2020 Hornet Soccer: Day Camp 1

Due to the current pandemic and its ensuing complications, the June soccer camp has been cancelled. There is no way that we can properly ensure the full safety of the campers, staff, and coaches, and provide a "normal" camp experience. All efforts are being made to fully refund everyone in a timely manner and we look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future.

Ages: 4-15 year old Boys & Girls
Location: Mackenzie Field Complex at Kalamazoo College
Date: June 15-19, 2020
Time: Full Day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Half Day: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / Little Hornets 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $255: Full day/ $178: Half day/ $90: Little Hornets

Director: Lumumba Shabazz - 269-568-0047 - Lshabazz@kzoo.edu




The Hornet Soccer Day Camp program offers quarter day (only for Little Hornets), half-day and full-day options for soccer players of every ability level who would like to improve their individual skill and understanding of team play. The camp is designed for boys and girl’s ages 4 to 6 year olds (Little Hornets), 7-10 year olds (Junior Hornets) and 11-14 year olds (Future Hornets), who are enthusiastic about learning in a fun but challenging environment.

During the week, campers will be placed in level-appropriate groups and taught a wide range of skills that are designed to improve each player’s creativity, fundamental skill, and mastery of the ball. We will scrimmage every day in small groups to encourage more touches on the ball, better decision making as well as improving their speed of play under pressure. We will also train in large groups, to enhance understanding of movement with and without the ball. In addition, we will also offer daily goalkeeper training sessions to help improve angle and positioning, footwork, handling, shot stopping, distribution and dealing with aerial balls/crosses.

DIRECTORS: This camp will be led by Kalamazoo College Men's Soccer Head Coach Lumumba Shabazz who is a USSF A & NSCAA Premier Diploma licensed coach.


Typical Day Camp Schedule (except Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Drop off and Check-In at MacKenzie Field
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Skills stations of dribbling, passing, shooting, and balance
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Snack and water break (Little Hornets depart)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - World Cup Tournament Games (Half day campers depart)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch (provided by the camp)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Swim/Movie/Games
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Small sided games
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Cool down and campers depart 


Footwear/cleats for grass and turf surfaces
Soccer Ball
Personal Water Bottle
Sunscreen and personal meds
Towel for swimming (full-day campers only)
Specific meals for those with restrictive food allergies


An Athletic trainer will be present on site at all times. Please make sure to communicate your medical and injury needs at the beginning of camp so that you can be monitored effectively.

*All Campers will be dropped off and picked up from the Mackenzie Soccer Field Complex at Kalamazoo College Athletic Fieldhouse: 1600 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49008 


View our Frequently Asked Questions or

Contact Hornet Soccer Operations Director: Lumumba Shabazz

Phone: 269-568-0047 Soccer Camp Administrator or Email: Lshabazz@kzoo.edu