The Drury University Panthers Women’s Soccer Residential Camp’s objective is to help all girls 13 to 18 years of age who aspire to play at the college level improve their game. It will be a three-day soccer training program that will run from July 20 until July 22 at the scenic Drury University campus in Springfield, Missouri. The soccer camp is open to both overnight and commuter registrants. In addition, this training program will be an intense but fun experience. It focuses on refining technical skills and improving the player’s tactical understanding. The program also emphasizes team strategy and tournament play. Moreover, this soccer camp is set to begin at 1:30 PM on Day 1 and end at 11:00 AM on Day 3.
About Drury University
Drury University, originally Springfield College, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university in Springfield, Missouri. It is an affiliation of the United Church of Christ as well as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). As a whole, the university has an accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. It is offering 54 undergraduate majors. Furthermore, Drury University is a top-notch academic institution for higher learning. As a matter of fact, it is 26th in the Regional Universities Midwest category of the 2018 edition of the US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. It is also 8th in the Best Value Schools rankings and 18th in the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. Currently, the university is serving around 1,600 undergraduate students and around 3,900 postgraduate students. 46 percent of this undergraduate student population are male students and 54 percent are female students. This undergraduate student population is also through a selective enrollment acceptance rate of 70 percent. Correspondingly, Drury University’s student to faculty ratio is 12:1. Moreover, Drury University sponsors 19 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports teams. Their nickname is Panthers while gray and scarlet are their identity colors. These teams are competing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference GLVC, a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II.
Drury University Panthers Women’s Soccer Residential Camp Organizers
Leading the Drury University Panthers women’s soccer team is Head Coach Alf Bilbao, a native of Hillsboro, Oregon. Coach Alf Bilbao is at the helm of the Panthers women’s soccer program since the 2006 season. He is a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science graduate from Truman State University. Ultimately, Coach Bilbao is the 2003 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Central Region Coach of the Year awardee. This award comes after he led the Truman State University to a 19-0 win-loss record. With Coach Alf Bilbao as head coach, the Drury Panthers women’s soccer team has already a GLVC championship and an NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. He is now holding a stellar 113-82-33 win-loss record as Panthers’ head coach. Then, the Drury University Panthers women’s soccer assistant coach is Ciara O’Brien. Coach Ciara O’Brien is now in her second season with the coaching staff. She is an alumna of Drury University. Coach O’Brien was a standout during her college playing years. In fact, she was a two-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference selection. And finally, the team’s goalkeeper coach is Felix Son Vu. Coach Felix Son Vu who hails from Melbourne, Australia is in his second season with the coaching staff. He is a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health graduate from Alderson Broaddus University.