Men’s soccer camp is right around the corner as the Purple Aces program will host six camps over the next two months for players in several age groups.
Full information is available by visiting acessoccercamp.com. Notes on each camp are also available below. All campers receive an Aces Soccer Camp t-shirt and a certificate of achievement. Full-day camps include a hot lunch and drink. For more information, contact the Evansville Soccer Office at 812-488-2294.
The Advanced Day Camps mark the first of the schedule and will take place from June 3-7. Going from 8 a.m. until noon each day, the camp is the most intensive one offered and is geared to serious travel or select players. It is open to boys from U8 to U13.
Beginning on June 10 and running through the 14th, the Day Camps are open to boys and girls age K-6. Full and half day options are available as the full goes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. while the half day goes from 9 a.m. until noon. Campers are grouped by age and ability and will work in skill training and development while participating in scrimmage matches later in the day. Indoor space is available should severe weather limit play outdoors.
On June 29 and 30, UE will host boys age 11 through 14 for the Middle School Elite Camp and the Middle School Goalkeeper Academy. The elite camp provides a highly competitive atmosphere for serious soccer players. A focus is placed on technical and functional position training using small group and team tactics.
There will be a team tournament for each age group with evening matches at Arad McCutchan Stadium, home of the Purple Aces. Also included in the camp is a college recruiting seminar for those interested in playing at the collegiate level. Training sessions in the camp help the athlete prepare for high school and college careers.
The Goalkeeper Academy is regarded as one of the best in the country. Methodology used as the camp has been shared with goalkeepers who have gone on to play for the United States National Teams, Major League Soccer, in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the highest collegiate levels.
College ID Camp and Goalkeeper Academy mark the final camps of the season and take place on July 20 and 21 for boys age 15-18. The camp is designed for serious soccer players who are looking at taking their high school careers to the next level in college. Small group training and team tactics help players to improve in those areas while a tournament will take place at McCutchan Stadium in the evening for each age group.
Goalkeepers looking at improving their skills in that age group are encouraged to take part in the Goalkeeper Academy where the drills used in that camp have been used to teach those who play at the highest levels in college, in the pros and for the U.S. National Team.