Dates: June 28-30, 2015
Ages: 13-18 (must be entering high school in the fall)
Cost: $295 for residental campers (other team pricing options are available below)
* No online payment option is available for this camp
** Team Camper rate is dependent upon options and numbers attending per school/team**
Times: Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m.
Check-out will be at 9:00 p.m.
The Hiram College Women's Soccer "11 Lead" Training & Competition Camp is a unique "Team Camp" designed to allow High School Teams, U14 and older Club Teams, and individual high school-age girls players to participate in training and competition that is available at three different levels. Get a jump on the summer preseason training and make the move to compete and train at the next level. The Hiram College Coleman Sports & Recreation Center will serve as the venue for competitions and trainings on out 120x80 lighted natural-surface training ground and out lighted 120x75 FIFA-certified Pro Turf match ground.
Option 1 - Drive-In and Compete
Teams can "drive" in to compete against the other teams over the three days. Competitions will be in the afternoon and evenings. The cost per team (18 player max) will be $450.00 for a minimum of six matches over three days...$25 per player.
Option 2 - Drive-In, Train and Compete
Teams can "drive" in and participate in 5-6 training sessions over the three days that are conducted by the collegiate training staff and play in the competitions. The cost per team (18 player max) to include lunch and dinner for the players each day will be $1,750.00...less than $100 per player.
Option 3 - Train, Stay and Compete
Individual players and teams can "drive" in and "park" overnight to get full service, which includes six training sessions conducted by out collegiate staff, specially-facilitated team building exercises and our exclusive "11 Lead" NCAA-endorsed leadership training, all while playing in competitions. The cost per player (18 player max) to include all of the above, room and board is $295 per player.
"11 Lead" engages every RESIDENTAL participant in an NCAA-endorsed leadership development education training that will allow them to discover their unique behavioral leadership style through a formal assessment and practice that participants will be able to take with them and apply to all aspects of their life as a student-athlete.
A full-time certified athletic trainer (ATC) will be on staff during the camps. The athletic training room is readily available and Robinson Memorial Hospital is only 20 minutes from campus. Every camper must complete the Hiram College Emergency Medical Form.
What to Bring
Campers should bring a ball, a water bottle, all types of outdoor soccer boots and a pair of shoes that can be worn for indoor training, fitness, agility and cross training. It is highly recommended that campers wear soccer boots that are already comfortable and broke in and not to use camp as a place to try out new boots. Please bring plenty of extra socks, rain gear, warm gear, training supplies (tape, pre-tape, ace wraps, braces, etc.), a sleeping bag and/or bed linens, towels and a fan for the room. Towels and bed linens are NOT provided for residental campers.
Parents are welcome to attend all sessions.
In addition to the leadership provided by Coach Dean, the Hiram College "11 Lead" Women's Soccer Camps feature some of the most successful soccer educators in this region and nation, including:
- Irenna Lawrence, Hiram College Assistant Coach
- Nate Rausch, Hiram College Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach
- Dan Zemanski, Hiram College Head Men's Coach
- Phillip Major, Hiram College Assistant Men's Coach
- Mike Payne, Former Hiram College Assistant and Goalkeeper Trainer
- Carl Capellas, Former University of Akron Assistant Coach
- Bob Armentrout, Medina High School Assistant Coach
- Fred Meindl, Sereno FC (Ariz.) and Former Hiram Coach
- James Furth, NEO United Academy (Ohio)
Intensity and Professionalism
The Hiram College "11 Lead" Women's Soccer Camp is an extremely intense, physical, psychological and emotional training camp. It is designed to be a unique and different experience for every participant. Players need to come prepared to be pushed. Our approach will be high professional, business-like, direct and fun!
Camp Director - Bob Dean
Bob Dean is in his 11th year as the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Hiram College. He is the longest-tenured and most successful coach in program history. In addition to his coaching duties, Dean also serves as the Student-Athlete Affairs Administrator. He currently is on the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Advisory Committee, the NCAA/NASPA Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership and is a trained NCAA Leadership Development facilitator.
In 2014, the Terriers produced five All-North Coast AthleticConference players for the first time ever and two All-Academic Ohio players. In 2013, he led Hiram to the most successful season in program history, which included the most victories, most home and away wins, longest winning streak, most goals scored, fewest goals allowed, most shutouts and the greatest single-season improvement in the program's history. Hiram had one of the top-25 most improved records in 2013. The team produced four All-North Coast Athletic Conference players for the second consecutive year and produced a Capital One Academic All-District Player in Sarah Condon for the first time in program history.
During his tenure with the Terriers, Dean has led 11-consecutive teams that have been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with their "Team Academic Achievement Award" of having a team grade point average of 3.0 and above. In all, the Hiram Women's Soccer Program has won that recognition now for 15 straight academic years. In addition, the program has been recognized with the NSCAA's "Team Ethics Silver Award of Merit" for their on field discipline and demeanor.
Prior to coming to Hiram, Dean spent 12 years as the head girls soccer coach at Hudson High School, where he led his squad to the Division I "Final Four" on five occasions and captured the Division I State Championship in 2000. Hudson finished runners up in 1995, 1996 and 2001. He posted a 181-39-30 record at Hudson and led the team to seven national rankings. He was an 11-time conference Coach of the Year and received Coach of the Year accolades from the Plain Dealer (2000), the Beacon Journal (1994-95), the Akron Touchdown Club (six times) and was a two-time recipient from the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. In 2001, he was a finalist for the the National Federation of High School Coaches national Coach of the Year award. Most importantly, in 200, Dean was honored with the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. While at Hudson, Dean produced 40 Academic All-Ohio players, 15 All-Ohio players, five All-Americans and six All-Midwest Regional players. More than 40 of his players went on to compete at the collegiate level. Dean has been a professional coach since 1982, having founded the high school program at his alma mater, Aurora High School (Ohio) in 1981.
Dean currently serves as the program director for the NEO United Soccer Academy in Hudson, Ohio. He also directed all elements of the girls program for the Hudson United Soccer Club from 1993-2003 and helped start the girls program for the Everest Soccer Club in 1992. While at Hudson United, he coached three Bothwell State Cup Championship teams in 1996, 1999 and 2003. He has traveled extensively on the international level, directing tour operations and coaching programs for East-West Team Travel& Ambassadors in Aurora, Ohio. He holds two national coaching certifications from the United State Soccer Federation, as well as certification from the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) and is a 25-year member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Dean is a 1986 graduate of Kent State University, with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations. In addition to his coaching duties, he served the Hudson City Schools by administering the district's substance abuse prevention and intervention programming. He is an Ohio and Internationally-Certified Prevention Specialist-Level II and was one of the first 50 individuals in Ohio to be granted this certification in 1989. Dean was inducted into the Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 2002 for his leadership as an athlete, for founding the Aurora High School soccer program and for his service to youth and families as a professional and volunteer. He is a nationally-recognized speaker and trainer on the topics of leadership, substance abuse and athletics. Dean is active in his church as volunteer, mentor, group leader and worship usher. In addition, he has been a long-time supporter of Young Life of the Western Reserve and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
He resides in Kent with his wife of 27 years, Sally, and their two children Abby (17) and Ryan (14).
Hiram College Women's Soccer
P.O. Box 1777
Hiram, Ohio 44234