start portlet menu bar
Page Information
end portlet menu bar
start portlet menu bar
Amanda Cromwell's Central Florida Soccer Academy
end portlet menu bar

Amanda Cromwell's Central Florida Soccer Academy

Posted on January 10, 2009


Amanda Cromwell’s Soccer Academy… much more than just training

College Opportunities for Student Athletes magazine, since 1991, written with several hundred college coaches, specifically to help subscribers get to college and on the team … often with full scholarships.

Summer camps are, in our opinion, the best way to get to know the college coach you may some day play for. Coaches use camps to train and evaluate future members of their teams. Summer camps provide an ideal environment for both student athlete and coach to thoroughly prepare and improve the quality of the recruiting decision.

For these important reasons we publish our book, The Best Soccer Camps and dedicate the Spring Edition of our magazine, College Opportunities for Student Athletes to detailed reviews of only 100 summer camp operators, nationwide.

University of Central Florida Logo

Amanda Cromwell’s Soccer Academy… much more than just training

UCF … champions training champions.

Not all universities in Florida are created equal.

The annual in-state school tuition may only be $3,094 (not a misprint) for all Sunshine State residents, but that is where the similarities end. Located east of Orlando and minutes from some of America’s most beautiful beaches, UCF has a coaching staff unlike any other college soccer program.

When Knights’ head coach Amanda Cromwell took over the reigns at UCF in 1999, the former National Team member, WUSA professional and two-time All-American was reacquainted with her teammate from her playing days with the National Team, Michelle Akers. UCF’s all-time leading scorer, Akers is a 1989 graduate who enjoys giving back to her alma mater by serving as an assistant coach with the Black and Gold.

In the spring of 2000, Donna Fishter joined UCF as an assistant coach after serving as a coach at Anderson University and playing in the USL W-League. Colby Hale completed this exceptional staff when he came to UCF in the fall of 2003, bringing with him experience as a Division I player and coach and an Olympic Development Program coach.

Add the superb student-athlete support organizations and outstanding facilities at UCF, and you have a formula that attracts the nation’s best talent. If you want to be a part of a program that ranks as one of the top D-I schools in the country, attend this camp and familiarize yourself with the UCF coaching staff. And while you’re at camp, ask Coach Cromwell what it was like to play professionally for the WUSA’s Washington Freedom, Atlanta Beat and San Jose CyberRays.

Affordable tuition, great coaching, breathtaking campus, relaxing Florida beaches … what’s not to like about UCF?

Information and registration:

Summer Camps: Much More Than Training

Every camp here has been selected in our Best Soccer Camps book. The current edition of our Best Soccer Camps book contains only 100 selected camps from the more than 500 summer soccer camps.

Is this approach working? When have you seen so many camp ads and articles, anywhere, ever? Think about this. We talk to more serious soccer families and more truly dedicated college coaches, in one year, than anyone. And we help readers find the good camps that can affect their college futures, and their lives.

Now, consider what serious players do for top camps. Competitive players make the camp a success, elevate the level of play, and challenge other players. They stimulate the coaching staff. Everyone learns more and has more fun. And sometimes, a player catches the eye of a coach because, “Those campers were working so hard they looked like college players.” … the rest … perhaps, is history!

Readers refer to our Student Athlete magazine as the “Consumer Reports” of College-Bound sports. We are proud to have earned your respect. When we compile our Special Campers Issues we invite only camps recommended in our Best Camps book to advertise. We’ve done our homework. All of these camps are good!

As parents of serious student athletes, we know how expensive, yet important, good camp selection is. Add the camp’s cost, airfare, new clothes, new equipment, spending money, telephone, ground transportation and family gifts … a residential camp’s cost can total $1000!

What are the alternatives, once you’ve learned how to how play, for getting noticed by the college coaches?

The three most important things to do, to increase your chances of playing sports in college are:

1. Participate in the ODP
2. Win state cup with your club team
3. Attend camp at the college where you hope to play

Camp selection is the only event YOU can control. By the end of the camp, both you and the coach will know if his college is in your future. If the news is not good, ask him to recommend colleges where you can play, and to use him as a reference.


Bob Collins, Editor
Student Athlete Scholarships Foundation
(561) 498-1546
GOOGLE: “student athlete magazine”


Student Athlete Magazine

If you found this article helpful, please subscribe to Student Athlete magazine and see our website ( for information about our College Scholarships SYSTEM that includes 3 books, 18 pamphlets and a video. Since 1991 our SYSTEM has helped over 1 million families get the kids to college and on the team … often with full scholarships.

Click here to visit us at The Student Athlete Scholarship Foundation

start portlet menu bar
Related Blog Posts
end portlet menu bar
start portlet menu bar
end portlet menu bar