Here are the important details regarding 2-day winter camp. This letter will serve as a notice for what to bring and how to mentally prepare for Camp. Use this page and check back as we’ll keep updating it right up to camp.
THANK YOU for choosing Camp Shutout West Michigan as your training ground for your training!
If you have an outstanding balance for Camp Shutout, you can either:
- Mail in payment via check (made out to Clark Keeper Training, and sent to 4875 Sequoia Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512)
- Bring the final payment with you to camp, check/cash preferred, but we can accept credit cards
- Pay via paypal at: http://www.clarkkeepertraining.com/?p=267
Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building (Indoor Track & Field)
1580 Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Note this is a Day Camp, so no lodging or meal accommodations will be available to campers. You’re on your own there. Nearby hotels with reasonable rates include the Tru by Hilton, and the Delta Hotel by Marriott. There are also several places closer to downtown Grand Rapids, but a little more costly.
10:00 am – 11:00 am — Registration on site
11:00 am – 1:00 pm — Training
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm — Break*
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Training
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Break*
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Training
9:00 pm — End of day 1
9:00 – 11:00 am — Training
11:00 am – 1:00 pm — Break*
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm — Training
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm — Break*
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Training/Team Keeper Wars/Awards
5:00 pm — Camp concludes
* During breaks, campers can leave with parents to eat off site or bring a meal and stay at the facility (staff will remain on site to supervise)
Camper Check In
At check-in each keeper will receive their camp shirt, final payments (if needed) will be made, and forms not completed online handed in. You will need to complete 3 online forms for your camper: the Camp Medical form, concussion form, and Covid waiver. The AQ waiver form you will need to download and print to complete.
Contact Numbers During Camp
616-502-6040 John Clark cell/Emergency phone
For up to the minute Camp Shutout West Michigan updates follow:
@clarkkeeper on Twitter
What to Bring – Soccer Gear
Our training surface is a turf field, but we may also 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 (not required, but this is a goalkeeper camp)
- soccer shoes AND flat/turf/running shoes (for off-field training activities)
- shin guards
- water bottle
- skids or compression shorts
- long training pants if desired
- short sleeve training T’s
- long sleeve training T’s if desired
- bag for gear
NO meals are provided for campers. During the meal breaks, campers can leave with their parent or guardian for meals. For campers that need to stay onsite (and bring a packed meal with them), staff will remain on site for supervision.
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.
Common sense is the main rule…other rules will be covered at orientation.
Gloves and gear for Sale
We will have a limited quantity of HPG gloves and keeper apparel available for purchase during camp.
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