Posted on January 10, 2009
UC Irvine 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.
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UC IRVINE Soccer Academy .. much more than just training …
“Each year we have identified several players who have become priority recruits for us during the fall at our Academy”
UCI Soccer Academy at The University of California, Irvine Men’s Soccer announces it’s summer Boy’s Soccer Academy with the coaches and players from the UC Irvine program. The Academy prepares players for the “next level” through demanding technical and tactical sessions while having competitive tournament play in the evenings.
Each year a number of quality players from the entire west region have attended this camp for the pre-college experience of a lifetime! Measure the level of your game with the coaches and players at UC Irvine. College prep with Princeton Review and study skills for the younger players is part of our curriculum. The instruction received at this Academy is an exceptional opportunity to be pushed and have a great time with soccer players that are all working towards the same goals.
UCI Men’s Soccer Coach George Kuntz, “Each year we have identified several players who have become priority recruits for us during the fall at our Academy. It has provided an opportunity for players to experience what it is like to be in a college dorm, eating in a cafeteria, and training twice dally in a college setting while playing games and having lectures throughout the week. South Orange County California is the perfect setting to prepare for your season while challenging yourself against the best from Southern California and the west region. After camp is done enjoy some of the best beach areas in the world or see if there is an MLS game 30 minutes from campus!”
We look forward to seeing you on the field at camp or at a tournament this coming year. South Orange County is where you want to be in the summer playing soccer and being challenged at the next level. Best of luck this season in soccer!
Information and registration: http://ucirvinesports.cstv.com/
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
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