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Okayama Camp – Summer 2023

¥69,900

Date: 2-4 August

Location: Okayama City Lights Stadium Sub Ground

Address: 〒700-0012 岡山県岡山市北区いずみ町2−1-7

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/SyoihoMMwo3eDvWx6

Capacity: 50 children

Each player who attends this summer’s camps in Japan will receive a free Category 3 match ticket (worth 9,500 yen) to watch Celtic v Yokohama Marinos or Gamba Osaka! Players will also be invited to a “closed” training session the day before the match where they can exclusively watch the training session and meet the team!

Seating map for Category 3 tickets for Celtic v Gamba Osaka

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Camp Information

Age of players: 8-13 year old, male or female, players of all abilities are welcome to attend the camps.
Camp capacity: Maximum number of participants for each camp = 50
Players will be split into groups of 16-18 players and will remain in these groups throughout the 3 day camp.
Players will be told which group they are in at Registration on Day 1.

What to bring to the camp:

• Water Bottle – only for water
• Soccer boots / cleats
• Training / indoor shoes
• Shin guards
• Towels
• Sunscreen
• Umbrella
• Extra clothes
• Bento Box / Snacks
• Copy of Insurance
Only use water / mineral water in your bottle. (For turf protection)

At the camp, each player will be provided with an Adidas Celtic Soccer Academy t-shirt, Adidas shorts and Adidas socks which should be worn at all times during the 3 day camp.
The camp is all weather so please do not forget to bring a towel and change of clothes. In the case of rain, there is a possibility to train indoors so also bring indoor shoes.
Please bring your own bento lunch and other snacks and refreshments needed each day.

Additional Information
• Players will be grouped according to: age/ability.
• Number of hours of coaching per camp: 9 hours, and 6 hours of Workshops.
• Spaces are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
• The cost of the camp includes tax, the participant’s giveaway pack which, for the avoidance of doubt, will consist of a shirt, shorts and socks
• It is the responsibility of the participant to bring their own shin guards, 1 pair of boots for grass, training shoes, additional soccer clothing including shorts and socks.
• All refreshments and meals should be provided by parents each day for the camp.

Child Welfare
We consider the welfare of each and every child on our camps as vitally important and we need your assistance to ensure the safety and security of your child throughout their time with us. Please ensure you provide us with all the relevant medical, emergency contact and travel information for your child at least 1 month prior to arrival. We will have a dedicated Child Welfare team on site all day to cater for the needs of all children.

All staff on our camps are dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of every child. The following highlights some key information on the physical aspects of the camp.

Q. What will happen if my child gets injured during the course?
A. Injuries are unfortunately part of contact and collision sports such as soccer. A fully qualified professional, will be pitch side at all sessions to assess injuries and treat them accordingly. Anything urgent and the child is taken to hospital immediately. Physios and a nurse are on site at all times during the day.

Q. What if my child has an existing injury/weakness when they start the course?
A. If your child has sustained an injury prior to the course, please inform a member of staff as soon as possible. The physio will assess the injury on arrival and offer advice. All staff will be notified of the injury so they can monitor any changes. We take great care when dealing with minor injuries, treating them thoroughly and effectively in order to reduce the chance of long term problems.

Q. If my child is sick or unwell on the course what happens?
A. Minor problems are treated by a designated member of the team. If a child is unwell, he or she will be taken to a doctor or to the hospital, accompanied by one of our members of staff.

Q. Is there anything in particular my child needs to bring for the training sessions?
A. Shin guards are an essential piece of equipment to remember. We do not let children participate without them. We also recommend bringing boots with both short and long studs, so they are prepared for playing on all surfaces.

Q. How do you avoiding blisters?
A. New boots, particularly in the summer when the ground is hard, can cause blisters. If your child has new boots we advise to ‘wear them in’ before the course starts to avoid the risk of blisters. We can treat blisters, along with any other minor injuries – abrasions, strains and bruising.

Q. How do you monitor diet, nutrition and hydration.
A. We monitor each child to ensure he/she is eating / drinking enough during the camp. We also talk to the children about key food groups and the importance of a healthy diet.

Important Information

• This is an all weather soccer camp. However, in the case of typhoon or natural disaster which may harm participants occurring, parts of the program will be changed or postponed at the discretion of the coaches and camp organizers. No refund will be given as a result of cancellation of soccer coaching sessions due to adverse weather as Celtic coaches will provide an alternative program indoors.
• During the camp, there may be news gathering activities without advance notice. Please be aware that participants photos or video film may appear on magazines, TV programs or our websites without your permission.
• Opportunities and specific times for parents to watch the coaching sessions will be announced prior to the camp taking place.
• Transportation costs to the venue are not included in the camp fee.