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The CCC athletic department announced the dates for the 2014 summer sports camps to be held on our Clearwater Christian College campus. These include:

Camp Mission

The mission of the Cougar Soccer Camps is to provide the highest quality soccer instruction in a distinctly Christian environment. Camp sessions will focus on fundamentals including dribbling, passing, receiving, chipping, shooting, and individual and team defense and offense. Campers will participate in league games throughout the week and a double-elimination tournament at the end of camp. In addition, devotional times will be an integral part of the camp.

Camp Dates

The camp dates for the Men and Women's Soccer camp for 2014 is June 22-26.

Age Limits

Athletes from ages 8-17 are eligible to attend. For instruction and competition, campers are separated by age and ability. The camp accepts players of any race, color, or ethnic origin.

Cost & Registration

This fee includes lodging, meals, instruction, and awards. Checks are payable to Clearwater Christian College.
$275 per player if postmarked by May 20.
$325 per player if postmarked after May 20.
Daycamper: $225 per player if postmarked before May 20.
$275 per player if postmarked after May 20.

Registration is handled on-line using either the individual or team registration link above. Each registration must be accompanied with a non-refundable $100 deposit per camper or full tuition. Upon registration, you will receive confirmation and all other pertinent camp information. All campers must present a Medial & Photography Release Form (PDF) signed by a parent or legal guardian by sign-in. Sign-in is on Sunday, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Any unpaid balance is due at that time.

What to Bring

Overnight campers: bedding, pillow, towels, toiletries, water bottle, flip-flops, and as much soccer gear (t-shirts, socks, modest shorts, etc.) as necessary. Please do not bring excessive amounts of cash or valuables such as jewelry and CD/MP3 players. Label all personal items.


If your camper is arriving by bus or plane, transportation will be provided to and from the camp. However, we must know the time and place of your camperís arrival at least one week prior to camp.

Camp Directions

From I-275 (in Tampa), take the Airport/Route 60 West exit. Bearing to the left, take Route 60 (Courtney Campbell Causeway) to Clearwater. Turn right onto Damascus Road and onto campus.

From the south, (I-275 N) St. Petersburg, take exit 16 (Largo/Clearwater), merging onto Roosevelt Boulevard North (686 W). Stay to the right, taking the CR 611 North ramp, merging onto 49th Street North (Bayside Bridge) to Clearwater, exiting east to Tampa. CCC is approximately 1/4 mile on the left.

Team Camp

Teams are encouraged to attend. They will practice together and play other teams in league and tournament games. Teams will stay together in the dorms. Coaches who bring 8 or more players attend free of charge. Additional coaches pay $125.

Camp Staff

The camp director and lead coach for this week is Mark Bates, head coach for the CCC women's soccer team. Coach Bates has been coaching soccer at Clearwater Christian since 2003, first as assistant and head coach for the men's team where he led four teams to the NCCAA Division II national tournaments four years, finishing fourth in 2007 after compiling a 15-4-3 season record. In 2010, Coach Bates became head of the women's soccer program taking them to four national tournaments and become national champions in 2012. Bates earned his B.S. in Physical Education from Tennessee Temple University and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Master's College. In addition to coaching, Coach Bates has taught in private Christian education and served as assistant and youth pastor in a local church. He has earned national and advanced national coaching diplomas from the NSCAA.

Joining Coach Bates will be a staff of current and former members of the CCC coaching staff and soccer teams, including several All-Americans.

Camp Features

  • Distinctly Christian camp environment
  • Individual instruction from a well-qualified staff
  • Emphasis on fundamentals and team concepts in a competitive tournament environment
  • Individual and team competitions
  • Each camper will receive a t-shirt, Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

Parents are encouraged to attend the closing award ceremony on Thursday at 1:00 pm in the gymnasium.

Cougar Spotlight

God has given me the opportunity to play both basketball and volleyball here at CCC, and I am so thankful! The girls I've had the privilege to play sports with are my closest friends. Every day before practice, we share prayer requests, praises, or a passage from God's Word. It's awesome being challenged by my own teammates to grow more Christ-like through playing basketball and volleyball. I will never forget the memories I've made and the blessings I've received while playing sports.