Don't buy brand new shoes before coming. Wearing new shoes can cause blisters.
Be sure to bring water or sports drink. Water is preferred.
Bring a light snack. Know your eating and athletic goals
Bring a notebook so you can take notes on what you are learning.
Bring sunscreen and a fan for outside camps.
Do not forget to bring a signed copy of our medical release waivers.
Be calm and relaxed.
Get ready to have the time of your life.
PARENTS OF YOUNGER ATHLETES
HERE ARE TIPS YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR ATHLETE HAVE A GREAT TIME AT CAMP:
Help recruit a friend to come to camp. Your son or daughter will enjoy the experience more with a friend.
Plan. Plan with your son or daughter what snacks you feel comfortable with them purchasing and how many are accessible for them to buy. Talk with your son or daughter about hygiene.
If you are bring your own ball purchase a quality basketball. Please try and purchase a good quality ball, as it doesn't cost much more than a rubber ball. Rubber balls are generally not used for games. Spend the $10 or $20 dollars more for a good ball. The ball should be appropriate for indoors. The deeper the channels the better the ball.
For football and soccer, please purchase a better quality ball, one that isn't super hard especially for beginning athletes.
Don't worry. For many parents, leaving their kids at camp can be a stressful event. Your worry can be a burden to your child and actually cause him or her to be fretful. Camp can be a fantastic experience to build self-confidence, courage and important life skills. Your child needs you to believe in him or her enough so he or she can experience life and grow stronger, wiser, and more of a leader.
Emphasize personal growth over awards. Awards build a dependency on external validation. The number one goal we have for your son or daughter is he/she leave camp a better person and player. An All-Star award may actually hinder that goal. We’ve seen athletes who don’t get an award work all year, pushing themselves to receive it the next year. That motivation was invaluable for their development. Pray for your children to experience what they need to become a stronger, better person and player.