2023 Soccer ID Camps Announced!

Recruiting Tips & Blog

Will your son/daughter be seen at our ID Camp?

One of the questions we often receive from parents is some variation of the following: ‘A number of schools that we are interested in are attending your ID Camp. How do we know that our son/daughter will be seen by these coaches at camp?’ It is great to see coaches you are interested in listed on a website for an ID camp (especially when these coaches have confirmed their attendance as they do for Future 500’s events), but parents want to know whether or not their child will have the opportunity to be seen by these coaches. Coaches that attend but don’t watch their son/daughter might as well have not been listed on the website at all.
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Games vs Training at an ID Camp.

As spring nears, players and parents will be consumed by countless messages regarding College ID Camps being held throughout the country. Many clubs are now hosting their own camps to ‘showcase’ their players in front of college coaches, along with companies who run camps ranging from three or four hours in a single day to five or six full days with players staying in dorms or hotels. With all of these available options, how are families to determine what event might be best for their son or daughter?  Games vs Training: What is Better For Recruiting? While different ID Camps offer different experiences, most people sign up for these events for a fairly straightforward reason, to be evaluated and identified by college coaches.
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Comparing ID Camps? 5 Things To Look Out For.

College ID camps are a vital component of getting recruited to play college soccer. With a number of options available, how do families decide where to spend their hard earned money? Here are 5 key things to think about when comparing ID Camps: Are The Coaches Actually Attending? Most ID Camps usually list a certain number of colleges on their website as attending an upcoming ID camp. The most important question here is: are the coaches actually going to be there? Some ID camp coach lists end up being pretty different in person than they were advertised online. It is important to evaluate the reputation of the ID camp provider when deciding which camp to attend.
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Be Seen By College Coaches

The truth is that college soccer teams at the DI, DII, or DIII level have a lot of prospective soccer players to choose from when recruiting. Depending on the college and division you are often competing with hundreds of recruits for only a few roster spots per team. Given this highly competitive landscape, it can’t be stressed enough how important it is to be aggressive and proactive in the college soccer recruiting process. One of the most important components of standing out to college coaches in the recruiting process is to play in front of them. Here are some of the main ways you can make this happen.
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Emailing College Coaches Before An Event: Template & Guide

One of the most important components of getting recruited by college coaches is by playing in front of them at ID Camps, showcases and tournaments. Future 500 National ID Camps for instance, features 50 top colleges from a variety of D1, D2 and D3 colleges. Heading into an event where college coaches will be present, it is important to prioritize pre-camp communication. You should be emailing college coaches before you go to the event they are attending. Below you will see what a good email looks like when communicating directly with the college coaches that will be at one of Future 500’s camps (or another event).
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