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Cougar Soccer Camps

June 24-28, 2012

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.

Age Limits

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.

Awards Ceremony

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.

Camp Directions

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.

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 $110.

Camp Director

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 6 years.

Camp Staff

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

Camp Features

  • 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, meals, 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 information.

Sign-in is on Sunday, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Any unpaid balance is due at that time.

Registration form (Requires Acrobat Reader)

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
FAX: (727)726-8597

For More Information

Contact Coach Champion: 727-726-1153, extension 213 or
Contact Coach Bates: 727-725-1153, extension 229 or

Cougar Spotlight

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.