Mike McGinty
Academy Director


Tim Kelly 
Goalkeeping Director
Brian Grazier
Assistant Director
Michael Robson
Assistant Director
         
         Billiken Day Camp

 

Dates: June 1-5, 2015

Time: Monday 9am - Friday 12pm

Session: Open to boys and girls 7 to 14 years of age

Cost: $250 (Half Day); $320 (Full Day) (Each camper will receive a free SLSA T-shirt.) (Each camper must have a ball at camp)

Discounts: Discounts are available for teams, siblings and SLU employees. Please contact us at info@saintlouissocceracademy.com for more details.


About the Camp

The Billiken Day Camp is designed for the player who has aspirations to get a step ahead of their teammates and competitors during the summer. The focus of this camp is to improve fundamental skills and to develop tactical awareness in an age specific environment. This camp will challenge the novice and the advanced player in a  fun and competitive atmosphere. 

The Billiken Day camp offers a half day and full day program. The day will start off with proper warming up and lead to specific technical skill(s) instruction. The second stage of the curriculum will cover a tactical topic. The training will then be enhanced by using small-sided games to create an advanced learning environment that will cover the technical and tactical topics learned earlier in the session. The last progression in our curriculum is to let our campers play the game of soccer and creatively experiment with the learned skill(s) and tactical concepts taught earlier in the session. After the morning session ends the half day campers will depart.

Full day campers will continue their day with lunch, video, swimming and then return to the fields to end the day with small sided games and scrimmages.


General Info

The Billiken Day Camp will start on Monday, June 1st and will conclude on Friday, June 5th. The camp will run for five days starting at 9:00am and ending at 12:00 for half day campers and 4:00 pm for full day campers. The camp will conclude for all campers on Friday at 12:00. There will be a staff member on duty to supervise until the last camper is picked up. There will be an athletic trainer on duty throughout the entirety of camp. This camp is open to all boys and girls ages seven to fourteen years of age. Each camper will be expected to bring their own sack lunch. Each camper will receive a free Saint Louis Soccer Academy T-Shirt. 


The Facilities

The Billiken Day Camp will take place in Robert R. Hermann Stadium and the Saint Louis University Varsity practice field one block east of Grand Boulevard on Laclede Avenue, just behind the Busch Student Center. Both fields will will be available for the academy along with bathrooms and indoor space for shelter from severe weather. 


Cancellations

Full payment is required upon registration. Partial refunds will only be provided to campers that provide a medical reason for cancellation accompanied by a note from their doctor.


Drop-Off / Pick-Up

All campers should arrive prior to the start of the session at 9:00 am. There will be a staff member on duty at 8:30am to supervise campers arriving early. At pick-up all campers must sign out by the person picking them up. If a camper is being picked up by someone other than their parent or legal guardian we will need a note prior to the beginning of that day. We encourage the person picking up the camper to be on time. We understand that unforeseen  circumstances may lead to a late pick-up and we ask that when this happens, a phone call should be made immediately to the camp office. We will have a camp staff member on duty supervising until the last camper is picked up.

Day Camp Parking Information:

Parents will be able to drop off their children at the Chaifetz Arena Weber Lot between 8:30 AM and 9 AM (Monday through Friday). Half day campers will be picked up from the Weber Lot in Chaifetz Arena between 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Monday through Friday). Full day campers can be picked can be picked up between 3:45 - 4:15 PM (Monday through Friday) and 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Friday). Anyone staying any longer than picking up or dropping off will need to park at the Olive Compton garage or at a meter on the street. The gate in the Weber Lot should be open for you at these times throughout the week. If not, please buzz-in at the gate and let security know that you are here for drop off or pick-up for the soccer camp and they will let you in. 


What to bring

Soccer Cleats and Tennis Shoes

Shinguards

Soccer ball with name on it

Water bottle (water will be provided by trainer)

Sunscreen

Proper clothing for weather (Rain Jacket/Warm Clothes)

Sack Lunch and Snack

Swimsuit and towel (Full Day Campers Only)


2015 Billiken Day Camp Schedule

Monday, June 1st - Dribbling:
8:30 - 9:00                     Campers Arrive/Registration/Staff Introduction/Camp Rules
9:00 - 9:30              Group Warm-Up 
9:30 - 10:30        Technical Instruction/Games (Water after each station)
10:30 - 11:00      Snack Time
11:00 - 12:00      Small Sided Games/Scrimmage
12:00                  Half Day Campers Depart
12:00 - 1:00   Full Day Campers POOL TIME

1:15 - 2:45          Lunch & Video (classroom in arena)
3:00 - 4:00        Small-Sided Games & Scrimmages
4:00                  Campers Depart

All Campers depart Friday at 12 Noon

Tuesday, June 2nd - Passing:

8:30 - 9:00       Campers Arrive/Registration
9:00 - 9:30         Group Warm-Up 
9:30 - 10:30          Technical Instruction/Games (Water after each station)
10:30 - 11:00       Snack Time
11:00 - 12:00       Small Sided Games/Scrimmage
12:00                   Half Day Campers Depart
12:00 - 1:00    Full Day Campers POOL TIME 

1:15 - 2:45           Lunch & Video (classroom in arena)
3:00 - 4:00         Small-Sided Games & Scrimmages
4:00                   Campers Depart

All Campers depart Friday at 12 Noon

Wednesday, June 3rd - Receiving:
8:30 - 9:00           Campers Arrive/Registration
9:00 - 9:30         Group warm-up 
9:30 - 10:30         Technical Instruction/Games (Water after each station)
10:30 - 11:00       Snack Time
11:00 - 12:00       Small Sided Games/Scrimmage
12:00                   Half Day Campers Depart
12:00 - 1:00    Full Day Campers POOL TIME

1:15 - 2:45           Lunch & Video (classroom in arena)
3:00 - 4:00         Small-Sided Games & Scrimmages
4:00                     Campers Depart

All Campers depart Friday at 12 Noon

Thursday, June 4th - Shooting: 
8:30 - 9:00    Campers Arrive/Registration
9:00 - 9:30        Group warm-up 
9:30 - 10:30        Technical Instruction/Games (Water after each station)
10:30 - 11:00      Snack Time
11:00 - 12:00      Small Sided Games/Scrimmage
12:00                  Half Day Campers Depart
12:00 - 1:00   Full Day Campers POOL TIME

1:15 - 2:45          Lunch & Video (classroom in arena)
3:00 - 4:00        Small-Sided Games & Scrimmages
4:00                  Campers Depart

All Campers depart Friday at 12 Noon

Friday, June 5th - Skills Competition/Final Games:
8:30 - 9:00     Campers Arrive/Registration
9:00 - 9:30     Group Warm-Up
9:30 - 11:00     Skills Competition (Dribbling, Juggling, Passing, Shooting)
11:00 - 11:40   Final Matches
11:40 - 12:00   Closing Remarks
12:00                 Depart Camp