Sports Camps 2018

Good Counsel Sports Camps seek to provide campers with the tools needed to succeed in their sport, and in the game of life. Campers will learn and practice fundamentals and competitive play in an environment that fosters the principles of confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm. Experienced camp directors and counselors will deliver the knowledge and support needed for campers to thrive and love their sport even more by the end of the week.

Good Counsel offers exceptional facilities on a 52 acre campus including multiple outdoor grass fields, a turf field, and multiple air-conditioned gymnasiums.

GC Sports Camps

Baseball

Camp Director:
Tim Park, GC Varsity Baseball Coach

Tim Park is entering his 4th year as the Varsity Head Coach of the Falcons. During his 3rd season he received WCAC Coach of the Year recognition, making it the second time he has received that recognition over his first 3 years. Over the past year, Coach Park has overseen the tremendous upgrades made to the Baseball Field at Good Counsel. These upgrades include a completely regraded playing surface, practice infield, hitting pavilion and more!

As a 2004 graduate of Good Counsel, Coach Park brings extensive experience as both player and coach. He is currently an instructor and coach with Elite Baseball. As a player at the College of William & Mary, he was one of the most prolific hitters in Tribe history. Upon graduating in 2008, he held school records for doubles in a season (26), career batting average (.405), and career slugging (.668). While at William & Mary, Coach Park was a two-time 1st Team All-CAA selection, 3rd team Collegiate Baseball All-American, a two-time 1st team All-State, and a two-time 2nd team All-East Region selection. Prior to William & Mary, Coach Park also played two years at Montgomery College Germantown, where he garnered 1st Team All-American and Academic All-American honors and led the Gryphons to the Region XX Championship.

Questions? Contact Coach Park: Phone (301) 919-4072; Email Tpark@olgchs.org.

Falcon Baseball Instructional Camp

Date: June 18-22 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Ages: 8-14 years old
Cost: $265
* $250 Early bird registration (deadline - April 18)

What to Bring

Glove, bat, cleats, and helmets. Catchers should also bring catcher's gear. Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Camp Description
This camp is designed for players between the ages of 8-14. Our emphasis will be on the fundamentals necessary to become a successful baseball player at the youth level. We will focus on throwing and catching techniques and drills, specialty positions (pitching, catching, outfield and infield), base running, and hitting for power and average.

Daily Schedule

9:00 AM: Arrival
9:10-9:30 AM: Stretch/Warm-up
9:30-10:15 AM: Defensive Rotations
10:15-11:00 AM: Offensive Rotations
11:00-12:30 PM: Lunch/Chalk Talk
12:30-3:00 PM: Simulated Coach Pitch Games

Falcon Advanced Baseball Camp

Date: June 25-29 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Ages: 10-14 years old
Cost: $265
* $250 Early bird registration (deadline - April 18)

What to bring | Glove, bat, cleats, and helmets. Catchers should also bring catcher's gear. Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Camp Description |
This camp is designed for players between the ages of 10-14 who hope to play higher level baseball. Our emphasis will be on strengthening fundamentals and enhancing knowledge of the game. We will focus on throwing and catching techniques and drills, specialty positions (pitching, catching, outfield and infield), base running, hitting for power and average, and vision training. Our goal is to teach proper skill mechanics and increase baseball IQ so that campers will have the tools they need to take their game to the next level.

Daily Schedule |
9:00 AM: Arrival
9:10-9:30 AM: Stretch/Warm-up
9:30-10:15 AM: Defensive Rotations
10:15-11:00 AM: Offensive Rotations
11:00-12:30 PM: Lunch/Chalk Talk
12:30-3:00 PM: Simulated Coach Pitch Games

Falcon Baseball Skills Camp

Date: July 2, 3, 5, 6 (No camp on 4th of July)
Session Times:
  • Infield Defense | 9-11 AM
  • Hitting | 11 AM-1 PM
  • Pitching/Catching | 1-3 PM
Ages: 10-14 years old
Cost: $150/per session - limited space!

What to Bring

Glove, bat, cleats, and helmets. Catchers should also bring catcher's gear. Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Camp Description

This is the second summer that we will offer our Skills Camp. This camp will be broken up into 3 different skills sessions throughout the day. You can register for one, two, or all three! Registration at this camp will be restricted to 20 campers per session. These sessions will be very focused on high level fundamentals including video analysis. These sessions will be Infield Defense, Hitting, and Pitching/Catching. Whereas the Instructional Camp and Advanced Camp will include these skills, the Skills Camp will focus on the specific aspects of each skill that are needed at the highest level.

Basketball | Boys

Camp Director:
George Kissal, GC Varsity Boys Head Coach

GC alumnus GJ Kissal has 22 years of high school and college coaching experience. He previously coached at Good Counsel for five years, as well as coaching at Catholic University, McNamara High School, The Bullis School, Rockville High School. and Claksburg High School. Teams that Coach Kissal has led have won 2 Maryland State 4A West Sectional Championships, become 2-time Maryland State 4A West Regional Finalists, Won MD State Playoff games for 3 consecutive years, won 2001 NCAA Division III National Championship, won 2001 & 2002 CAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships, were ranked #5 in USA Today Super 25, and were ranked #1 in Washington Post.

Questions? Contact Coach Kissal at gkissal@olgchs.org.

Boys Falcon Basketball Camp

Camp Sessions
  • Week 1: June 18-22 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Week 2: June 25-29 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Week 3: July 9-13 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Week 4: July 16-20 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Ages: 6-15 years old
Cost: $265
* Early Bird registration $250 (deadline April 18)

What to Bring

Be dressed in t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers. Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Camp Mission

Our mission at Good Counsel Basketball Camp is to encourage and assist growth in our campers through the game of basketball. Our coaches place an emphasis on individual skill development, which includes training in shooting form, ball handling, passing and offensive moves. We also stress training in defensive principles, rebounding, and conditioning, as well as the importance of citizenship and team building. Participants will practice these fundamentals daily during skill stations and full court games.

Camp Features

  • 2 Full Gymnasiums
  • Fundamental sessions twice daily
  • Two games every day
  • No more than 10 campers per team
  • Reversible jersey for each camper
  • Camper Report Card
  • Trophies for league champions and award winners
  • Lunch time concessions available

  • Co-ed Falcon Offensive Skills and Shooting Camp

    Camp Session

    NEW DATE: July 2-3 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Ages: 6-15 years old
    Cost: $115

    What to Bring

    Be dressed in t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers. Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    During the two-day Offensive Skills and Shooting Camp, campers will learn basic shooting fundamentals, techniques and drills to improve shooting accuracy and form. They will also practice new offensive techniques to facilitate skill development, shooting accuracy, and methods of creating their own shot.

    Basketball | Girls


    Camp Director:
    Milt Kimbrough, GC Varsity Girls’ Basketball Assistant Coach

    Milt Kimbrough is a 19-year veteran coach of girls’ basketball. Currently, he is in his fifth season as an Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Coach Kimbrough was also the Head Varsity Coach at the Washington Christian Academy in Olney, Maryland, and led the team to win the 2010 Division I Christian League State Championship.

    Coach Kimbrough is the founder of the Germantown Maryland Lady Panthers girls’ basketball organization. The Lady Panthers’ main focus is the development and discipline of the player, and his philosophy is that with humility and trust, a player will achieve success. Currently this program has more than 40 students who have received athletic scholarships at Division I, II, III colleges, including the University of Virginia, East Carolina University, Syracuse University, American University, William & Mary College, University of North Carolina Greensboro, West Virginia University, Shepherd University, Carnegie Mellon University, Lebanon Valley College, University of Florida, University of Delaware, and Mount Saint Mary’s University.

    Coach Kimbrough is a 1988 graduate of University of Akron where he played football. He is the Lead Administrative Officer at the National Institute of Mental Health.

    Questions? Contact Coach Kimbrough at Mkimbrough28@gmail.com

    Girls Falcon Basketball Camp

    Date: July 30-August 3 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Age: Girls 6 - 14 years old
    Cost: $265
    * Early Bird registration $250 (deadline April 18)

    What to Bring

    Be dressed in a T-shirts, shorts, and sneakers. NO JEWELRY. Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    The GC Girls' Basketball Camp stresses individual fundamentals and team play for girls ages 6-14. The sessions are taught by players and coaches from Good Counsel—a team recognized as one of the top ranked programs in the nation. A small counselor to camper ratio ensures that all players receive individual attention during the week. We want all campers to walk away from camp having had a positive experience with the game of basketball.

    Each day will include opportunities for the following:

    • Stretching & Agility
    • Shooting, Ball Handling & Offensive Moves
    • Rebounding
    • Defense
    • Fundamental Stations
    • Individual Instruction
    • Team Games
    • Camp Contests

    Co-ed Offensive Skills and Shooting Camp

    Camp Session

    When: June 14-15 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Ages: 6-15 years old
    Cost: $115

    What to Bring

    Be dressed in t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers. Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    During the two-day Offensive Skills and Shooting Camp, campers will learn basic shooting fundamentals, techniques and drills to improve shooting accuracy and form. They will also practice new offensive techniques to facilitate skill development, shooting accuracy, and methods of creating their own shot.

    * Varsity Boys Head Basketball Coach, GJ Kissal, will be the Camp Director for the Shooting and Offensive Skills Camp. Contact Coach Kissal with questions: gkissal@olgchs.org.

    Field Hockey


    Camp Director:
    Kelly Massino, GC Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach

    Coach Kelly Massino has served as the Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach since the fall of 2016. In her first two years as coach, the team has finished with a 24-8 overall record and finished 2nd in the WCAC both years.

    A graduate of Springbrook High School, she continued her love of field hockey at the collegiate level playing at Frostburg State University. After college, she began a high school coaching career at Springbrook High School, and in 2011 her Varsity Field Hockey team won the 4A Region Championship and was a State Semi-finalist. Coach Massino has been coaching field hockey for over seven years and supports developing a well-rounded student-athlete by encouraging hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

    Outside of coaching, Coach Massino is a Physical Education and Health teacher at Our Lady of Good Counsel. She also has achieved a National Accredited Level Two Coaching Certification for Field Hockey and Lacrosse, US Lacrosse Level One Coaching Certification, and is CPR and First Aid certified.

    For questions, contact Coach Massino at kmassino@olgchs.org.

    Falcon Field Hockey Camp

    Camp Sessions
    • NEW - FULL Day Camp: June 18-22 | 9 AM-3 PM
    • Evening Camp: July 23-27 | 5:30-8:30 PM
    Age: Girls 9-14 years old
    Day Camp Cost: $265
    Evening Camp Cost: $200
    * $250 (day camp)/$185 (evening camp) Early Bird registration (deadline - April 18)

    What to Bring

    Sticks, shin guards, mouth guards, sunscreen, goggles, and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    The GC Girls' Field Hockey Camp will include instruction for beginners, while reviewing fundamentals for players with experience. Instruction will be provided by the Varsity and JV coaching staff, along with our varsity players.

    Campers will work on the following skill development:

    • Stick work
    • Drives
    • Pushes
    • Flicks
    • Shooting
    • Penalty strokes
    • Passing/receiving
    • Defensive tackles
    • Corners

    Football

    Camp Director:
    Andy Stefanelli, GC Varsity Football Head Coach

    Andy Stefanelli recently completed his first season as Good Counsel’s Varsity Head Football Coach. The Falcons finished the season with an 8-3 record and ranked # 8 in the Washington Post and #96 in the nation.

    He is a 1983 graduate of the school, and played collegiately at Western Maryland College (McDaniel College) where he served as team captain his junior and senior seasons.

    Coach Stefanelli has been a part the Falcons football program for 10 seasons. Over the past eight seasons, he has served as the Freshman Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, accumulating a record of 71-2. He began his coaching career at the youth level for the Rockville Football League in 2001, and took over a disbanded Bears program and rebuilt it into a championship-caliber program over the past 15 seasons. Stefanelli has also served on the RFL Board of Directors since 2003 and is currently the league’s Vice President/Director of Football Operations. As the General Manager/Head Coach for the Montgomery County Bearcats in the GYFL (a spring all-star team comprised of elite 7th & 8th grade players), Stefanelli has led the reigning Bearcats to the GYFL championship three years straight. In addition, Stefanelli was selected to coach the 8th grade Maryland Crab Bowl game since its inception in 2009.

    Andy Stefanelli and his wife, Estelle, reside in Rockville, MD with their five children.

    To contact Coach Stefanelli, please send an email to rrtexaco@aol.com or text to 301-502-1716

    Falcon Prospect Camp

    Date:
    Week 1: July 9-12 | 5:30-8:00 PM
    Week 2: July 16-19 | 5:30-8:00 PM
    Ages: 6th-9th Graders
    Cost: $150
    * $135 Early bird registration (deadline - April 18)

    Camp Description

    This camp is for all rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders seeking to play at the top level. The focus will be on position-specific technique, fundamentals and skill development. Every session will conclude with 1-on-1 or team competition. All campers will be instructed by the Good Counsel Varsity staff.

    What to Bring

    T-shirt, shorts, football cleats, and non-cleated athletic shoes. Water and ice are provided at all camps.

    * IMPORTANT: Helmet and shoulder pads required for Prospect Camp. Rentals are available for $50/week.

    Lacrosse | Boys

    Camp Director:
    Matt Durkin, GC Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Head Coach

    Matt Durkin enters into his 12th year as Head Coach of the Falcon Boys Lacrosse program. Many of Coach Durkin’s players have gone on to compete at the highest levels of Division I, II and III NCAA Lacrosse. Over 20 Falcon lacrosse alumni are currently playing NCAA lacrosse, with 10 graduates playing for United States Service Academies, and 2 players winning NCAA National Championships at Loyola University and Stevenson University. He employs a philosophy of having fun with the game through hard work, a commitment to following through with one’s goals, being a team player and always having passion in one’s endeavors. Coach Durkin played Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia for 4 years, and captained the Hawks program in his junior and senior years.

    Involved in lacrosse as a player and coach for 26 years, Coach Durkin has worked and coached in many lacrosse formats. He earned Gazette Coach of the Year in 2011 and was nominated WCAC Coach of the Year in 2015. He has held an assistant position at the Division I collegiate level, was a varsity assistant in the WCAC for two years prior to GC and a three-time assistant coach with the Washington DC Under Armour All American team (most recently in 2014).

    Questions? Email Matt Durkin or call 443-618-3398.

    Falcon Boys Lacrosse Day Camp

    Camp Sessions
    Week 1: June 18-22 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Week 2: July 9-13 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Week 3: July 16-20 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Ages: 8-15 years old
    Cost: $275

    * Early Bird $260 (deadline - April 18th)

    What to Bring

    Certified lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, mouth guard, protective cup, outdoor cleats, lacrosse stick, and goalie equipment (for goalies only). Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    This camp will focus on player development in the necessary skills and fundamentals required for success in the game of lacrosse. Campers range in age from 8-15 years-old. Each day, the Good Counsel coaching staff will teach and guide the campers through various fundamental skill sessions leading up to eventual camp competitions and game play. Skills sessions will be aided by Good Counsel Varsity lacrosse players and NCAA lacrosse alumni players. Guest speakers and demonstrations will be given by current and former NCAA Division I players.

    Falcon Boys Lacrosse Advanced Camp

    Camp Session:
    June 25-June 29 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Ages: 12-15 years old
    Cost: $275 | Early Bird $260 (deadline - April 18th)


    What to Bring

    Certified lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, mouth guard, protective cup, outdoor cleats, lacrosse stick, and goalie equipment (for goalies only). Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    Back by popular request! The Advanced Camp is in its sixth year running in Summer 2018. The purpose is to challenge the upper-level, more experienced 7th, 8th and rising 9th grade players. This camp session is designed for the “A” and “AA” house and club players. The Advanced Camp will incorporate high school level skills and fundamentals sessions in the morning and afternoon, in addition to up-tempo scrimmaging and grade level competitions. Campers will have the opportunity to win give-aways throughout the week of camp.

    * Please note: Players must submit a recommendation from their youth lacrosse coach to register for this session. Email recommendations to Coach Durkin.

    2-day Lacrosse Clinic (Advanced & Intermediate)

    Advanced & Intermediate Lacrosse Clinic
    Camp Session: Monday & Tuesday July 2nd & 3rd | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Ages: 8-15 years old

    Cost: $150

    Camp Description
    The GC Lacrosse Advanced and Intermediate Clinic is designed to challenge the more advanced lacrosse player in his particular position, and cater to the younger up-and-coming lacrosse player looking to learn more. The clinic will only run for 2 days in which time campers will receive a full day's worth of fundamentals station work, individual instruction per position, game/scrimmage play and opportunities at camp challenges for lacrosse gear give-aways. Clinic participants will have the opportunity to see themselves in a film breakdown session.

    • Clinic participants will receive a clinic T-shirt
    • Limited to 20 spaces only

    Lacrosse | Girls

    Camp Director:
    Mike Haight, GC Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Head Coach

    Michael Haight is the current GC Girls' Lacrosse Head Coach. He has guided the Falcons to 10 out of the past 13 WCAC titles and national rankings in nine of the past ten seasons. His career record is 260-61-3.

    Coach Haight has been honored with the distinction of being a National Tournament Team Coach and selector for the Mid-Atlantic region on eight different occasions. Throughout his thirteen-year run at Good Counsel, Coach Haight has accumulated 25 Coach of the Year awards, including the All-Met Coach of the Year in 2010 when his team finished #1 in the Washington Post and #6 nationally. Coach Haight encourages players to challenge themselves academically, physically, and emotionally while completing their high school education.

    Questions? Contact Coach Haight at mhaight@olgchs.org or (240) 446-8469.

    Falcon Girls' Lacrosse Camp

    Date: July 9-12 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    Ages: 8-15 years old
    Cost: $255
    * Early Bird $240 (deadline - April 18)

    What to Bring

    Lacrosse goggles, mouth guard, outdoor cleats, lacrosse stick, and goalie equipment (for goalies only). Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    GC Girls Lacrosse Camp will focus on the fundamentals of lacrosse, including stick work, shooting, dodging, fast breaks, defense (team and individual), offense (team and individual), ground balls, clears, 8M penalty shots, midfield transition and goalie play.

    Our goal is to promote a love for the game and provide campers with focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of the camp, beyond expanding their skill-set, campers will acquire enthusiasm and self-confidence—qualities that are crucial for solid performances on the field.

    Soccer | Boys


    Camp Director:
    Jeremy Spoales, Men's Soccer Head Coach

    Coach Spoales is currently the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Good Counsel and the 2005 Head Age Group Coach at Potomac Soccer. He holds a USSF C License and a National D License. In the summer, Coach Spoales leads the CCL PRO23’s where he won the PRO23 Championship in 2016. He also works at the prestigious National Futbol Academy Camp held each year in Eastern Pennsylvania.

    Prior to coming to Good Counsel, Coach Spoales was the varsity boys coach at Clarksburg High School. While at Clarksburg, Coach Spoales guided the team to the 2009 3A State Championship. He won the 2009 Maryland State Coach of the Year, and took the Coyotes to three more Regional Finals. He has also coached at the Damascus Alliance and FC Frederick Soccer clubs, as well as with the District and Olympic Developmental Programs.

    Coach Spoales got his start at Paint Branch High School where he was the JV and varsity coach. Under Spoales, the Panthers made it to their 2nd Regional Final in school history.

    Questions? Contact Coach Spoales at jspoales@olgchs.org.

    • Tabs

    Boys Soccer Day Camp

    Camp Sessions:
    Week 1:June 18-June 22 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Week 2: July 23-27| 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Ages: 6-16 years-old
    Cost: $265
    $ 245 Early bird registration (deadline - April 18)

    Camp Description

    The Good Counsel Soccer camps are designed for players of all levels who want to learn and improve their fundamental soccer skills in a fun and encouraging environment. Players are given the unique opportunity to receive individual instruction from the camps coaching staff and players. Each day is filled with a variety of activities to promote correct soccer technique including: small-sided games; technical and ball mastery skills sessions; shooting drills; and much more.

    High School Prep Camp

    Date: July 23-27 | 6:00-8:30 PM
    Age: Rising 9th-12th graders
    Cost: $175
    * $150.00 Early bird registration (deadline - April 18)

    Only $125.00 if combined with day camp week!


    What to Bring

    Shinguards, cleats, water bottle.

    Camp Description

    The final step in your summer training! This Evening Camp is for boys and girls entering 9th – 12th grades and preparing for the High School tryout or Fall season.

    The instructions will be led by Jim Bruno, who has prepared highly successful high school level teams for 28 years. He will be joined by other high school and professional coaches who will work with players on fitness, tactics and skills.

    Note: Players who have already played on any Good Counsel Soccer Team may not attend.

    Soccer | Montgomery Soccer Academy (co-ed)


    Camp Director:
    Jim Bruno, GC Varsity Girls' Soccer Head Coach

    Jim Bruno has been coaching the GC Girls' Soccer team since 1988. During that time, Coach Bruno has won eleven WCAC Championships and was named National High School Coach of the Year in 1998 by the Adidas/National Soccer Coaches Association. He was also recognized as Montgomery Soccer Inc.'s "Premier Coach of the Year" and has been awarded COY honors by Washington Post, Gazette, and Maryland State. He holds a NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma. Along with coaching the GC Girls' Soccer team, Coach Bruno has coached boys and girls at every age and level. He is currently on the staff of Potomac Soccer Club coaching CCL teams and the Women's U23 Pro summer team. He has been directing the Montgomery Soccer Academy for 28 years, providing summer camps, clinics, personal coaching and Leadership training.
    For more information, go to www.msasoccercamps.com.

    Day Camp

    Camp Sessions

    Week 1: June 25-29

    • Full Day Camp for girls 6-17 and boys 6-14
    Week 2: July 9-13

    • Half Day Camp for ages 4-5
    • Full Day Camp for girls 6-17 and boys 6-14
    • Full Day Goalkeeping for ages 10-17.
    Week 3: July 16-20

    • Half Day Camp for ages 4-5
    • Full Day Camp for girls 6-17 and boys 6-14
    • Full Day Goalkeeping for ages 10-17


    Half Day Pricing
    • Age: Boys and Girls ages 4-5 years old
    • Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    • Cost: $150

    Full Day Pricing

    • Age: 6-17 Girls & 6-14 Boys (Campers must be age 6 and entering at least 1st grade to participate in full day)
    • Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    • Cost: $270

    * Early bird registration $245 (deadline - April 18)

    Discount Pricing

    Multiple week discount: Week 1 is $270 (or early bird price if registered by April 18), and all additional weeks are $245/week.

    • Sibling discount: A second child in the family is $245/week
    • Team Discount: One of eight or more team members is $245/player (discount code required)
    • SPECIAL OFFER FOR THOSE WHO WANT BOTH FIELDPLAYER WEEK & GK WEEK!
      We know some campers ask for both fieldplayer and goalkeeper, which we can still accommodate. However, we’d like to be sure you don’t miss any of the skills training in either session. If you’d like to add a GK week in addition to your regular week, (or sign-up for two Goalkeeping weeks) you will receive an additional $85.00 discount.


    What to Bring

    Shinguards and cleats (tennis shoes OK for younger ages). Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    For 27 years the camp goal has been to help children learn and love soccer by emphasizing skill work and small sided games. These encourage: Maximum touches for better control; Proper form and technique; Increased confidence with the ball.

    Activities include a variety of skill lessons, games and contests to keep the children interested and learning. A strong emphasis on individual instruction along with the low camper to counselor ratio allows campers of every level and experience - recreational to select - to enjoy and improve. Instruction includes dribbling, shooting, passing, foot skills, plus 1-v-1, ball fakes and heading at the appropriate level.The Camp is staffed by high school coaches, college and high school players as well as other area professionals.

    Additional Camp Features:

    • Low camper to counselor ratio: average is 1:6
    • Camp Shirt and ball provided
    • Report Card

    High School Prep Camp

    Date: July 23-27 | 6:00-8:30 PM
    Age: Rising 9th-12th graders
    Cost: $175
    * $150.00 Early bird registration (deadline - April 18)

    Only $125.00 if combined with an MSA day camp week!


    What to Bring

    Shinguards, cleats, water bottle.

    Camp Description

    The final step in your summer training! This Evening Camp is for boys and girls entering 9th – 12th grades and preparing for the High School tryout or Fall season.

    The instructions will be led by Jim Bruno, who has prepared highly successful high school level teams for 28 years. He will be joined by other high school and professional coaches who will work with players on fitness, tactics and skills.

    Note: Players who have already played on any Good Counsel Soccer Team may not attend.

    Volleyball


    Camp Director: Karen Kart, GC Volleyball Head Coach

    A volleyball coach for 23 years, Coach Kart enters her 17th season at Our Lady of Good Counsel with a record of 261-85. The program has become a top team in the area winning the WCAC from 2006-2011, three city titles, and six MD/DC Private School Championships. The squad has also been honored as an American Volleyball Coaches' Association Academic All-American Team for the past 14 seasons. The program has many players who have earned All-Met Honors, including Player of the Year. Many continue to play at the Division I, II and III collegiate levels. Most important to Coach Kart is that each camper learn and improve while having fun. She works for Montgomery County Public Schools as an instructional specialist for physical education, and holds certifications as an athletic trainer and strength coach.
    For questions, contact Coach Kart: kkart@olgchs.org or 202-465-2462


    Day Camp

    Date: July 23-27 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Ages: 11-16 years old
    Cost: $350
    * $325 Early bird (deadline - April 18)

    What to Bring

    Volleyball knee pads, sneakers, shirt that covers the collarbone, shorts/spandex, and towel. Full concessions will be available (pizza, chips, drinks, etc.), or bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

    Camp Description

    This camp is intended for girls between the ages of 11-16 who are emerging volleyball players. The basic skills of the sport (passing, setting, attacking, and team play) will be taught in a fun and exciting volleyball atmosphere. This is a great way for new players and those just beginning their volleyball careers to learn the game. Teamwork and confidence will be promoted in a positive training environment.

    Setter Camp

    Date: July 16-19 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Ages: High School or Club Level Volleyball
    Cost: $250
    * $235 Early bird (deadline - April 18)

    What to Bring

    Volleyball knee pads, sneakers, shirt that covers the collarbone, shorts/spandex, towel, and water bottle

    Camp Description

    This camp will focus on footwork, "touch" and strategy for setting a variety of attack tempos, playsets and hand signaling. Campers will understand how to jump set, reverse the flow and make the most out of any offensive system. Setting from defensive transition, the net and serve receive will be reviewed.

    Attacker Tactics Camp

    Date: July 18-20 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Ages: High School or Club Level Volleyball
    Cost: $250
    * $235 Early bird (deadline - April 18)

    What to Bring

    Volleyball knee pads, sneakers, shirt that covers the collarbone, shorts/spandex, towel, and water bottle

    Camp Description

    Learn the latest in tactics and technique! Footwork will be taught to become the best blocker and attacker for your physicality. Blocking and attacking route footwork will be explained and demonstrated. Campers will also learn transitioning from defense to offense, routes out of serve receive, and back row attacking.

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    Koa Sports Flag Football

    Camp Details

    Date: July 9-13 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Ages: Grades 2nd-8th
    Cost: $265 per camper
    * $250 Early bird (deadline - April 18)

    Does your son want to spend his summer playing flag football all day? The ideal flag football summer camp attendees are football-crazed kids looking to play until they can’t play anymore — and they’ll get exactly that.

    Running through skills and drills each morning, players will get the chance to fine-tune their fundamentals while learning more about the mental aspects of the game. After the morning session of our flag football summer camp, it’s a quick lunch-break and we spend the afternoon scrimmaging.

    Before and After Care

    • Before Care: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • After Care: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Before and After Care is $60 per week.

    Important Camp Information

    REGISTRATIONS

    Registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis. An application is required for each camper. Full payment for all camps offered is required when registering.

    HEALTH INFORMATION

    Maryland state law requires each camper to have a current Tetanus shot date listed on file. An immunization record must be submitted for ANY student who attends a school outside the state of Maryland.

    WEATHER

    In the case of poor weather, camp will be moved indoors. However, if there are extended periods of rain, camp may need to close early or cancel. Make-up days will be offered for a later session.

    REFUND POLICY

    • Full refunds will be made for any reason prior to May 1, 2018.
    • After May 1, and up through 14 days before a camp session, refunds will be made minus a $75.00 registration fee.
    • No refunds can be made unless requested at least two weeks before a camp session.
    • After the two week window or for documented sickness or injury during the camp session, make up days will be offered during subsequent sessions or there will be a credit for future use in clinics or camps.

    QUESTIONS?

    Contact Lauren Costello at 240-283-3218.