Men’s Prospect Camp

Men’s Prospect Camp

2022 Dates TBD

(Thursday late afternoon to Saturday late afternoon)

For Boys going into grades 11th – 12th

$295 per Resident Camper

(camper staying overnight 2 nights)

$225 per Commuter Camper

Refund Policy

If your soccer camp is cancelled for any reason (COVID-19 health related concerns, or cancellation from the camper), all but $30 will be refunded to cover the cost of processing and credit card fees.

Why Attend?

This is a Prospect Camp unlike others you will find.  Designed for the high level and serious player, it is not only a chance to show yourself as a player to Coach Blahnik and the Hope staff, but it is also an extremely intentional high-level training opportunity.   This 48-hour camp will challenge and sharpen you in the area of using soccer as the vehicle for positive team-building, personal growth, and leadership development through life principles that are applicable in every way both on the field and off.  Effort, overall character, and high standards are preached, taught, modeled, and emphasized throughout the duration of this camp in addition to an elite and high expectation for session training on the field.

Men's Hope Soccer Camps

Resident or Commuter

Campers can choose to register as Resident Campers (stay overnight with us in the dorm), or as Commuter Campers.  Campers who choose to commute stay overnight at home, and join us each morning for the start of the morning teaching session.  The commuter day runs from 8:30am-9:00pm daily, and commuters essentially only miss staying overnight and breakfast each day, but otherwise do everything between 8:30am and 9pm that resident campers do.

Van Andel Soccer Stadium - Hope College - Hope Soccer Camps

Goalkeeper Training

Our Hope College goalkeeper program is also available for camp. Goalkeepers will train separately from field players throughout the week, but take part in small sided as well as full sided play. The program is designed to challenge and develop individual skill throughout each training session and tactical knowledge during the games.

David Blahnik

Coaching Staff

David Blahnik, former head coach at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois was announced as the new head coach of the Hope College men’s soccer team on May 3, 2022. Blahnik guided Olivet Nazarene to a .707 winning percentage over six seasons from 2012 through 2017. Blahnik served as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Hope in 2019, helping the Flying Dutchmen return to the NCAA Division III Tournament and finishing with a 14-6-1 overall record. At Olivet Nazarene, Blahnik coached his alma mater to five NAIA National Tournament appearances and an 83-31-13 overall record. Olivet Nazarene earned an NAIA Top 25 ranking five times during Blahnik’s tenure.

Hope College Van Andel Soccer Stadium

Location

The setting for the Hope Men’s Prospect Camp is the campus of the Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan. Sessions will utilize the 1200 seat, lighted, turfed, soccer specific Van Andel Soccer Stadium.  All campers will reside in one of the residence halls normally occupied by undergraduate students of the College. Meals will be served in one of the Dining Halls on campus.