2017 Soccer Camp/Academy  

Rockhurst is the home of the 1998, 1999,  2007, 2008, 2010 & 2013 Missouri State 4A Soccer Champions


Online registration for Session IV Soccer Camp & Academy is now closed, HOWEVER, walk ups will be accepted 30 minutes prior to camp starting Monday morning!  We hope to see you there!

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CLICK: 2017 BROCHURE to download a detailed information sheet.

Open to Boys and Girls grades Kindergarten through 9th Grade

Players are grouped based on skill and grade level (as of Fall 2017) for instructional purposes.

All sessions will be held at The Rockhurst High School Stadium

9301 State Line Road, Kansas City,  MO.


Camp & Academy Sessions  & Times




Time For All Sessions

Session 1

June 5-8, 2017


Camp 9 a.m. - Noon
Academy 9 a.m. - 3p.m.

Session 2

June 12-15, 2017


 Camp 9 a.m. - Noon
Academy 9 a.m. - 3p.m.

Session 3

June 19-22, 2017


  Camp 9 a.m. - Noon
Academy 9 a.m. - 3p.m.

Session 4

June 26-29, 2017


Camp 9 a.m. - Noon
Academy 9 a.m. - 3p.m.

  • Camp Sessions (K  - 9th) focus primarily on technique and tactics. They conclude with short-sided games.
  • Academy Sessions (3rd -9th) include all of the teaching of the camp sessions but allows more time for repetitions, emphasizes the transfer of techniques, skills and tactics under game-like conditions and prepares players by utilizing regular scrimmages.
  • The Strikers and Goalkeepers Academy places an emphasis on finishing activities and specific goalkeeping techniques and tactics listed below. Many of the areas top Keepers have started here and attend regularly.

Campers are divided up into Beginners, Advanced and Premier based on skill and grade level


The Hawklet Camp, Striker & Goalkeepers Academy will feature:

Shooting Fundamentals

1v1 finishing games

1v1 skills

Angle reduction for Keepers

Setting up the Wall for Keepers

Footwork for Keepers


Goalkeeping Techniques

Short sided games

Possession games

Breakaway Saves

Diving & Power Diving

Saving Penalty Kicks

Match competition to challenge skills

Various shooting techniques and games

Individual and team tactics

Collecting and timing of Crosses

Deflecting techniques for saves



Hawklet Camp and Academy Director Chris Lawson

Head Soccer Coach for Rockhurst High School and former St. Teresa's Academy Head Coach.  A USSF licensed coach, Coach Lawson has helped lead Rockhurst to 12 consecutive Final Fours, and 18 overall Final Four appearances in his 21 years, having won six state titles in 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2013.  He led St. Teresa's to Final Four and Championship matches in 1998, 1999, and 2000.  Coach Lawson has coached over 100 Division I players, six All-American, five MLS players and has coached nine Kansas City Metro Players of the Year.  He has coached and trained 26 KC All-Metro Goalkeepers in his 20 years of coaching.  Coach Lawson trains over 200 Keepers a year in the Metropolitan Kansas City area.  He has been a three-time Metro Coach of the Year.  He was the 1998, 1999, 2008, 2010 and 2013 Missouri State Coach of the Year, four-time NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year and the 2007, 2008 and 2013 Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA) Coach of the Year.

A former goalkeeper at NAIA perennial power Park College, he holds the college's record for most shutouts in a season and for penalty kicks saved in a single season.  His experience as head coach at Rockhurst and his previous experience as a goalkeeper coach at Park College will enhance a player's chances to play at the next level.

Serving as assistant directors will include members of the Hawklet staff: Mike Wickenhauser, Dan Shaver, Mike Comiskey, Scott Huber, Jeremy McElduff (Head Coach - St. Teresa's Academy).


9301 State Line Road, Kansas City,  MO


Camp Fee................. $190 or $370 for two sessions

Academy Fee........... $250 or $470 for two sessions

Family Discount..... $5.00 for every extra family member

Family Discount..... $10.00 for every extra family member

Team Discount........ $5.00 for each member for 7 or more

Team Discount....... $10.00 for each member for 7 or more

Camp and Academy fees include professional training, insurance, autographs,  camp ball, camp photo  and a camp T-shirt.

Lunch and a drink will be include for all ACADEMY participants,

ACADEMY and  CAMP participants need to bring their own water bottle, and soccer ball.

Rockhurst Hawklet Soccer   A Jesuit Tradition of Excellence

Missouri State Champion 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2013

Missouri State Semi-Finalist, 1988, 1989, 2002,
2004 & 2016

Missouri State Third Place 1987, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2005 & 2006, 2015

Missouri State Fourth Place 1997, 2000, 2012, 2014

For reservations, mail this form to Chris Lawson Hawklet Soccer Camp, 9301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO  64114-3299.  Make checks payable to Hawklet Soccer Camp.  For questions e-mail me at clawson@rockhursths.edu  or call me at (816) 392-5158.  Due to limited enrollment and T-shirt orders, enrollment forms should be received one week prior to session.  Late or on site registration will be an additional $20.00 per player.

Primary Contact
Chris Lawson
9301 State Line Road
Kansas CityMO 64114
816-363-2036 x255
Secondary Contact
Matt Darby
9301 State Line Road
Kansas CityMO 64114
816-363-2036 x527

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