Weber State Soccer Clinic 2021
Weber State Women’s Soccer program is looking forward to working with promising young soccer players to help them fulfil their potential, and share insights as to what is required to play Division I women’s college soccer.
The goal of the soccer clinic is to provide attendees an opportunity to experience the Weber State approach to developing the key attributes important to being a successful DI college soccer player.
Goalkeepers and outfield players will experience some of the sessions that are run by the Weber State coaches at the college level. The sessions will provide instruction, coaches will work with players on perfecting skills, and an provide an opportunity to put into practice these important skills in game settings.
All of our camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, and/or grade level).
Weber State University Athletics is following all University, Local, and State COVID-19 protocols and regulations.
Head Coach Craig Sanders:
Craig Sanders is the head coach for the Wildcat soccer team. He was an assistant coach at Weber State during the 2019 season.
Sanders is a native of Durban, South Africa. As a youth player in South Africa, he represented his regional select teams at every level. Sanders was a key player on the team that won the open national championships and was the only high school player on that regional senior team.
Following that successful season, he signed as a professional soccer player, and then won the starting position at 18 years of age. A nine-year professional playing career was shortened by injuries, and although South Africa was isolated from the World Cup participation, he was fortunate to have played with, and against some of the great international players of that era. He was part of numerous championship teams and earned selection to All-star teams.
Sanders has coached soccer at all levels, from professional, college, down to local youth teams. He has enjoyed championship success as a coach. Equally important, however, is the work he has done in developing elite players and building dominant teams. He was an early catalyst in the development of the Wildcat soccer program when he coached the Weber State University Men’s Club team to three national titles in his four years as head coach. Sanders holds a USSF “B” coaching license.
Sanders and his wife, Anne, have four children: Kerryn, Hayley, Trent and Ella. They live in South Weber, Utah. He has a Master of Science Marketing degree, with sports marketing leadership experience with the Utah Jazz.
WSU Soccer Field:
Located just south of the C. William Stromberg Complex lies the Wildcat Soccer Field at the WSU Physical Education Playfield, the home field of the Weber State Women's Soccer team since the inception of the program in 1996. The field has been the site of the Big Sky Soccer Championships in 1998, 2001 and 2008.
Wildcat Soccer Field underwent an extensive makeover in 2006. The field was completely renovated with a state of the art drainage and watering system and resurfaced with new sod, providing Weber State one of the premier playing surfaces in the state.
Permanent bleachers were added to the west side of the field that provide seating for approximately 500 fans in 2010, and lighting was added in 2016.