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How to Find the Right Men's Soccer Tournaments, Camps and Showcases

 

A crucial part of the recruiting process involves athletes getting in front of college coaches and showing off their skill set. The preferred way for D1 coaches to evaluate top recruits is to see them compete in club tournaments, though ID camps and clinics are also used for scouting new talent. The benefit of attending these events is getting exposure to college coaches, as well as gaining experience competing against other elite athletes. However, to gain access to these events, athletes need to play on club teams and should get started at an early age to get club experience.

2019 Men’s College Soccer camps

We have pulled together a list of every men’s college soccer camp in the country with the date and cost for each camp. If you are looking to attend a camp this summer, look no further than this free list. 2019 men’s college soccer camps.

College men’s soccer tournaments and showcases

For D1 programs and top schools at other division levels, club tournaments and showcases are where coaches do most of their recruiting. There is a wide variation in levels across clubs, and the same is true for club tournaments—that’s why athletes will want to gain a roster spot on an elite club in order to play in tournaments that attract the most college coaches. For coaches, this is an efficient way to recruit, since they get to see many top-level athletes in one place playing against strong competition. US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer both offer a lengthy list of tournaments held throughout the year, while GotSoccer provides a ranking of the best club tournaments. Check out some of the biggest club soccer tournaments in the country:

Month Tournament
October EDP Cup Fall, Las Vegas Mayor's Cup
November Visitraleigh.com Boys College Showcase, SD Surf College Cup, Bethesda Premier Cup
December Disney Boys Soccer Showcase
February Presidents' Day Tournament
March Dallas Cup, Jefferson Cup, NorCal State Cup
May EDP Cup Spring
July San Diego Surf Cup

College men’s soccer camps and clinics

Elite college soccer camps and clinics run by club organizations (like US Club Soccer’s exclusive id2 Camp, which finds players through an intense national scouting and recommendation process) are generally invitation only and restricted to club members. Their focus is to offer athletes an opportunity to play at a very high level and let coaches evaluate top talent. In general, an ID camp brings top recruits in and has them stay overnight for three to four days, providing athletes with skills development, competition and evaluation. An ID clinic is a shortened version of a camp, usually lasting one or two days. If a college soccer camp or clinic is hosted by an NCAA institution (on campus), the camp might have a lot of talented players but must allow anyone to attend regardless of ability level.

For athletes who are seriously interested in attending an elite ID camp or clinic, the first step is to get a recommendation from their coach. College soccer camps and clinics are run by college men’s soccer coaches and offer high-quality soccer skills instruction. Attending a soccer camp or clinic also lets athletes check out the school’s campus and athletic facilities, as well as gain some familiarity with the coaching staff and program.

Find Events Near You

Vogelsinger Boys All-Star 2 | Pennington School (Jun 30 - Jul 5)

Pennington, New Jersey
Camp
US Sports Camps
Sunday, June 30, 2019
8:30 a.m.

The 2019 Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at the Pennington School, NJ, has been teaching soccer players and goalkeepers of all ability levels since 1975.

Vogelsinger Boys All-Star Camp | UC Santa Barbara #2 (Jun 30 - Jul 5)

Santa Barbara, California
Camp
US Sports Camps
Sunday, June 30, 2019
8:30 a.m.

The 2019 Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been teaching soccer players and goalkeepers of all ability levels since 1982. We celebrate our 54th year of outstanding technical soccer training for players ages 9-18.

Vogelsinger Boys Mini Academy | UC Santa Barbara #2 (Jun 30 - Jul 12)

Santa Barbara, California
Camp
US Sports Camps
Sunday, June 30, 2019
8:30 a.m.

The 2019 Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been teaching soccer players and goalkeepers of all ability levels since 1982. We celebrate our 54th year of outstanding technical soccer training for players ages 9-18.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | Lancing College #1 (Jul 1-7)

Brighton, United Kingdom
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 1, 2019
9 a.m.

Residential camps for boys and girls aged 8-17. Located on the campus of Lancing College, a leading English private school, players are coached by Brighton and Hove Albion Soccer Schools in an intensive training program. With players from over 40 countries joining the 2019 program, this is a truly international experience.

Boys Soccer Camp Week 2 | Philadelphia (Jul 5-8)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Camp
Future 500 ID Camp
Friday, July 5, 2019
12 p.m.

Future 500 ID Boys Soccer Camps provide an unparalleled soccer exposure opportunity, with 75 NCAA Division 1, 2 and 3 colleges in attendance. Give your journey to college a massive boost by putting yourself in the spotlight for so many coaches to see. Each camp includes a carefully selected mix of D1, D2 and D3 coaches - allowing players of all levels to create a large degree of exposure and interest for themselves. Only 5% of high school players make a college roster, be one of them! Read below to find out more about how Future 500 will set you on your path toward college soccer.

Nike Boys All Skills Camp | Elmhurst College #2 (Jul 5-8)

Elmhurst, Illinois
Camp
US Sports Camps
Friday, July 5, 2019
9 a.m.

Coach Dave Di Tomasso and his staff are hosting two sessions of all skills camp and one goalkeeper/striker skills camp in 2019. These camps offer a great opportunity to bring your game to the next level! Instruction focuses on functional training, attacking, supporting play, decision making, shooting, defending, small-sided games, 11v11, and creativity. Goalkeeping training is provided. The camp provides a second soccer stadium for our use. Full supervision and activities are provided for day campers during down time, including swimming for all campers in between sessions. Camp is for ages 8-18. Campers must be 9 years old to stay overnight (8-year olds are welcome as extended day campers).

Ole Miss Boys Soccer Residential Camp 2

University, Mississippi
Camp
ABC Sports Camps
Sunday, July 7, 2019
9 a.m.

At Ole Miss we strive to provide the best opportunity for players to reach their highest potential! We do this by challenging them both technically and tactically in an environment that is both encouraging and informative. We work hard to make sure that our camps provide an environment that is fun as well as competitive in order to prepare players for their next level.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | UC Santa Cruz #2 (Jul 7-10)

Santa Cruz, California
Camp
US Sports Camps
Sunday, July 7, 2019
8:30 a.m.

Player ONE Soccer camps offer the highest level of instruction, in an elite soccer training environment for aspiring, hardworking, dedicated soccer players. Our uniquely structured curriculum will help develop technically gifted, intelligent, tactically aware soccer players. Three sessions per day will be structured in a tiered system as we work through the development process day by day. Morning technical, ball mastery, balance and coordination, followed by afternoon tactical sessions, finished off with evening scrimmages, small sided games and competitive tournaments.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | Warner University (Jul 7-11)

Lake Wales, Florida
Camp
US Sports Camps
Sunday, July 7, 2019
9 a.m.

Veteran Nike Soccer Camp Director, Drew Stacey brings a 2019 summer camp to Warner University in Lake Wales, FL where he serves as head men's coach.

Vogelsinger Boys All-Star Camp | UC Santa Barbara #3 (Jul 7-12)

Santa Barbara, California
Camp
US Sports Camps
Sunday, July 7, 2019
8:30 a.m.

The 2019 Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been teaching soccer players and goalkeepers of all ability levels since 1982. We celebrate our 54th year of outstanding technical soccer training for players ages 9-18.

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