March 7, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Real Salt Lake
SANDY, Utah (Thursday, March 7, 2013) - Real Salt Lake is proud to announce the return of its Real Salt Lake Youth Camps series, which is set to kick off its fifth year beginning in early June. There will be 21 camps held across 19 cities in Utah and Idaho this year, including new locations in Herriman, Utah, Clinton, Utah; Highland, Utah; Sandy, Utah; South Jordan, Utah; Sugar House, Utah; and Holladay, Utah.
The RSL Youth Camps program is a series of weeklong camps focused on developing technical and tactical soccer skills in young athletes. The camps are designed for players of all skill levels, boys and girls ages 3-18. All camps will include Real Salt Lake's Pre-Kickers Camp (ages 3-4), Mini-Kickers Camp (ages 5-8), Youth Skills Camp (Ages 7-14), the popular Striker Camp (Ages 9-16) and Goalkeeper Camp (Ages10-18). Select cities will host RSL's new Elite Player Camp (Ages 10-14), new Elite Goalkeeper Camp (Ages 10-18), new High School Day Camp (Ages 14-18) and Men's College Prep Academy (college incoming freshman-senior).
All campers will be put into a challenging environment that demands good training habits and encourages the development of the soccer player in a fun and rewarding experience.
Dates and locations for this year's 21 RSL Youth Camps are as follows:
Dates City Location Camps offered
June 3-7 St. George, Utah Bluff Street Park (600 N, 600 W) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
June 3-7 Tooele, Utah Elton Park (400 N Broadway) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
June 10-14 Ogden, Utah Mt. Ogden Park (3144 Taylor Ave.) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
June 10-14 Herriman, Utah Rose Crest Park (13850 S. Rose Crest Drive) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
June 17-21 Centerville, Utah Centerville Community Park (1350 N, 400 W) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK, Elite, HS, EGK
June 17-21 Clinton, Utah Civic Center Park (1651 W, 2300 N) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
June 24-28 Salt Lake City Churchill Junior High School (3450 Oakview Dr.) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
June 24-28 Lehi, Utah Lehi Sports Complex (2000 W, 700 S) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
July 8-12 West Jordan, Utah West Jordan Soccer Complex - Fields B & C (4000 W,7800 S) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK, Elite, HS, EGK
July 8-12 Highland, Utah Mitchell Hollow Park (10325 W, 10400 N) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
July 15-19 Sandy, Utah Lone Peak Park (10140 S, 700 E) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK, Elite, HS, EGK
July 15-19 Park City, Utah Trailside Lower Field (5700 Trailside Dr.) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK, Elite, HS, EGK
July 22-26 Pocatello, Idaho Indian Hills Soccer Complex (666 Cheyenne Ave.) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
July 29-Aug. 2 Salt Lake City 11th Avenue Park (11th Ave. and L Street) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
July 29-Aug. 2 South Jordan, Utah South Jordan Recreation Center (1600 W, 10610 S) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
Aug. 5-9 Draper, Utah Galena Park (12375 S Galen Park Blvd.) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK, Elite, EGK
Aug. 5-9 Layton, Utah Ellison Park (700 N, 2200 W) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
Aug. 12-16 Sugar House, Utah Sugar House Park (2100 S, 1300 E) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK, Elite, HS,EGK)
Aug. 12-16 Sandy, Utah Flat Iron Mesa Park (8600 S, 1700 E) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
Aug. 19-23 Spanish Fork, Utah Sports Park (295 W. Volunteer Dr.) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
Aug. 19-23 Holladay, Utah Holladay Recreation Center (1661 E, 4800 S) PK, MK, Skills, STR, GK
Along with participation in the RSL Youth Camps, attendees will receive additional benefits, including a free RSL Youth Camps t-shirt, a ticket voucher to a 2013 RSL home game and an invite to Camper Appreciation Day, to be held during a RSL contest at Rio Tinto Stadium (match/date TBA). A $10 "sibling discount" will be available for families that have more than one child participating and a $10 per child "team discount" will be available for each player that attends as part of a team of 10 or more (applications for all team members must be received together). In addition, Real Salt Lake is also extending a $10 discount per account for all 2012 RSL Season Ticket Holders.
Back for his fifth year as RSL Director of Youth Camps is Rob Karas, who has earned several national licenses and diplomas, including the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "A" License, the NSCAA International Premier Diploma, the USSF National Goalkeeper License, the USSF National Youth License and the NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. When combining such accreditations with Karas' 10 years of professional soccer experience and numerous trips to clubs around the globe to gleam best practices regarding youth development - including visits to Barcelona FC, AC Milan, Cheivo Verona, Atalanta, AJAX, PSV and Haarlam and Hercules - it can be assured that the RSL Youth Camps will provide a well-rounded soccer curriculum for all children involved.
Following are descriptions of the nine different "sub-camps" being offered at this summer's RSL Youth Camps, allowing players of all ages and abilities to get the most out of the experience. For more details on what will be involved in each specific camp, or to sign up your child today, please visit www.RealSaltLake.com and click the Youth Camps tab under the "Youth" section. If you have any questions regarding the 2012 RSL Youth Camps, please contact Teresa Nelson at 801-979-0295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Kickers Camp - PK (Ages 3-4) $85 9:00-10:00 a.m
The RSL Pre-Kickers Camp is designed to introduce the sport of soccer to this age group. This camp will work on basic motor skills with and without the ball, introduction to soccer rules and FUN!!! Each of our Real Camp staffers will bring high energy so that your child will have a positive and fun experience during the week.
Mini-Kickers Camp - MK (Ages 5-8) $95 9:00-10:30 a.m.
The goal of the RSL Mini-Kickers Camp is to improve closed and open motor skill movements. The staff will implement energy, movement and imagination so that your child will not only learn the basics of soccer, but enjoy the game as well. You will enjoy watching your child compete, laugh and learn to love the world's game.
Youth Skills Camp - Skills (Ages 7-14) $125 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The RSL Youth Skills Camps have several curriculums specifically designed by age, ability and playing experience. The RSL Youth Staff feels that structured curriculums will ensure that, in each session, players will develop based on age, skill level and gender. The modern training techniques will utilize the latest training methods and equipment, focusing on speed/agility training, technical coordination, 1-v-1 moves, defending and shooting and much more.
Striker Camp - Striker (Ages 9-16) $165 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The RSL Youth Striker Camp is one-of-a-kind. The RSL Youth Staff uses modern-day training methods and equipment that allow players to get hundreds to thousands of repetitions shooting on goal. Areas of focus in the Strikers Camp include 1-v-1 dominating an opponent; taking penalty kicks and free kicks; and techniques for in-step drives, side volleys, banana kicks and chip shots.
Goalkeepers Camp - GK (Ages 10-18) $165 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The RSL Youth Goalkeeper Camp uses many of the modern training methods that are used throughout the United States and Europe. Each player is challenged to refine his or her technique, develop a better sense for the goalkeeper's role in the game and learn how to push themselves to reach higher levels of performance each time they step on the field. During this intense camp, goalkeepers will work on developing skills in dealing with crossed balls; collapse and extension diving; reaction and anticipation; dealing with breakaways; footwork; distribution with hands and feet; catching and handling; and posture.
Elite Player Camp - Field Players (Ages 10-14) $195 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
A five-day, 15-hour camp designed for the advanced level or travel/select soccer player. We aim to create a positive, challenging and enjoyable learning environment. The curriculum incorporates technical and tactical elements of the game, including: Dribbling, passing, shooting, 1v1, 2v2, 2v1, 3v3, 3v2, 4v4, and attacking and defending principles. Small-sided games in a World Cup format are played at the end of each day in order to create an atmosphere in which players are challenged to be creative and problem solve. These games will provide the player freedom to express and develop their natural ability.
All Elite Player Camp enrollees must play competitive soccer. The Elite Player Camp will only be offered at the following locations: Centerville, Utah; Park City, Utah; Sugar House, Utah; West Jordan, Utah; Draper, Utah.
Elite Goalkeeper Camp - GK (Ages 10-18) $225 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The RSL Youth Goalkeeper Camp uses many of the modern training methods that are used throughout the United States and Europe. The five-day, 15-hour camp is designed for the advanced level or travel/select goalkeeper. We aim to create a positive, challenging and enjoyable learning environment. Each player is challenged to refine his/her technique, develop a better sense for the goalkeeper's role in the game and learn how to push themselves to reach higher levels of performance each time they step on the field.
All Elite Goalkeeper Camp enrollees must play competitive soccer. The Elite Goalkeeper Camp will only be offered at the following locations: Centerville, Utah; Park City, Utah; Sugar House, Utah; West Jordan, Utah; Draper, Utah.
High School Day Camp - HS (Ages 14-18) $200 6:00-8:00 p.m.
A five-day, 15-hour camp designed for high school aged boys and girls soccer players. We aim to create a positive, challenging and enjoyable learning environment. The curriculum incorporates the following technical and tactical elements of the game: Dribbling, passing, shooting, 1v1, 2v2, 2v1, 3v3, 3v2, 4v4, application of technique and small group tactics in games up to 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11. The camp will also incorporate possession games and focus on attacking and defending principles.
The High School Day Camp will be offered at the following locations: Centerville, Utah; Park City, Utah; Sugar House, Utah; West Jordan, Utah; Draper, Utah.
Men's College Prep Academy - MC (Ages 18+) $400 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Back for its third year in the RSL Camp schedule, the RSL Men's College Prep Academy is designed to help college players prepare for the upcoming season and to create awareness for himself with Real Salt Lake. The Real Salt Lake Summer Prep Academy is for current and incoming collegiate freshman players. The professional-level training environment includes participation in 16 practice sessions and will include exhibition games, with select sessions being attended by members of the Real Salt Lake first-team coaching staff. The Men's Academy trainings will start on Tuesday, June 4, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Location for the camp is yet to be determined.
In addition, collegiate players will be working on the following components and more during the week:
- Position specific training
Coordination, speed and agility at each training session Team formations Tactical awareness Ball mastery