2023 SKILLZ CHECK RESIDENTIAL CAMP
We're back and we are expanding!
Our Skillz Check Residential Camp program will be expanded this year to include two weeks.
The Skillz Check Residential Camp program is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 18 and features a week of quality soccer instruction in a professional soccer environment.
Week 1: July 30 - August 3
Week 2: August 6 - August 10
New Hampton School, New Hampton NH
Open to players 9 to 18
Early Bird Registration (Ends February 28th): $50 off Residential camp and $25 Day Camp
Groups or teams (a minimum of eight players) signing up together will receive $25 off each player. Contact email@example.com for details on how to register as a team. Teams or groups signing up together are guaranteed to be placed in the same team-based training group and rooming block.
Each summer, our campers take part in specialized and intense training conducted on a three different surfaces (grass, turf, gym) and implemented in a variety of settings (small-sided activities, drills, full-field games, etc.).
The comprehensive training regimen is always intense, but the fun our campers and staff have off the field is always equally memorable and important. Our off-field education is complemented by movie and karaoke nights, which ensures a good night’s rest for all.
What we have learned over the years is that the opportunity to experience soccer training in this residential environment will go a long way towards your child reaching his/her potential on the field and realizing his/her love for the game.
The Skillz Check Residential Camp program is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 18.
Give your player or team the FULL EXPERIENCE of the overnight camp which provides campers with the most complete and rewarding soccer development experience. The FULL EXPERIENCE allows campers to fully focus on playing soccer away from the daily distractions at home and be rewarded with lifetime friendships and fun experiences.
- 3 daily training sessions
- 1 daily match/scrimmage session
- Morning soccer aerobics (for senior-age players)
- Futsal training
- Camp T-shirts (2)
- 5 days and 4 nights on campus
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Coaches and residential advisors on campus
Day Campers are able to enjoy the full training experience from Sunday through Thursday. Each full day runs from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. with lunch and dinner included each day.
- Three daily training sessions
- Futsal training
- Camp T-shirts (2)
- Daily lunch and dinner
In addition to the on-field work, campers also enjoy the off-field experience and camaraderie that the FULL EXPERIENCE provides.
- Karaoke every night
- Arts and Crafts
- Game Room/ Arcade / Snack Bars
- Soccer Movies
- Swimming after every session (optional)
- Talent Show
- Soccer Tennis Tournament
- World Cup Tournament
From sun up until sun down, campers engage in a variety of activities that keep them active and engaged and provide them with a unique and memorable experience. Check in takes place on Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, while campers check out on Thursday at 3:00 pm.
The New Hampton School is located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, 90 minutes north of Boston, nestled within the White Mountains. The 340-acre campus includes state of the art turf fields, a large field house for technical training and futsal, tennis courts, yoga and spin studio, freshwater pond for swimming, hiking trails, and theaters for movies and team meetings.
Click here to watch a video which will take you through a tour of the facility.
Why New Hampton?
Many people ask why New Hampton School? Coach Mo Keita - who came up with the idea to expand Skillz Check to include a residential camp experience - was a student at New Hampton School and his experience there helped to shape his future career as a Division I student-athlete at the University of Rhode Island and a professional player both in the United States and internationally. The positive experience that he had at New Hampton inspired him to return to his alma mater. His close relationships with the staff at New Hampton has allowed Skillz Check to be welcomed as family every summer. He hopes that the positivity of the school and the beauty of the campus will inspire - much like it did for him - players to be achieve all of their goals both on and off.
Is this camp appropriate for high school players?
Yes. Senior team age players train exclusively on the turf fields at New Hampton and are coached by professional coaches, many of whom have coached at the high school, collegiate and even professional level. Training for our senior team players is rigorous with the goal of preparing them - physically, technically, tactically and mentally - for the highest level of high school and college soccer.
A team of top senior players is selected during camp week by our coaches to compete in an exhibition match against a local high school team. Our younger campers are able to watch our players compete under the lights and cheer on our Skillz Check team.
My child is a goalkeeper. Will you have specialized training for them?
Yes. We have a dedicated goalkeeper coach on staff who works directly with goalkeepers to provide specialized training throughout the week.
What is the housing situation like?
Campers are housed in small residential halls located on the campus of New Hampton that have the comforts of home. There are specific male and female dormitories. All campers will be staying in rooms of one or two campers per room. All campers will receive their room/roommate assignment prior to camp arrival and roommate requests are always honored so long as the requests are mutual. A preliminary list of items that you should plan to bring is emailed to all campers.
What type of food do the campers eat?
Each day, campers eat in the dining hall for all-you-can-eat dining. All meals are included beginning with lunch on the Sunday of our arrival. The New Hampton staff will be on hand to provide nutritious, healthy and quality food service to serve each camper’s individual needs (including allergies). Salads and sandwiches are available during lunch and dinner to provide additional options to their daily entrees and sides. A variety of juices, water and milk are available with every meal.
If your child has a food allergy or sensitivity, we will put you in contact with the New Hampton School Director of Food Services, and you can discuss the menu provided in the Dining Hall. The New Hampton dining hall is a nut-free environment. However, the campus is not a nut-free environment. Campers are encouraged to bring their favorite nut-free snacks with them. They will also have the ability to purchase snacks during camp. Campers can plan to bring a small amount of money if they would like to consider purchasing snacks.
How are training groups put together?
All campers will be assigned to a training group/pod based first on age and then skill level. Players from the same team will be placed together. Players will experience different coaches throughout the week through station training and specialized technical sessions such as futsal, SAQ, etc. During the camp experience, player movement between groups might occur in order to ensure the best environment both from training and camper culture perspectives.
Is the campus safe?
The New Hampton School is a residential private boarding school that is a leader in campus security and safety. Members of the full-time staff of New Hampton School reside year round on campus so there is a true family and community feel while on campus. The school employs a Director of Campus Safety to oversee the day-to-day safety of the community.
In addition, the Campus Safety Director oversees a team of night security personnel to provide overnight coverage 365 days a year, as well as working with local emergency services to provide the school community with a multi-layered safety program. Every camper will be assigned to a Skillz Check coach who will be responsible for a small group of campers from arrival to departure. Our coaches will also reside in the dormitories, so there is 24-hour oversight of all campers.
What happens if my camper gets sick or hurt?
We will have a certified medical trainer on site at camp, who will be responsible for the health and safety of our campers and coaches. The trainer will be the point person for all issues related to health and injuries. They will also be our liaison with local health officials and hospitals in the event of an emergency situation. If an emergency occurs or a camper sustains any type of serious injury or illness, the parents/ guardians and/or emergency contacts will be contacted immediately.
Who are the coaches?
Our coaching staff includes professional coaches who have experience operating and running soccer camps, both day and residential. Many of our coaches have been a part of Skillz Check residential camp since its inception. Our players will recognize our coaches from previous camps and clinics. All coaches will be overseen by Mo Keita. We will also have a designated camp director on site who will also serve as the resident Covid-19 safety and health officer. That individual will be a point person for all issues related to camper wellness and safety and will work directly with the on-site trainer/medical professional and school officials.
What is your refund policy?
For cancellations received in writing 14 days prior to the camp start date, a full refund will be issued. Anyone cancelling after the 14-day window a full refund will be issued minus $150.00 non-refundable deposit
What happens if it rains?
Our camp curriculum includes a mix of indoor and outdoor training with the majority of training occurring outdoors on the expansive grass and turf fields. If there is inclement weather which does not allow us to train outdoors, we will utilize the field house and gym facilities.