MSU Soccer Announces 2012 Summer Camp Slate
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State's soccer camps offer quality instruction for the beginner and advanced soccer player in a fun environment, and the 2012 slate promises more of the same with three different camps over June and July.
State's camp slate includes Youth Day Camps June 4-8 and July 23-27, the third annual Striker-Keeper Camp (Residential or Commuter) - June 22-24 and Girls College Prep Camps May 5-6 and July 27-29.
Registration forms, camp schedules and additional information can be found online at www.hailstate.com/camps or by contacting MSU assistant coach Andy Manners at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 418-7694.
The Youth Day Camps will run 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for ages 4-7 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 8-13. Cost for the afternoon session is $129, while the day-long camp will be $239 per camper. The full-day camp includes lunch each day. Camp registration for both age groups includes an MSU camp T-shirt and a soccer ball.
The day camps, which will be held at the MSU Soccer Field, are designed to meet the needs of the youth soccer player in a safe and fun learning environment. During the week-long camps, campers will work on developing soccer fundamentals such as dribbling, turning, shooting, passing, shielding, running with the ball, heading and goalkeeping.
Mississippi State head coach Neil Macdonald, along with Manners, fellow assistant coach Myranda Sanders and volunteer assistant coach Robbie Kroger, will be conducting the Striker-Keeper Camp for the third-straight year after stellar reviews in the camp's first two years. The camp, which is open to players ages 8-18, costs $199 for commuters and $249 for residential. The camp will focus on building the fundamental skills of beginner or experienced strikers and goalkeepers.
Strikers will work on dribbling to shoot, moving off the ball to create scoring opportunities, finishing, shooting and attacking headers. Goalkeepers will focus on shot handling, diving, defending crosses and breakaways, foot skills and distribution from Kroger, a 20-year veteran goalkeeper.
The Girls College Prep Camp will give each camper an insight as to what it's like to be an MSU student-athlete. The May 5-6 camp is a non-residential camp, with numerous hotels located in the vicinity of Mississippi State. Campers attending the July 27-29 session will be housed in either the University's state-of-the-art Zacharias Village or the Butler Guest House.The focus of the Girls College Prep Camp will be further developing the technical and tactical skills of high school and club players ages 14-18. The camp will feature training with the MSU coaching staff; question and answer sessions with the coaching, academic and strength and conditioning staffs; and games on the MSU Soccer Field.