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MSU Denver

Denver, CO

Camp Dates

Week 1: June 14th – 17th, 2021

Week 2: July 12 – 15th, 2021

Day Camp – $429 (9am-4pm)

Half Day Camp – $229 (9am-12pm)

Open to boys from the ages of 6-16 (**Portions of the camp will be co-ed**)

Revolution Soccer Camps is excited to announce that we are going to hold a boys soccer camp at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver, CO this summer. Campers will be led by MSU Denver Women’s Head Coach, Kat Mertz and her staff. The staff has years of playing and coaching experience that they are excited to pass along to all players at camp. This youth soccer camp provides a tremendous opportunity to take your game to the next level while training on the beautiful turf fields that MSU Denver has to offer. 

Camp Director

Kat Mertz
Kat MertzHead Women's Soccer Coach, MSU Denver

Veteran NCAA Division I head coach and assistant Kat Mertz was named head coach of the MSU Denver women’s soccer program on May 14, 2021.

Mertz had been an assistant coach at Oklahoma since January, 2020, after previous stints as a head coach at Oregon, Saint Louis and UNLV. She participated in nine NCAA Tournaments as a coach while compiling a record of 101-122-35.

She also has 12 years of experience coaching in the U.S. Women’s National Team program.

While coaching Oregon from 2013 through 2019 led the Ducks to program-high No. 14 RPI ranking during the 2018 season and to a 47-74-13 overall record, including 30-39-8 over her last four seasons.

She was the head coach at Saint Louis for the 2012 season, leading the Billikens to a 5-9-3 record, before taking the head coaching position at Oregon.

Prior to Saint Louis, Mertz was an assistant coach at Texas in 2010 and 2011, helping the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament both seasons.

While head coach at UNLV from 2005 through 2009, Mertz compiled a 49-39-19 record and led the Rebels to NCAA Tournament berths in 2005 and 2006 after winning Mountain West Conference Tournament titles. She was also named Mountain West Coach of the Year after leading the Rebels to the regular season league crown in 2007.

In 2005 — Mertz’s first season as head coach — UNLV set school records for wins and fewest goals allowed. The program earned its first national ranking in 2008. Mertz coached 17 all-conference performers at UNLV, including MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Year and three all-region honorees.

She was an assistant coach at UCLA from 2000 through 2004, helping the Bruins reach the round of 16 in each of her five seasons, including NCAA College Cup appearances in 2000, 2003 and 2004. UCLA won three Pacific-10 Conference championships during her stay there.

She was an assistant coach at Virginia in 1999.

A member of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s U-20, U-19 or U-18 coaching staffs from 2007 to 2016, Mertz helped lead the U-20 squad to the 2008 FIFA World Cup title. She was also an assistant coach for the U-15 team in its inaugural season in 2004.

Mertz served as head coach of the Olympic Development Program Region IV ’94 age group team and was the ODP Region IV assistant director of goalkeeping from 2004 to 2010.

As a player, Mertz was a goalkeeper at North Carolina State from 1994 through 1997, where she helped the Wolfpack qualify for three NCAA Tournaments and reach the 1995 national quarterfinals. She started 88 of a possible 90 matches and set school records for saves in a career (436) and a season (135 in 1994) while posting 24 career shutouts.

Following her collegiate career, Mertz played two seasons for the Raleigh Wings, a W-1 (top tier) team in the United Soccer Leagues W-League.

Mertz earned a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State in natural resources, ecosystem assessment in 1998. She holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” national coaching license and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced National Diploma. She is also a member of WeCOACH, an organization dedicated to the recruitment, advancement and retention of women coaches of all sports and levels.

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:
8:45am – Campers Arrive
9:00am – Daily Theme Workshop
9:30am – 10:30am 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-2:30pm – Leadership & Team Building Activities
2:30pm-3:00pm – Skills Stations
3:00pm- 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

Check In: Campers will check in at the field between 8:30 – 8:45

Check out: Half Day campers will be picked up at 12pm and full day campers will be picked up at 4pm. All camp dismissals will take place at the field.

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