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The GD Edge Soccer Camps

The GD Edge Soccer Camps in beautiful Buckhannon, West Virginia offer an opportunity for players to receive valuable instruction on the fundamental and advanced skills of soccer. Campers will be made aware of the characteristics that define successful soccer players. Organized games between campers will provide a competitive outlet after specific drills have been practiced. Contests built into drills capture the learner’s attention, which results in attentive practice.

General courtesy, respect for teammates and opponents and the importance of hard work will be taught to the campers through example by the GD Edge coaches.

For questions regarding The GD Edge Soccer Camps e-mail or call 304-629-0949

July 2019

GD EDGE Soccer Camp

07/18/2019 - 07/21/2019 ~ Thursday - Sunday Registration Ends: 07/18/2019$275.00 - $400.00 | West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, WV

Ages: Boys and Girls 8-15



The GD EDGE Advanced Training Program is designed for the player that aspires the next level.


It is also designed to prepare high school players for college soccer. Advanced sessions include complex technical training and tactical/functional training in small and large groups, special class- room sessions on nutrition, academic and NCAA compliance requirements, weight-lifting sessions, and systems of play in classroom sessions. Train with the best to be the best.


Advanced Training Program Sessions are designed for ages 12-15


The GD EDGE Residential Soccer Camp continues the dedication for quality instruction and per- sonal player development. We offer a springboard for continued soccer growth in West Virginia and other areas throughout the United States. Players will gain the necessary edge to make their fall, club, high school and ODP teams while our younger campers will gain the skills and tactical awareness necessary for future development.


Enrollment Information: Summer Session July 18th-July 21st


Commuter Boys and Girls: $275.00 ..... Covers lunch, dinner and a camp t-shirt.
Commuter: Boys and Girls Advanced Training $300.00
Residential: Boys Only $375.00 ..... Covers lodging in a West Virginia Wesleyan College residence hall and all meals for the week, plus a camp t-shirt.
Residential: Boys Only Advanced Training $400.00


Personal Attention to Instruction For .....

Field Player

To enhance the development of the Complete Soccer Player The GD EDGE Soccer Camp combines training and individual skills with advanced team tactics. The camp is also designed to ensure that players learn how to enjoy the game of soccer.


The morning sessions will concentrate on developing individual skills in techniques of finishing, passing dribbling and ball control. Individual creativity is encouraged among the campers in order to gain confidence and develop a more free flowing and positive attitude toward the game.


The afternoon sessions will concentrate on tactical development beginning with small sided (1v1, 3v3) activities progressing to 6v6. Evening sessions will include video demonstration further individual instruction and matches.


Our main goal is to create a greater passion and appreciation for the game of soccer for all our campers.



As the goalkeeper is often the forgotten player, the GD EDGE Soccer Camp has morning and afternoon sessions specifically for goalkeepers.


The training includes the key aspects of technical, tactical, physical , and psychological development of this crucial position.


The training is further enhanced by participation in and evaluation of performance in small and large group activities.


GD Edge Camp Daily Schedule:

08:00am ... Breakfast

09:30am ... Individual Skill Training

11:30am ... Lunch

01:00pm ... Rest time

02:00pm ... Tactical session / Team training

03:30pm ... Pool Available

05:00pm ... Dinner

06:30pm ... Small-sided Matches

09:00pm ... Evening Activities

10:30pm ... Lights out


Note: Camps end at noon on Sunday the 21st


Advanced Camp Daily Schedule:

In addition to the Daily Schedule (above), the following time schedule will be used for those campers that select Advanced Training.

9:00am - 9:30am ... Morning Conditioning

1:30pm - 2:00pm ... (Fri. thru Sun.) College Prep Academics, Nutrition, Agility/Flexibility

6:00pm - 6:30pm ... (Fri. thru Sun.) College Training


Note: Camps end at noon on Sunday the 21st



Camp Director

Over the past 33 years Coach Donaldson's teams have a record of 379-224-63. This record includes the 1994 National championship, 9 National Tournament appearances and 12 Conference titles. Donaldson's teams have consistently been ranked in the Top-25 National polls. Donaldson holds his NSCAA Premier (DP) Diploma. He received his Master's degree in kinesiology from Indiana University while serving as the assistant coach of one of the premier Division I programs in the country.


The camp is held on the campus of WV Wesleyan College. Full-size grass and turf fields and indoor training facilities are available for the camp including access to all of the college's other facilities. West Virginia Wesleyan College offers one of the finest sports medicine facilities in order to assure each camper the best possible treatment when needed. St. Josephs Hospital is located 5 minutes from the camp facilities.


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.



All campers should report to the campus for registration on Thursday at 6 p.m. and move into rooms. All campers will be ready for training at 7pm. The staff will be available to help you with moving in. Camp will end on Sunday at noon. Dinner will not be served on this day.


Waiver Information

Please bring all signed forms to registration check in. ..... Download Waiver Form


Miscellaneous Information

Cancellation/Refund Policy: $150.00 of your payment will be non-refundable.