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MISSION

COMPETE

Head Coach Tom Carlin and Villanova Soccer Camps have been serving high school aged players for over 20 years. Over the years, one thing is constant; Coach loves players who enjoy competing to be the best academically, athletically, socially, and spiritually. Coach Carlin’s ALWAYS COMPETE motto is at the forefront of our camps.


CONNECT

Head Coach Tom Carlin and Villanova Soccer Camps want to help you connect with resources that can help you be the best.

  • Connect with College Coaches who attend our camps.
  • Connect and engage with our experts and learn the nuances of the college recruiting process through our industry leading lecture series.
  • Connect with our Villanova student-athletes and their attitudes and habits as you determine your journey and destination
  • Connect with our Director of Sports Performance Kevin Miller’s expansive knowledge base on nutrition, hydration, recovery, mobility, flexibility, agility, speed, strength and conditioning.
  • Connect with our staff's guidance in finding the right college for you.

COMMIT

Head Coach Tom Carlin and Villanova Soccer Camps are looking for committed soccer players who, by doing things the right way, are bought-in to becoming the best version of themselves both on and off the field!

College commitments only emerge from a strong foundation of hard work, discipline, preparation, and a conviction-based value system. We have watched hundreds of our past camp alumni commit to colleges, and all these players had a set standard of elite habits that drove the process.

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FAQS

General

Residential Camper means that you will reside and dine in the resident and dining halls at Villanova University throughout the camp week. Non-Residential (or Commuter) Camper means that you are at camp for the full day but do not reside in the residence halls and will depart in the evening after sessions.

Yes! Teams/Clubs are welcome to register for any of our events. Please contact us by email at info@vusoccer.com with the subject line of “Team Discount” to learn more about the team registration portal.

We will provide your team with a unique registration link through a team registration contact. The registrations must be confirmed at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. Here are the typical discounts offered:

Residential Camps

  • 7-10 players – Each camper will receive a $100 discount.
  • 11 or more players - Each camper will receive a $125 discount.
  • NOTE: Team discounts cannot be applied with other discounts

Day Camps

  • 11 or more players- Each camper will receive a $75 discount.
  • NOTE: Team discounts cannot be applied with other discounts.

*All promos and discounts will be applied during registration.

Our Developmental Camps are Day Camps for rising 9th – 12th graders who are looking for a non-residential summer camp experience in a more Developmental rather than College ID environment. This is a great option for those who want to get more technical skill instruction, physical development, positional work, and and instruction. Local teams (including school teams) may find this opportunity particularly attractive, as well as those individuals who want to go to a camp that is not completely centered on recruitment and and showcasing to College Coaches.

Our newly offered Prep College ID Camps are for Rising 7th – 11th Graders who are playing at the club level (as well as school level) and are intent on working towards or exploring the option to play soccer at the collegiate level.

Our College ID Camps are for Rising 9th – 12th graders playing at a higher level and wishing to participate in a College ID camp environment. These camps are an 11 v 11 Showcase style format and College Coaches are in attendance for the purpose of recruiting prospective student-athletes.

Yes, we believe in equal opportunity here at Villanova Soccer Camps. Please reach out to info@vusoccer.com for more information regarding the financial review and granting of aid processes.

Registration

Complete the online registration by visiting our registration site vusoccer.com and selecting the desired camp. Be sure to supply all requested information and to acknowledge the medical, and concussion waiver with your signature. Please make sure the email you register with is the email you check MOST frequently.

Yes. During the registration process, click the 'Payment Plan' option*.  Your credit card will automatically be credited on the day listed on the registration page. Please reach out if there are changes to that card used before the scheduled date.

After you register, you will receive two important documents: Exhibit C and a Arrival and Departure form. The Exhibit C form must be signed and, if under 18 years of age, signed by a parent as well. A hard copy of the Exhibit C form must be submitted at check in*. Participation is prohibited unless the Exhibit C is submitted.

No. If you will be flying into Philadelphia airport and transportation is required, please email us for a recommended list of approved vendors. Otherwise, Uber is the cheapest and fastest form of transportation.

College ID Camp Experience

Yes, we guarantee something that tournaments cannot; ALL coaches in attendance will see you play for at least one game.

Field players should expect at least 2 training sessions and 5 games. Goalkeepers should expect a minimum of 2 GK specific training sessions with 5 games.

Residential Campers: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price of camp. Camper’s first meal will be dinner on Day 1, and last meal will be breakfast of Day 4 3. Remember, on Check-In Day, Dinner will be your first meal with campers so make sure to eat lunch on your own.

Commuter Campers: Dinner on Day 1 and Lunch and Dinner on Day 2 are included in the price of the camp. Remember, on Check-In Day, Dinner will be your first meal with campers so make sure to eat lunch on your own.

Residential Campers: Need to bring bed linens and pillow(s) for a standard twin bed, towels for extra showering, soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste.

*IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE – Residential Campers will be carrying bags and items you bring for the week from your car to the resident hall, which occasionally can be a lengthy walk so PACK LIGHT! Heavy items such as bulky coolers, fans, TV’s, are not recommended.

ALL CAMPERS: Need to bring soccer cleats, running shoes/indoor training shoes (in case of inclement weather), a soccer ball (if you did not purchase one from camp), sandals, rain gear, adequate clothing for 3 games/sessions per day (shirts, shorts, socks, guards), a water bottle and sunscreen.

After you register, you will receive two important documents: Exhibit C and a Arrival and Departure form. The Exhibit C form must be signed and, if under 18 years of age, signed by a parent as well. A hard copy of the Exhibit C form must be submitted at check in*. Participation is prohibited unless the Exhibit C is submitted.

Yes. Every field will have an unlimited supply of Water and Gatorade provided for every camper.

Yes. All campers need to bring a soccer ball. Villanova Camp Soccer Balls are available for pre-purchase during registration.

All Campers should bring cash for additional food, beverage, snacks through DoorDash or Uber Eats in the evening and for Limited-Edition clothing purchases from the camp swag tent.

Residential and Commuter Campers: Check-In and Opening Ceremonies are generally during the afternoon of the 1st day (Typically between 12pm - 3pm). Check Out will follow the Closing Ceremonies, typically between 11am -12pm. We will confirm these times two weeks prior to the start of camp as it is dependent upon the times Villanova Conference Services assigns.

1-Day Campers: Check-In will be approximately 30 minutes before the camp’s start time. We will notify you about the location two weeks prior to the camp. Typically will be at Higgins Soccer Complex

Parents are required to attend the Check-In and Check-Out for minors and are encouraged to attend Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Additionally, parents are invited to watch the training sessions and games. However, parents are prohibited from coaching or having significant contact with any campers other than their son or daughter, per the PA State Law, unless proper Background Checks are submitted to our staff.

NCAA College Coaches

Yes, we guarantee something that tournaments cannot; ALL coaches in attendance will see you play for at least one full game.

Attending Coaches will be added to the website on the College Coaches page as attendance is confirmed. Please continue to check back as the list is updated weekly beginning March 1st.

Please watch the 'College Coaches' page. The list is updated on a consistent basis. In the case of a coach canceling, we will make every effort to replace them with a coach at the same University/College. We do reserve the right to modify the college coach listings as needed due to cancellations. Refunds are not given based on the status of College Coaches.

Our camps guarantee exposure to EVERY NCAA Coach in attendance. Each coach will receive a recruiting packet with the camper’s information and pinnie number(s) so that coaches have what they need to contact the players after camp. Every camper has a great opportunity TO BE SEEN by every coach not only once but on multiple occasions. Additionally, the College ID Camps assist players with valuable information on the recruiting process, an inside look at the attitude and habits it will take to play college soccer, and access to DI, DII, DIII current players to mentor them through the process.

Yes. Villanova University is located near many other Division I, II, and III programs so be sure to email coaches not scheduled to attend our event and invite him to come to our camp and watch you compete in the showcase.

Camp Store

The Camp Store offers Limited Edition Villanova Soccer merchandise (jerseys, sweatshirts, long sleeve, short sleeve shirts, and T-Shirts).

Typically the Swag tent is located at Higgins Soccer Complex on the first and last day of camp for Day Campers and the second and last day for Residential/Commuter Campers. We will communicate location and days two weeks prior to camp.

Transportation

No. Campers will need to make individual arrangements. Email us at info@vusoccer.com for recommended shuttle services. Otherwise, campers should use Uber, Lyft, train, taxi, or bus.

Please make your transportation arrangements provide arrival by 12pm on the first day of camp and departure by 3pm on the last day of camp.

We do not offer any group discounts if you choose to stay off campus (Commuter camper); however, here are some recommended nearby hotels:

• Radnor Hotel in St. David’s PA, 591 East Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids, PA 19087 (approx. 1 mile from the University)

• Marriott Hotel in Wayne, PA, 762 W Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087 (approx. 2 miles from the University)

Other suggestions would be Philadelphia Marriott, West Conshohocken, The Inn at Villanova University, and hotels near King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, or Conshohocken areas.

Rooming

Residential campers will stay in the air-conditioned Resident Halls on Villanova’s beautiful campus.

Yes. There are two campers to every room. Campers can request a roommate during online registration. All roommate requests need to be submitted no later than one month prior to the start of the event for us to accommodate. We do try our best to accommodate all requests. PLEASE only request a camper who is already registered and make sure to have discussed your request with the other camper. If multiple campers request the same roommate, we will decide arrangements as we see fit. To avoid any confusion or delay in the rooming process on registration day, please ensure that you and your requested roommate have only listed each other in your request.

No. Unfortunately we are unable to offer this service due to campus residence hall needs. Our camp dates are selected in advance and arranged with Conference Services months prior to the event. If you need to stay nearby the night before camp, see our list of recommended hotels in the transportation FAQ section.

Cancellation Policy

All Residential/Commuter Camps:

There is a $250 non-refundable fee for residential camps and $150 non-refundable fee for commuter camps unless you purchase Camp Insurance.

Camp Insurance will provide flexibility to campers who may have to cancel their registration. It allows for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. For example, if you paid $800 for camp ($750 registration fee + $50 camp insurance fee), then you will receive a refund of $700 directly to the card you registered with PLUS a $50 camp credit for future events.

The non-refundable fee will still apply; however, we will issue a credit for a future camp equal to that fee. All injured campers must submit an explanation of the injury from a licensed physician before the first date of the camp.

If your team makes USYSA Regionals/Nationals, ECNL Playoffs, or USDA Playoffs/Nationals, and the dates conflict with the Residential, Commuter, or Day Camps, we will refund your money minus a $50 administrative fee, provided written notification with detailed playoff information is provided at least 10 days prior to the start of camp; otherwise, there will be a $250 cancellation fee.

Dietary & Medication

During online registration, parents must enter the information in the registration form when prompted. During the Check-In process, parents and/or campers must inform the certified athletic trainer or coaching staff of any medications that the campers are taking. Parents should provide only the necessary doses of medication, which a camper is required to take during the duration of the camp. In accordance with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania laws and University policy, certified athletic trainers cannot dispense, administer, or hold on to any medications for campers. Campers will self-administer all medication. Campers should be comfortable with self-administering their medication in the proper doses and schedule.

In emergency or urgent situations, athletic trainers are permitted to administer prescribed asthma inhalers and epi-pens, when necessary. Campers are encouraged and should always carry all asthma medication inhalers and epi-pens with them (field, dorms, dining hall, etc.) for the duration of the camp. *If refrigeration is necessary for medication than there will be a secure refrigerator provided by the camp operators.

A member of the athletic training staff will be on site for the duration of registration to respond to any questions and/or concerns of parents and/or campers.

Villanova University Dining Services deals with Dietary Requirements daily. The cafeteria staff will meet the needs of students with specific nutrition concerns or medically restricted diets. Please encourage your child to be proactive and to communicate with camp staff as well as dining hall personnel their needs to help us ensure they are being met.

In each dining hall there are a variety of soy products as well as lactose free milk available daily. Other special dietary items such as gluten-free cereals, muffins, waffles, bread, and wraps. Campers will need to be aware of their dietary concerns and follow their own specific diet.

International Campers Questions

Yes. Campers have come from: Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Panama, Portugal, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Wales.

Yes. Following registration, please email us at info@vusoccer.com and we will send you an official camp invitation letter.

Open to any and all ELIGIBLE entrants

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

CONTACT US

  Please email us at info@vusoccer.com or call us at 610-672-7600 with any questions or concerns.