FUTURE 500’S RESPONSE TO THE DEAD PERIOD
*This page will be updated regularly to reflect the latest Future 500 ID Camp and COVID-19 information.
As you may have heard, the NCAA has extended their recruiting ‘Dead Period’ through August 31st for NCAA Division 1 colleges. This means that Division 1 coaches are not able to attend any soccer ID Camp in the nation during the month of August, including Future 500’s camps in Maryland.
Despite this news, Future 500 is determined to provide a truly outstanding college exposure opportunity for aspiring college players at these camps, which is even more important now given all of the recruiting exposure lost by athletes this year.
Here is how Future 500 ID Camp is responding to the most recent news — and the unprecedented recruiting challenges it sadly presents for families:
MORE COLLEGE EXPOSURE BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF COACHES
To ensure Future 500 provides the absolute best recruiting exposure possible, we will be expanding our coaches list from 50 coaches to 75 college coaches at each camp. This means that both our August Boys and Girls camps will have the largest collection of coaches of any camp in the nation, not only in the month of August, but for the entire year.
This list of coaches will include even more high-end academic NCAA Division 2 and 3 colleges, while also including a select number of Junior Colleges for families that cannot currently afford a 4-year college due to COVID-19.
WE ARE GIVING YOU FREE FILM TO SEND TO DIVISION 1 COACHES
In addition, since our D-1 coaches cannot be physically present, Future 500 will record every 11 v 11 match that is played at our August camps. We will be giving all campers this Game Footage (valued at $150) for FREE to send to D-1 and all other coaches.
Additionally, Future 500 will be reducing the cost of the Highlight Reel package to $150 to provide you with an excellent recruiting resource to send to college coaches.
Future 500 will be using the best video recording technology, elevated video towers and professional sports videographers to provide by far the highest-quality video of any camp in the United States.
So while our D-1 college coaches cannot be physically present at our August camps, you can still gain a massive amount of exposure to them by attending Future 500, in addition to the outstanding level of exposure to the 75 D-2 and D-3 colleges in attendance.
NOTE: The Dead Period for D-1 colleges may well be extended beyond August 31st, meaning that getting high quality video-footage to send to these coaches is even more vital.
In addition to the above changes to greatly increase college exposure, Future 500 will retain our usual industry leading standards, attention to detail and emphasis on quality to provide the nation’s best college ID camp to all campers.
STILL THE BEST COLLEGE IDENTIFICATION CAMP IN 2020
Despite these safety-driven changes and measures, we will still deliver the same high quality college identification opportunity as in previous years which led for example, to 94.3% of coaches contacting Future 500 players after camp in 2019. Make up for lost time on the field by attending the #1 rated college identification camp in the country! Register here.