What’s Kick It For Doernbecher
Kick It For Doernbecher is a charity soccer camp that takes place on February 2nd at Sherwood High School from 12-4:30pm. The camp is open to kids 2nd - 8th grade and will include a day of fun, exercise and community. The purpose of this camp is to raise money for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and is part of the Bowmen Pageant fundraiser. The camp is Free to participate in; however, it is a charity event and any donation would be much appreciated!
What Activities Will There Be?
These games will take place between kids of there own age group. These games will be small-sided, indoors and about 6 minutes long. This means that there will be about 4 indoor games for every player. These games will be fast-paced, energetic and —most importantly— really fun.
These games will involve playing fun and innovative soccer mini-games that will test skill, speed and strength. These games will vary from trying to kick soccer balls into buckets, to a Penalty Kick shootout with the Varsity goalkeeper. These mini-games will be relaxed, interesting and engaging.
Each group will play full-field games against and with varsity players. The goal is to have each player’s name announced by the Varsity Announcer before they step onto the field. The goal of these games is to encourage younger players to aspire to play to the best of their ability and to be encouraged by players that play at the highest High School level. These games will be fast-paced, inclusive and encouraging.
What is the schedule?
12:00-12:30: Players arrive and check-in
12:30-12:45: Introductions and Warm-ups
1:00-1:50: Stations #1
2:00-2:50: Station #2
3:00-3:50: Station #3
4:00-4:30: Awards and Prizes
4:30-5:00: Player check-out and Autographs from Varsity Players
What to Bring?
Weather Appropriate Gear
There will be indoor games that will be played on the basketball courts. As we don’t want to annoy the school with cleat marks in the floor, we require that kids come equipped with flat bottom shoes to start out
If players want to, they can bring cleats with them for the outdoor activities. Skill Games and the Big Games will be held on the main field. Cleats would be beneficial for playing in these conditions, although it will not be required
These are a mandatory item. For the safety of our players, we require that shin-guards are worn. It really hurts to get kicked in the shin and for the sake of an injury free day, we require that shin guards are worn by all players.
Please bring a water bottle. This will make hydration easier and transition periods more efficient.
Since much of the soccer camp will be held outdoors, we ask that players wear gear that is going to keep them warm (and potentially dry). There will be FREE Hot Chocolate provided at the camp and we will do our best to help the players stay warm. That being said… bring a jacket.
There will be No lunch provided at the camp. This means that all players should bring a healthy snack and/or eat lunch before the camp. There will be a concession stand available for parents who want to stay and watch, but eating beforehand is definitely the best way to go.