RESIDENTIAL & COMMUTER CAMP
The CampOur overall goal of the Camp is to educate and challenge players of all levels while they discover what it means to be a part of the NCAA National Championship winning Akron environment!
Camp will offer technical and tactical sessions, delivered by our nationally recognized coaching staff to campers who will be placed into age and ability specific developmental groups.
Our curriculum is designed to challenge each player through the combination of 11v11 and small-sided match play, coupled with daily training sessions. A recruiting seminar for our high school campers and nightly competition against our camp staff are some of the special features that will be offered to the camp. This camp is geared toward the serious soccer player who has aspirations of playing at Academy, high school, college level or beyond.
Specialized goalkeeping sessions are held both weeks of camp. Akron is becoming known as the breeding ground for top-flight goalkeepers. At the Akron Soccer Camp the goalkeeper is not the “forgotten player.” Our experienced goalkeeping staff will teach you the key technical, tactical, psychological, and physical aspects of this crucial position. Individualized training and evaluation is only one aspect of our goalkeeping program.
Darlington Nagbe 2010 Hermann Trophy National
player of the year and #2 overall pick in 2011 MLS Draft
The training experience is further enhanced as the goalkeepers are incorporated into small and large group tactical and technical training activities with the field players. These match-related activities provide the goalkeepers an opportunity to blend technical fundamentals with tactical decision making. The goalkeepers are also evaluated as they perform in 11v11 matches everyday. The combination of individual and team training is an integral part in the development of a goalkeeper.
Housing, Meals, and Recreation
Residential campers will utilize the same facilities as The University of Akron Men’s Soccer Team. During their stay at camp, Residential campers will reside in the state of the art Spicer Residence Halls and dine at the on campus dining halls to get the full experience of a Zips soccer player. Campers will be housed two in a room and all linens will be provided. One roommate request will be accepted per application. Residential Campers will be given 3 meals a day, all meals are all-you-can-eat, and will be served in the on campus cafeteria and student union complex.
In addition, the multi-million dollar student union and student recreation centers will be open to all campers during free time for swimming, bowling, billiards and movies.
How to Enroll
Register online by clicking the REGISTER tab on the left or at the bottom of the page. Those who cannot attend camp for medical or other reasons will be refunded all but a $50 administrative fee. To receive a refund the camp office must be notified at least 72 hours before camp begins. Refunds are not issued for any soccer related injury and/or illness occurred during camp.
Steve Zakuani, #1 overall pick in the 2009 MLS Draft
Campers will be housed in the state of the art dorm complex's on the Akron campus. Campers may indicate choice of roommates and requests will be accommodated where possible. Campers will be housed in one bedroom, one bathroom suites with two beds in each bedroom. All linens will be provided.
Camp registration is planned between Noon and 2:00 p.m. on the first day of camp. The first training session is at 3:30 p.m. on the first day of of camp. Camp ends on the final day following the closing ceremonies at approximately 1 p.m.
Each camper must have a soccer ball at camp. You can bring your own ball or purchase a hand-stitched Akron soccer ball from the camp for $35 paid in advance. Availability is limited. Please mark the appropriate box in the registration process for the correct size ball. Sizing requirements may vary slightly depending upon local association, but generally a size 3 is used for ages 8 and under, size 4 for ages 8 to 12, and a size 5 for ages 12 and up.
Every player will receive a free camp t-shirt at registration.
The Akron Soccer Camp carries secondary medical insurance. Parents are expected to provide primary medical insurance for their child.
The Akron/Canton Airport is located 10 minutes from the camp and the Cleveland Airport is located 30 minutes from the camp. Bus and train stations also serve the Akron area. The camp will provide transportation to and from the Akron/Canton airport at no charge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on this service.
Those who cannot attend camp for medical or other reasons will be refunded all but a $50 administrative fee. To receive a refund the camp office must be notified at least 72 hours before camp begins. Refunds are not issued for any soccer related injury and/or illness occurred during camp.
Upon receipt of your application a confirmation email will be sent to confirm your spot at camp. A complete checklist of items necessary for camp will be emailed to you, along with other camp information one month prior to the start of camp. If you have any questions or need additional information call or write:
Akron Soccer Camp, Athletic Field House
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-6302
Men's Soccer Office
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER