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Welcome to Hare Goalkeeper Academy Camps!

Registration for 2014 summer 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 2014 Fall Grades 3-12 (ages 8-18) and incoming college freshmen.

 

Goalkeeper & Finishing Residential Camp

Session 1: June 22-27, 2014

Session 2: August 3-8, 2014

Who: Boys & Girls, Ages 8-16

Residents: Sunday 4pm to Friday 12noon

Commuters: Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm & Friday 9am-12noon

Cost: $475 for Residents and $325 for Commuters.

*Teams of 8 players or more are welcome to attend.

 

College Prep Goalkeeper Residential Camp

Session 1: June 22-27, 2014

Session 2: August 3-8, 2014

Who: Boys & Girls, Entering Fall Grades 10-12 & Incoming College Freshmen

Residents: Sunday 4pm to Friday 12noon

Commuters: Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm & Friday 9am-12noon

Cost: $475 for Residents and $325 for Commuters.

 

LOCATION:

The KISKI SCHOOL

(Saltsburg, PA – 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh)

 

DISCOUNTS: ($25 - $50 off)

Please visit our registration info page for details on available discounts.

 

* Players who are deaf or hard of hearing are welcome to attend any of our camps.

(Please see our special notes below tuition section.)

 

Download HGA Camps Registration and Medical Release / Parent Consent Form

 

Goalkeeper & Finishing Residential Camp ($475 Residents, $325 Commuters)

The Goalkeeper & Finishing Camp is designed for competitive level players, ages 8-16, who are looking to develop and enhance specific skills to their overall game. By mixing the goalkeepers and attacking players together and running activities at the same time, we are able to offer more game-realistic situations and competition. This environment allows both attacking player and goalkeeper instruction simultaneously and creates a realistic environment for player development. The curriculum will be demanding and will push every player to improve their technique, but also fun and enjoyable! Teams are invited and strongly encouraged to attend this camp.

 

The Goalkeeper part of camp is designed to develop and fine-tune a player’s ability to prevent goals. Players will learn all elements of goalkeeping. Play on / off the line, diving, angle play, boxing & parrying, dealing with crosses, back pass situations, breakaways, pressure training, initiating the attack, reading the game, penalty kicks, footwork, defending set pieces and more.

 

The Finishing part of camp is designed to develop and fine-tune a player’s ability to create scoring opportunities as well as to score goals. Players will learn all elements of finishing. Power vs. placement, finishing balls out of the air, different surfaces of the foot, how to feel a ball, composure in 1 v 1 with goalkeepers, combination play, 1 v 1 attacking moves, and more. Sessions are designed to help each player master the technical move then apply it in low to high-pressure game like situations. Soccer is an ever changing and dynamic game. As players continue to evolve the demands of the game become greater. Finishing no longer applies to just forwards and midfielders. This is why we encourage any player who wants to become a more complete soccer player to attend the HGA Goalkeeper & Finishing Camp.

 

During evening sessions, all players will compete in matches and competitions including Striker Wars, Goalie Wars, Shootout Competition - 35 Yards and Penalty Kick Shootout.

 

The camp will conclude with award and closing ceremonies. In the presentation of the "Golden Boot" and "Golden Glove" Awards, the coaches will select the male and female camper who has shown development, a strong skill set, and an eagerness to learn.

 

College Prep Goalkeeper Residential Camp ($475 Residents, $325 Commuters)

This camp is designed for high school players with college playing aspirations to prepare themselves for the upcoming season. It is for boys and girls entering 2014 fall grades 10-12 and incoming college freshmen with unique opportunity to be trained by college coaches as

well as HGA Staff. The college coach in charge of each particular day personally designed each training session. The players will be given a clear understanding of what will be

expected of them when they join the college ranks. The camp participants will also get a better understanding of what parts of their game need improvement to meet the college standard. Players who attend the HGA College Prep Goalkeeper Camp will have a rare opportunity to impress college coaches in focused small-group training environment.

 

During evening sessions, all players will compete in matches and competitions including Striker Wars, Goalie Wars, Shootout Competition - 35 Yards and Penalty Kick Shootout.

 

At the conclusion of each session, the players and parents are invited to the discussion topic and question/answer session with the entire HGA College coaching staff. Topics to include: Recruiting, coaching style, playing styles, “making a college list”, academics, scholarships, fitness, ODP, and “how to get noticed” are all on the agenda for the 2014 HGA College Prep Goalkeeper Camp!

 

Coaching Staff

 

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 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 - Goalkeeper & Finishing Camp / College Prep GK Camp

Sunday

For Residential Campers Only

2:00pm-4:00pm

Registration Check-In

4:00pm-5:00pm

Staff Introductions / Camp Meeting

5:00pm-6:30pm

Dinner & Rest

7:00pm-9:00pm

Field Training / Goalie & Striker Wars / Games ***

9:00pm

Residential Campers to Dorm

9:00pm-10:45pm

Lecture / Movie or Games / Snacks / Rest **

11:00pm

Light Out

 

Daily (Mon-Thur)

Commuters’ Check-in time: 8:30-9:00am on Day 1

7:00am

Wake Up

7:30am

Breakfast

8:30am

Commuter Campers Arrive

9:00-11:30am

Field Training *** 

11:30am-12:30pm

Lunch

12:30-2:30pm

Rest / Activities * (See Below)

2:30-5:00pm

Field Training ***

5:00pm

Commuter Campers Depart

5-6:30pm

Dinner & Rest for Residential Campers

7:00-9:00pm

Field Training / Goalie & Striker Wars / Games ***

9:00pm

Residential Campers to Dorm

9:00pm-10:45pm

Lecture / Movie or Games / Snacks / Rest **

11:00pm

Light Out

 

Friday

Parents are welcome to observe the sessions.

7:00am

Wake Up

7:30am

Breakfast

8:30am

Commuter Campers Arrive

9:00am-11:30am

Field Training *** 

11:30am-12:00pm

Award and Closing Ceremonies

12noon

Check-Out (All Campers)

 

* 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 lecture (45 minutes) along with field of questions and answers on college recruiting on Wednesday evening for high school student-athletes and incoming college freshmen. Parents are welcome to attend this lecture.

 

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

 

·        T-shirt for Every Player

·        Newly Renovated Air-Conditioned Dormitories

·        Training on New Turf Field, Grass and Gymnasiums

·        Small College Campus-Like Setting

·        1:8 Coach-to-Players Ratio                           

·        Speed, Agility & Quickness Training (SAQ)

·        Plyometric Training

·        Lectures & Videos

·        “Pro Trainer” Machine Training

·        Pre-Season Preparation for Coming Fall Season

·        Coaches with Passion for the Game

·        Certified Athletic Trainer at All Sessions

·        Written Evaluation for High School Players and Incoming Freshmen Only

 

Weather Policy: 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 Sunday and check-out on Friday. For parents of commuter campers at residential camp, pick up their son / daughter at daily scheduled time for drop off and daily scheduled time for pick-up.

 

Tuition: Tuition for residential campers includes instruction, a HGA t-shirt and fourteen meals beginning with dinner on first day and breakfast on the last day of camp. Tuition for commuter campers includes instruction, a HGA t-shirt and four lunch meals 

 

** 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 is prepared to assist with your needs to make your camp experience worthwhile.

 

Facilities: All Camps 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 new stadium with turf field, John Andreini Field (grass) and the gymnasiums. The fields have lights for night activities. 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 will eat their meals (buffet-style all-you-can-eat meals) at The Kiski School Dining Facility.

 

Medical: A certified athletic trainer is on duty at the camp at all times. A doctor is on call at Saltsburg / Excela Health Center and Family Practice (5 minutes from The Kiski School Campus). There are three hospitals within a half-hour drive from HGA Residential Camps. 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 commuter 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 HGA Camps, 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 commuter campers at end of each day and for those residential campers, will get their keys back at check-out on the last day of camp.

 

For those parents who are driving their child to HGA Camps at The Kiski School Campus, can park their car in the parking lot in front of the fieldhouse / gymnasium.

 

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.

 

Download HGA Camps Registration and Medical Release / Parent Consent Form