May 27, 2014
WACO, Texas - As the summer begins, Baylor soccer prepares for several youth camps to come later in July. The first camp will be for kids ages 3-5 on July 14-16, and will be followed by a session for 6-8 year olds on July 17-19. After these camps, girls ages 9-18 will have the opportunity to participate in camps on July 22-26.
Girls of all ages will have the chance to learn from co-head coach Marci Jobson, former United States National Team player and the winningest coach in Baylor soccer history. At the camps, girls will not only learn the skills and tactics needed to be successful on the field, but also character qualities that bring success off the field. All camps will take place on the Baylor campus at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.
The first session is the Baby Bears Soccer Camp on July 14-16 from 9-10:30 a.m. CT for ages 3-5. At this camp, young kids can be introduced to basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting while also learning the importance of character qualities like sharing, kindness and patience.
Next will be the Summer Cub Club on July 17-19 from 8:30-11 a.m. for ages 6-8. At this session, coaches will reinforce the basics of soccer as well as teaching the kids to incorporate these skills in a game-like setting. Once again, there will also be a focus on character qualities like attitude, teamwork and effort.
Both the Summer Cub Club and the Baby Bears Soccer Camp include a free T-shirt and are limited in space. Contact volunteer assistant coach Anna Maddox (Anna_Maddox@baylor.edu) for more information on either camp.
The coaches will close out the summer with the Developmental Academy for girls ages 9-12 and the Advanced Academy/College Prospect session for girls ages 13-18. Both sessions are on July 22-26.
At the Developmental Academy, the girls will receive quality and individualized instruction from coaches in a challenging and fun environment. Players will also receive hands-on training from collegiate players. A typical day of camp will include skill training, individual tactics and circuit training along with competitive matches.
The Advanced Academy/College Prospect session is designed specifically for girls ages 13-18 who wish to gain an edge in their development towards collegiate play. The girls will have the opportunity to train in a Division I-like college environment with real collegiate and professional coaches and players.
Included in the Advanced Academy is the Goalkeeper Academy. This session is specifically for goalkeepers, and is designed to overhaul a player's psychological, tactical, technical and overall fitness sides of the game. Players will get to participate in individual sessions and then apply these skills to team games.
Joining Marci Jobson in coaching the Academies is co-head coach Paul Jobson and assistants Chuck Codd and Maddox. They will also be joined by several collegiate and professional coaches as well as current and past Baylor players.
Contact Paul Jobson (Paul_Jobson@Baylor.edu) at (254) 710-3092 for more information on the Academies.
To sign up online or see more info online, visit http://www.baylor.edu/soccercamp/.