Grace did have a great time at the Future 500 camp at Eastern University!
Our oldest daughter, Hannah, did attend the Future 500 camp at Eastern two years ago, just prior to her junior year of high school. Being our first child to embark on the soccer recruiting path, we were quite blindsided to learn how early schools begin looking at potential recruits and how early these girls verbally commit. After attending the parent's Q&A session, we had a better understanding of the process and realized she had a lot of leg work to do.
Luckily, as fate may have it, Grand Valley's head coach, Jeff Hosler, was in attendance at that camp and had put Hannah on his potential recruit list. Fast forward a few months and Hannah received an email invite to an ID clinic they were offering at GV. After some research of the school and their powerhouse program, Hannah realized that this may be an opportunity to not overlook. She attended the clinic and received an offer to play for them. She verbally committed in the winter of her junior year and is currently getting ready to begin her first season as a Laker.
The 500 camp really opened doors for Hannah that would otherwise not have been. Providing athletes with maximum exposure to college coaches in one environment in a short time is very efficient and very productive. From her exposure, Hannah felt she was finally on a recruiting path and was being contacted by several college coaches.
We often say that if she had not attended that camp, we really don't feel she would be playing for one of the top soccer programs in the country. As they say in the sports world, "Great moments come from great opportunities." That is what this camp provides! Keep up the great work!