Gordon College ID Clinic
July 23-24th, 2021
Ages: Rising 9th-12th Graders
The Gordon College Men’s ID Clinic is designed to be a high-level ID clinic for boys entering grades 10 through 12, providing them with the opportunity to train and receive high level instruction from the Gordon College Men’s Soccer coaching staff. The coaching staff will also use this ID clinic to help identify and evaluate future prospects for the soccer program. Players will have the opportunity to tour campus, learn more about Gordon’s academic offerings and about the college recruiting process.
Meals are included in the clinic price and will be provided in one of our on-campus café’s. The first meal provided is Dinner on Friday and the final meal is Lunch on Saturday. If you have any food allergies, please notify the coaching staff so we can provide appropriate alternative options.
*** In light of the current pandemic, we will only be serving pre-packaged meals and will contact participants to receive orders ahead of arrival.
What to bring:
Firm ground cleats, sneakers/flip flops, turf shoes (optional), water bottle, towels and bedding (sleeping bag), clothes for training and for casual wear. (Soccer balls will be provided by Gordon.)
Friday, July 23:
1:00- Check-In on Campus
3:00-4:30pm - Training Session 1
5:00-6:00pm - Dinner
7:30-9:00pm- 11 v 11 Games
Saturday, July 24:
8:30-9:00am - Breakfast
9:30-10:00am - Gordon Soccer - Philosophy Overview
10:00-11:30pm - Training Session 2 (GK Specific Session)
12:30pm - Lunch
3:00-4:30pm - Training Session 3
5:00pm - Final Meeting and Depart
Our goal is to challenge each player to play in a way that is efficient and effective, while pursuing technical and tactical excellence that mirrors Gordon’s Standard of Play. Sessions will be constructed based on practice plans for the Gordon’s college team and coaches will help each player to refine the tools necessary for competition at the collegiate level. Ample time will be devoted to small-sided and 11v11 games.
In addition to our 3 training sessions, we will hold a 45-minute goalkeeper-specific training session led by Gordon’s goalkeeping coach. This session will focus on goalkeeper technique and execution based on the demands of the college game.
Athletic Training/Medical Staff:
Certified, full-time athletic trainers and student trainers will provide immediate treatment to campers in need. Trained EMTs are available on campus and local hospitals are easily accessible if necessary. If your camper has a pre-existing medical condition, requires medication, or carries emergency medication such as an Epipen, please notify the camp director and/or the medical staff. If your camper carries an Epipen, you are required to submit a Permission to Administer Epipen Form which is included in the Camp Waiver Forms download.
Camp medical advising and oversight is provided by Gordon Athletics team physician, Dr. Navid Mahooti MD, MPH, of the North Shore Medical Center (978-882-6700).
In the event of inclement weather, we will do our best to utilize indoor space to continue training. However, because there are other activities in session at the same time we may be limited in our facility space, so it is possible that we will utilize film sessions and other activities until the weather passes.
Housing will be subject to current Gordon and Massachusetts state guidelines surround COVID. We plan to host players overnight in individual rooms (if you are traveling with a teammate, you are permitted to share a room).
What if I have to cancel my registration?:
Full refunds can be issued if we receive your cancellation request in writing (email) 14 days prior to the beginning of the ID Clinic. If you elect to cancel your registration after that point, we can offer you a 1-year camp credit for the following summer. Should the camp staff cancel the event to due COVID-19 reasons a full refund will be issued to each registrant. Please contact the camp director to request a refund.
All correspondence for camp is handled through email so please provide your most relevant email address when registering. We do not share this information with anyone. Additional information and camp updates will take place more often as the start of camp approaches, so please check your email regularly.