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@FGCU_MSoccer Spring and Summer Camps Dates

Published: January 30, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – After leading the men’s soccer program to its third NCAA Tournament appearance this past fall, head coach Bob Butehorn and the FGCU men's soccer coaching staff has announced the dates for their annual Gulf Coast Soccer Academy for the upcoming spring and summer.

Butehorn, who has led FGCU to five-straight Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season league championships and three NCAA Tournament berths in its first four years of eligibility, will be joined by assistant coaches Joe Dincecco and Alec Dufty for a series of different types of camps. All camps are held on FGCU's pristine resort-style, beach-lined campus, conveniently located just minutes from the Fort Myers airport and Gulf Coast beaches.

Below is a description of the various types of camps which appeal to a wide group of high school players (grades 9-12) and even as young as 8 years old who are looking to learn, have fun, elevate their game and work alongside the entire FGCU men's soccer coaching staff. Butehorn will teach the fast-paced, possession-based attacking style of FGCU, which boasts several current and former members who were discovered at past summer camps. For more information, please visit FGCUSoccerCamps.com.

The camps are focused on a simple coaching principle that helps young people learn and develop skills more quickly and effectively when they are having fun. The main objective is to teach players how to fully reach their potential as a soccer player.

Spring ID Camp I: March 7
Spring ID Camp II: May 9-10

Specifically designed for those who are serious about playing at the next level. This is your chance to experience a bit of life as an FGCU soccer player and get to know the coaching staff while improving, learning and perfecting your skill set. Players will enjoy three sessions with technical and small-group play in the morning, an educational seminar with question and answer session and a larger tactical game in the afternoon session. All field sessions will take place on the 120x80 celebration grass stadium, home field of the Eagles and the nation’s longest home conference unbeaten streak – 26 in a row dating back to 2008.

Ages: 12-18

Commuter Camp (Recommended Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott in the Gulf Coast Town Center)

Cost: $125 (March 7) and $250 (May 9-10)

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Futsal Camp – July 10-12
Designed for players ages 8-15 who would like a one-of-a-kind experience while developing their technique. Futsal has played a critical role in enhancing the skills of many of the world’s greatest players. The camp will cover all aspects of the game with special emphasis on developing creative, fast-thinking, free-styling players. This camp will provide a terrific opportunity for the youth player who is looking to improve their ball control and passing technique in small spaces. Campers will stay in FGCU’s North Lake Village, which features beach-style waterfront and is walking distance from the FGCU tennis and recreation basketball courts.

Ages: 8-15

Residential Camp (North Lake Village On Campus)

Cost: $350

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Preseason ID Camp – July 31 – August 2 (Similar to Spring ID Camps)

Ages: 12-18

Commuter Camp (Recommended Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott in the Gulf Coast Town Center)

Cost: $385

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For up-to-the minute information and a behind-the-scenes look at the FGCU men's soccer program, follow on Twitter @FGCU_MSoccer and Instagram @FGCU_MSoccer.
FGCU is led by Bob Butehorn, who has coached 45 A-Sun All-Conference selections since FGCU started its program in 2007. In just four years of postseason eligibility, Butehorn has guided FGCU to three A-Sun Tournament championships and NCAA Tournament appearances – in 2011, 2012 and 2014 – and has won an unprecedented five-straight A-Sun regular-season championships. His teams have been ranked nationally on several occasions by multiple media outlets, and in 2013 he won his 100th career game.
FGCU Athletics sponsors events throughout the year to benefit the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Food Bank (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics' charities of choice. For more information, including how to make a contribution, please visit www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and utilize the hashtag #FeedFGCU to help raise awareness.

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