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Are College Soccer ID Camps Worth it?

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.

There are many other benefits associated with attending an ID Camp including:

Determine Your Level

ID Camps help you to determine what level you should be playing at in college. If you receive emails from primarily DII and DIII college coaches after camp, this is a good indication that you should be playing at a DII or DIII college.

Acquire Game Film

ID Camps allow you to acquire high quality game film and highlight reels for your recruiting efforts. A big part of the recruiting process involves sending your film to college coaches, Future 500 provides you with high quality game film for no extra charge.

Gain A Variety of Exposure

ID Camps expose aspiring college soccer players to a wide variety of colleges of different sizes, settings, locations and more. There truly are colleges for everyone at an ID camp such as Future 500.

7 Reasons to Attend Future 500

We may be a bit biased, but we think you should take one of the spots at Future 500 if you are serious about playing at the collegiate level. Here are some reasons why:

1. Proven Success

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, who use our events as one of their primary methods for identifying players.

2. Maximum Exposure

Future 500 ID Camps will provide you with in-depth exposure to the highest quality collection of NCAA coaches in the nation. Future 500’s detailed Maximum Exposure Matrix ensures that you will be seen by every coach. Learn more here.

3. Individual Attention

You will get to know college coaches through “Ask A Coach” Q & A and tactical scouting sessions, where you will interact directly with coaches, further strengthening identification and exposure opportunities at our Soccer ID Camps. Learn more here.

4. Cutting-Edge Game Film Included

Future 500 is partnering with Veo, to provide you with the best video identification of any soccer camps. This includes Future 500’s Veo Video Program, which provides unlimited video access to over 100 of the top schools in the country — allowing them to watch you play long after camp. Every camp registration includes VEO game film for your recruiting efforts. Learn more about VEO here.

5. Live Recruiting

Each ID camp will also feature Live Recruiting Sessions – A knowledgeable college coach will talk with you LIVE during a match to help you see exactly what college coaches are looking for when they are recruiting during our Soccer ID Camps. Learn more here.

6. Innovative Schedule

Our innovative schedule ensures every minute of your time at camp is maximized. When not demonstrating your talent on the field, you will be personally interacting with and gaining invaluable recruiting insights directly from experienced college coaches. Learn more here. 

7. Top Facilities

All Future 500 Soccer Camps are played on top quality fields at outstanding facilities, freeing you up to focus on showing well regardless of weather conditions. Learn more here.

2023 Camps Announced!

We have just announced our 2023 ID Camps. Spots are limited, be sure to register soon to save your spot at one of our upcoming ID Camps.

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