August 12th - 16th 2019
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SUMMER PREP CAMP:
For more than 22 years, players of all ages and abilities have used this camp as a tool to develop skills, prepare for tryouts and prepare for up-coming seasons. From beginners to intramural to the college bound player, this camp has something to offer to players at all levels. We focus on helping each player develop their technique and skills through small sided activities, daily matches and functional training. The focus for younger players is geared to improve their skills in a fun-filled environment while instilling a passion for the game. In addition to familiarizing experienced players with their future coaches, this camp gives younger players who will be trying out in junior high for the first time an opportunity to meet some of the players they will be working with for years to come. The camp also prepares boys and girls, who are currently in the program, for tryouts in late August and the upcoming fall season. Players will work on all aspects of the game, such as, strength, fitness, skill work and tactics. We anticipate another strong turnout and look forward to another successful season. One of our goals is to build a strong desire within each player that will continue to develop after camp ends. This desire will be stimulated through brief daily lectures, demonstrations, drills, and competition.
In the event of an early dismissal due to inclement weather, campers will be dismissed from the gymnasium.
In the event of questionable weather, coaches/staff will arrive at the field at 9:00 AM and determine whether to delay or cancel camp. As soon as a determination is made, it will be posted on this website.
Entering his 23rd year coaching at Ward Melville High School, Jon Stecker has helped to make the Patriots one of the top high school soccer programs on Long Island.
Additional coaching experience includes L.I.U. C.W. Post University (asst. coach), N.Y.S. O.D.P., Soccer School of Excellence and Tony Meola Soccer Camps. He also co-founded Beyond the Post Goalkeeping Academy which provides year round goalkeeper training along with various other goalkeeper events throughout the east coast.
A solid player in his own right, Jon was a junior college All-American at SUNY Farmingdale before moving on to the New York Institute of Technology. During his two years at N.Y.I.T., Jon was named first team All- N.Y.C.A.C. in addition to earning Division II All-American Honors.
Jon's playing career extended beyond college as he played four seasons in the Atlantic Professional Soccer League for the Greek American Atlas, Frosinone and Pancyprian Freedom. He was also a member of the 95' National Champion, Long Island Rough Riders.