The University at Buffalo Women’s Soccer Coaching Staff and team members are hosting one-day soccer camps on the campus of the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York for girls from ages 10-16.
The university is a premier, research-intensive public university and a member of the Association of American Universities and exists as the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, owing to its research, creative activity, and the people it has positively impacted in the world. They have been consistently recognized by top university guides and publications for their excellent value and high-quality academics, offering more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs with three campuses in urban Buffalo and suburban Amherst that combine historic architecture with state-of-the-art classroom and research facilities.
Coaches: The head coach, Shawn Burke, prior to joining the Bulls in 2009, served as an assistant coach for the Canisius College men’s soccer team for two seasons. He holds a USSF “A” license as well as a US Soccer National Goalkeeping. Burke also holds a National Youth License and currently works with the local Black Watch Soccer Club. The Assistant Coach, Casey Derkacz just entered his second season as assistant coach for the University at Buffalo women’s soccer program. His main responsibilities will be recruiting, on-field coaching and academic liaison for the athletes. Courtney Mann, the Volunteer Assistant Coach has entered her first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the University at Buffalo women’s soccer program.
The camp is open to girls from ages 10-16. The first session of the camp is from July 10th-14th and the second session, from July 17th-21st. The trainers will be using up to date soccer training methods and exercises to help advance players of all skill levels and provide training focused on applying the proper technique of dribbling, passing, and shooting at a high level of speed and accuracy through various exercises and small sided games.
It’s a good opportunity to get better on the ball through 1v1 moves and fast footwork skills and to improve the ability to control body through movement, both on and off the ball, at a higher speed of play.