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Camp participants are evaluated during the first day of camp and grouped into 3 skill levels.
This approach assures all campers are placed in a suitable training environment allowing players to be consistently challenged, fostering accelerated player development.
The Elite skill level is specifically designed for soccer players who are technically proficient with dribbling, shielding, passing, shooting and taking on opponents while demonstrating an advanced understanding of field positioning during match play.
Elite skill level camps integrate high intensity skill training, challenging match-related decision making, incorporating advanced agility, coordination and strength exercises with ball fitness.
Players who wish to partake in Elite skill level camp groups are required to be evaluated at the first day of camp and must maintain a high level of training during the entire camp week in order to retain Elite level status.
The Core skill level is a designated ability group where players have advanced from the Essential skill level but have not yet consistently demonstrated that they can maintain the training intensity and technical proficiency at the Elite skill level.
The Core skill level concentrates on refining an individuals dribbling, shielding, passing, shooting, one-on-one skills and combining appropriate decision-making in match-related conditions.
The Essential skill level groups players that need to learn vital “DNA technical skills” helping them build self-confidence with the ball.
Essential skill level training establishes the necessary building-block skills for dribbling, shielding and passing while teaching when and how to beat an opponent during one-on-one game situations.
Combining match play to encourage appropriate decision-making is part of the camp curriculum that accentuates a developing player’s passion for the game.
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All camps are conveniently located at Globall Sports Center located at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Garden City.
Globall Sports Center is a indoor climate-controlled soccer specific facility with access to outdoor grass and synthetic turf fields.
What weekly camp options are available?
A full-day camp (9:00 am to 4:00 pm), a morning (9:00 am to 12:00 pm), or afternoon (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) are available camp options for each camp week.
When to arrive camp?
Campers are highly recommended to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the first camp day and 10 minutes for all subsequent remaining camp days.
All camp participants are required to check-in before the start of each camp day.
A parent or a designated guardian must be present during check-in.
All camp participants are required to check-out at the end of their designated camp day.
A parent and/or a designated guardian must be present at check-out for a camper to be officially released from camp.
If someone other than a parent or guardian intends to pick-up a camper during a camp week said person must be communicated during check-in.
Is there a early drop-off or a late pick-up option available?
Yes, there is a early camper drop-off and/or late pick-up option available for each day of camp.
A $15.00 convenience fee is applied for early drop-off and/or late pick-up for each camp day.
Early drop-off is between 8:15 am to 9:00 am. and late pick-up is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. An additional $2.00 fee will be incurred for each minute a camper is not picked up after 5:00 pm.
What are water activities?
Water activities include a plunge pool, slip & slid, soccer dunk tank, water tag, etc.
Do all campers participate in water activities?
Water activities are incorporated only into the full-day summer camp curriculum.
Does my child need a bathing suit for water activities?
For full-day summer campers we do recommend bringing a bathing suit and a beach towel if participating in daily water games.
What camp give-a-way items are there for a camp week?
A complimentary camp uniform kit, valued at $37.50, is provided for week long camps for both full and half day camp participants. A camp kit includes an official camp jersey and camp short.
Are Camp Uniform Kits required to be worn each camp day?
Yes, it’s required that a Rough Riders Camp Kit is worn at each day of camp.
Can I purchase an additional Camp Uniform Kit?
Yes, to offset daily laundry additional camp uniform kits may be purchased on-line at a discount. Additional camp kits must be purchase 1 month prior to the start of the scheduled camp day / week.
What sizing options are Camp Uniform Kits?
Camp kits vary in size! Therefore, we highly recommend that parents review the on-line jersey and short sizing chart during the registration check-out in order to ensure the correct uniform camp kit is placed.
Can a Camp Uniform Kit item be exchanged?
Ordered camp kits may not be exchanged after the online camp kits have been submitted.
Is a soccer ball provided?
A camper does not need to bring a soccer ball to camp as one will be provided for training purposes during the day / week of camp.
The provided soccer ball is not a give-a-way item. A Rough Riders camp ball may be purchased on-line at a discount and delivered at the end of a registered camp day / week.
What is the ball with the string attached to it?
Rough Riders Camps incorporate Multi-Touch Soccer Balls as part of the training camp curriculum. Multi-Touch balls are ideal training device to maximize a player’s touches on the ball.
A discounted Multi-sport soccer ball may be purchased online and delivered at the end of the registered camp day / week.
In partnership with NY Winthrop Hospital certified Athletic Trainers are assigned and present at each camp location.
Athletic Trainers supervise all medical records for each camp participant during a camp day / week.
Parents may request to meet with a camp Athletic Trainer to review camper medical issues or concerns that they may want to address at the start of each camp day / week.
What to Bring:
Camp Uniform Kit: Campers are required to wear the official camp uniform each day of camp when a camp kit is provided for that designated camp week.
Soccer Ball: Campers do not need to bring a soccer ball to camp. A camp ball will be provided for training purposes during each camp day / week. A discounted camp ball may be purchased at www.liroughriders.com/camps/merchandise
Campers need at least 3 pairs of shoes to camp: indoor turf shoes, soccer cleats and running shoes. Sandals and/or water shoes are highly recommended to be worn during scheduled water activities and/or after camp.
For full-day campers we do recommend bringing a bathing suit and a beach towel if participating in daily water games
Equipment: Shin guards are mandatory at all times.
Food: Full day campers are required to bring healthy snacks for a morning and afternoon snack break along with a nutritional lunch.
We request that parents refrain from any foods that contain nuts due to campers who may be highly sensitive or allergic.
Campers are required to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the entire camp day. Juice and/or sports drinks that do not contain large amounts of sugar are encourage as a water substitute during snack / lunch breaks. Carbonated soda is not permitted during camp.
How are Campers Grouped?
Campers are grouped after an initial on-field player evaluation during the morning of the first day of camp.
Players are evaluated and grouped on various criteria including, but not limited to, age, skill level, gender, teammate request, etc.
Every effort is made to accommodate teammate request pending if said request does not adversely affect a camp group.
Camp groups may be adjusted daily based on a camper’s overall effort and daily on-field performance.
Each camp group works with each camp instructor during a camp day due to the circuit training camp curriculum.
How is the daily camp curriculum structured?
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM - Self Training | 1 on 1’s | Player Evaluation (1st day of camp)
09:30 AM – 10:45 AM - Technical Training Circuit
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM - Morning Snack Break
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM - Match Condition Technical / Tactical Goals
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM - Small Sided Match Conditions
12:00 PM – 01:15 PM - Lunch | Water Activities
01:15 PM – 02:45 PM - Technical / Tactical Training Circuit
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM - Afternoon Snack Break
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM - Match conditions
If a camper must cancel a camp:
A cancellation notice must be submitted in writing via email directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A camp administrative processing fee is non-refundable in all refund cases (10% of tuition)
A camp refund will be issued in the same manner that camp payment was initially received.
90% of the camp tuition paid will be refunded if written notice is received at least 14 days prior to camp day / week.
No refunds will be given for cancellations that are made within 14 days of the start of a registered camp, except for illness or injury.
Cancellation requests due to illness or injury prior to the camp start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon request of verification, a 90% tuition refund will be issued.
All cancellations not associated with an illness and/or injury or within 14 days of the start of a registered camp day / week will not be entitled to a refund. Sorry no exceptions.
Participants who leave during a camp day or a day during a camp week may not be entitled to a camp refund.
If camp day / week is cancelled:
The Long Island Rough Riders reserve the right to cancel a camp day / week in the event of insufficient camp participants that prohibit the ability to form age specific camp groups.
Campers may select an alternate camp day / week or request a full camp tuition refund minus a 10% administrative processing fee.
Cancellations of camp date(s) will occur a minimum of two weeks prior to a scheduled camp day / week.
Inclement Weather Policy
Globall Sports Center is an indoor climate-controlled facility with access to outdoor grass fields located at Mitchel Athletic Complex.
Camps that are scheduled at Globall Sports Center are not subject to inclement weather protocols such as rain, thunder, lighting or heat advisories.
In the event of snow or sleet during a scheduled winter camp day / week, an inclement weather email will be sent to all registered camp participants no later than 1.5 hours prior to the start of a camp day including any camp schedule modifications.
If a camp day / week is cut short due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen issue, every effort will be made to make up the time. If the time cannot be made up, no refunds or camp credit will be issued.
If weather becomes inclement during a camp day, parents may arrange an early camper pick-up by calling 516.622.3900.
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