Junior Goalkeeper Camp
Dates: June 20 - 21
Time: 9am to 1pm
Session: Players entering 5th - 8th grade (Fall of 2015)

Cost: $150

Senior Goalkeeper Camp
Dates: June 20 - 21
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Session: Players entering 9th - 12th + grade (Fall of 2015)

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. A handful of his goalkeepers have moved to the next level to play professionally for teams such as Chivas USA (MLS), Columbus Crew (MLS) Sogndal (Norwegian Premier League), LA Galaxy (MLS), Toronto FC (MLS) and Saint Louis FC (NASL).  

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 20th and will conclude on Sunday, June 21st. The camp is split up into two appropriate age groups (junior and senior camps).   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 2015. Each camper is expected to bring their own sack lunch, water bottle and soccer ball. Each camper will receive a free UIS 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

Junior Camp
8:30 - 9:00 Campers Arrive / Registration
9:00 - 11:00          Session #1
11:00 - 12:00        Classroom Lecture    
12:00 - 1:00 Session #2

Senior Camp
2:30 - 3:00 Campers Arrive / Registration
3:00 - 5:00          Session #1
5:00 - 6:00          Classroom Lecture
6:00 - 7:00 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)