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Summer Camps 2004

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MULE BASKETBALL CAMP

For Boys ages 9 to 18

Dates:
Sunday, July 11 to
Friday, July 16

Hours:
Daily, 9:00am - 3:45pm

Director: Dave Madeira

Cost: $175
($75 deposit).
Group rates available.
Fee includes a daily beverage, camp t-shirt and use of all facilities and equipment.
Information: Contact Coach Madeira at 484-664-3387 or 610-965-8770
• Philosophy: This camp is designed for players of all abilities who are serious about becoming better basketball players.

• Individual Instruction: Campers will receive instruction in the following areas: shooting, ball-handling, passing, offensive moves with and without the ball, individual defense, team defense and rebounding.

• Age Grouping: Each camper must be at least 9 years old at the time of the camp. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Campers will be divided into groups by age, size and ability. These groups will be used for instruction and games.

• Daily Activities: The daily schedule will include instruction at stations, lectures by college and high school coaches, two games, 1 on 1 competition, 2 on 2 competition, 3 on 3 competition, foul shooting competition and some free time for a dip in our pool.

• Facilities: The facilities at Muhlenberg College are excellent. Five indoor courts with a total of 12 baskets will be used. Our swimming pool will be available for campers.

• Insurance: Campers must be adequately insured with personal insurance. In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization, and/or surgery, family medical insurance must be used.

• Bring: Campers should bring their own lunch (beverage provided), carry-all bag, swimsuit and towel. Mark everything! Camp is not responsible for lost or damaged articles. GLASS bottles are not allowed.

• Wear: Campers should wear sneakers, sweatsocks and shorts, along with provided camp t-shirt.

• Staff: The Mule Basketball Camp Staff will consist of college and high school coaches who know how to teach the game and also work well with young people.

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE GIRL’S BASKETBALL CAMP

For Girls ages 8 to 18

Dates:
Monday, August 2 to
Friday, August 6

Hours:
Daily, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Director: Ron Rohn

Cost: $185. Group rates available.
Fee includes a daily beverage, camp t-shirt, complimentary basketball and use of all facilities.

Information: Contact Coach Rohn at 484-664-3394
• Philosophy: This camp is designed to be a fun experience for both beginners and serious basketball players. Emphasis will be on fundamentals and individual skill development. Players of every level will benefit from the personal attention we give our campers.

• Camp Instruction: Campers will receive instruction in the following areas: shooting, ball-handling, passing, offensive moves with and without the ball, individual defense, team defense and rebounding.

• Age Grouping: Campers will be divided into groups by age, size and ability. These groups will be used for instruction and games.

• Facilities: The facilities at Muhlenberg College are excellent. Five indoor courts with a total of 12 baskets will be used. Our swimming pool will be available for campers.

• Insurance: Campers must be adequately insured with personal insurance. In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization, and/or surgery, family medical insurance must be used.

• What to Bring: Campers should bring their own lunch (beverage provided), carry-all bag, plastic watter bottle, swimsuit and towel. MARK EVERYTHING! Camp is not responsible for lost or damaged articles. GLASS bottles are not allowed.

• What to Wear: Campers should wear sneakers, two pair of sweatsocks, shorts, (knee pads optional), along with provided camp t-shirt.

• Director & Staff: Ron Rohn, the Muhlenberg College head women’s basketball coach, is the Camp Director. He has coached women’s basketball at the college level for over 20 years and has extensive experience at basketball camps throughout the east coast. Muhlenberg has a record of 57-20 since Coach Rohn arrived in 2001. This year’s team broke 24 school records and set five national scoring records. The Mules were the only NCAA women’s team to average over 90 points points per game this season. The Camp staff will consist of college and high school coaches and college players who know to teach the game and also work well with young people.

TURF EXPERIENCE!
FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

For Girls of all ages

Dates:
Monday, July 19 to
Thursday, July 22

Hours:
Daily, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Director: Kristen Stuckel

Cost: $99 (includes great instruction and FREE t-shirt)
$45 deposit with registration, balance due on or before first day of camp.

Information: Contact Coach Stuckel at 484-664-3384
• Preparation is the key to success! Our experienced coaches and players will help prepare athletes for the upcoming season, whether the goal is the make the team, or be selected as a starter. The athletes will start in small-sided game situations and progress into full field scrimmages. The athletes are sure to benefit from the small group numbers that allow for immediate individualized feedback!

• Turf Experience!: The purpose of Turf Experience is to allow field hockey players to take their game to the next level! The program will help players of different abilities to maximize their strengths while gaining more experience. The AstroTurf provides an excellent learning atmosphere for athletes at all levels. It will challenge the older, more experienced player in areas of stick skills, shooting and control, while allowing the younger, novice player to find success with passing, pulls and dribbling.

• The Facility: Scotty Wood Stadium, the home field for the Mule field hockey team, is a 3,000-seat stadium constructed in 1998. The stadium features AstroTurf 12 playing surface and lighting. Grass fields will also be available for playing sessions.

• Camp Instruction: Collegiate coaches and players will provide individualized instruction to small groups based on their age, experience and ability. Instructional sessions will be well organized and cover many different aspects of the game, including fundamental skills, game strategies, specialties such as corners, and rules. Players will be challenged in a fun and energetic atmosphere.

The daily schedule will consist of fundamental skills to help develop proper technique at all levels, with a focus on small-sided game-like situational play. Competitions, competitive scrimmages and individualized special help will also be included.

• Bring: Dress appropriately - shorts, t-shirt, etc. Sneakers and/or turf shoes are required. Cleats are optional. Mouth guard and field hockey stick are required. Water bottle and sunscreen are recommended.

GOLD MEDAL GIRLS LACROSSE CAMP

For Girls of all ages

OVERNIGHT CAMP
Dates:
Sunday, June 27 -
Wednesday, June 30
Camp Director: Jacklyn Keeley
Site Director: Kristen Stuckel

Cost:
Resident: before May 1 - $350,
after May 1 - $375
Commuter: before May 1 - $285,
after May 1 - $310
Information: Contact Coach Stuckel at 484-664-3384 or Coach Keeley at 610-439-5854
• The Facility: Scotty Wood Stadium, the home field for the Mule lacrosse team, is a 3,000-seat stadium constructed in 1998. The stadium features AstroTurf 12 playing surface and lighting. Grass fields will also be available for playing sessions. Meals will be in our campus dining hall.

• Camp Instruction: Collegiate coaches, US World Cup and National team players will provide individualized instruction to small groups based on their age, experience and ability. Instructional sessions will be well organized and cover many different aspects of the game, including fundamental skills, game strategies, specialties such as shooting, and rules. Specialized goalie instruction will also be provided. Players will be challenged in a fun and energetic atmosphere. The daily schedule will consist of teaching primary skills to help develop proper technique at all levels, with a focus on game-like situations such as settled attack or 1 on 1 defense. Competitions, competitive scrimmages and individualized special help will also be included.

• Camp Objective: Our experienced coaches and players will teach and review fundamental skills, which lead into higher level drills, game situations and scrimmages. Athletes will benefit from small group numbers while being challenged in a safe environment.

• Bring: Dress appropriately - shorts, t-shirt, etc. Sneakers and/or turf shoes are required. Cleats are recommended. Mouth guard and lacrosse stick are required. Water bottle and sunscreen are recommended.


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ALL-AMERICAN WORLD CUP SUMMER SOCCER FESTIVALS

For Boys and Girls ages 5 to 15

St. Thomas More Camp 1:
5-11 year olds (boys and girls)
Monday, June 14 to
Friday, June 18
Site: St. Thomas More Fields
Hours: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $100 (full payment with booking).
St. Thomas More Camp 2:
5-11 year olds (boys and girls)
Monday, August 2 to
Friday, August 6
Site: St. Thomas More Fields
Hours: 9:00am - noon
Cost: $100 (full payment with booking).
Muhlenberg Camp 1:
12-15 year olds (boys and girls)
Monday, June 28 to
Friday, July 2
Site: Muhlenberg College
Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $200 ($75 deposit). Team and family discounts available.
Muhlenberg Camp 2:
6-7 year olds (boys and girls)
Monday, July 5 to
Friday, July 9
Site: Muhlenberg College
Hours: 9:00am - noon
Cost: $105 ($75 deposit).
Add $95 for extension to 3:00pm.
Team and family discounts available.

8 & 9 year olds (boys/girls)
Monday, July 5 to
Friday, July 9
Site: Muhlenberg College
Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $200 ($75 deposit). Team and family discounts available.

10 & 11 year olds (boys/girls)
Monday, July 5 to
Friday, July 9
Site: Muhlenberg College
Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $200 ($75 deposit). Team and family discounts available.


Directors: Leslie Benintend,
Rhett Goldsmith, Jason Brader
Information: Contact Coach Benintend 484-664-3382
• “Nils Satis Nisi Optimum”: What does this curious Latin phrase, which has been the motto of the Muhlenberg College Soccer Program since 1986, mean? Quite simply, it represents a profound truth which we bring to everything we strive to do! “Only The Best Will Satisfy.” The application of this principle is at the core of THE most successful Lehigh Valley college soccer program ever! Over the course of the past 15 years, Muhlenberg has achieved outstanding results on and off the field.

"FIRST YOU MAKE YOUR HABITS. THEN YOUR HABITS MAKE YOU."

• Winning off the field: Muhlenberg College soccer programs continue to achieve the very highest in academic excellence, while still producing players who excel in collegiate soccer. All this is done at a school with the very highest of academi standards, using only local or regional American players and with no scholarships. It is accomplished by the methods used every day in our training sessions, the same methods that we have introduced to our Summer Soccer Schools here in the Lehigh Valley for the past decade. These methods are tailored for players of all ages from the young novice to the aspiring All-American! Unlike many soccer camps which come to our area for a week every year and then unceremoniously disappear, we live and work here amongst the youth players of the Lehigh Valley, and are deeply committed to their progress and development.

• Facilities: Muhlenberg College has recently completed a $2.5 million renovation of its outdoor athletic facility. In the fall of 1997, phase I of soccer fields was completed. We now have two international size soccer fields that have inground watering systems and lights for both fields. In the fall of 1998, phase II of the project was completed with a new AstroTurf stadium. The AstroTurf is surrounded by an Olympic standard 8-lane track. Muhlenberg College facilities also include the $5 million John F. Deitrich Field House, which includes the indoor swimming pool. The campers will also enjoy air-conditioned video rooms. All campers will be able to enjoy all of these wonderful facilities.

• The Development of a Soccer Player:
5-8 Year Olds (Step One - The Fun Stage)
The fascination for the ball, the desire to master it, the thrill of scoring goals provides the launching pad for the novice player. The joy and pleasure of the game are best nurtured by encouraging freedom of expression and organizing children’s play in small groups. At this age level the emphasis is on combining basic soccer skills and having a good time!
9 & 10 Year Olds (Step Two - Exploration Stage)
Hero worship, identification with successful teams, hunger for imaginative skills and an overwhelming need for adventure, typify the mentality of this age. Young players of this age have entered the “golden age of learning” and are introduced to the game’s key concepts and basic principles through 4 v 4 training.
11 & 12 Year Olds (Step Three - Romance Stage)
The young aspiring players of the future have fallen hook, line and sinker in love with this fabulous and exciting game. Developing important team tactics will be taught at this age level, and instruction given in more advanced technical skills. Some Goalkeeper training is offered for this age group. Players are trained in the 5 v 5 to 8 v 8 format of play.
13-15 Year Olds (Step Four - Commitment Stage)
We play 11 a side soccer as the culminating activity to carefully structured smaller side games. Special attention is given to the mental, physical and technical maturation of players with an introduction to strength training, psychological enhancement and nutrition. Awareness of strategy and tactics is an important facet of the learning process. Training loads and pressure activities are both carefully increased in intensity, thus provoking improvement in mental toughness, concentration and diligence.

• Staff: The Summer Soccer Festival features a staff that includes college men’s and women’s head coaches and coaches from local high schools. Members of the Muhlenberg men’s and women’s teams are also on the staff.

• Another new idea for camp: Do not feel like packing your lunch? During lunch time, a concession stand will be available featuring Papa John’s Pizza, soda, candy, water and snacks.

• Cost includes: The St. Thomas More camp cost includes: instruction, insurance, camp ball and a training shirt. The Muhlenberg camp costs include: speed training, indoor and outdoor instruction, videos, insurance, indoor tournament, camp ball, training shirt and swimming.


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MUHLENBERG COLLEGE SOCCER SCHOOL

For Boys and Girls ages 5 to 15

Session #1 (Boys & Girls Youth Camp):
5-15 year olds (boys and girls)
Monday, July 19 to
Friday, July 23
Site: Muhlenberg College
Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $180 ($75 deposit).
(or half day 9:00am - noon; Cost: $90)

Directors: Sean Topping,
Rhett Goldsmith, Brian Kelley, Tim O’Donohue, Greg Ramos, Dave Weitzman
Information: Contact Coach Topping 484-664-3383
• “Nils Satis Nisi Optimum”: What does this curious Latin phrase, which has been the motto of the Muhlenberg College Soccer Program since 1986, mean? Quite simply, it represents a profound truth which we bring to everything we strive to do! “Only The Best Will Satisfy.” The application of this principle is at the core of THE most successful Lehigh Valley college soccer program ever! Over the course of the past 16 years, Muhlenberg has achieved outstanding results on and off the field.

• Muhlenberg men’s soccer fight song:
Here we go, Here we go, Here we go!
Muhlenberg you’re the best we all know!
You’re the team, You’re supreme, Number 1
And we love you MUHLENBERG!

Here we go, Here we go, Here we go!
Side by side we will go onto glory!
Here we go, Here we go, Here we go!
Oh, MUHLENBERG, Oh MUHLENBERG
You are the greatest!
Hey!

• Facilities: Muhlenberg College has recently completed a $2.5 million renovation of its outdoor athletic facility. In the fall of 1997, phase I of soccer fields was completed. We now have two international size soccer fields that have inground watering systems and lights for both fields. In the fall of 1998, phase II of the project was completed with a new AstroTurf stadium. The AstroTurf is surrounded by an Olympic standard 8-lane track. Muhlenberg College facilities also include the $5 million John F. Deitrich Field House, which includes the indoor swimming pool. The campers will also enjoy air-conditioned video rooms. All campers will be able to enjoy all of these wonderful facilities.

• Staff: The Muhlenberg College Soccer School staff includes college men’s and women’s soccer coaches and youth soccer program coaches.

• Cost includes: Cost for camp 1 includes: outdoor/indoor instruction, swimming, insurance, soccer ball, camp t-shirt and videos. Included in camp 2 costs are: housing/meals, outdoor/indoor instruction, camp t-shirt, insurance and college scouting possibilities.

Camp 2 MUST BRING OWN BALL!

MUHLENBERG SOFTBALL DAY CAMP

For Girls ages 8 to 17

Dates:
Monday, June 28 to
Thursday, July 1

Hours:
Daily, 9:00am - 3:00pm


Director: Ruth Gibbs

Cost: $125
$50 deposit with application
$75 due at or before registration


Information: Contact Coach Gibbs at 484-664-3415 or 908-638-8735
• Philosophy: The Muhlenberg College Softball Day Camp is designed to provide the opportunity for the young player to learn the fundamentals of the game and the older player to have the skills that will help all players enjoy the game and be successful. Our program will include all phases of the game and will be as fundamental or advanced as each individual player’s abilities are demonstrated. Softball is a game of throwing and catching, pitching and hitting, position play and strategies, and all of these aspects will be addressed. The camp will be a week-long extension of our highly successful clinics, and will also include game play and situations. We hope you will join us!

• Facility: The Muhlenberg Softball Day Camp will be held at the best facility in the area, Patriots Park. Located on St. John’s Street just off 15th Street in Allentown, Pates is the home field for the Mules Softball Team. The facility hosts high school, college and ASA contests as well as the Patriot League Championships and many high school playoff games.

• Bring: Campers should prepare for an active week!
• Wear appropriate clothing - Shorts, t-shirt, sweats, socks
• Have proper equipment - Cleats or sneakers, knee pads, batting glove, bat, catcher’s gear, gloves
• Water bottle and sunscreen
• Lunch - or/and if necessary, money for lunch and drink at concession stand

• Staff: The Muhlenberg coaching staff and many current and past Mule players and other college players will work the camp. A trainer will also be on staff all week.

• Cost includes: The cost for the camp includes: instruction, insurance, a camp ball and a t-shirt.


Questions or comments? Send mail to falk@muhlenberg.edu

Last updated April 6, 2004