HOW FUTURE 500 SOCCER CAMPS WORK FOR YOU
Future 500 ID Soccer Camps help players of different levels of ability gain significant exposure to the highest-quality collection of NCAA coaches of any camps. Each camp features 75 College Soccer Programs, providing the best identification opportunity in the country. These coaches will be carefully organized to watch the smaller groups of players attending Future 500 in 2020 to ensure both safety, and maximum exposure.
The NCAA has extended their Dead Period Through August. Read Future 500’s response to this here.
Future 500 is accepting a smaller number of campers in 2020 in response to COVID-19. Players will be split into smaller groups and will participate in an innovative schedule of 8v8, 11v11 matches and educational sessions. 75 colleges will be spread out and will watch every player during camp, generating the college exposure that Future 500 is renowned for. The 2020 camps will feature a 6-1 camper-to-coach ratio, the best ratio of any camp in the country, making for an unparalleled identification opportunity.
Players play on first-rate fields in every match and training session. College Coaches will meet with players in small group break-out and tactical scouting sessions, where players can get to know coaches, further strengthening identification and exposure at a time when so much of it has been lost.
All 11 v 11 matches and All Star Games are filmed in high definition by professional sports videographers from elevated video towers. College Coaches have access to these matches, allowing coaches to watch players long after the soccer camps have ended, helping make up for lost college exposure.
FUTURE 500 in 2020
Please note: As part of Future 500’s safety procedures for 2020, players will not be allowed to linger on the fields when they are not playing and parents will not be allowed to spectate. Players will be required to have a vehicle present at the fields where they can return at the end of each match or break-out session. Players will have access to virtual college seminars on their mobile devices between games to help educate them on the recruiting process.
Future 500, like many businesses, has had to adapt and change our College ID Camps this year in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition to moving the camps toward the end of the summer, Future 500 has focused on decreasing the size as well as changing the layout of our camps in order to ensure the safety of campers in response to COVID-19. Read more about the steps we are taking here.
WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT FUTURE 500 SOCCER CAMPS
This camp was a great way to showcase the skills of the player at an individual level. Through around 700 minutes of playing soccer over the course of four days, players were able to be seen by the top level college coaches in D1 D2 and D3.
The way it’s organized, every player is being seen by more college coaches than you could possibly arrange by attending tournaments. The small sided games also highlight players’ technical and tactical skills in a way that can’t happen in full field games. A great opportunity! Overall, it was a fantastic experience for my son who has been contacted by a few coaches already. Thanks very much!
As parents, we could not be more pleased with the results of F500. Our son came away raving about the experience and organization of the camp. He was really excited about the fact that he got to interact with so many coaches he was interest in. He has already started receiving emails from coaches that were at Future 500!
As VP and Director of Soccer Operations at Hunter Soccer Club, my players raved about their experience at the Future 500 ID camp. I will recommend that any college bound club players attend this camp.
I just wanted to thank you guys again for running an A+++ program. We had the opportunity to attend the _____ ID Camp in Dallas, TX this weekend and the differences between the two camps was remarkable. In a nutshell, your ID program is superior in administration, organization and college coach participation/interaction. The option for video was an absolute plus as we have been able to use some of the video for Cassie’s highlight recruitment video. Even something as simple as having access to daily schedules via internet. (No access at _______). Most importantly, Cassie had such a positive experience and positive feedback from the coaches in attendance at Future 500. In fact, she has had numerous offers and inquiries from some great schools. Looks like we’ll be traveling to the East Coast quite a bit over the next several months as she attempts to make a decision on college and the continuation of her soccer career. We just wanted you to know how much we appreciate the careful thought and consideration you give to making sure the athletes have an opportunity to be coached by different college coaches and to be seen by the various coaches. As we returned home from _____, Cassie began discussing the differences between Future 500 and _____ and her preference for Future 500 was unquestionable. We are also unsure how the college coaches will contact the athletes who attended ______. With Future 500, Cassie received emails directly from the coaches. With _____, the coaches review the athlete’s resume and respond through _____ which I assume is controlled by ______. This would be fine but for the fact that parents have to pay an additional monthly fee for the athletes to see what schools are looking at their resumes from the _____ ID camp. I was completely surprised by this additional expense considering the costs of the camp. We will definitely be recommending Future 500 to other parents!!
Thanks again for all the hard work you put into the future 500 camp!!!!!! My daughter, Destiny, has made a verbal commitment to Kutztown University after attending your camp!!! It was a wonderful experience and we are excited to see what the future holds!!!!!!
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. Grand Valley's head coach, Jeff Hosler, was in attendance at that camp and had put Hannah on his potential recruit list after watching her play. 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!