Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Men’s Soccer Clinic

The Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Men’s Soccer Clinic is inviting all boys in grade 10 up to grade 12. Those in Junior College are also eligible to join. This soccer clinic is set to run from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM on the 15th of April. Its venue is the beautiful Western Illinois University campus which is located in Macomb, Illinois. Furthermore, the clinic is only offering 50 available spaces. Thus, registration is first come first served. The camp registration fee which includes a Leatherneck Soccer t-shirt is $35 per player. Overall, it is going to be a challenging but fun training experience. The participants are all requested to bring their own soccer training gears.


About Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University, formerly Western Illinois State Teachers College, is public, coeducational university in Macomb, Illinois. The university comprises four colleges. Namely, they are the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Technology, the College of Education and Human Services, and the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Overall, the university has an accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. The university is currently home to around 8,500 undergraduate students and around 1,300 postgraduate students. 49 percent of this undergraduate student population are male students and 51 percent are female students. This undergraduate student population is also through a selective enrollment acceptance rate of 59 percent. Correspondingly, Western Illinois University’s student to faculty ratio 15:1. Western Illinois University is a top-tier academic institution. As a matter of fact, it is 61st in Regional Universities Midwest category of the 2018 US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. The university is also 36th in the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings and 56th in the Best Value Schools rankings. In sports, Western Illinois University is competing in the Summit League of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I as the Fighting Leathernecks. Purple and gold are the university athletics’ official colors.

Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Men’s Soccer Clinic Organizers

The head coach of the Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks men’s soccer team is Dr. Eric Johnson, a native of Denver, Colorado. He is now in his 20th season at the helm of the Leathernecks men’s soccer program. Dr. Eric Johnson is a bachelor’s degree in physical education graduate from Calvin College. Meanwhile, he earned his master’s degree in physical education from Florida Atlantic University and his doctorate in sports administration from the University of New Mexico. Ultimately, Dr. Eric Johnson is a three-time Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year awardee. He is also one of Summit League’s most winningest soccer coaches. He is now holding an overall coaching win-loss record of 208-242-40. Then, the Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks men’s soccer graduate assistant coaches are Charlie Bales and Tom Buckner. Coach Charlie Bales, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is now in his second season with the coaching staff. He is an alumnus of Western Illinois University with a degree in communication. Currently, Coach Bales is completing his master’s degree in Sport Management. Similarly, Coach Tom Buckner is also in his second season with the Leathernecks’ coaching staff. He is a bachelor’s degree in Journalism graduate from Hartwick College.

ID Camp for Soccer
Service Type
ID Camp for Soccer
Provider Name
Western Illinois University,
Macomb, IL
The Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks Men's Soccer Clinic is a first-hand experience for a college level training environment. It is designed for boys in grade 9 up to grade 12 as well as those who are in Junior College. This high-level soccer training program is going to take place at the scenic Western Illinois University campus.

Camp Information



  • Macomb, IL
  • April 15
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  • https://goleathernecks.com/documents/2018/3/3/2018SpringClinicM.pdf
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