Thank you so much for all your help with camp this year Coach, I appreciate all the effort you put in for me and my experience. I had a great experience and am now in contact with a few schools based on my performance. Best of luck for your tour in Europe, and for the rest of the season! I will be watching you guys as much as possible and Mum will be rooting for you as well.
-4 Days in the life Camper
Dear Coach Carlin,
Thank you for a great camp this year. The camp was fantastic and I had a great time. It made a huge difference to be able to be seen by so many coaches with teammates that I’m comfortable playing with. Not only was it great to showcase for these coaches, but it helped us prepare for our upcoming high school season. We totally felt the experience of being a Villanova Soccer player.
I'm writing to say thank you for holding the college soccer ID camp on October 29th. I appreciate spending time at Nova and for your evaluation of me. I will take time to improve on the areas that I did not receive higher marks. Also, thank you for going over the college soccer recruiting process as it answered many questions I had about it. The rain was a challenge at first but once we were all on the field, I just enjoyed the sport. As a junior, I want to come back to whenever you hold your next camp. Again, thank you for a great experience and a great day of soccer.
-One Day Camper
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for all the insight that you gave in your Champion's Mindset talk. I loved to see how passionate you are about the Villanova Soccer program. I also value the great relationship that you have with your team. It is easy to tell that there is a mutual trust you have with your team while maintaining a close relationship. I also got a lot out of your talk and learned a lot about how all the pieces of a championship team (and a champion) fit together.
Dear Coach Carlin,
Your college ID camp was incredibly well organized and a great experience for our camper, and his other teammates from Dubai. Thanks again for your superb hospitality at your campus and camp, you are all first class in every regard. We hope to see you in Dubai soon!
What an awesome week. I learned so much from the college coach who worked with my team & learned a lot about myself as I was performing in front of the 75 coaches who watched me play throughout the week. It didn’t always go great for myself on the field but because I am only a freshman, I look forward to coming back next year to your camps to improve upon last year’s performance.
-Nike Showcase Camper
Thank you so much for the opportunity to play in front of so many college coaches. I have been contacted by several coaches after the camp and I want you to know that it was because of your camp.
-Nike Showcase Camper
I really appreciate the extra time that you spent with my son at camp. He has a high interest to play soccer in college but unsure of the level in which he should set his sights. The evaluation and most importantly your conversation with him after seeing him in the all-star game really put things into perspective. He feels much better about the recruiting process going into his junior year and even had a few coaches contact him after the camp.
-Nike Showcase Parent
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Click on the link here for IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS regarding the upcoming camps.
How do I register for camp?
Complete the online registration. (Links provided on the homepage and the 'Camps' page.) 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.
Can I register with a deposit?
During the registration process click the 'Deposit.' option. Note... Please keep your confirmation email with the link to pay the balance due. One month prior to the start use this link to pay the remaining balance.
What happends next after I register for camp?
After you register you'll receive two documents via e-mail -- an Exhibit C Form and a Transportation form.
Schedules will be given to campers at check-in and not before. We are constantly making changes to the schedule due to changes in the registration information. Below is a typical schedule for our overnight camps.For the Camp Schedule on your Upcoming Camp CLICK HERE Then Download the schedule.
Are meals included?
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
Are parents invited to attend?
Parents are allowed to watch the games and only attend the “What Parents Need To Know 101” information session that is scheduled right after Opening Ceremony on Day 1 of camp.
Is it guaranteed that coaches will see me play?
Yes, we guarantee something that tournaments cannot; ALL coaches in attendance will see you play.
How many games or training sessions should I expect?
How do I get access to additional training?
Add either Field Player Specific Training or Goalkeeper Specific Training as an add-on during registration. Please check the site under Additional Options for information on the additional training sessions. If you have not added in this additional training during your on line registration and you wish to add it later, please contact info@vusoccer for more information.
What do I bring to camp? Campers need to bring bed linens and pillow(s) for a standard twin bed, towels for extra showering, 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), toiletry items, a thermos and sunscreen. *IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE - Campers will be moving their items out of the rooms to a designated area for parents to pick up at the end of camp. Please keep this in mind when you are packing for camp. Heavy items such as coolers, fans, TV’s, cases of drinks, etc are just an added burden for camper to move.
I need to bring a Soccer ball?
Yes. Campers can either bring one or purchase one during registration for $25.
Do I need to bring money to camp?
What if my camper does not want to stay on campus?
Your camper may choose Non Residential Status, this means you will be commuting to and from camp daily and will not be staying in the dorms. Non Residential Campers will need to have arranged housing outside of the University.
Which NCAA Coaches are attending Camp?
What happens if a College Coach cancels?
From time to time, coaches cancellations and changes may happen. If this does happen we will do our best to get another coach from that college. We do reserve the right to modify the college coaches listing as needed. Refunds are not given based on the status of College Coaches. We thank you for your understanding.
How do the camps help with the college recruiting process?
As a competitive club and high school player, your teams have probably gone to Showcase Tournaments. At these tournaments, NCAA Coaches are in attendance but there is no guarantee they’ll see you. Villanova Soccer Camps guarantee exposure to EVERY NCAA Coach in attendance. This gives every camper significantly more opportunity to be on the radar or recruited by a NCAA College or University. All programs in attendance receive the contact information of every camper to help facilitate these relationships.
What is a Camp Store? What do they sell? Where is it located?
Where are the camps located?
What is Villanova University's address?
Villanova University’s address is: 800 Lancaster Ave Villanova, PA 19085
Is there transportation provided to and from the airport for out of town campers?
Yes. Shuttles will be provided to and from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) for all overnight camps. The cost is $60 round-trip.
What hotel can I stay at during the duration of camp?
COACHES/PARENTS/GUARDIANS - We will have a special group rate by the end of January for reservations at the Radnor Hotel in St David’s PA. It is just one mile from the camp.
What are the directions to campus?
Villanova University’s GPS address is 800 East Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085.
Is parking available?
Parking is offered at Ithan Garage on the corner of Ithan Ave. & Lancaster Ave. (Rt 30).
What are check-in/check-out times?
Where is check-in?
Check-In will take place outside of the assigned hall. This information will be sent to campers two weeks prior to camp.
What forms do I need to fill out for registration?
If I choose Non Residential status, what time do I check in?
If you choose Non Residential Status, this means you will be commuting to and from camp daily and will not be staying in the dorms. Non Residential Campers will need to have arranged housing outside of the University.
Opening Ceremony will take Place Immediately after Check In, Outside Of the Camper’s Dorms.
What are Check-out times?
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Campers may be moving their items out of the rooms to a designated area for parents to pick up. Please keep this in mind when you are packing for camp. Heavy items such as coolers, fans, TV’s, unused cases of drinks, etc are just an added burden for camper to move.
Closing Ceremony will take Place Approximately 11 Am. The Location Will Be Announced During Camp Day 3 Evening Sessions.
What if my camper will be arriving late or need to leave early?
Where do the campers stay?
Overnight/Residential campers will stay in the air-conditioned dorms. Campers will need to bring a pillow, blanket and linens for a twin bed. There is no need to bring fans or refrigerators.
Can I choose a roommate?
Dorm Rooms are generally not available on the night before the start of camp or the night after closing ceremonies.
Can teams come together for a camp? How do they register?
Yes. Teams are welcome to register for any of our events. 3 players from same team, each player will receive $59 discount, 5 players from same team, each player will receive a $79 discount and 7 or more players from the same team, each player will receive a $99 discount.
Coaches - if you would like to have your team come together to camp. Please contact us by email email@example.com Subject line: Team Discount. We will then create a team link for team to use when registering for camp. You will then send your team the link so they can register with the discount.
Team Players You can register individually online (as part of a team) with at least a $250 deposit. Be sure to put team name on the registration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: Team Discount and we will apply the discount to the balance due. The remainder of the monies due can be paid online 1 month before the start of camp.
What are the cancellation / refund policies for overnight camps?
In all cases there will be a $250 fee for any cancellations within one week of the start of an overnight camp!
What if my camper is injured?
A $150 credit for future camps will be issued. ** Injured campers cancellation request must be submitted in an email or a letter and be accompanied by a licensed physician’s note at least 2 days prior to the start of camp.
USYSA Regionals/Nationals,ECNL Playoffs
***If your team makes USYSA Regionals/Nationals, ECNL Playoffs or USDA Playoffs/Nationals and the dates conflict with the Nike Showcase Camps, we will refund your money minus a $50 administrative fee, provided written notification is provided at least 10 days prior to the start of camp.
What are the cancellation policy for One Day Camps and Youth Day Camps
For One Day Camps:
Cancellation fee is $50 to $100 depending on date of camp.
For Youth Day Camps:
Cancellation fee is $150.
For campers with injuries, please contact email@example.com to request cancellation prior to camp.
What if my child needs to take certain medications?
What if my child has dietary requirements?
Are seminars included in the price of camp?
Off-field education Seminars are provided to inform campers of their options for getting recruited, to help campers understand the different Divisions choices they have. These seminars will prepare your camper for topics like College Recruiting Process, and other important areas needed for success in college.
Will you have guest speakers?
Yes. Guest speakers will be announced prior to the beginning of each camp.
Will I be able to receive an invitation letter for visa purposes?
Yes. Following registration, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an official camp invitation letter.
I'VE READ THROUGH THE FAQ AND STILL HAVE A QUESTION OR CONCERN -- WHAT DO I DO?
E-mail us! email@example.com