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Are College Soccer ID Camps Worth it?

May 10, 2022

College Soccer ID camps are a vital part of the college soccer recruiting process. In fact, they are becoming a primary evaluative tool used by college soccer coaches. But why are they so important?

Let’s look at it from a college soccer coach’s perspective. Coaches have a small number of off-campus evaluations to use for identification, alongside a limited recruiting budget. And after COVID-19, recruiting budgets are even lower, so there are more limitations in the number of off-campus recruiting opportunities.

College recruiting is about standing out, separating yourself from the other players. The player pool you are competing with is deep. In addition, the NCAA transfer portal and the ease with which players can transfer schools has further enhanced this competitive environment. College ID camps provide an excellent opportunity to stand out and get identified!

ID Camps vs Showcases?

At a showcase, college coaches spend about 10-15 minutes at a game and can cover up to 40 games over the weekend. This is a very limited window to see a player. What if a player wasn’t in the game while the coach was in watching, or the player did not get see much of the play during this time. There is a lot left up to chance.

Here is why college ID camps are very important:

#1 – Coaches have a lot more time to properly evaluate a player in a game situation.

#2 – Most college coaches actively participate in their ID camps so they get some hands-on experience evaluating whether or not a player would be a good fit for their program.

#3 – Players get more one-on-one interaction with coaches in this environment than in any other, allowing them to establish connections and bolster their chances of getting recruited

When should a player attend college soccer ID camps?

It’s easy to understand their value for a junior or senior attending an ID camp. However, attending ID camps at a younger age while just beginning the recruiting process is just as beneficial.

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In 2022,  94.3% of college coaches at Future 500 identified multiple players from our National ID Camps. Future 500 is beloved by college coaches, providing the ultimate environment for coaches to watch and identify players.

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