HARE GOALKEEPER ACADEMY
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Welcome to Hare Goalkeeper Academy Camps!
Registration for 2013 camps is now available!
Welcome to the Hare Goalkeeper Academy Camps. Our mission is to provide young players with the opportunity to learn and prepare for a higher level of goalkeeping and competitive soccer. We want to maximize the potential of individual players in a challenging, fun atmosphere. Whether you are a player just starting out, a seasoned player looking for an edge to raise her or his game to a higher level, or an experienced player looking to find out what it takes to play at the collegiate level, the Hare Goalkeeper Academy offers a training program and environment for you that is second to none. The Academy is open to boys and girls in Fall 2013 Grades 3-12 and incoming college freshmen.
Developmental Goalkeeper Academy Camp
June 24-27, 2013
For Boys & Girls, Entering Fall 2013 Grades 3-8
Half-Day Camp: 9am - 12noon
(Near Camp Horne Road & Interstate 279 North Intersection)
Advanced & Elite Residential Goalkeeper Academy Camp
July 8-11, 2013
For Boys & Girls Entering Fall 2013 Grades 5-12 and Incoming College Freshmen
Full-Day Commuters: 9am - 4pm
Extended Day Commuters: 9am - 8:15pm
(Saltsburg, PA – 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh)
* * Players from out of town and those who are deaf or hard of hearing are welcome to attend any of our camps. (Please see our special notes below tuition section.)
Developmental Goalkeeper Academy Camp ($200)
Half-Day: 9am - 12noon
The Developmental Goalkeeper Academy Camp is designed for boys and girls, entering fall grades 3-8, who desire to improve as a goalkeeper and to have fun learning. Campers will be grouped by grade and experience. Each group will have a head goalkeeper coach as well as an assistant with a coach-to-camper ratio of approximately 1:8.
The curriculum for the younger goalkeepers focuses on technique and skill development, including ball handling, kicking, diving, and the proper way to catch a high ball. There will be daily competitive goalkeeper games. The primary goal for the younger goalkeepers is to have fun learning.
The curriculum for the older goalkeepers focuses on the physical and tactical aspects of goalkeeping, including one-on-ones, angle play, back passes, boxing or intercepting crosses, footwork, and more. The will be daily competitive goalkeeper games. Oral evaluation is available upon request after the end of camp and a list of skills to focus on in the upcoming year.
Advanced & Elite Residential Goalkeeper Academy Camp
($480 – Residents / $400 - Extended Day Commuters / $325 – Day Commuters)
July 8-11, 2013 - Boys & Girls, Entering Fall 2013 Grades 5-12 and Incoming Freshmen.
(Extended Day Commuters: 9am - 8pm / Day Commuters: 9am - 4pm)
The Advanced & Elite Residential Goalkeeper Academy Camp is open to boys and girls, entering 2013 fall grades 5-12 and incoming college freshmen who are dedicated to goalkeeping. Designed for the serious goalkeepers and those who have aspirations to play soccer at the collegiate level. The HGA Residential Camp focuses on both the physical and the mental aspect of goalkeeping. Its goal is to enhance each player’s technical, tactical, physical and psychological ability in order to become a successful goalkeeper. This camp will push goalkeepers to their limits. Campers will be divided into two groups, (Advanced: Fall 2013 Grades 5-8 and Elite: Fall 2013 Grades 9-12 plus incoming college freshmen). Each group will have a 1:8 coach-to-player ratio, so as to sharpen the individual development of each player. The HGA Residential Camp’s professional staff will train and mentor the goalkeepers and ensure that they maximize their potential and improve their skills before leaving the camp. Our philosophy is to expose all campers to various styles of coaching while focusing on the same techniques.
In addition to teaching the technical and tactical skills required by goalkeepers, the HGA camps also focus on teaching the goalkeepers to establish a presence and be leaders on the field. Most activities are performed in a game like environment to ensure that the goalkeepers understand when to apply the technical and tactical skills. At the HGA camps, youngsters learn that it is as important to prevent shots, as it is to make a save.
Off the field the learning continues with lectures, video analysis, question & answer sessions. A high level of competition, plus outstanding instruction, offers an unparalleled learning opportunity for goalkeepers at the Hare Residential Goalkeeper Camp. Written evaluations will be given to the high school and incoming college players at the end of camp.
The coaching staff will be lead by Gerald “Jerry” Hare, Owner / Director of Hare Goalkeeper Academy and Goalkeeper Coach at Shady Side Academy. The HGA Camps Coaching Staff includes top-level college, high school, ODP and club goalkeeper coaches. They all have many years of experience playing and teaching soccer of all levels. The coaches on the staff are all certified and nationally licensed from National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA), United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United European Football Association (UEFA).
For listing of our camp staff, click here.
DAILY SCHEDULE – Developmental Goalkeeper Academy Camp
DAILY SCHEDULE – Advanced / Elite Residential Goalkeeper
* In case of inclement weather, the training sessions will move to gyms.
**Activities include swimming (outdoor / indoor) depending on weather, basketball, tennis, fitness (weight lifting & cardio training) and family room activities such as table tennis, pool table, card / board games, soccer golf (outdoor) and tv/dvd.
*** Lecture - there will be a 30-minute lecture along with field of questions and answers on
college recruiting on Wednesday evening for high school student-athletes. Parents are welcome to attend this lecture.
· T-shirt for Every Player
· Speed & Agility Training
· Plyometric Training
· Lectures & Videos
· 1:8 Coach-to-Players Ratio
· “Pro Trainer” Machine Training
· Pre-Season Preparation for Coming Fall Season
· Coaches with Passion for the Game
· Certified Athletic Trainer at All Sessions
· Special Guest Clinicians / Speakers (Residential GK Camp Only)
· Written Evaluation for High School Players and Incoming Freshmen
Weather Policy: Residential Camp (includes Full-Day Campers / Extended Day Campers) and Developmental Camp (Half-Day Campers)
Our top priority is the campers’ safety. We will train and play outside in the rain. If a lightning storm is probable during a scheduled outdoor session, we will stay indoors. If we are outdoors and lightning occurs, we will immediately leave the field to go indoors. We will not return outside until 20 minutes after last lightning strike.
Inclement weather does not affect parents of boys and girls at residential camp. Regardless of weather conditions, parents pick up their son / daughter at scheduled time for check-in on Monday and check-out on Thursday. For parents of full-day and extended day campers at residential camp, pick up their son at daily scheduled time for drop off and daily scheduled time for pick-up.
For the campers at our half-day Developmental Goalkeeper Camp during inclement weather will move indoor immediately to the facility next to the field, where the camp will hold a classroom / lecture on goalkeeping topics until the weather is safe to go outside to the field.
Tuition: Tuition for Advanced / Elite Residential Goalkeeper Academy campers includes instruction, a HGA t-shirt and eight meals beginning with dinner on first day and breakfast on the last day of camp. The tuition for extended day commuters will be the same as the residents but without breakfast meals. The tuition for full-day commuters will be the same as the residents but receive lunch meals only. Tuition for the Developmental Goalkeeper Academy campers includes instruction and HGA t-shirt. No meals for this camp.
** Players with Hard of Hearing or Deaf: Players who are deaf or hard of hearing are welcome to attend. Any player who requires special needs such as oral interpreter, sign language interpreter or other means of communication, please indicate your need at the bottom of the camp registration form. Our staff will be happy to assist with your needs to make your camp experience worthwhile.
Facilities: The Developmental Goalkeeper Academy Camp will be held at Avonworth High School campus - Lenzner Stadium, located 15 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh near the Interstate 279 North and Camp Horne Road. It has a 120x72 yard multi-purpose turf field, primarily used for multi-sport programs. In the case of inclement weather, camp will take place indoors on campus. The Advanced & Elite Residential Goalkeeper Academy Camp will be held at The Kiski School, one of the oldest all-boys college preparatory boarding schools in the United States. Located on an expansive, yet intimate campus in rural Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, The Kiski School is a residential college preparatory school that has excelled in educating boys for 125 years. Kiski’s beautiful 350-acre campus rivals the facilities and quality of the finest small colleges. The field training sessions will be held on the school’s Varsity Field and the gymnasiums. The camp is located 30 miles east from downtown Pittsburgh, The Kiski School is easy to get to by car from all directions, and is a 60-minute drive from the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Meals: All campers at our Residential Goalkeeper Academy Camp will eat their meals (buffet-style all-you-can-eat meals) at The Kiski School Dining Facility. No meals for campers at our Developmental Goalkeeper Academy Camp.
Medical: A certified athletic trainer is on duty at the camp at all times. A doctor is on call at Allegheny General Hospital (10 minutes from Avonworth High School - Developmental Goalkeeper Academy Camp) or Saltsburg / Excela Health Center and Family Practice (5 minutes from Kiski School Campus - Residential Goalkeeper Academy Camp). There are three hospitals within a half-hour drive from HGA Residential Camp. The school’s student health facility is readily accessible. Because of the rigorous daily schedule, each camper should come to camp in good physical condition. The camp assumes no responsibility for accidents or illnesses. Please bring your own athletic tape if you need to be taped before playing. Our medical staff will be on hand at check-in to answer any questions or address any concerns regarding medication or other medical issues.
Parking: For day / extended day campers driving each morning to camp at The Kiski School Campus will leave their car in the parking lot next to the Varsity Field. For residential campers who are attending the Residential Goalkeeper Academy Camp, will be directed to designated parking lot near the dormitory on the first day of camp. All car keys must be turned in to the camp director. The camp director will return keys to the day / extended camps end for those residents, will get their keys back at check-out on the last day of camp.
For those parents who are driving their child to Developmental Goalkeeper Camp at the Avonworth High School - Lenzner Stadium, can park their car in the parking lot next to the stadium.
IMPORTANT RULES: No tobacco, alcohol or drugs of any kind are allowed at the Hare Goalkeeper Academy Camps. Any violation of this rule will result in immediate removal from camp at the parent's expense. Also, the campers are responsible for any damages they might cause to any camp facilities or equipment, except when on the field during training. Thank you for your understanding.