Your favorite soccer ball (make sure your name is written on it). Below fifth grade, size 4 is best. For the fifth and sixth grade, size 5.

*There is no need to bring water bottles and snacks. Water and snacks will be provided daily. Air-conditioned facilities are available as needed, and we will make sure all campers are kept as hydrated and cool as possible.

Weather Policy

For current weather notices, you can always check the weather box found on every page of the website faithsoccercamp.com. In the event of light rainy weather, we will continue to run the camp. The camp participants are invited to keep participating as long as they are comfortable doing so. In the event of lightning and thunder, we will move all camp participants to the gathering area inside the church until they can be picked up by parents or guardians, or until the weather passes and it is deemed safe to play again. If the weather is uncooperative (all-day downpour or lightning, thunder, etc.) before the day’s camp even begins, we will cancel the day’s activities before children get dropped off.

Register

To register for Soccer Camp 2017, click “Register” at the top of this page or click here. Be sure to complete the entire registration process until you get a confirmation screen. If you have questions, call Faith at 920-922-3530.

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