Men's soccer players sharpen skills in summer

Sean Moyo '15 (bottom left) and Peabo Knoth '17 (bottom right) pose for a photo of the Portland Phoenix's Starting XI against the Real Boston Rams at Gillette Stadium on June 28, 2014. (Courtesy photo)LEWISTON, Maine - A number of Bates College men's soccer players have used the summer months to improve their skills, playing in some of the nation's top amateur leagues in environments which allow for both development and competition.



Merchant receives Scholar All-America Honors

Bates College senior Nate Merchant, already the recipient of a litany of postseason honors for his senior season on the Bates men's soccer team, was recognized for his academic excellence as well on Friday, as he was named a Second Team forward on the United Soccer Coaches' NCAA Division III Men's Scholar All-America Teams.


Bobcat Men’s Soccer Camps

Bobcat Men’s Soccer Camps provide tactical and technical instruction in a positive atmosphere to maximize development for players.


Campers learn from a dedicated and professional camp staff led by Bates College coaches. We pride ourselves on teaching soccer to players of all ages and ability levels from Youth Summer Camps and Clinics to Elite College ID Camps.


We offer a variety of camps throughout the year to players and ages of all levels, but if you do not see a camp that fits your need please check back as we add camps and clinics.


For more information or questions call Assistant Coach Josh Thornton at (734) 239-5048 or by email at


October 2018

Bates College Fall Season 1 Day Clinic

10/14/2018 ~ Sunday Registration Ends: 10/14/2018$100.00 | Bates College 141 Russell Street, Lewiston, ME

Grades: 10-12 | Starts: 10:00am / Ends: 6:10pm



Bates College Men's Soccer is proud to announce our 2018 Fall 1 Day Clinic.  This camp is for prospective male college players (High School grades 10-12) looking for an education and soccer experience. At the camp players will be offered technical sessions with a focus on skill development, and small sided game scenarios. The sessions will take place in an indoor environment.  The clinic will allow players to work with the Bates college staff, and will include a classroom session that gives inside information on the recruiting process at Bates and other schools.



  • 4 hours of on field sessions with Bates Coaches (2 x 2 hour sessions)
  • Interaction with current Bates players
  • Bates college tour with Players and staff
  • Lunch (Included)
  • Class room session with Head coach Tyler Sheikh on College Psychology



09:00 Check-in (Garcelon Turf Field)

09:30 - 11:30 Field Session 1 College Tactics (Garcelon)

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch (Provided)

12:45 - 01:45 College Soccer Psychology (Classroom)

01:45 - 02:45 Bates Soccer Player Tour and Q + A (Campus)

02:45 - 03:00 Parent meet and great with Head Coach, Tyler Sheikh

03:00 - 05:00 Field Session 2 11v11s

05:00 - 05:10 End of day Meeting


What to bring: A camp ball and t-shirt will be provided. Players should bring cleats, shin guards, socks and shorts. Goalkeepers should bring their own gloves.  Option to bring lunch or buy on campus at further cost.


Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, since this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.



Check-in and arrive begins at 9:30am.  This will give players plenty of time to be ready for a prompt 10:00am start.


Waiver Information 

Please download camp waiver print it off, sign and bring to camp. Certified athletic trainers will be on-site for all Camps.  Download Waiver Form



Bates is located about three miles from the Maine Turnpike (I-95).


Northbound travelers
Take Exit 80 (Maine Turnpike Lewiston exit) and turn left onto Alfred A. Plourde Parkway at the stop sign at the end of the off ramp.


Southbound travelers
Take Exit 80 (Maine Turnpike Lewiston exit) and bear right onto Plourde Parkway.


GPS address os 141 Russell Street, Lewiston, ME



Players have the option to bring own lunch or buy lunch on campus at the dining hall.


Miscellaneous Information 

What if I have to cancel a camp?
We do not offer refunds on canceled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but we do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 14 days prior to the start of an overnight camp, and 7 days prior to the start of a day camp. If you cancel within 14 or 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date at any of our camps.

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