Dwight Merkel Sports Complex
Dwight Merkel Sports ComplexSpokane, WA
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Spokane Area Boys Soccer Summer Camp at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

About Revolution Boys Soccer Camps – Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA

Camp Dates

June 20th – 23rd, 2022

Day Camp – $399 (9am-4pm)

Half Day Camp – $269 (9am-12pm)

Open to boys from the ages of 5-18 (**Portions of the camp will be co-ed**)

Dwight Merkel Sports Complex is a 76-acre facility with multiple soccer and softball fields as well as a variety of other updated sports facilities and amenities. Named after Dwight Merkel, the city’s most influential figure in the development of athletic competition for children, this facility is one of Spokane’s largest sports venues. We’re excited to host the Revolution Soccer Camps at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex. Join us and improve your soccer skills this summer! Camp is open to all ages and ability levels. Each camper will be assessed and grouped with campers of similar age and ability levels. Adjustments to the groups may be made throughout the week to provide campers with opportunities to train with and compete against different players. Drills, games, and scrimmages are designed to help each camper learn, improve, and have fun!

Camp Director

Mark Rickard
Mark RickardAssistant Coach - Saint George’s School

Coach Mark Rickard is the Assistant Boys Soccer Coach at Saint George’s School, the 2019 2B State Champions.  Coach Rickard was previously the inaugural Head Girls Soccer Coach for Saint George’s School, where he was named District Coach of the Year twice and selected as the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association 2B Coach of the Year in 2016.  Just two years earlier, Coach Rickard was recognized as Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association 2B Coach of the Year.  

Within the first four years of starting the Girls Soccer program at Saint George, Coach Rickard led his team to three consecutive District Championships and the first State Championship in program history.  In his first stint as Assistant Boys Soccer Coach at Saint George, the Dragons advanced to the State Championships each year and brought home hardware on each trip, including State runner-up in 2012.  

As a teacher and coach, Rickard’s ultimate goal is to instill a love for sport, performance, training, and competition.  Outside of soccer, Rickard is an avid triathlete, having completed three full Ironman distance triathlons and is looking forward to his next endurance sport challenge.  

Each camper will;

  • receive a Revolution Soccer Camp Reversible
  • develop their technical skills and tactical knowledge
  • participate in camp games with a chance to win prizes
  • compete amongst their peers in small sided games and camp scrimmages
  • be given the opportunity to work with college coaches and players all week long!
  • most importantly, HAVE FUN

Daily Schedule
8:45 – Commuters Arrive
9:00 – Daily Theme Workshop
9:30 – 10:30 Technical Skills & Position Training
10:30am – 12:00pm – Small sided games
12:00pm- Lunch (Half day campers depart)
1:00pm-2:00pm – Tactical Skills Training & Field Awareness
2:00pm-4:00pm – Full Field Games & Man up/Man Down
4:00pm – Campers Depart from Field

Below is a suggested list of items to bring to camp. We suggest that campers do not bring expensive personal items such as cell phones or IPods. Campers are allowed to bring cell phones to camp to contact their guardians but they should not be on the field during training sessions. Please label every article you bring to camp. All items will be the responsibility of the camper. Revolution Soccer and its camp staff are not responsible for lost, stolen or forgotten items.

  • Health Form
  • Soccer Shoes (Indoor & Outdoor), Shin Guards, Soccer Socks, goalie gloves (If needed)
  • On-Field Clothes (Athletic Socks, T-Shirts, Shorts, Sweatshirts, etc)
  • Athletic Sneakers
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch

Full Day Campers: Check in at 8:45AM Monday (9AM every other day). Campers should be picked up at 4PM each day. (Bring a bagged lunch)

Half Day Campers: (*option for 5-8 year old’s): Check in at 8:45AM Monday (9AM every other day). Campers should be picked up at 12PM each day.

Make sure campers bring all necessary soccer equipment (shin guards, cleats, shoes, ball, etc.), a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, lunch and snack.

*Lunch is not included. *

*Team Discounts Available (5-9 Players get $25 off; 10+ Players get $35 off)

Overview

At Revolution Soccer Camps, you’ll receive individualized soccer training through a superior curriculum regardless your age or ability level. We want young soccer players to improve in every aspect of their game; our camps put a focus on individual skill development while incorporating drills and scrimmages which emphasize teamwork.

Daily Skill Breakdown

  • Footwork & Ball Control
    • Dynamic Warm up
    • Agility & Ball Control
  • Technical Skills Training
    • Shooting, Passing & First Touch
  • Tactical Skill Training
    • Focus on Field Awareness & Position Specific Training
  • Game Based Learning
    • Competition- Small Sided Games & Camp Scrimmages

Soccer Staff

  • Low Camper to Coach Ratio
  • Groups based off of age & ability level
  • Fun, energetic and experienced staff