Eastern Michigan Soccer Camps provide players and teams with a competitive and educational experience. Our goal is to teach the game by building a solid foundation for players at all levels. Campers will be run through Division I drills designed to develop skills, vision and competency. All drills are specifically geared to prepare each camper for competition at the highest level.
Those attending Eastern Michigan Soccer Camp will work with our experienced coaching staff. Sessions will be a balance of instruction, skills and game experience. Athletes will learn the latest methods in training & technique.
All of our camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, and/or grade level).
The 2014 season marks Head Coach Scott Hall’s 16th year leading the Eastern Michigan University women’s soccer team. Hall has been with the program since it came into existence in 1995, serving as assistant coach for four seasons before taking over as head coach in 1999.
Hall, a former member of the EMU men’s soccer team from 1990-94, has a career record of 151-114-42 and a 98-53-23 mark in Mid-American Conference play. Under Hall, EMU squads have enjoyed eight seasons of 10-or-more victories including a pair of 15-or-more win campaigns (1999, 2001). Hall’s teams have qualified for the MAC Tournament 12 times and captured one tournament title, three regular season titles and nine top-five finishes.
The 2014 season marks the sixth season for Joe Malachino as full-time assistant coach on Scott Hall’s staff. He was a volunteer assistant from 2005-07 before being named a full-time assistant following the 2007 season.
In his first year as a full-time assistant, Malachino helped the Eagles to their best finish since the 2004 season. The Eagles hit double-digit wins for the highest win total since the 2001 team won 15 games. The Eagles had four players earn All-MAC honors while leading the conference in goals while ranking third in goals allowed.
Along with serving as the Eagles' assistant coach, Malachino is also on staff for the U.S. Soccer Training Center in Michigan, helping identify and train the state's top soccer players for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team program. Sticking with teaching the rising stars of the game, Malachino has taken the reigns of the 2001 (age 13) Michigan Olympic Development Program State Girls' Team as the program's head coach.
Malachino brings 21 years of coaching experience to EMU ranging from U-6, semi-professional and the college ranks. In the past, Malachino has been the Director of Coaching for the Novi Jaguars and a member of the Region II Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff. He is a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A licensed coach, the highest level of coaching license for US soccer. He also played professionally for seven years with the Detroit Rockers in the National Professional Soccer League.
In 2000, Malachino was named the Professional Development League (PDL) Coach of the Year for the Michigan Bucks semi-professional team. During that season, the Bucks made the championship game before losing to Chicago, 1-0. In U.S. Open Cup action, the team also defeated the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS), 1-0, at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., before losing 6-5 in a penalty shootout to the Miami Fusion (MLS) in the next round.
Malachino earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Texas Christian University in 1993. He also has a Michigan Teaching certificate and is currently working towards a Masters of Arts degree in teaching from Wayne State University.