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Kickers Announce 2019 Pro Camps

By Patrick Wood, 06/10/19, 4:00PM EDT

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Learn from the Pros Starting July 29

Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer is excited to announce dates for 2019 Pro Camps. These camps are designed for motivated players that want to have fun, strive and elevate through emulating pros and learning from joyful, excellent, experienced mentors. Register now at RichmondKickers.com since each camp is limited to only 40 campers.

“I am very excited about our summer camps,” commented Charlie Slagle, Vice President of Community Engagement and Gameday Experience. “On the teaching side, the players will learn from experienced coaches and watch the pro players in person work on the same skills, tactics and live play. Our pro players are incredible, skillful athletes and they are also excellent role models. The kids will definitely be motivated and inspired! A big focus will also be fun as Joyful is one of our Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer mantras."

Each camp will be four days Monday to Thursday from 9:00-11:30 a.m. On Monday, the camps will take place at the home of the Kickers pro team, City Stadium, as the kids get to train and play on the pro pitch! The remaining days will be held at Ukrop Park. Register now for the pro camps for only $200!

The camps will be led by:

  • Charlie Slagle - Kickers Pro Soccer VP of Community Engagement. Former NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year at Davidson College. Past President of United Soccer Coaches.
  • David Bulow - Richmond Kickers USL League One Pro Soccer Head Coach. Former Pro Player.
  • Rob Ukrop - Former MLS and Kickers Pro Player. 1992 NCAA Leading Scorer/All American.
  • Matt Spear - Kickers Pro Soccer President. Former 18 year NCAA Division I head coach.

The campers will interact with the Richmond Kickers Pro team, watch the pros train, and emulate the exercises they have just witnessed. They will get numerous repetitions to learn and grow - skills to strive for and master in the future. There will be competitions and live play, plus the campers will be counseled on winning ways such as growth mindset, intentionality, nutrition and more.

“I look forward to meeting and working with the kids,” said Scott Thomsen, Kickers pro defender. “I have had the privilege of being a coach for our youth club  and it has has been a joy. It gives me the chance to share my passion and experiences and its one of the parts I love about this club is how I have the opportunity to do so because of how connected the pro and youth set up are. Elevating the sport, influencing youth, and being a positive impact in RVA is a key emphasis for me and the rest of the pro team.”

Each camper will receive:

  • A fun, learning experience that echoes our Joyful, Authentic, United core mission.
  • Meet and learn from the Kickers pro players - plus get autographs and photos.
  • Kickers Pro Soccer Camp shirt and a Kickers Pro Soccer poster.
  • Two Free tickets ($32 value) to the USL League One August 17th match versus Toronto FC II at 7:00 p.m. The campers will be invited to come on to the field at half time and be acknowledged in front of the full crowd.
  • Training and playing on the USL League One Kickers Pro Field at City Stadium (Monday) and seeing the pro team locker room.

Each Pro Camp will be limited to 40 campers, so don’t delay - REGISTER NOW!

2019 Pro Camps - $200 per four day session
  • July 29 - August 1: Girls with Birth Years 2006 to 2010
    • 9-11:30 am; Monday -Thursday (Mon at City Stadium, Tue-Thu at Ukrop Park)
  • August 5-8: Boys with Birth Years 2006 to 2010
    • 9-11:30 am; Monday-Thursday (Mon at City Stadium, Tue-Thu at Ukrop Park
  • August 12-15: Girls and Boys with Birth Years 2008 to 2012
    • 9-11:30 am; Monday-Thursday (Mon at City Stadium, Tue-Thur at Ukrop Park)

Register now and find more information at RichmondKickers.com. If you have any questions, contact Charlie Slagle at cslagle@richmondkickers.com.