College Soccer Academy – High Quality College ID Camp
Preparing for the transition to college soccer requires dedication and access to universities that guide players in the right direction. The ability to have some of the best college coaches — all together at once — is usually not possible unless you are attending a College Showcase – and then your time to be seen is brief. The College Soccer Academy girls College ID Camp in Oceanside offers the opportunity to show off talents and get to know important college coaches.
Don’t miss this unique ID program that brings together college coaches from across the country to evaluate and train potential prospects for the future of their programs.
Youth Soccer News: College Soccer Academy is holding a girls College ID Camp at the So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California on July 12th and 13th.
College coaches from California Berkeley, Stanford, University of North Carolina, Washington State University, University of Washington, University of Utah, Loyola Marymount University, UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, University of San Francisco, University of New Mexico, University of Hawaii, Peninsula College will be attending. In addition, other college coaches will be announced shortly.
The two-day ID Camp will consist of college programs of all levels with D1, D2 and NAIA universities in attendance to evaluate and train prospective players.
Southern California is synonymous with exceptional soccer, and college coaches are always excited about working with high quality players, so this should be a blast. With so many great schools represented from all over the country we are all looking forward to a fantastic turn out where there will be great competition, along with an opportunity to help each of the attending athletes grow their game,” says Neil McGuire, Head Coach of the University of Cal Berkeley Women’s Team.
The camp allows for individuals to be trained by some of the best collegiate coaches in the country and gain an insight into playing at the next level. Registration is expected to double from last year’s 100 players.
I am honored to be a part of such a fantastic camp staff and look forward to working with players who will be representing so many diverse clubs throughout Southern California. The opportunity for college coaches to share knowledge with and see these players in one location is truly special and I’m really looking forward to the experience,” says Michele Nagamine, head coach of University of Hawaii.
SoccerToday spoke with Chris Lemay to discover more on the College Soccer Academy 2016 program.
Diane Scavuzzo: Why should a player go to a College ID camp?
Chris Lemay, Associate Women’s Soccer Coach: College ID camps are beneficial for a number of reasons.
1) You have the ability to be coached by some of the best in the country. Coaches that have a lot of experience working with and developing the best. I run sessions at the college ID camps that we use at Cal, it gives players a chance to see what the training demand is like at the next level.
2) You get exposure to a number of different schools all at 1 time.
3) It is a two way street, you may think that you like an in particular school and that thought can either be confirmed after having the chance to work with that coach and get to know them or you may have second thoughts depending on the style you like and the coaching style of the programs staff?
Diane Scavuzzo: Is this an “ELITE” ID College Camp one with the top colleges coming to see really high caliber players? Or, are the highest caliber players already recruited?
Chris Lemay: There are really high level college coaches coming — expecting to work with and evaluate really high level players. With that said, there are different level programs, so whether your are interested in D1, D2 or NAIA there will be something for everyone.
Neil McGuire, Head Women’s Soccer Coach: Coaches are always excited about working with high quality players, and last year there were many talented players who came to enjoy the fun.
Diane Scavuzzo: How young is too young to attend?
Chris Lemay: The camp is for rising 8th graders to rising seniors in High School.
Diane Scavuzzo: If you do not have a lot of money, why is this one of the best camps to attend?
Chris Lemay: It is better economically to be exposed to many programs at one camp than to have to go to a attend several camps at individual colleges, with only that program’s staff evaluating you.
College Soccer Academy provides players with the access to a variety of colleges in one single location in contrast to an ID Camp held by an individual university.
The CSA camp is going to be a great event, filled with opportunities for development and competition. I’m excited to train a group of talented, young players and work along some great college coaches,” says Rich Manning, Head Coach of University of Utah
Each player will have the opportunity to be exposed to every coach in attendance. Sessions are designed to allow players the opportunity to experience real college training environments.
All participants will play in two 11 v 11 games on Wednesday afternoon, in front of our star studded staff as well as other DI, DII, DIII College Coaches that have been invited to our event.
Grade/Age: 7th Grade-12th Grade (as of 2016/2017 School Year)
Players: Field Players & Goalkeepers (there will be specific goalkeeper training both days)
Field Location: So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California, (3300 El Corazon Drive)
***Teams of 10 or more that sign up, receive 10% off! (email us for info)
There is a $50 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel 45 days or less before the start of camp, you will be charged 50% of your registration. If you cancel 45 days or more before the start of camp, you will be granted a full refund, except the $50 deposit.
Per NCAA recruiting rules our College Soccer Academy ID Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by age, grade in school, or enrollment cap. Each College Soccer Academy camp welcomes players from grade 7 to grade 12.
College Soccer Academy also has setup hotel accommodation at the Courtyard San Diego Oceanside, which is right across from the fields. Click here for more information.
Register for College Soccer Academy here. For more information email call 510-982-6598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Source/Photo Credit: College Soccer Academy, Oceanside Sports Complex