DBSS will be running a summer soccer school for players aged 5-18 from July 25-28. The camp will include a mainly technical environment enabling players to master various skill sets in many game like situations. Players will be divided into groups based on age and ability and can expect many touches on the ball during this fun yet challenging week. The final day of camp will see players express themselves in a small sided tournament. This camp will feature a goalkeeper specific portion. This section will include claiming crosses from wide areas, agility work in and around the goal, basic handling and distribution, and kicking from a goalkeeper’s perspective. The camp will also feature a speed and agility component to enhance athletes running technique to enable players to learn how to gain half a yard of speed which is crucial within the game of soccer. Camp Staff: Dan Bulley Olivet College Head Coach NSCAA Premier Diploma Matt Garza Olivet College Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach Thomas Bulley UEFA “B” Neil Ridgway USSF, KNBD Potential Guest Coaches – (Pending) Lumumba Shabaaz USSF “A” (D3) Kalamazoo College Men’s Soccer Head Coach Erwin Van Elst USSF “B” Kim McGowan (D3) Olivet College Women’s Head Coach Nathan Norman (D1) Western Michigan University Head Coach Kristen Walker (D2) GVSU Women’s Assistant Coach Chris Hughes (D2) Davenport University Men’s Head Coach Chris Allen Davenport University Women’s Head Coach Camp includes the most qualified and diverse training staff in West Michigan, focusing on players developing and preparing for State ODP, Fall Club and High School seasons. The camp includes quality technical and tactical training as well as small-sided matches each day along with a swim if facility is available. This camp will enable players to improve on existing skills and abilities as well as learn new and different techniques from some of the best coaches in the state.