Cougar Soccer Camps
June 24-28, 2012
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.
Athletes from ages 8-17 are eligible to attend. For instruction and competition, campers
are separated into age and ability groups. The camp
accepts students of any race, color, or ethnic origin.
What to Bring
Overnight campers: bedding, pillow, towels, toiletries,
water bottle, flip-flops, and as much soccer gear (t-shirts, socks, shorts, shin guards, etc.) as possible. Please do not
bring excessive amounts of cash or valuables such as jewelry and CD/MP3 players. Label all personal items.
Parents are encouraged to attend the closing ceremony on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.
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 camper's arrival at least one week prior to camp.
Tell a Friend
Receive a $10 discount on your registration for every friend who signs up for and attends the Cougar Soccer Camp. To receive the discount,
your friend must have
never attended a CCC Soccer 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
who bring 8 or more players attend free of charge. Additional coaches pay $110.
Mark Bates is the women's soccer coach. He previously served as men's soccer coach from 2003-2007 and assistant men's soccer coach from 2008-2009. During his tenure
with men's soccer, his teams advanced to the National Tournament 3 out of 4 years, finishing 4th in 2007 with a record of 15-4-3. Coach Bates earned his B.S. in physical education
from Tennessee Temple University an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Masters College. Prior to coming to Clearwater, he taught in a Christian school for fifteen years and
also served as an assistant pastor and youth minister. He also coached high school soccer for nine years, earned four state championships, and trained club teams for
Cougar soccer camps feature quality instruction from a well-qualified staff including:
- Current and former members of the CCC coaching staff
- Current and former members of the CCC soccer teams, including several All-Americans
- Distinctively Christian camp environment
- Individual instruction from a well-qualified staff including members of the national championship team
- Players will be challenged in all 4 pillars of the game: technically, tactically, physically, and psychologically.
- Emphasis on improving each player's technial proficiency in all aspects of the game (dribbling, passing, receiving, chipping, and shooting)
- Small sided and full-sided tournaments and game competition
- Each player will receive a written evaluation.
Cost and Registration
The cost of the week is $250.00 per player if postmarked by May 20 and $300.00 per player if postmarked after May 20. The Day camper rate is $200.00 per player if
postmarked before May 20 or $250 if postmarked after May 20. This fee includes lodging,
instruction, and awards.
Checks are payable to Clearwater Christian College.
After sending a $100.00 non-refundable deposit or full
tuition with your camp registration, you will receive confirmation of your child’s registration and other pertinent
Sign-in is on Sunday, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Any unpaid balance is due at that time.
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Mail your completed registration form and $100 non-refundable deposit or full tuition to:
Mr. Keith Champion
Clearwater Christian College
3400 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727)726-1153 ext. 213
For More Information
Contact Coach Champion: 727-726-1153, extension 213 or KeithChampion@clearwater.edu
Contact Coach Bates: 727-725-1153, extension 229 or MarkBates@clearwater.edu
Playing soccer in college is such a gift that God has given me. I love playing soccer. Even before Christ saved me, soccer was my
escape when things were rough in my life. It was everything to me. But now that God has so gloriously captivated my life, He's letting
me use my love for soccer to help me love Him more. I always think ahead to the future, and I just know that some of my best college
memories will be from playing. God has also taught me so much through playing. Probably the biggest thing being, to just step back and
realize that every game could be of eternal significance, if I would just play it that way. To play for Him. Lessons, life long
friendships, and good times.