Sports

Soccer Camp (Girls)

Four-day soccer clinic with lead instructor Dushawne "Doc" Simpson

Open to girls entering grades 4 to 9. The clinic is held on the Brother Linus, C.F.X. Athletic Commons, which is the practice field for the St. John’s Prep varsity team, and also the location for the underclassmen home games. The turf field is equipped with multiple large and smaller goals, plus game balls.

The clinic is designed to develop soccer fundamentals in a competitive and fun environment. Players of all ability levels will be challenged in a variety of traditional and progressive drills that aim to develop the individual players skills and understanding of the game. The staff, made up of the most well-respected local high school and college coaches, incorporate drills which they use at their own practices to help prepare players for the next level.

The morning practice session will focus on individual ball skills, passing, shooting and defending. It will also consist of drills and small sided games. In the afternoon practice session, we will play full-sided games where the focus will be on implementing what we worked on that morning into our matches. 

What to bring

  • Shorts
  • Sneakers
  • Cleats
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Notebook, pen/pencil
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Shin guards 
  • Mouthguard

What you’ll learn

  • Technical: passing, receiving, dribbling, striking, and finishing
  • Tactical: dynamics of play, attacking, defending, ball movement, and possession
  • Competition: speed and direction, build-ups, team shape, and defending
  • Position Specific: making runs, creating space, connecting with passes, and shutting down an opponent

Dushawne "Doc" Simpson

Coaching Awards

  • Two-time WPSL National Champion
  • WPSL National Finalist
  • Five-time State Cup Champion
  • Regional Finalist
  • PASL National Champion
  • Three-time PASL Regional Champion
  • Pingree NEPSAC Champions, 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • 2013 Salem News Coach of the Year
  • 2016 EIL Coach of the Year

Playing Experience

  • Five-Time State Champion
  • Three-Time High School State Champion
  • High School State Finalist
  • Two-Time National Indoor Champion
  • #1 ranked Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)
  • #2 ranked nationally Avon High
  • Southern Connecticut Freshman of the Year
  • All State Connecticut
  • Region 1 select team
  • Connecticut ODP
  • Boston Bulldogs – A league
  • Connecticut Wolves – A league
  • New Hampshire Phantoms – USISL
  • Avellino FC Italy – Serie C
  • Lowell Blues – Lasa League

Coaching Experience

  • SUNS Soccer Club, Head Coach
  • Salem State University, Men's Soccer Assistant Coach 
  • Boston Breakers Reserves, Director of Player Development 
  • Aztec Soccer, Head Coach
  • Aztec WPSL, Head coach
  • Aztec PASL, Head Coach 
  • Aztec Girls Director
  • Pingree, Varsity Girls Head Coach
  • Aztec Soccer, Director of Coaching 
  • Boston Breakers, Assistant Coach
  • Boston Breakers Reserves, Head Coach
  • Upper 90 Soccer Academy, Director
  • NEFC/Breakers North, Director of Coaching