Sample Camp Schedule

Day 1

  • 12:00 pm – Registration at McInnis Hall (Eastern Campus)
  • 2:15 pm – Player Orientation Session/Educational Seminar
  • 2:15 pm – Parent Education Seminar (Parents Only)
  • 3:30 pm – Small-Sided Showcase Matches
  • 5:30 pm – Dinner
  • 6:30 pm – Small-Sided Showcase Matches
  • 9:00 pm – College Educational Seminar
  • 11:00 pm – Lights Out

Day 2

  • 7:00 am – Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – Full-Sided Showcase Matches
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – College-Level Training Sessions
  • 3:00 pm -Educational Seminars/All Star Games
  • 5:00 pm – Dinner
  • 6:00 pm – Full-Sided Showcase Matches
  • 9:00 pm – College Educational Seminar
  • 11:00 pm – Lights Out

Day 3

  • 7:00 am – Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – Full-Sided Showcase Matches
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – College-Level Training Sessions
  • 3:00 pm -Educational Seminars/All Star Games
  • 5:00 pm – Dinner
  • 6:00 pm – Full-Sided Showcase Matches
  • 9:00 pm – College Educational Seminar
  • 11:00 pm – Lights Out

Day 4

  • 7:00 am – Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – Small-Sided Showcase Matches
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Check Out
  • 11:30 am – Closing Remarks

**This schedule is tentative and subject to change**

  1. Tammy Reply

    Interested in learning more about how all 50 college coaches get to experience what all participants have to offer

  2. Matt Reply

    Will the soccer be played at YSC in Wayne, or will it be on campus?

  3. Mark Reply

    What do the kids do if they are not an all-star selection during the all-star games?

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      Great Question. We have several options campers can choose from during this time, including: speed, quickness and agility training, sport psychology seminars, soccer tennis, sand soccer and more….

  4. John Reply

    How are the all star teams selected for the all-star games? 

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      Teams are selected based on the feedback of all college coaches in attendance. Over 50% of players at camp are selected to play in a Future 500 All Star Game. Equally, or more importantly, our game schedule this year ensures that all players at camp will be seen by 100% of the colleges in attendance, regardless of if they are selected to play in a Future 500 All Star Game.

  5. Lisa Reply

    Two questions… How do the players gel with one another before a match? And, do you video tape them so we have a film they can share with future coaches?

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      Players are placed on 1 team that they will remain on for all pre-game warm ups, training sessions and match play for the duration of camp. The team will then compete against many of the other teams at Future 500. They also stay in the same dorm and often eat meals and attend seminars together. We find this is the best way for players to get to know each other and helps them to perform better on the field.

      We bring in a professional video company that films all 11 v 11 matches at Future 500, from elevation and with very high quality cameras, so the film quality is outstanding. Families have the option of purchasing all game film or edited film highlights, directly from the video company. We began offering this option last year as a simple way to help players get access to high quality video that they could send to colleges and it was very well received.

  6. Lisa Reply

    For the test prep, will it be the new or old SAT reviewed and taken?

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      For this summer, campers will take the “old” (current) SAT. We will not change to the new until the following summer.

  7. Charles Barilo Reply

    Referring to all-star game – since the age group is 9th to 12th grade, are the 9th and 10th graders selected into the all-star or does it tend to be only those who are reaching college opportunity

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      All ages are eligible to be selected into the all-star games. Approximately half of the players at camp will be selected into an all star game. However, ALL PLAYERS at camp will be seen by 100% of the 50 colleges that attend camp, regardless of wether or not the play in an all star game.

  8. Sally Lynn MacDonald Reply

    Is there a goalkeeper specific aspect to this camp?

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      We have goalkeeper training every day at camp, which will be led by Alex Heredia, who has been the South African Men’s and Women’s Goalkeeper coach for 2 decades and is 1 of only 14 FIFA Certified keeper instructors in the world. We are very privileged to have Alex joining us for both camps.

      Goalkeepers will also be assigned to teams and will be seen by 100% of the 50+ college coaches at camp, just like field players.

  9. donahue allen Reply

    will this camp be available for seniors in high school.

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      If they are will be seniors as of this fall, yes, they are welcome to attend.

  10. donahue allen Reply

    What will happen if you already got accepted to college and will be going in the fall. If that school that your going to is there, can you still get an offer from the coach?

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      We are not sure that we understand this question. Please feel free to call our camp office at (610) 325-7883, if you wish to elaborate further.

  11. Mike Reply

    Do parents usually stay and watch training and matches, or are they just present at beginning and end for parent session and closing remarks?

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      We have a lot of parents attend our Parent-Education Seminar the first day of camp. Parents are also welcome to watch games. We have designated areas that are only for college coaches and campers. Parents are welcome to be anywhere around the fields, with the exception of the areas reserved only for coaches and campers.

      All campers will also be going through An SAT Prep Course on the last morning of camp and parents are welcome to attend that session also. Additional information will be sent as we get closer to camp.

  12. Sarah Reply

    How are the teams made the first day? Are they made depending on grade for example a rising 10th grader would be with all the other rising 10th graders?
    Or are they formed based on skill ? How do u assess the kids skills the first day to form the teams? Also, if my son just loves soccer and is a good player but maybe will not be college collegelevel player would he still have a fun time or is it geared more for the super competitive ki

    • Future ID Camp Reply

      Teams are made after reviewing all information provided by each player after they register.

      We generally keep 9th and 10th graders together and 11th and 12th graders together.

      Future 500 ID Camp is open to everyone, but is primarily attended by players with a desire to play in college.

  13. Tracee Reply

    On the first day are the teams that are made for the rest of camp based on your skill level that they believe you have based on DV 1,2,and 3?

    • Future 500 ID Camp Reply

      Tracee, thank you for your email. All kids are placed according to age not skill so freshman and sophomores and juniors and seniors are more likely to be placed together. College Coaches at a camp are on a specified schedule so that every college coach sees each kid at least once during camp. Does this help? any other questions?

      • Tracee Reply

        Yes thank you! And if you are a 10th grader and will be a 11th grader next school year, would you be grouped with the 10th grader or 11th grader team?

  14. Colton Griffin Reply

    Do goalkeepers get training by the college coaches?

    • Future 500 ID Camp Reply

      The short answer is Yes. The more thorough answer is because we are a showcase camp, all 75 coaches are watching campers when matches are occurring. During instructional time the majority of college coaches are coaching campers. In the case of goalkeepers, we have current College Goalkeeper Coaches like Paul Stinson of Haverford College instructing the goalkeeper-specific training. In years past, we have also had special goalkeeper trainers that have flown-in to add even more instruction value; most notably Alejandro Heredia of the South African National Team. Please let me know if you have follow up questions.

  15. Tracy Ghosh Reply

    The sample schedule doesn’t allocate any time for feedback and evaluation from college coaches. Is this part of the program?

    • Future 500 ID Camp Reply

      Tracy,

      Thanks so much for your question. We do not provide evaluations as a part of our camp for two reasons. First, evaluations from camps are rarely accurate enough to provide anything substantial to another college coach. Second and most importantly, college coaches across the board do not trust camp evaluations and therefore there is nothing actionable from a camp evaluation.

      More details on why they are not accurate/detailed enough provided below:
      It is difficult if not impossible to capture all the nuances (social, emotional, psychological, technical, tactical, athletic) that a quality evaluation should capture in a camp environment. While a coach will be able to determine if a player is someone they want to recruit after watching them in 1 or 2 matches, it takes a coach a great deal more time to learn all aspects of a player’s game, personality and other intangibles. College coaches are well aware of this and as a result, don’t value/utilize camp evaluations.

      College Coaches Don’t Trust Camp Evaluations:
      College coaches know that most camp owners/directors tell coaches only to write positive evaluations to avoid having to deal with parents who are unhappy because their son or daughter received an average or negative evaluation. College coaches are well aware of this and rarely trust the evaluations — they know they are overinflated.

      As a result, when we advise families on the college search and recruiting process, we have begun to advise families NOT to send CAMP evaluations to college coaches. It is fine to send an evaluation from your club soccer coach as they have been with the player for a much longer period of time — but it is not helpful to send an evaluation from a camp because they are not accurate – college coaches know it — and thus they have no credibility.

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