Day Camp Academy

July 10-14

$225

Boys and Girls / Grades K-8

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The main emphasis of this week long day camp program is player development. Through quality coaching and an age specific curriculum, the emphasis will be on developing skills fundamental to the game of soccer in a fun and stimulating environment. Camp is co-ed and participants will be divided into appropriate groups relating to age and /or ability level. A progressive curriculum has been devised that will provide a week packed full of soccer specific activities aimed at developing basic skills such as dribbling, passing and finishing, all coached in a fun and challenging environment.

We strongly believe small sided games best encourage young players to apply skills they learn throughout the camp. The daily schedule will regularly include numerous small sided game opportunities. For example 4v4, 7v7, etc.

The day camp is directed and staffed by members of the Dartmouth men's coaching staff. Our coaching staff features numerous coaches who have been working with us for several years, and have vast and diverse experience in the game of soccer.

All camp activities are held at Sachem fields. Certified athletic trainers will be present at all times to care for the players.

Typical Daily Schedule
  • 8:45 AM: Arrival
  • 9:00 AM: Warm up and fun games
  • 9:30 AM: Technique development
  • 10:15 AM: Snack break
  • 10:30 AM: Group play
  • 11:15 AM: Small-sided games
  • 12:00 AM: End
Water

Our sports medicine staff provides an ample supply of water at all Soccer Academies sessions. However, we strongly encourage all campers to bring a water bottle with them to camp that can be filled and carried out to the fields.

Meals

The camp incorporates snack breaks into the daily schedule under the supervision of the coaching staff. We recommend that campers attending these camps bring a healthy snack to eat during the snack breaks.

What to Bring

We will provide you with a camp T-shirt. Optional gear that is encouraged but not required includes black shorts and green socks. As a reminder, Soccer Academies suggest you bring the following with you to camp daily:

  • Soccer ball
  • Water bottle
  • Shin guards (required of all players)
  • Sneakers or indoor soccer shoes (in case of inclement weather)
  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Snack for mid-morning snack
  • Money for snack bar
  • Change of shorts, T-shirt and socks in case of morning rain.

DIRECTIONS FROM CONNECTICUT & WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Take Interstate 91 North to the Norwich, VT/ Hanover, NH Exit 13, cross the Connecticut River into New Hampshire; go up the hill to Hanover Center (West Wheelock Street); take a right at the traffic lights at the top of the hill (just before the green) onto Route 10 down Main Street in Hanover; Drive through town, head straight about 1 1/2 miles until you see the soccer fields on your left. Take the left before Sachem fields and the parking lot by the softball field is on your right.

DIRECTIONS FROM BOSTON & SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Take Interstate 93 North through Manchester, NH to Interstate 89 North to the Hanover/ Lebanon Exit 18; turn right onto Route 120 towards Hanover; continue on Route 120 into Hanover (approximately 5 miles); bear left at the fork after the Mobil Station (& Co-op Food Store) in Hanover; head past Hanover High School until you reach the set of lights in downtown Hanover. (the post office will be on the corner on your left) Take a left at the lights down Main Street, and drive for about 1 1/2 miles until you see the soccer fields on your left. Take a left before Sachem fields and the parking lot by the softball field is on your right.

DIRECTIONS FROM BURLINGTON, VERMONT

Take Interstate 89 South to White River Junction, VT; take Interstate 91 North to the Norwich, VT/ Hanover, NH Exit 13, cross the Connecticut River into New Hampshire; go up the hill to Hanover Center (West Wheelock Street); take a right at the traffic lights at the top of the hill (just before the green) onto Route 10 down Main Street in Hanover. Drive through town, head straight about 1 1/2 miles until you see the soccer fields on your left. Take the left before Sachem fields and the parking lot by the softball field is on your right.

DIRECTIONS FROM MAINE & PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Take Route 4 to Concord, NH; get on Interstate 93 South towards Manchester, NH; take Interstate 89 North to the Hanover/ Lebanon Exit 18; turn right onto Route 120 towards Hanover; continue on Route 120 into Hanover (approximately 5 miles); bear left at the fork after the Mobil Station (& Co-op Food Store) in Hanover; head past Hanover High School until you reach the set of lights in downtown Hanover. (the post office will be on the corner on your left) Take a left at the lights down Main Street, and drive for about 1 1/2 miles until you see the soccer fields on your left. Take a left before Sachem fields and the parking lot by the softball field is on your right.