Prospect Camps Men's Soccer
*Please note that our camp dates have been moved to July 23-25.*
Westmont College Men’s Soccer is pleased to be hosting a three day Summer Residential Camp in Summer 2020 (July 23-25). Due to the impact of the Coronavirus this spring, our camp price will be steeply discounted to allow all recruits to attend.
Our camp will be run in the safest possible way.
We will also make every effort to have as much of our current (Fall 2020) Westmont team attend as possible. This will allow an amazing opportunity for interaction in both big and small contexts between the recruits and our current team.
Our summer camp is an immersive look into Westmont and our soccer culture and program. Over 80% of our current Westmont Men’s team have attended one of our ID camps in the past.
This camp is open for any rising freshman, 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. Younger players 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.
Due to the unique challenges of Spring 2020, we will open camp registration to a capacity of 60-80, with the hopes of allowing all recruits a chance to attend who want to. (Normally, we cap enrollment at 26.)
To accommodate this larger size, we will also take advantage of having access to using both of our beautiful facilities (Lovik and Thorrington, both grass) simultaneously.
Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend all training sessions, but filming is not allowed.
2020 Summer Residential Camp: Thursday, July 23- Saturday, July 25 $300
Check in begins on Thursday morning in front of the dorm (details TBA). The first session begins in the early afternoon, after orientation lead by Coach Wolf. All campers will stay in the dorms along with supervision. All meals are provided, along with a Westmont uniform to wear for the duration of this camp. On Friday night, players will be transported via bus down to Santa Barbara and given per diem to explore State Street for several hours in small groups. There will be four training sessions and multiple classroom conversations and presentations.
Camp ends at approximately 12:00pm on Saturday.
To register for any of this camp, 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
Head Coach: Dave Wolf
Dave Wolf has been at the helm of the Westmont Men's Soccer program since 1991. He has won over 300 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 have won 3 GSAC Championships in the last four years, Wolf is looking forward to directing this year's camps 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 has been named GSAC Coach of the Year three times. 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.
Wolf and his wife Jill have five children.
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.
Will this camp be safe to attend? We will do everything we can to ensure camper safety this summer. We will proceed with caution, and Westmont College will be carefully following local, state, and national guidelines in terms of reopening.
What should a camper bring with them to an overnight camp? You will receive an email from the Westmont Coach staff about 7-10 days prior to the start of camp—which will included a detailed camp schedule and 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 is your refund policy (especially this summer with COVID-19)? We will guarantee a full refund to any family, at any time, this summer. If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, all campers will be issued a full refund.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 natural grass. Both are exceptional facilities and have been used for training by multiple professional teams in recent years.
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
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