Prospect Camps Men's Soccer
Westmont College Men’s Soccer is pleased to be hosting two overnight Prospect Camps on September 28-29, 2018, and April 5-6, 2019, and a Summer Residential Camp on June 27-29, 2019.
Using a unique ID camp model that has gained attention and recognition across Southern California and the West Coast over the last decade, the purpose of these camp experiences is to help recruits learn more about The Westmont Way.
Over 80% of our current Westmont Men’s team has attended one or more of these camps in the past.
Camps are open for any rising sophomore, junior, or senior in high school that is interested in Westmont and wants a chance to spend some time here on campus with the Westmont soccer team and be trained by our coaching staff. Freshmen are allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Camps will be fun and competitive. All participants are expected to play year round soccer on club, high school, and/or academy teams.
All of our camps are limited to 26 field players and 4 goalkeepers.
Due to our limited camp size and emphasis on engaging with each participant, our camps have sold out on a consistent basis.
Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend all training sessions, but filming is not allowed.
Fall Prospect Camp: Friday, September 28- Saturday, September 29, 2018 $180
Check in begins at 2:00pm on Friday outside the athletic department. The first session begins on Friday at 3:45pm at Lovik Field. All campers will enjoy spending an overnight in the dorms and be hosted by current players in the Westmont program. All meals are provided. Camp ends at approximately 10:30am on Saturday. At 12:00pm, the current Westmont team will play vs. Menlo College on campus and admission is free for all recruits and their family members.
Spring Prospect Camp: Friday, April 5- Saturday, April 6, 2019 $180
Check in begins at 2:00pm on Friday outside the athletic department. The first session begins on Friday at 3:45pm at Lovik Field. All campers will enjoy spending an overnight in the dorms and be hosted by current players in the Westmont program. All meals are provided. Camp ends at approximately 12:00pm on Saturday.
2019 Summer Residential Camp: Thursday, June 27-Saturday, June 29, 2019 $475
Check in begins at 11:00am on Thursday outside of Armington Hall on lower camp. The first session begins on Thursday at 2:00pm at Lovik Field. All campers will stay in the dorms along with current Westmont players and the coaching staff. All meals are provided, along with a Westmont uniform to wear for the duration of this camp. Camp ends at approximately 12:00pm on Saturday. (Note: this camp has sold out multiple years in a row!)
To register for any of these camps, please go to the “registration” tab on the left. You will receive an email from the Westmont coaching staff with more details after completing registration.
Contact: Johnny Whallon, Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
Camp Director: Dave Wolf
Dave Wolf will begin his 28th season at the helm of the Westmont Men's Soccer program in the upcoming fall. He has won 318 games in his time here at Westmont—and is the winningest coach in Westmont men’s soccer history. Fresh off a resurgent last couple seasons where the Warriors were back to back GSAC champions, Wolf is looking forward to directing this year's caps again.
Asked to describe himself as a coach, Wolf replied, "The phrase that I would most associate with myself is ‘motivation through affirmation.’ This isn’t because I am trying to be a good guy. The greatest joy I get in coaching is that I enjoy believing in people. I love getting behind people, telling them they can do the job we are asking them to do. I love encouraging, being positive. There are times to say hard things and be direct. But who I am is on the side of saying, ‘We can do this. You have the quality to accomplish this. I am going to believe in you all the way to the final whistle.’"
A graduate of Wheaton (Ill.), where he is a member of the Athletic Hall of Honor, Wolf helped lead the Thunder to a NCAA Division III National Championship in 1984 and was named an NCAA All-American in 1985. Following his graduation, he played six years of professional indoor soccer.
Wolf began his coaching career at Westmont in 1991 and has twice been named GSAC Coach of the Year. He has coached 57 All-Americans and 5 GSAC Player of the Year recipients.
Wolf has worked at numerous summer camps and clinics all around the country, and has also been a frequent participant in ODP and club soccer. Wolf currently serves on the Santa Barbara Soccer Club coaching staff.
This summer, Wolf is serving as the top assistant coach for the Ventura County Fusion in the PDL, a semi-professionalism soccer league.
Wolf and his wife Jill have five children, Tanner, who is a current member of the team, Lauren (18), Bailey (15), Payton (13) and Jackson (10).
Johnny Whallon begins his 2nd year on staff after joining the Warriors in January of 2013. Whallon serves as Wolf’s lead assistant coach, as well as the recruiting coordinator.
Prior to joining Westmont, Whallon served as the Head Coach at Gordon College in 2012, helping lead them to the TCCC Semifinals. He also served as the lead assistant coach in 2011.
Prior to joining the college ranks, Whallon coached and taught for four years at The Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York. He also served as a graduate assistant at Wheaton College (Ill.) in 2006, where the Thunder advanced to the Division III National Championship game and finished the season ranked second in the nation.
A graduate of Wheaton College, Whallon also attended Westmont for a consortium semester in 2005, a move he credits for “having a pivotal role” in his growth and development as a player and coach.
During the summer off-seasons, Whallon has enjoyed serving on staff at several elite soccer camps around the country including camps at Georgetown University, Notre Dame University, The Naval Academy and the University of Washington.
He currently holds the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Coaching Diploma and will be taking the USSF “C” course in May of 2014.
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, Ca 93108
How can I register for a camp?
All campers may reserve a space in camp with a credit card along with a completed application. Click here to register.
What should a camper bring with them to an overnight camp?
You will receive an email from the Westmont Coach staff several weeks prior to the start of camp—which will included a recommended packing list. Please use this list as a guide: Sleeping bag or set of sheets and a blanket, pillow with case, 2 towels, appropriate soccer gear, cleats, running shoes, sunscreen, toiletries. Gatorades, waters, and snacks are also recommended.
What happens if my child is injured or sick during camp?
Qualified trainers will be available on campus for the duration of all camps to care for minor injuries and illness. Parents or guardians will be contacted immediately if there is a serious injury or a child needs to leave camp early for a medical reason. Campers will receive a medical waiver via email a week before camp and will be expected to bring it to registration.
What airport is best to fly into and what about airport transportation?
Santa Barbara is the best to fly into. The Westmont Coaching staff is willing to arrange a pickup/drop off for an additional $40. Please email email@example.com for details.
What are the training facilities for this camp?
We will be using Lovik Field (our training facility) and Thorrington Field (our game facility). Both are exceptional facilities and have been used for training in the last two years by Rangers FC (Scotland), the Canadian Men’s National team, the Chicago Fire (MLS), and the New Zealand Men’s National team.
Directions from South (Los Angeles)
Take 101 north and exit at Olive Mill Road. Turn right onto Olive Mill and then left onto Hot Springs Road. Turn right onto Sycamore Canyon Road and then right at Cold Spring Road. You may use the lower entrance on Cold Spring Road for the observatory and the athletic fields. For most other areas on campus, continue up Cold Spring Road, turn left on La Paz Road and drive through Westmont's main entrance. Map of campus and parking areas
Directions from North (Santa Barbara Airport)
Take 101 south and exit at #94B (Coast Village Road Exit - left exit). Turn left onto East Cabrillo Road, go through the roundabout and continue north on Hot Springs Road. Turn left onto Sycamore Canyon Road and right onto Cold Spring Road. You may use the lower entrance on Cold Spring Road for the observatory and the athletic fields. For most other areas on campus, continue up Cold Spring Road, turn left on La Paz Road and drive through Westmont's main entrance. Map of campus and parking areas
To view the campus map, click here.