U11-U15 Boys and Girls (Goalkeepers and Strikers)
Summer Striker and Goalkeeper Camp
July 24-28, 2023
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).
The clinic will be run by two of our Pride DOC’s Brian Contreras and Peter Griggs.
Dates & Times
July 24-28, 2023
* The camp price is $350 and comes with a Pride training camp shirt
**For the players who need financial assistance, please reach out to Brian Contreras directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride Soccer Complex
8700 E Woodmen Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
2021 Camp Video
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
Goalkeeping Technical Focus:
* 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.
If you have any questions, please send us an email or give us a call.
Senior Boys Director of Coaching
719 597-6700 x203
DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING
Phone: 719 597-6700 x211
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