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Clarkson Soccer Camp 1998: Your North Country Soccer Camp

Summer means soccer, and once again, a normally placid Clarkson University will serve as host to Clarkson Soccer Camp 1998. The camp provides specialized training for boys and girls six-18 years old. Campers will experience the fun and excitement of playing and training on short-sided, full-field and indoor facilities. Over the past 20 years, the camp has also been a strong supporter of girl's soccer participation.

This year's camp takes place from Sunday, June 28, to Friday, July 3. Each participant receives a free Brine soccer ball, a quality camp T-shirt, and a pop-top water bottle.

Clarkson Soccer Camp 1998 is a full six-day, high-energy camp with reduced rates, that will allow families to participate at camp and take advantage of the Fourth of July weekend. Groups of 11 or more who register as a team are welcome and will receive a group discount. Registration will take place Sunday morning, and a full schedule is set for the rest of the day.

The camp includes multi-level tactical training and specialized training for those seeking top notch competition. An exclusive multi-level Goalie Camp will allow students to train and work with the best on a daily basis. Skills evaluations and game situations will allow coaches to mix and match teams, so players can reach their full soccer playing potential. Friday's closing ceremony will include awards for various achievements, and camp evaluations/recommendations from the coaches for players' use.

Al Gotsch, the camp's director, has been the Clarkson University women's varsity soccer coach since 1985. A member of the camp staff for 18 years, Gotsch coached and participated in soccer for over 20 years in both the United States and Europe.

Willi Steinrotter, six-year Clarkson men's coach and NSCAA Northeast Regional and ECAACoach of the Year in 1993, will lead a hand-picked staff of dedicated professional clinicians for this year's camp.

Chris Waterbury is head coach of the men's team at SUNY Plattsburgh. He has a career record of 124-21-12, and has led the Cardinals to the post-season seven out of the last eight seasons.

Willi Steinrotter Sr. will join his son at this year's camp for the first time. He has been the head coach of the men's team at Hobart for 18 years and played professionally for the Rochester Lancers in 1972.

Clarkson University's Soccer Camp operates under the guidelines prescribed for summer youth camps by the New York State Health Code. Registration will be limited to the first 250 players this year, so talk to friends and teammates and join this year's camp.

For additional information, contact the Clarkson University Athletic Department at 315-268- 7931 or 268-6622. Applications are requested by June 15.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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