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Christian College ID Camp

June 5-6, 2021    $125    Grades:  Rising 11-12th 

The purpose of the Christian College ID Camp is twofold. First and foremost the camp is meant to provide rising juniors and seniors with the opportunity to train at a high level. Second, it is meant to bring together individuals who seek to play at a Christian institution with Christian college coaches.

The first session will be Saturday afternoon allowing time for travel in the morning and will end Sunday afternoon allowing time for travel that evening. 

Due to COVID19 we will not providing any housing or meals.  Here is a list of hotels in the area:  Local Hotels.  During breaks between sessions parents can take their children out to eat or you can bring food and find a spot along the Yellow Breeches to eat.

COVID-19
Messiah University will implement safety protocols and strategies closer to the time of the camp, in accordance with CDC and PA DOH guidelines in order to minimize risk of spread of COVID-19. You can expect these guidelines to include recording your temperature and a symptom assessment each day, social distancing, frequent hand sanitation, etc.

Christian Colleges Committed to 2021 Camp:
Cairn University (PA); Clark Summit University (PA); Covenant College (GA); Eastern University (PA); Eastern Mennonite University (VA); Geneva College (PA); Gordon College (MA); Grove City College (PA); Houghton College (NY); Lancaster Bible College (PA); Messiah University (PA), University of Valley Forge (PA), Waynesburg University (PA), Whitworth University (WA).

Over 80% of the players on Messiah's roster attended ID Camp--a number of other campers have garnered spots at the other Christian colleges in attendance.  Messiah University staff, former staff, and alumni will be running the sessions, but college coaches will be observing the training and 11v11 games. In addition, college coaches will be provided with numbered rosters and contact information so they can follow up with players after camp.

Field Player Training:The camp seeks to expose the players to in-depth technical and tactical training that is specific to the Messiah College men' soccer program. Campers will be assigned to a team and will train and play 11v11 with that group the entire camp.

Goalkeeper Training: We offer an excellent goalkeeper training section as part of our Christian College ID Camp. They train exclusively as goalkeepers for the training sessions and then are assigned a field for the 11v11 sessions.

Evaluation: Each player will receive an assessment filled out by his Messiah camp coach that evaluates the player's ability in the following areas: possession, technical ability, attacking, defending, and attitude.

Check In:

Check In will be held on Saturday from 12:00pm-1:30pm at the large tent by the Softball Field . 

Schedule:

Saturday:
12:30-01:30pm Camp Check-In
01:40-01:55pm  Camp Opening on Shoemaker Field
02:00-04:00pm Technical and Tactical Training / 11 v 11
04:00-06:00pm Break
06:00-6:30pm   Small Groups: College Player Panel
06:30-08:30pm Technical and Tactical Training / 11 v 11

Sunday:
09:00-09:30am Devotional--Challenges for the Christian Athlete
09:45-11:45am Technical and Tactical Training / 11 v 11
11:45-02:00pm Break
02:15-04:15pm Technical and Tactical Training / 11 v 11
04:30-04:45pm Closing on Shoemaker Field

What to bring:

• Footwear: Molded cleats, sneakers, flip flops, and turf shoes (if desired)
• Sun screen
• Bring a water bottle / Water will be provided
• Do not bring a soccer ball, we will use our own.

Meals
Meals will not be provided this year due to COVID19.  It is expected that parents or players either bring food with them or find a local restaurant.

Housing:
Housing will not be provided this year due to COVID19.  Local players can commute and players from a greater distance can stay in a local hotel.  Here is a list of hotels in the area:  Local Hotels.

Athletic Trainer
There will be a Certified Athletic Trainer present at all times at the camp. The trainer will be available to meet with you Friday afternoon at Registration if you have any questions or per-existing injuries.

Refund Policy:
Our Refund Policy is stated on our FAQ Page.

Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way to communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you registered for camp.

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