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How to Find the Right Women's Soccer Tournaments, Camps and Showcases for Your Recruiting

 

A crucial part of the recruiting process involves athletes getting in front of college coaches and showing off their skillset. The most effective way to do that is by attending women’s soccer tournaments, camps and showcases where coaches will be present. The preferred way for D1 coaches to evaluate top recruits is to see them compete in club soccer 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, in order to gain access to these events, athletes need to play on club teams—which offer varying levels of play. The strongest competition can currently be found in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA) clubs and the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). After that, coaches look at National Premier Leagues (NPL) and may also look at players from state and regional Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams.

2019 Women’s College Soccer camps

We have pulled together a list of every women’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 women’s college soccer camps.

College women’s soccer tournaments and showcases

For D1 programs and top schools at other division levels, club soccer tournaments and showcases are where coaches do most of their recruiting. In order to play at a high level in college, athletes need at least two years of experience playing in an elite club, with four years being more common. Since there is a wide variation in levels across clubs, the same is true for club soccer tournaments—that’s why athletes will want to gain a roster spot on an elite club in order to play in soccer 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 soccer tournaments held throughout the year.

College women’s soccer camps and clinics

Elite soccer ID 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. Meanwhile, an ID clinic is a shortened version of a soccer camp, usually lasting one or two days. If a 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 ID camps and clinics are run by college women’s soccer coaches and offer high-quality soccer skills instruction. Attending soccer camps and clinics also lets athletes check out campuses and athletic facilities, as well as gain some familiarity with the coaching staff and program at each school.

Find Events Near You

Vogelsinger Girls 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 Girls 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.

Nike Girls 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 Girls 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 Girls 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.

Vogelsinger Girls 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.

Vogelsinger Girls All-Star | Carthage College (Jul 7-12)

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Camp
US Sports Camps
Sunday, July 7, 2019
8:30 a.m.

The Nike Vogelsinger Soccer All Star School at Carthage College, Kenosha, WI, offers one week of soccer training on this beautiful campus. Field players and keepers are invited to join us for our 54th year of summer soccer camp instruction!

HSA Elite Individual and Goalkeeper Camp | Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Camp
ABC Sports Camps
Monday, July 8, 2019
9 a.m.

The focus at the Individual & Goalkeeper Camp will be on advanced training and small-sided games to improve the technical aspects of your play. Goalkeepers will experience advanced individual training to improve footwork, angles, shot-stopping ability, diving, distribution, and defensive organization.

Nike Girls Soccer Camp | Chelsea FC Foundation #1 (Jul 8-14)

London, United Kingdom
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 8, 2019
9 a.m.

Residential 6 or 13-night camps at Charterhouse School for 10-17 year old boys. Players can choose an English + Football Camp or a Total Football Camp. There are specialist weeks for girls and goalkeepers.

Nike Girls Soccer Camp | Egg Harbor High School (Jul 8-11)

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Camp
US Sports Camps
Monday, July 8, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us at Egg Harbor Township High School in 2019 for a week of intensive soccer training where you will be in the company of coaches and players who share your passion.

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