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Summer Camps

VHSC Premier Soccer Camp:

June 12th – June 16th (Monday through Friday)

8:00AM to 10:00AM

Ages: 7-15

Vernon Hills Athletic Complex

The VHSC has teamed with VHHS Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Head Coach Mike McCaulou to once again run our Premier Soccer Camp in Vernon Hills.

The camp is designed to help players reach their full potential. It is tailored to age groups ranging from 7-15 with age-specific instruction.  The training will challenge players to further develop their technical skills and understanding of the game.  VHSC is looking for players that are ready to take their game to the next level.  Players will be pushed, but the environment will be fun and dynamic.

This intense one week camp will provide professional instruction in the areas of tactical and technical training for youth soccer players within the area.  Each day players will run through a series of technical and speed/agility skills for the first 30 minutes of camp.  For the next hour players will be put through a series of exercises that will concentrate on that specific day's objective (shooting, passing, defending, attacking, formations, playing out of the back, midfield play, combination play, etc.).  The last 30 minutes of each day will consist of small sided games that will incorporate the day's objective.  This is when each player will learn about the tactical side of the game.

Lead Trainer Bio:

Mike McCaulou, M.Ed., C.A.S., B.S.

Currently, Mike is the Head Coach of the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Soccer Teams at Vernon Hills High School.  During his 1st season (2013) with the Cougars he helped lead the program to the school’s first Sweet 16 state appearance in school history.  The Cougars also captured their 1st Regional Championship since 2001 in 2013 under Coach McCaulou.  Prior to becoming a Cougar, Coach McCaulou was at the helm of Grayslake Central HS where he helped the Rams capture 5 Conference Championships and 5 Regional Championships.  Mike, has sent more than 45 high school athletes to compete at the collegiate level (DI, Dll, DIll, NAIA, NJCAA). Mike has been Section 4 Coach of the Year (IHSSCA), and holds a USSF "D" License.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Mike played Division I college soccer at the University of South Alabama, where he won a Big South Conference Championship.  He was on the Illinois ODP team and regional pool teams.  Mike played club soccer with Chicago Pegasus, where he was coached by the Ruege family.  He also was an All-State High School selection.

Cost:  $150.00 for the week (no refunds)

All campers will also receive a VHSC camp T-shirt.


Please complete the attached form and mail with your check (payable to Vernon Hills Soccer Club) to the address listed on the form by June 1st.  

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