Intensity Training - Univ of Alabama in Huntsville



This training session is designed for the serious soccer player. The rigorous schedule will demand a level of participation most players are unaware they possess. The intensity curriculum combines technical and tactical skill training with the added elements of fitness and pressure. The player’s ability to perform under simulated game-like conditions will be challenged throughout the week. This program identifies skills and weaknesses and offers solutions to maximize the player’s potential. The Intensity Training week will be constant competition that will test the player’s mental and physical ability.


The Keeper School will focus on the technical, tactical, mental, and physical aspects of the position. Also, with the ever-changing rules by FIFA, goalkeepers will complete a series of activities to help develop the necessary foot skills required by the game. Keepers will compete against each other everyday. The ESA Keeper School will work on the basics and progress to the more complex aspects of the position. Players will be put in both low-pressure as well as high-pressure situations and encounter challenges that will aid in the development of their decision making. Foot skills training will also be a component of their daily routine throughout the week.

July 18th - 21st, 2019

Residential: $395

Commuter: $325

$100 Deposit Due With Application!

Discount: $70 Per Player Team Discount Residential Only! (8 or More Players) Team discount will not apply to commuters!

The Intensity Training Week will be located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
  • Great Staff!
  • Bermuda Grass Fields!
  • Pool!
  • 24-hour Supervision!
  • Detailed Evaluation!
  • Indoor Facility!
  • Daily League Competition!
  • Camp Shirt!
  • Apt. Style Dorms!
6:30 AM Adv. Technical Training
9:30 AM Tactical/Team Training
11:00 AM Finishing/Shooting
12:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Individual Skills Training
6:00 PM Evening Games
8:00 PM Staff Match
8:45 PM Cool Down
11:00 PM Lights Out

Campers will check-in between 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Thursday afternoon. Any unpaid balance will be due upon check-in.

Campers will check-out between 12:00 - 1:00 PM on Sunday afternoon.

What to Bring

SOCCER BALL, Pillow, towels, sheets, pillowcases, soap, toilet articles, blanket, tennis shoes, alarm clock, t-shirts, socks, soccer shorts, swim suit, and sunscreen. Soccer shoes should be broken in before attending camp since new shoes may cause blisters.

Molded shoes are recommended for the playing fields.


JIMMY MITCHELL is entering his eighth year as the women’s head coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Prior to UAH he served  13 years as Head Coach at Div. I Northwestern State University in Louisiana.  Jimmy guided his team to three Southland Conference Tournament championships along with three NCAA National tournament appearances. Before NSU, Jimmy coached at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.  While at Belmont Abbey, Jimmy advanced to the ‘Elite Eight’ of the NCAA Div. II Tournament and produced numerous All-Americans.  Mitchell has been involved in Olympic Development Soccer at the State and regional levels for 21 years.

JAMES BALLAMY is entering his third year with Coach Mitchell at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as the Women's Assistant soccer coach. Prior to joining the UAH Women's soccer coaching staff, Ballamy spent a year as an assistant coach for the UAH Men's soccer team. As a player, Ballamy spent a season at Emory & Henry College in Virginia before moving to the UAH Chargers where he played three seasons for the Blue and White. Ballamy holds an English FA Level 2 coaching badge and is a USSF "E" licensed coach.

DAVE LAPEYROUSE served eight years as the Director of Coaching for  CSC in Lafayette, LA.  Prior to becoming the Director of Coaching for CSC, Dave spent four years with Coach Mitchell at Northwestern State University as the First Assistant coach.  Dave enters his tenth year as the Goalkeeper Director for ESA.

MICHAEL WALKER is a USSF Nationally licensed coach.  He served ten years as the Director of Coaching for the Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association in Hickory, NC. Mike has been involved with numerous Club teams in the western part of North Carolina as a coach, trainer, and a clinician.  He was the Women’s Assistant Coach at Gardner-Webb University in 1995 and at Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1999.  Mike is a member of the NC ODP Staff and an instructor for NCYSA.

Additional College, Club, and High School coaches will also be on staff for the week.


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