Nike Soccer Camp Rocky Hill School
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The best place to become a better soccer player is in the company of coaches and players who share your passion. Join Byron Lind, head girls soccer coach at Rocky Hill School, and Stephanie Ricketts, Head Coach of the Goucher College women's team, at the 2019 Rocky Hill School for a week of intensive soccer training.
This soccer camp in Rhode Island offers a day camp session for kids ages 9-17, of all skill levels. Come elevate your skills and leave camp with a better understanding of and passion for soccer.
- Game based activities
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Campers grouped by age and ability level
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Boys' Head Coach Byron Lind
Current Girl's Varsity Head Soccer Coach at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, RI 10 Years experience managing competitive summer soccer campsView Byron's Bio ⟩
- Played four years Division 1 soccer at The Univ. of Tulsa in Oklahoma
- 3 years head coach of Tulsa, OK High School boys soccer team, with 1 State Championship
- 9 years head coach for middle school boys team in Wickford, RI (76-41-14 record)
- Coached U19 Premier Boys & Assistant U16 Premier Girls
Girls' Head Coach Stephanie Ricketts
Goucher alumna Stephanie Ricketts (2007) enters her second season as the head coach of the Gophers women's soccer program in 2018. In her first season at the helm of the Goucher program, the Gophers raced out to a 3-0-2 start to their season. Ricketts also coached sophomore Isabel Suazo to All-Landmark Conference Second Team accolades, while eight student-athletes went on to earn Landmark Academic Honor Roll accolades for the fall.View Stephanie's Bio ⟩
Ricketts came to Goucher from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. where she spent a year as the head women's soccer coach and event manager.
Prior to her position with Sarah Lawrence, Ricketts spent three seasons at Goucher as an assistant women's soccer coach (2013-2015) before moving to Sarah Lawrence in June of 2016. She also spent three years at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. as a graduate assistant women's soccer coach (2010-2013) and assistant women's soccer coach at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich.
While at the helm of the Gryphons at Sarah Lawrence, a member of the Division III Skyline Conference, Ricketts led the team to a 5-10 overall record and a 2-7 record in conference play, marking a program best for wins in a season and Skyline wins in a season. The squad was led by junior Sophia Spralja who notched 19 total points on four goals and 11 assists. She finished the 2016 season ranked seventh in the nation in assists per game and 28th in total assists.
At Goucher as an assistant, Ricketts studied under the tutelage of Tati Korba, the 12-year head coach at Goucher from 2005 to 2017. The Gophers won 20 matches over Ricketts tenure and placed four members on the All-Landmark Conference team.
Prior to coaching at Goucher, she served as a graduate assistant at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., where she worked with all aspects of the program and focused on developing the goalies. The Titans were runners-up in the Presidents' Athletic Conference during Ricketts' first year in 2010, and her coaching helped goalkeeper Jenn Cantella earn First Team All-Region recognition from the NSCAA in 2012. From 2010 to 2012, Ricketts coached 12 players that received All-PAC honors.
Before returning to school to earn her M.Ed. in Education at Westminster, Ricketts was an assistant coach at Division III Adrian College from 2007-10. In her last season with the Bulldogs, the team placed second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and goalkeeper Steffeny Burns received second-team all-MIAA honors. During the spring of 2008, Ricketts stepped in as the Interim Head Coach for the women's soccer program.
As a student-athlete, Ricketts was a four-year starter in goal for Goucher, and she became the fourth goalkeeper in school history to record 300 career saves. In her senior season, she finished with the second-highest save percentage in the Capital Athletic Conference, accumulating a total of 149 saves and a save percentage of .823 that year. Ricketts graduated from Goucher with honors in 2007, earning a degree in psychology.
As a coach, Ricketts has a National "D" license from the United States Soccer Federation and a National Goalkeeping Diploma from the NSCAA. She has also served as a member of Women Leaders in College Sports and a representative of Women's Soccer for the Goucher College Blue & Gold Society.
2019 Session Information
Dates: July 8-11
Day Camp: ages 9-17 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday-Thursday
Ratio: 1:10 Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience Evaluation: Written by coaching staff Equipment Needed: Soccer Ball (campers must bring their own), Soccer cleats, shin guards, goalies must bring own equipment. Facility: Grass fields **Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch each day.Show Less See More Camp Details
This camp is open to children entering grades 5-12 (ages 9-17), of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
Camp Dates: July 8-11
- Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
- Check-in: 8:30 am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday at 2:30 pm. Parents are invited to attend! Check out will follow immediately after.
- Lunch is not provided, please bring a lunch with you to camp each day.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
- Inclement Weather Plan: Indoor facilities are available.
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount.
To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00-9:30 am Dynamic warm up and movement games
- 9:30-11:00 am Technical Skill Training in Small Groups. Each day will have a different emphasis. Examples - high intensity passing, advanced shooting techniques, etc. Fun skill competitions and games will be included in the curriculum.
- 11:00 am Lunch
- 11:45 am-1:30 pm Tactical Training in Small Groups. Each day will have a different emphasis. Examples - Defense to Attack Transition, Utilizing Corner Kicks, etc.
- 1:30-2:30 pm Small and Large Scale Game Play with emphasis on utilizing new skills and decision making.
- 2:30 pm Camp cool-down with lifeguard
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This is our first year hosting a Nike Soccer Camp at this location. For more information, feel free to contact us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. We hope to see you this summer!