U11-15 Boys and Girls (Goalkeepers and Strikers)

Summer Striker and Goalkeeper Camp

July 25-29, 2022
The Striker/Keeper camp will focus on the individual development of each player in a very specialized training/camp environment for each position. This camp will be an excellent opportunity for each player to learn and develop in either or both positions (Goalkeeper and Striker).

Details

Ages

U11-U15 (GK/Strikers)

Coaching Staff

The clinic will be run by two of our Pride DOC’s Brian Contreras and Dave Meyer.

About Brian Contreras (BC):

BC is a local born and raised here in Colorado Springs. He is currently the Boys Director of Coaching throughout Pride and has been involved with Pride for 19 years. BC competed for Cheyenne Mountain High School and was a state champion for them, and he competed on one of the best club teams (before Pride existed), which was the Chargers SC and Colorado Rush. BC was one of the most successful high school players to come out of Colorado Springs. After BC’s successful High School career, he competed at the NCAA DI level for Loyola Chicago University, making it to the National Tournament finals. At the same time, BC was the captain of the team. BC then has played professionally at the PASL level for the Denver Dynamite, and he also has played indoor professionally for the Colorado Blizzards. BC has been involved in the Colorado Springs soccer community for over 19 years as a coach and even longer as a player. Making him one of the most experienced and humble players, coaches, and people you will meet at Pride. As a coach, BC is involved with the Jr. Academy, Competitive, DA, and Men’s USL teams here at Pride. He has also achieved his USSF National “A” license, one of the highest licenses available in the United States for coaches.

 

About Dave Meyer:

Dave Meyer is a local born and raised here in Colorado Springs. He is currently the DOC of Goalkeepers throughout Pride and has been since 2018. Dave grew up playing Pride soccer his entire youth career. He was also a State Champion as a player for Club (Pride Predators 96’s) and 5A Highschool State Champion at Pine Creek. In his senior year of high school, Dave was a 1st team All-American, Gatorade Player of the Year, and Colorado’s State Player of the Year. He was also recently inducted as the first-ever athlete at Pine Creek into the athletic hall of fame. After high school, he spent his collegiate career at UCCS, where he was a 4-year starter at the NCAA DII level. Some of his collegiate achievements were: Rookie of the Year for ALL athletics at UCCS, RMAC Goalkeeper of the year 3x, All-RMAC 1st team selection 3x, and broke the all-time goals-against average and shut out records for all time. Dave has also had training and playing experience at the professional level with Switchback’s FC (USL Championship). He recorded a couple of pre-season shutouts and was with the team for over four seasons. Now, Dave has been focusing his time and energy on developing players. Dave has had coaching experience with Pride, Air Force (Camps), DU (Camps), and UCCS (Men’s & Women’s sides). He currently holds his United Soccer Coaches Level 1, 2, 3 and is one of very few who have achieved their Advanced National Goalkeeper Professional Coach Diploma. Those are the highest available Goalkeeper diplomas available in the United States.

Dates

July 25-29, 2022

8-10:00am

Fees

Fee:

$325

* The camp price is $325 and comes with a Pride training camp shirt

**For the players who need financial assistance, please reach out to Brian Contreras or Dave Meyer directly at bcontreras@pridesoccer.com, Dmeyer@pridesoccer.com

Locations

Pride Soccer Complex

8700 E Woodmen Rd

Colorado Springs, CO 80908

719-597-6700

Common Questions

What is the focus of the camp?

Finishing Technical Focus:

* Instep Drive (Power)

* Inside of Foot (Placement)

* Balls out of Air (volley, 1/2 volley, heading to goal)

* Bending Balls (Advanced Topic)

* Finishing Off the cross (Ground balls, flighted balls, bouncing balls)

* Finishing off the turn 

* 1v1 Moves to beat a defender

* Breakaways

 

Goalkeeping Technical Focus:

* Footwork

* Diving Techniques (Low, Medium, and High)

* 3 Dimensional Angle Play

* Dealing with Crosses and Tipping Over the Bar

* Distribution from Throwing, Kicking, and Punting

* Breakaway (1v1) Techniques & Tactics

* Interval & Pressure Training Drills

* Reading the game and Playing Off Our Line!

What is the mission of the camp?

Our mission is to help every player improve throughout our camp. We want to create a fun and creative learning environment that is supportive to each level of player. 

What is the camp philosophy?

Our philosophy is that every player has different talents and strengths, but there is always room for improvement. We will focus on specific aspects of the game and technical pieces for all players but break down the focus of these to fit each player’s needs. 

Who are the coaches?

About Brian Contreras (BC):

BC is a local born and raised here in Colorado Springs. He is currently the Boys Director of Coaching throughout Pride and has been involved with Pride for 19 years. BC competed for Cheyenne Mountain High School and was a state champion for them, and he competed on one of the best club teams (before Pride existed), which was the Chargers SC and Colorado Rush. BC was one of the most successful high school players to come out of Colorado Springs. After BC’s successful High School career, he competed at the NCAA DI level for Loyola Chicago University, making it to the National Tournament finals. At the same time, BC was the captain of the team. BC then has played professionally at the PASL level for the Denver Dynamite, and he also has played indoor professionally for the Colorado Blizzards. BC has been involved in the Colorado Springs soccer community for over 19 years as a coach and even longer as a player. Making him one of the most experienced and humble players, coaches, and people you will meet at Pride. As a coach, BC is involved with the Jr. Academy, Competitive, DA, and Men’s USL teams here at Pride. He has also achieved his USSF National “A” license, one of the highest licenses available in the United States for coaches.

Dmeyer@pridesoccer.com

 

About Dave Meyer:

Dave Meyer is a local born and raised here in Colorado Springs. He is currently the DOC of Goalkeepers throughout Pride and has been since 2018. Dave grew up playing Pride soccer his entire youth career. He was also a State Champion as a player for Club (Pride Predators 96’s) and 5A Highschool State Champion at Pine Creek. In his senior year of high school, Dave was a 1st team All-American, Gatorade Player of the Year, and Colorado’s State Player of the Year. He was also recently inducted as the first-ever athlete at Pine Creek into the athletic hall of fame. After high school, he spent his collegiate career at UCCS, where he was a 4-year starter at the NCAA DII level. Some of his collegiate achievements were: Rookie of the Year for ALL athletics at UCCS, RMAC Goalkeeper of the year 3x, All-RMAC 1st team selection 3x, and broke the all-time goals-against average and shut out records for all time. Dave has also had training and playing experience at the professional level with Switchback’s FC (USL Championship). He recorded a couple of pre-season shutouts and was with the team for over four seasons. Now, Dave has been focusing his time and energy on developing players. Dave has had coaching experience with Pride, Air Force (Camps), DU (Camps), and UCCS (Men’s & Women’s sides). He currently holds his United Soccer Coaches Level 1, 2, 3 and is one of very few who have achieved their Advanced National Goalkeeper Professional Coach Diploma. Those are the highest available Goalkeeper diplomas available in the United States.

Dmeyer@pridesoccer.com

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please send us an email or give us a call.

Brian Contreras

Senior Boys Director of Coaching
U9-12 Boys

719 597-6700 x203

Dave Meyer

DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING

Phone: 719 597-6700 x211

Camp Changes Everything

Our mission is to help every player improve throughout our camp. We want to create a fun and creative learning environment that is supportive to each level of player. We also are driven to help players achieve their goals of playing at the next level, which is why we want to share our knowledge and help as much as possible.

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