June 14-17 and July 12-15 * 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. * Ages 5-12
An outstanding tool for little Lobos to gain a more technical aspect of the game in a fun but true soccer environment.
June 14-17 * 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. * Ages 13-19 * GK Ages: 10-19
Goalkeeper Academy: Benefit from the best goalkeeper coaching in the state along with the best facilities and equipment to take you to the next level!
Striker Academy: Strikers get top technical and tactical training with an emphasis on finishing on goal to beat high-level goalkeepers. We will concentrate on improving your 1v1 ability, one of the weakest areas in the women's game. We will also enhance your overall finishing ability. At the end of the week you will feel more comfortable in every area of finishing. This is a camp for any high level player who wants to improve their game.
July 12-15 * 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. * Ages: 13-19 and 5-12
Excellent preparation for the high school season for all teams and individuals looking to take their game to the next level. Outstanding tool for the little Lobos to gain a more technical aspect of the game in a fun but true soccer environment.
August 4-7 * Ages: 13-19
An elite camp for the college bound player. All those who aspire to play in college and are looking for a highly competitive four days of training will enjoy and benefit from this camp! You will have fun competing day in and day out while getting a taste of college soccer. Check-In on Wednesday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Check-Out on Saturday, August 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Commuters Check-In at 12 p.m. on August 4.
Housing for the Live-In Camp will be on the UNM campus at the Coronado Dorm on Redondo Avenue. Meals will be available at our cafeteria, La Posoda. We will have a camp store with some Lobo gear and snacks available at the dorms. With confirmation of registration, all emergency numbers and details will be sent to campers and parents. For out-of-state campers, flights in and out of Albuquerque Sunport are easily available. Southwest Airlines (www.southwest.com) offers a variety of flights from around the country at reasonalbe rates as do other airlines. The airport is very close to the university and fields, and you must "reserve" transportation by sending in your itinerary. It is a $10 fee for pick-up and drop-off. Please note the times of the camp, check-in and check-out, to reserve flights. Male goalkeepers must commute.
Chaperones and Athletic Trainers
All camps will have qualified coaches and chaperones. There will be a number of UNM women's soccer players and staff covering all four camps. All camps will also have a highly qualified Athletic Trainer on staff at all times, to assist with any possible needs. The live-in camps will have a trainer on-staff 24 hours-a-day.
All participants must have their own medical insurance through their family policy or some other source that will serve as their primary coverage. A secondary policy is purchased by the camp to cover extra costs. Each camper (parent) must complete the medical release form to participate.
Vela Soccer Academy
UNM Women's Soccer
MSC04-2590 - Dept. of Athletics
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M. 87131-0001
For questions, contact:
Applications may be faxed to (505) 277-5941
Kit Vela, UNM Women's Head Soccer Coach
In just her second season she boasted the best record for UNM Women's Soccer since 1996, at 12-8-1. Vela also led New Mexico to its best season ever in the MWC in her first stint as a collegiate head coach in 2002. Vela's success was rewarded by her peers as she was voted MWC Coach of the Year in 2002. Vela earned her first career head coaching victory in dramatic fashion on Sept. 30, 2001 when New Mexico stunned No. 12 Kentucky 1-0 in Lexington. This defeat marked the highest ranked opponent ever defeated by UNM in the program's history.
Jorge Vela, UNM Assistant Women's Soccer Coach and Goalkeeper Coach
One of the finest goalkeeper coaches in the nation has developed collegiate, regional and national level goalkeepers. Among these goalkeepers is UNM's Kristen Winters who Vela developed into the MWC Goalkeeper of the Year in 2002, MWC All-Tournament team, and U.S. Festival team in the summer of 2002. His other female goalkeepers have had success at such colleges as Wake Forest, USC, Portland, and UCLA.
Damon Lucero, UNM Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
NMYSA Director of Goalkeeping. Involved in New Mexico youth soccer at the Club and State level. Head Coach of the State Champion U-11 girls in 2003. Head Coach of 87 Girls ODP Regional Champions in 2004.