Winter Camp Letter

Camp Shutout West Michigan Winter Camp GK’s,

Here are the important details regarding camp. Use this page and check back as we’ll keep updating it right up to camp. First and foremost THANK YOU for choosing Camp Shutout West Michigan as your training ground for starting your training! This letter will serve as a notice for what to bring and how to mentally prepare for Camp.

Camp Address
Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building (Indoor Track & Field)
1580 Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Note this is a Day Camp, so no lodging accommodations will be had. You’re on your own there.

Beginning and End Schedule
This is a 2-day camp, with camp schedule available here.

Check-In Procedure, Forms and Payment Balances
At check-in each keeper will receive their camp shirt, final payments will be made, and any forms completed. You will need to complete 2 forms for your camper that you can bring completed with or complete upon arrival. They are the camp health form and concussion form.

Contact Numbers During Camp
616-502-6040 John Clark cell/Emergency phone

Twitter/Facebook
For up to the minute Camp Shutout West Michigan updates follow:
@clarkkeeper on Twitter
facebook.com/clarkkeepertraining

What to Bring – Soccer Gear
Our training surface is a turf field, but we may use the running track surface around it, so plan accordingly. Bring what you need to train properly. This can include:

  • Pumped up soccer ball (PLEASE BRING A BALL)
  • goalkeeper gloves
  • soccer shoes AND flat/turf/running shoes (as there may be off-field training activities
  • shin guards
  • socks
  • water bottle
  • skids or compression shorts
  • shorts
  • long training pants if desired
  • short sleeve training T’s
  • long sleeve training T’s if desired
  • bag for gear

Meals
NO meals are provided for campers.
During the meal breaks, campers can leave with their parents or guardian for meals. For campers that need to stay onsite (and bring a packed meal with them), staff will stay on site for supervision.

Sports Medicine
We will have a certified athletic trainer on staff for Camp Shutout. If there are health related items we need to know about your keeper, please let them know in-person during check-in.

Camp Rules
Common sense is the main rule…other rules will be covered at orientation.

Gloves and gear for Sale
We will have quality HPG gloves (limited availability) and training shirts available for purchase during camp.

Camp Staff
Our staff is one of the best in the country. It is not easy to become a staff member at Camp Shutout. It’s not just their ‘resume’ of goalkeeping experience, but their ability to teach the position and instill the passion for it in the next generation of goalkeepers. Use this resource to get the most out of them while at camp…they are here for YOU!

 

John Clark, Clark Keeper Training
Twitter: @ClarkKeeper Facebook: facebook.com/ClarkKeeperTraining

Stan Anderson, Camp Shutout Founder/Owner
www.campshutout.com
Twitter: @soccer_coach
Facebook: facebook.com/campshutout.com