STARKVILLE, Miss. – Registration is underway for Mississippi State head coach Aaron Gordon’s first summer soccer camp slate.
The camps begin with the June 3-6 Little Dawg and Half Day/Full Day camps and conclude with the July 26-28 Elite College Prep Camp.
“During our short time at Mississippi State, our staff has seen how hard Mississippi is working to grow the sport of soccer. As proud members of the Mississippi soccer community, we strive to be a vital source of soccer development in Our State,” Gordon said. “With our soccer camps, our goal is to provide every camper, regardless of skill level, with a fun and challenging experience here at Mississippi State University.”
The camp slate kicks off June 3-6 with the Little Dawg Camp and Half Day/Full Day Camps.
Open to ages 4-6 and running from 9-11:30 a.m. each day, the Little Dawg Camp’s goal is to develop each player’s passion for the game while teaching agility, coordination and individual skills through fun games.
Gordon and his staff wrap the first week of the camp slate with the Half Day Camp (9 a.m.-noon) and the Full Day Camp (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). Under the guidance of Gordon, Casella, fellow assistants Ashley Gordon and Robbie Kroger, and the rest of the camp staff, campers will receive instruction in the individual skills, tactics and fundamentals of team play.
The Bulldog soccer camps return to the field July 12-14 with the Striker/Keeper Camp. Open to players ages 10-18, the three-day camp focuses on individual skills related to the striker and goalkeeping positions before the two converge to create game-like situations.
Strikers will work on ball striking, finishing techniques, 1v1 dribble and movement off the ball to create scoring chances. Goalkeepers will focus on shot stopping, handling, diving, crosses, breakaways and positioning.
Gordon wraps his inaugural camp slate with the July 26-28 Elite College Prep Camp. Open to girls ages 14-18, the Elite College Prep Camp is structured to expose players to the demands of the college game.
Camp sessions focus on developing technical and tactical abilities through position-specific training. Participants also get to experience the speed and agility training used by the Bulldog soccer team to prepare for competition in the SEC.
2013 Mississippi State Summer Soccer Camp Schedule
June 3-6 Little Dawg Camp (Ages 4-6) $105
June 3-6 Half Day/Full Day Camps (Ages 7-14) $135 (Half); $235 (Full)
July 12-14 Striker/Keeper Camp (Ages 10-18) $335 (Residential); $285 (Commuter)
July 26-28 Elite College Prep Camp (Girls 14-18) $335 (Residential); $285 (Commuter)