Camp Shutout West Michigan 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 this summer. Below is information about the camp, what to bring and how to mentally prepare for Camp.

COVID-19 CHANGES
We are coming out of COVID-19 and the worldwide pandemic, so this year’s camp will need to be different in a number of ways. We will be following the protocols of the Michigan High School Athletic Association as our guide for camp. (Learn more about that here.) In a nutshell, this means camp training will modified to keep all players physically distant, with no physical contact or close proximity of players. Common equipment, such as the ball, must be cleaned as permitted during training. (This is as of June 22; some restrictions may be lifted by the time we get to camp). 

Camp COVID protocols

Each day, campers/staff will need to answer 6 questions to answer each morning:

  • Fever? (Temp of 100.3 or higher)
  • Cough?
  • Sore Throat?
  • Shortness of Breath?
  • Close contact or care for someone with COVID-19?

If yes to ANY of these, campers will not be allowed to participate. Therefore, parents CANNOT leave the facility until their camper is cleared each day. (This will happen at the first session of each day, not after meal breaks)

Campers will need to bring enough water to last each session. There will be no group water bottles or individual filling from a group cooler. Trainers can fill bottles for campers between sessions via a hose.

We will have hand sanitizer for campers/coaches to use.

Staff will wipe down bathrooms (handles, faucets, etc) after each training session.

Staff will sanitize soccer balls before each session.

Actual training sessions will practice social distancing, with no close contact activity and spaced out areas

Parents who observe training, will do so from distance

During breaks, campers that stay on site will need to socially distance from other campers.

Beginning and End Schedule

Registration – Wednesday, July 8, from 12:00–1:00pm
Conclusion – Friday, July 10 around 5pm

Camp Address
South Christian Sports Park, 7979 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Forms
You will need to complete 3 forms for your camper. You can complete online using the links below:

camp health form                  concussion form                COVID-19 waiver

Payment Balances
If you have an outstanding balance for Camp Shutout, you can bring the final payment with you to camp, check/cash preferred, but we can accept credit cards

Day 1 Schedule – July 8
12:00 – 1:00pm — Registration on site
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm — Training
3:00 pm – 5:00pm— Rest/Dinner (please bring dinner or feel free to come and take your son/daughter to dinner off site-staff will remain on site for those campers that stay)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Training
7:00 pm End of day 1

Day 2 Schedule – July 9
9:00 – 11:00 am — Training
11:00 pm – Rest/Lunch (please bring lunch or feel free to come and take your son/daughter to lunch off site-staff will remain on site for those campers that stay)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm — Training
3:00 pm – 5:00pm— Rest/Dinner (please bring dinner or feel free to come and take your son/daughter to dinner off site-staff will remain on site for those campers that stay)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Training
7:00 pm End of day 2

Day 3 Schedule – July 10
9:00 am – 11:00 am — Training
11:00 am – Rest/Lunch (same as Monday)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm — Training
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm — Rest
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Training/Team Keeper Wars
5:00 pm Awards/Camp concludes

Contact Numbers During Camp
616-502-6040 John Clark, 616-724-0483 Taylor Trotter

Social Media
For up to the minute Camp Shutout West Michigan updates follow:

Twitter:@clarkkeeper and @CampShutout
facebook.com/clarkkeepertraining
Instragram: Clarkkeepertraining and Camp_Shutout

Soccer Gear
Our training surface will be natural grass fields. Bring what you need to train properly. This can include: goalkeeper gloves, soccer boots, shin guards, socks, skids or compression shorts, shorts, long training pants if desired, short and/or long sleeve training t-shirts, bag for gear, any other training gear you prefer to train in. PLEASE remember to bring a pumped up soccer ball to camp.

Meals
No meals are provided at the camp
and campers can bring their own bag lunch or leave the site with a parent or guardian during meal breaks. Staff will remain on site for supervision of campers that stay for meals.

Highlighted Training Viewing Times
While you are welcome to attend and view any/all training sessions, one of the best sessions to view will be the Team Keeper Wars competition Tuesday afternoon.

Sports Medicine
We have med staff available 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
We will have quality HPG gloves (limited availability) available for purchase.

Our 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 this week…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