Senior Elite Camp

Camp Type: 
Athletic
Camp Classification: 
Boys Soccer Senior Elite Camp
Camp: 
Senior Elite Camp
Dates: 
Jun 12 2014 - Jun 15 2014

 

Senior Elite Camp Philosophy

Our Senior Elite Camp is designed to give players that are looking to play in college the education to progress their game towards that goal. Coaches provide an ideal learning environment that challenges the player to elevate their game to a higher level. Senior Elite Camp also provides an education on choosing a college, nutrition, and strength and conditioning.

  • Individual technical training
  • Individual/team tactical training
  • Specialized goalkeeper training
  • Afternoon and evening games
  • Evaluations provided to help with continued development
  • Sessions on choosing a college, strength and conditioning, and nutrition
  • Limited to the first 100 registered

Airport Shuttles

Senior Elite airport shuttles from Charlotte Douglas international Airport are available at 1 p.m., the day of registration, with return service at the conclusion of camp with a 2 p.m. drop-off. If you would like to make arrangements to be picked up, please contact Head Coach Matt Nelson by email at nelsonmc@appstate.edu.

 

Ages: 15+

Rates

Senior Elite Camper Rates

Resident Camper - $415
Day Camper - $340

Goalkeeper AcademyMountaineer Goalkeeper Academy

  • Fitness - agility, flexibility, conditioning, upper body strength
  • Tactics - positioning, game reading, angle play, reactions
  • Technique - catching, diving boxing, collecting crosses
  • Mental Aspects - Alertness, concentration, leadership

Each session will be run by Matthew Nelson, the current head coach at Appalachian State University. We are committed to providing a challenging, educational, and professional learning environment for each camper. The goalkeepers will train specifically as a group but will also be put in game situations to learn the positioning and decision making process needed to elevate their game. Detailed Gk evaluations will be handed out to promote development.

Staff

  • Head Coach Matthew Nelson -Prior to his arrival at ASU in 2008, Nelson had assistant-coaching stints at Virginia Wesleyan (2003-05) and William & Mary (2005-06). He was a standout goalkeeper at NCAA Division II powerhouse Lynn University from 1996-99, where he tallied 49 wins and 31 shutouts while allowing just 30 goals and making 134 saves over 59 career games. An all-conference and all-region performer, Nelson ranks second in Lynn history in games, starts (57), wins, shutouts, goals against, goals-against average (.54), saves and save percentage (.817). A after earning scholar all-America recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 1999, he graduated from Lynn in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in international business Nelson played professionally for Kilkenny City A.F.C. of the Irish Premier League as well as for the Cape Cod Crusaders, South Jersey Barons, Virginia Beach Mariners, Harrisburg City Islanders and Vancouver Whitecaps of the United Soccer Leagues (USL). He earned all-USL Second Division accolades in 2000 and 2007 and was a USL First Division all-star in 2006.
     
  • Assistant Coach Jeff Bilyk - Appalachian State University men's soccer head coach Matt Nelson announced the hiring of assistant coach Jeff Bilyk on January 24, 2012. Bilyk comes to Appalachian having served as an assistant at Southern Conference-rival Davidson and Director of Coaching for North Meck Soccer Club in Cornelius, N.C. Bilyk's collegiate soccer experience began at his alma mater, Clemson. The Bayport, N.Y. native played four seasons with the Tigers and earned all-ACC, all-South region and all-ACC Tournament honors after captaining his squad to an Atlantic Coast Conference championship during his senior year. Bilyk went on to play for several teams in Major League Soccer (MLS) and United Soccer Leagues (USL), including the Miami Fusion, Milwaukee Rampage, Virginia Beach Mariners and Charlotte Eagles. In 2001, his Fusion team captured the MLS Supporters' Shield as regular-season champions, while his '02 Rampage squad were the USL A-League playoff champions.
     
  • Assistant Coach Chris Whalley - Whalley joins the Mountaineers after coaching for two years at Milwaukee and with FC Milwaukee of the US Development Academy. Whalley who double the Panther's win total from the previous year before his arrival, led his team to an upset of nationally ranked Northern Illinois in 2011 marking UWM's first win over a ranked team since 2006. Prior to his time at Milwaukee, Whalley coached a nearby Lees-McRae College, where he led the Bobcats to the NCAA Division II national championship game. He also coached a team that ranked eighth in the nation in scoring offense (2.74 goals per game) and ninth nationally in team defense (0.72 goals against). In five seasons at Lees-McRae, Whalley compiled a 72-22-12 record. In 2009, Whalley led the Bobcats to an 18-3-2 overall mark and a No. 1 national ranking during the year. He led teams to the three -straight regular-season conference titles and a pair of league tournament championships. In addition to a run to the national final in 2009, the Bobcats advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2008 and the Elite Eight in 2007. Whalley won almost 85 percent of his games in his final three seasons with the Bobcats, including a 21-win campaign in 2007. Whalley was a two-time Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year as well as the NSCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2007. On two occassions, he was a National Coach of the Year Nominee (2007, '09).

  • Volunteer Coach Drake Branson - A former player at Appalachian State, Drake Branson returns to assist with coaching duties. Branson played three seasons for the Mountaineers, starting 12 games and playing in 14. He recorded 32 career saves, five wins, and three shutouts. Branson is a native of Hendersonville, N.C. and a graduate of East Henderson High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Appalachian State in Spring of 2011.


*Schedule permitting

Ted Mackorell Soccer ComplexFacilities

  • Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex (Field Turf - lighted)
  • Sofield Indoor Facility (Field Turf-Indoor)
  • State Farm Fields (Grass - lighted)
  • Kidd Brewer Stadium (Field Turf - lighted)

Testimonials

My teams have been attending this camp for the past five years and every year it gets better. Appalachian State Boys Soccer camp is a perfect mixture of environment, facilities, and professional coaching. I highly endorse this camp and recommend any coach who wishes to enhance his teams play as well as increasing individual skill to attend the Appalachian State Boys Soccer Camp.
-Ken Kirsch, Head Coach, Nease High School. 2007 and 2008 Florida State Champs

My GK coach was very thorough and could show me how to do things properly. He's the best GK coach I've had.
-Bryan Newbold, 16, Smoky Mtn. HS, Sylva, NC

App. Soccer Camp was a great leaning experience for my team. Our coach was great, and he showed us a lot. The camp really brought us together as a team and made us much better.
-Jennifer Dillard, Coach, Concord HS (NC)

Our coach worked with us on our communication and our mental game. We got better every day. I'll be back next year.
-Chris Hartle, 15, '88 North Meck Red, Huntersville, NC

Dear Coach, We want to thank you for providing such a conducive learning environment for our team at this year's camp - the coaching was thorough and structured but flexible to incorporate our team's needs - The facilities were excellent and the cool summer weather and the mountain scenery was particularly nice for us - We would like to recommend the camp to other teams and individuals of all levels.
-Ken Kirsch and Richard Stupple, Coaches, Lake Mary Prep HS (FL)

The camp is tailored to the specific needs of each team. The best technical camp we have attended in 10 years of going to them. Coaching staff is genuinely interested in everyone improving skills and knowledge of the game.
-Coach Kevin Hicks, Dixon HS, Jacksonville, NC (NC Class 1A State Finalists in 2003)

Registration

Please complete our online registration form whether paying by credit card or check.

To pay by check, complete the online form and mail in with your payment. Please note spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The program may fill before we receive your payment. We suggest registering now with a credit card using our secure server.

If you decide to cancel your registration, a $50 cancellation fee will be withheld from the refund. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

For registration information, contact the Office of Conference & Camp Services by e-mail at chambersje@appstate.edu or by phone at 828-262-2933.

For program information, contact the program director, Coach Matt Nelson, by e-mail at nelsonmc@appstate.edu or by phone at (828) 262-6747.

According to NCAA rules and regulations all camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants regardless of skill level
(limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

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