The carefree days of your youth are alive and well in Alpena. Catching fireflies on warm summer evenings, searching for minnows with a net, reading a book under a shade tree, and watching the sunset while crickets provide background music are nostalgic experiences that we often wish we could relive. Alpena is that place where summer memories come alive as an everyday way of life, and stress floats away with the river current. Visit a downtown coffee shop to catch up on email, or disconnect to reconnect in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes are a gift from prehistoric glacier movement, and treasures have been left behind along the shores of Lake Huron and the many inland lakes and rivers. Hunt for fossils dating back 400 million years to the Devonian Period. Rocky edges along the shorelines, Rockport State Park Recreation Area, and the Lafarge Fossil Park at Besser Museum are perfect locations for an afternoon of prehistoric adventure. Follow it up with a trip to Dinosaur Gardens to see life-size prehistoric recreations.
Use our Adventure Checklist to find your explorer’s spirit: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes Adventure Checklist
STORCH SOCCER ACADEMY
Introductory Camp – ages 4 – 7 Monday 7/27 – Friday 7/31
10:00 am to 12 noon Cost = $60
This camp is designed for the beginning player. We will focus on a skill, or set of skills each day to be taught and practiced in a setting utilizing games and activities related to soccer. Players will be provided with size 3 or size 4 balls during each 2 hour session during the week.
Youth Camp – ages 8 – 12 Monday 7/27 – Friday 7/31
9:30 am to 12 noon Cost = $75
This camp is designed for the recreational player who wants to take their game to the next level. Daily skills will be focused upon in individual training and in small sided games. Players will be provided with size 4 or size 5 balls during each 2 ½ hour session during the week.
Premier Camp – ages 10 – 18 Monday 7/27 – Friday 7/31
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Cost = $75
This camp is designed for the player who plays soccer at a competitive level on a travel team or high school team. Besides technical training, each player will be introduced to functional training by position and team tactics in small sided scrimmages. Players will be provided with size 4 or 5 balls during each 2 ½ hour session during the week.
Goalkeeper Camp – ages 8 – 18 Monday 7/27 – Friday 7/31
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Cost = $75
This camp is designed to help train the aspiring goalkeeper. Techniques specific to the position will be focused upon during each 2 hour session during the week. Size 4 or 5 balls will be provided, but each goalkeeper is advised to bring a long sleeve jersey and sweat pants for training sessions.
· Camp t-shirt included
· All camps will be held at Alpena HS. practice facility
Camp Philosophy – our staff will strive to teach, nurture, and perfect techniques necessary to be successful at any level in soccer. These skills will be developed through individual training, small sided games, and full scrimmage settings. Individual and team tactics will also be addressed.
Camp Staff – All camps will be directed by Alpena Varsity Boys & Girls coach Tim Storch. Storch has coached 9 of his teams to Michigan High School State Championships and was named the 2001 National HS Coach of the Year. He has also served on the State and Regional Olympic Development Coaching staff and was a former Division 1 college goalkeeper. Additionally, many top HS and Club coaches, as well as accomplished players, will be included in the staff.