Butler Youth Soccer Camps

2018 Striker - Defender - GK Camp

Camp Info
This camp and all demonstrations are run by Paul Snape, Butler University Head Men’s Soccer Coach, and his staff.
  • 2017 Big East Regular Season Champions
  • 2017 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
  • 2017 Big East Coaching Staff of the Year
  • 2016 Big East Tournament Champions
  • 2016 Great Lakes Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

The curriculum is based on developing a player’s technical skill & tactical understanding through structured functional training. We believe players do not spend enough time mastering their own skill set, but with this camp we pay careful attention to the “SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES” each player encounters during the game. We have designed a program that allows the player extra time to focus on improving his technical and tactical skills, and then apply it into small group play and eventually into an 8v8 format. This camp is for the committed soccer player who has the determination, dedication, and desire to play at the next level!

The Butler Soccer Camp Coaching staff is made up of highly respected and qualified college coaches, club coaches, high school coaches as well as some of Butler’s current varsity players. The coaches are known for the quality of their teaching, enthusiasm & passion for the game. All activities are carefully supervised.

Examples of the STRIKER functional technical training:
  • 1 v 1 attacking and finishing
  • 1 touch finishing in the box
  • Heading
  • Volleying
  • Long Range Finishing
  • Breakaways
  • Crossing and Finishing
Examples of the STRIKER Functional Tactical Training:
  • Holding the ball up and bringing other teammates into play
  • Creating Space in the box for a shot
  • Movement to create space for yourself and other teammates
  • Delivering the final pass for a penetrating teammate
  • Combination Play
  • Fast break attacks
Examples of DEFENDER Functional Technical Training:
  • 1 v 1 defending
  • 1 v 1 defending back to goal
  • Heading: clearing and directional
  • Clearances
  • Tackling
  • Defending crosses
Examples of DEFENDER Functional Tactical Training:
  • 2nd and 3rd defender support & cover
  • Dealing with numbers down on fast break attacks
  • Possession vs. Direct play out of the back
Campers can bring their own food to camp. There will be snacks to purchase at camp.

Certified Athletic Trainers are on duty at all times to handle any medical needs. Include any necessary medical information in the specified field when registering online. (**For those who mail in registration, you can find the medical release form in the “Forms” tab on the main page of the website.)

Camp Details
Striker - Defender - GK Camp: Ages 8-16 Boys & Girls
Cost: $275
**There will be no additional online registration fee incurred.**
Location: Butler Varsity Grass Fields Complex
5100 N. Lester St. Indianapolis, IN 46208
Striker - Defender - GK Camp
July 16th - 20th
Download Mail-In Registration Form
Tentative Camp Schedule
Monday - Thursday
8:45am - 9:00am
Campers Arrive
9:00am - 9:15am
Dynamic Warm Up, Speed & Agility
9:15am - 9:30am
Technical Excercise
9:30am - 10:30am
1st Topic of the Day
10:30am - 11:00am
Competition between attacker & defenders
on 1st topic of the day
11:00am - 11:20am
11:20am - 12:20pm
2nd Topic of the Day
12:20pm - 12:50pm
Competition between attacker & defenders
on 2nd topic of the day
12:50pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 3:00pm   Larger Sided Games (7v7, 8v8)
3:00pm   End of Camp
Technical Exercise
Competitions Between Strikers & Defenders
Awards Ceremony

Each player will receive w Butler Soccer Camp T-Shirts at the start of camp.

Players will need to bring their own balls. There will be balls available to purchase at the camp.

**Goalkeepers are essential at this camp. A specialized Goalkeeper trainer will be on hand to coach and evaluate throughout all finishing exercises and games.
**Midfielders are more than welcome to attend the camp. They will have the opportunity to decide which type of training (defending or attacking) they want to receive on a daily basis.

"Every position has a role at this camp and every player will benefit from this advanced method of training.  Go Bulldogs!"

-Coach Snape