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So, you want to be a college soccer player....

Date Posted: 1/30/2013

Over the next few years you will be making the transition from high school and club soccer to playing soccer in college. As a collegiate soccer coach with over 30 years of experience, I can tell you that the college game is different from what you are currently use to. You will experience greater physical, technical, tactical and emotional demands in college. The game will be played much faster and you will need to improve your speed of play. The purpose of the College ID Camp, at Denison University, is to introduce you to what you will be experiencing after you graduate and head off to college. Having coached at a mid-level Division I school, a very high level program in Division II and now at Denison University, a highly competitive Division III university, myself and our staff will be able give you an accurate assessment of what program is best for you.

The goals of our summer camps and clinics are to access your abilities and to educate you on what college coaches are looking for in prospective student athletes. What we do in our College ID program is provide an accurate picture of what college soccer will be like. You will get the opportunity to work with outstanding college coaches and meet and interact with current and former collegiate players. There are no contests or "Outstanding Player Awards". You will arrive on Day 1 and be immediately immersed into a no nonsense program. You will competitively train and play meaningful games, receive soccer fitness instruction and testing, and be able to compare your fitness level with players from around the United States. You will be exposed to presentations that will give you meaningful information on the recruiting process and college coaches will evaluate you and help identify colleges that meet your athletic, academic and social needs.

I guarantee the College ID program will change your outlook on what you need to be doing to get yourself ready for that first preseason camp. I hope to see you this year at one of our programs. Please do not hesitate to write or call if you have any questions.