Dates: June 2nd - 3rd
Time: 10am to 4pm
Session: Players entering 9th - 12th grade (Fall of 2012)
Cost: $150

About the Camp

The goalkeeper position is a very important part of the Illinois Springfield Soccer Academy. The Academy offers a specialized camp that focuses on the goalkeeper position. We are fortunate that our Academy Director, Jesse Miech, is an experienced goalkeeper trainer. He has the experience of training some of the nations top goalkeepers. He has been the goalkeeper coach for Clemson, Missouri State, Virginia Tech, and Saint Louis. In the past five years three of his goalkeepers have moved to the next level to play professionally for teams such as Chivas USA (MLS), Columbus Crew (MLS) and Sogndal (Norwegian Premier League).  

The structure of the goalkeeper camp will be a balance of specific goalkeeper training and challenging games. The goalkeepers will start each session with a specific topic. Focus will be put on many different areas of the game such as crosses, shot stopping, shot handling, breakaways, angle play, set pieces, and distribution. As each session builds, goalkeepers will be put into realistic game situations leading up to small sided challenges that brings out their competitive edge.

General Information

The Goalkeeper Camp will start on Saturday, June 2nd and will conclude on Sunday, June 3rd.  There will be a certified trainer on the premises in case of an emergency. This camp is open to all boys that will be entering 9th through 12th grade for the Fall of 2012. Each camper is expected to bring their own sack lunch, water bottle and soccer ball. Each camper will receive a free Illinois Springfield Soccer Academy T-Shirt.  


The Goalkeeper Camp will take place on the men's practice field on the campus of the University of Illinois Springfield across the street from Kiwanis Field. Bathrooms will be available in the soccer stadium along with shelter space in case of severe weather. 


Full payment is required upon registration. A partial refund will be given to campers that provide a medical reason for cancellation accompanied with a note from their doctor. 

Daily Schedule

9:30 - 10:00 Campers Arrive / Registration
10:00 - 11:00       Lecture (Angle Play, Crosses, etc.)
11:00 - 1:00         Session #1
1:00 - 2:00 Free Time For Lunch
2:00 - 4:00           Session 2

Camp Checklist

Cleats & Tennis Shoes
Soccer Ball (Please mark with your name)
Water Bottle (Water will be provided at camp)
Proper Clothing (In case of rain or cooler weather)

Goalkeeper Coaches
*Please check here on a regular basis for updates on coaches in attendance

Jesse Miech University of Illinois Springfield NCAA DII