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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

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | Lancing College #4 (Jul 22-28)

Brighton, United Kingdom
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 22, 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.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | Lewis & Clark (Jul 22-25)

Portland, Oregon
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 22, 2019
9 a.m.

Join us at Lewis and Clark in 2019 for a week of intensive soccer training where you will be in the company of coaches and players who share your passion.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | North Greenville University (Jul 22-25)

Tigerville, South Carolina
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 22, 2019
9 a.m.

Our Elite soccer camp is geared for campers aged 10 to 18. The NGU soccer staff develops training sessions to enhance and develop technical skills and tactical awareness. The staff also focuses on other areas of the game such as speed, agility, teamwork, and nutrition. Goalkeeping specific training is also offered. This camp's focus is to provide not only a high level of training from an elite coaching staff, but also to do so in an environment that is fun and allows players the freedom to train without stress of consequences. Finally, the staff continues to grow and cultivate each players love of the game and enthusiasm to compete.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | Principia College (Jul 22-25)

Elsah, Illinois
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 22, 2019
9 a.m.

At Nike Soccer Camps, our goal is to instill a love for the game in young athletes by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success. This camp presents an incredible opportunity for high school players to get a taste of playing for Principia College.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | United Sports Center (Jul 22-25)

Downington, Pennsylvania
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 22, 2019
9 a.m.

Nike Soccer Camps will be back in Downingtown, PA in 2019 at United Sports Training Center! Our goal at this co-ed camp is to stimulate a love for the game showing youth athletes how to accelerate their own progress and success.

Nike Player One Boys Soccer Camp | Redwood High School #2 (Jul 22-26)

Larkspur, California
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 22, 2019
9 a.m.

Player One is the ultimate training camp for soccer players in Marin County for 2019!

Nike Player One Boys Soccer Camp | Saratoga High School #6 (Jul 22-26)

Saratoga, California
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 22, 2019
9 a.m.

Player ONE and Nike Soccer Camps come together to offer a camp experience sure to improve our campers' skills and provide lots of fun in Saratoga for 2019!

Worldwide Boys Soccer Camp | GVTC Sportsplex #1 (Jul 22-25)

San Antonio, Texas
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 22, 2019
6 p.m.

The 2019 World Wide Soccer Camp brings their challenging and fun soccer training program to GVTC Sportsplex in San Antonio, TX! We are offering Goalkeeper, Half Day, All Girls, Advanced, and High School programs this summer.

Nike Boys Soccer Camp | University of Utah #1 (Jul 25-27)

Salt Lake City, Utah
Camp
US Sports Camps
Thursday, July 25, 2019
9 a.m.

Coaches who share your passion are the best to help you improve! Join us for a week of intensive soccer training at the University of Utah. Our goal is to stimulate a love for the game in our players by showing them how to accelerate their own progress and success.

UMP Summer High School Team Camp

Mount Olive, North Carolina
Camp
ABC Sports Camps
Friday, July 26, 2019
9 a.m.

High School Camp is the perfect way to bring your High School team together for a preseason camp. Teams will have the added bonus to play against quality opponents, while being coached by the UMO soccer staff and other top level college coaches. The emphasis during the camp will be focused on your individual team needs. We want to personalize the camp specific for your team during the three days of training.

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