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Summer Camps

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The Carolina RailHawks summer camps are instructional evening soccer camps conducted by current professional RailHawks players and coaches.

The camps are designed to improve a player’s technical and tactical understanding of the game in a fun, positive and encouraging environment that stretches each player’s current capabilities and fosters creativity in their play.

The camps are open to boys and girls ages 7-15 of all skill levels.  Kids will be divided into groups based on age and skill level.

All summer camps are held on the same world-class soccer fields at WakeMed Soccer Park that the RailHawks train on every day.

All summer campers receive a RailHawks soccer ball and camp t-shirt.

Click below or scroll down for detailed camp descriptions and easy online registration and payment.

Club-Tryout Prep Camp
Defending Camps
Finishing Camps
Goalkeeping Camps
Skill-Building Camps

Weather Cancellation Information
Cancellation/Change Policy

Club-Tryout Prep Camp

Looking to excel at your next club team tryout?  The RailHawks have developed an outstanding reputation for maximizing the potential of their professional players.  The RailHawks coaching staff and players will share the secrets of their player development success with local youth club players.  This camp is targeted specifically at Challenge and Classic players who want to have that extra edge when it comes to their club tryouts.  The program covers skill development, tactical teaching, and introduces psychological foundations that maximize a player’s confidence.

Instructors: RailHawks Coaches and Players

Date Camp Name Location Days Times Ages Price Register
5/12 - 5/15 Club-Tryout Prep WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER

 

Defending Camp

Join the RailHawks and learn how to sharpen your defensive skills and maximize your opportunities for success.  RailHawks professional defenders will teach fundamental skills of defending including individual body position, tackling, heading, and small-group defending tactics such as pressure, cover, and balance.  Each day will feature small-sided matches so players can implement what they have learned into a live match with lots of defending opportunities.

Instructors: RailHawks Coaches and Players

Date Camp Name Location Days Times Ages Price Register
6/09 - 6/12 Defending WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
6/23 - 6/26 Defending WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
7/14 – 7/17 Defending WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
7/28 – 7/31 Defending WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
8/04 – 8/07 Defending WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER

 

Finishing Camp

Looking for that extra edge in putting the ball in the back of the net?  RailHawks professional strikers will teach the fundamental skills of shooting, including instep drives, inside/outside of the foot shots, volleys, headers, and more. Each day will feature small-sided matches so players can implement what they have learned into a live match with lots of goal-scoring opportunities.

Instructors: RailHawks Coaches and Players

Date Camp Name Location Days Times Ages Price Register
6/09 - 6/12 Finishing WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
6/23 - 6/26 Finishing WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
7/14 – 7/17 Finishing WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
7/28 – 7/31 Finishing WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
8/04 – 8/07 Finishing WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER

 

Goalkeeping Camp

Are you the last line of defense for your soccer team?  If so, join the RailHawks and learn how to sharpen your goal-stopping skills and maximize your opportunities for success.  RailHawks professional goalkeeping coaches and goalkeepers will teach the fundamental skills of goalkeeping, including handling the ball, footwork, positioning, diving, and more.  Each day will feature small-sided matches so players can implement what have they learned into a live match with lots of shot-stopping opportunities.

Instructors: RailHawks Coaches and Players

Date Camp Name Location Days Times Ages Price Register
6/09 - 6/12 Goalkeeping WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
6/23 - 6/26 Goalkeeping WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
7/14 – 7/17 Goalkeeping WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
7/28 – 7/31 Goalkeeping WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
8/04 – 8/07 Goalkeeping WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER

 

Skill-Building Camp

General skill-building camp that is a balance of fun, soccer-based activities, skill-building soccer drills, and scrimmages that allow for the application of the camp lessons taught.  Kids of all skill levels are encouraged to attend this camp taught by RailHawks players and coaches to increase their technical and tactical understanding of the game.  Kids will be separated by age and skill level.

Instructors: RailHawks Coaches and Players

Date Camp Name Location Days Times Ages Price Register
6/02 - 6/05 Skill-Building WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
6/16 - 6/19 Skill-Building WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
7/07 - 7/10 Skill-Building WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER
7/21- 7/24 Skill-Building WakeMed Soccer Park Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:30pm 7-15 $185 REGISTER

 

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Weather Cancellation Information (Summer Camps):

A camp day will only be cancelled if the Town of Cary closes the soccer fields at WakeMed Soccer Park for weather-related issues, or if lighting or thunder is experienced and expected to persist during a camp.

If a camp gets cancelled due to Town of Cary weather-related field closures, the RailHawks will send out an e-mail alerting you of this cancellation at the e-mail address provided when you registered for camp, as well as post the cancellation on the RailHawks Facebook Page and RailHawks Twitter account .

You may also proactively check the following Town of Cary Website by clicking here or call the Town of Cary Weather Hotline at 919-319-4502 to check for field closures (updated for field closures by 5:00pm on weekdays).

In the event of any sighting of lightning or sound of thunder, camp instructors will remove all campers from the field and take them indoors at the stadium.  The kids will stay indoors for at least 30 minutes from the time of the last sighting of lightning or the last sound of thunder.

If a camp day gets completely cancelled, a make-up day will be provided on the Friday of the same week of camp during the same 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. time slot as the other camp days.

If more than one day of camp in a given camp week gets cancelled, then a camper will be allowed to make up the extra day(s) of cancelled camp (beyond the already offered Friday make-up day) by attending any day of any future RailHawks summer soccer camp.  Parents must notify Molly Matthews at Molly@CarolinaRailHawks.com with their desired make-up camp day prior to attending.

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Cancellation/Change Policy (Summer Camps):

If a player wishes to change or cancel their registration date for a camp, they may do so by e-mailing Pete Sciandra at pete@carolinarailhawks.com.

If an e-mail notification is received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the originally registered camp that a child cannot attend their originally registered camp, then the registrant can change the week of their camp to another week for a $20 change fee.

Any requested camp cancellation, other than for a documented medical reason, will be refunded according to the following:

If an e-mail notification is received no later than one (1) month prior to the start date of the registered camp week: 100% refund less a $20 processing fee ($165 refund)

If an e-mail notification is received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the start date of the registered camp week: 75% refund ($140 refund)

If an e-mail notification is received no later than two (2) days prior to the start date of the registered camp week: 50% refund ($93 refund)

If an e-mail notification is received less than two (2) days prior to the start date of the registered camp week, no refund will be provided, unless it is due to a documented medical reason that prevents participation in both the original camp and the same type of camp that is being held later in the summer.