Gaston United Soccer Club, for the second consecutive year, will join forces with Belmont Abbey College to provide a comprehensive soccer experience for kids ages U6 to U16 -- June 17-21.
The camp, to be held at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, will offer a Morning Strikers Session (for players U9 to U16) and an Evening FUN-damentals Session (U6 to U13). Morning Strikers will offer SIX shooting stations and TWO shooting labs that will also include FOUR outright, fun-til-you-drop shooting stations where kids can bang away on goals in real-game setups. "The focus will be on ball-striking through a series of go-to-goal drills," said Camp Director (and BAC’s men’s soccer coach) John Keating, a native of South Africa who was previously the Director of Coaching at the Omaha Nebraska Football Club where he oversaw 3,000 kids.
The Evening FUN-damentals Camp (U6 to U13) will also provide SIX stations and TWO game stations where kids can play small-sided games and participate in FOUR skill stations focusing on ball control, turning with the ball, shooting, passing and receiving. "We’ll focus on fast foot work--dribbling, 1 v 1 skills and small-team games," Keating said.
Morning Strikers Session: U9 to U16
Time: 8:30 am to 11am | Cost: $110
Evening FUN-damentals Session: Recreation through U13
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: $75
Conducted by John Keating & Mike Lynch, head coaches, Belmont Abbey College men’s & women’s teams
[ assisted by GUSC coaches ]
Register Online TODAY
♦ Camp Areas of Emphasis: breakaways, corners, dribbling, volley, crosses, goalmouth scrambles, free kicks, heading, shooting, ball control, passing, receiving, turning & more!
♦ About Belmont Abbey College: Located at 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road in Belmont, NC, Belmont Abbey College prides itself in the development of the whole person – in mind, body and spirit. Founded in 1876, the Abbey is home to more than 1,700 students. The Cardinal Newman Society calls Belmont Abbey College one of the top Catholic colleges in America for faithfulness and affordability, and First Things Magazine recently named the Abbey America’s #1 "School On The Rise, Filled With Excitement." Located just 10 miles west of Charlotte, the Abbey is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. BAC and GUSC have maintained a long-standing relationship and are joining forces to provide a wonderful soccer experience for area kids and families.
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♦ What to Bring:
Cleats * Indoor Soccer Shoes (or running shoes) * Shin guards * Soccer ball * Water/Gatorade * A Positive Attitude
♦ All campers get a FREE Camper’s T-shirt
♦ Parents Barbeque: Wednesday Night (June 19)
♦ Download, Complete & Email registration form
♦ Online Registration and Payments Payments HERE
Payments will also be accepted at the GUSC office at 3434 S. New Hope Road in Gastonia. More info? Call 704-823-7322 or send an email to camp director John Keating at email@example.com
Check out past camper testimonials HERE.