Elite Star Academy Summer Camp
This session is designed for the competitive player, age 8-18 years old boys and girls. The curriculum will feature small sided games and age appropriate group tactics. The practices are structured so players can polish fundamental technical skills. This camp will help players become more comfortable on the ball and compete at a higher level in the future. Sessions address dribbling skills, passing exercises, shooting and finishing, dribbling moves, faking, combination play, crossing and heading etc. We will also cover tactical topics such as ball-oriented defending, counter attacking, defending numbers down, etc. Small sided and full games are played throughout and at the end of each day. This camp is competitive and fun.
Date: June 29 – July 3, 2014
Ages: 8 – 18
Resident: $395 per player
Commuter: $295 per player
Time for Commuters: 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM (First day) 8:15 AM - 8:30 PM (Other days)
Team Cost: (Minimum 6 players or 8 players for U13 and up)
Overnight campers will check in between 1 and 3 pm on the first day of each camp session and commuter campers will begin checking in at 2:00 pm. An all-camp meeting will begin at 3:30 pm. The Academy session ends at 11:00 am on the last day of camp and all campers need to check out by 12:00 pm.
Commuters check in between 2 and 3 pm on the first day of camp. Lunch and dinner are provided to commuters; however commuter fees do not include lodging or breakfast. Commuter campers must arrive each following morning by 8:15 am and check in with their assigned coach at the designated dorm. Daily pick-up for all commuters will be at 8:30 pm at the conclusion of evening matches. Check out will be at 11:00 am on the last day of camp.
Mature staff supervision is provided at all activities both on and off the field. No one is allowed to leave campus or leave their group during camp. Tusculum campus has security officers on duty at all times.
There is practically no free time. We give every camper a full day of soccer training. We want serious players who want to improve.
Extra Spending Money
Meals are all-you-can-eat and included in the cost. The snack bar is open daily and some campers like to order pizza for a night snack.
Athletic trainers will be on staff for the camps at Tusculum.
Each player will receive a written evaluation at the conclusion of each academy session. The evaluation will include training suggestions that will help the camper continue to progress as players after the camp.
College Recruiting Information
High school aged campers who attend the College Prep Academy will be offered a college recruiting seminar and an opportunity to tour the Tusculum College campus.
All participants are required to bring a ball to camp! Campers can purchase a camp ball for $20 during registration. Please indicate appropriate size on the registration form
Typical Camp Schedule
1-3 PM – Check-In (Overnight campers)
2:00-3 PM – Check-in (Commuter Campers)
3:30 PM – Camp Meeting
3:30-5 PM – Small Sided Games
5:15 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM – Technical Training
7 PM – All-Star game
11 PM – Lights out
7:30 AM – Breakfast
9:15 AM – Technical training/Small Sided Tournament
11:30 AM – Lunch and rest period
12:30 PM – Swimming
1:15 PM – Films and lecture
2:30 PM – Tactical training
5 PM – Dinner
6 PM – Games
8:45 PM- All-Star game vs Staff
11 PM – Lights out
7:30 AM – Breakfast
8:45 AM – Tournament finals
11:00 AM – Camp Ends
Noon – Check out
Please send in your registration form along with your deposit. You must pay in full when you check in on the first day of camp.
For questions, email [manager @ starsocceracademy.org] or call 423-636-7300 ext.5361
Cancelation and Refund:
A complete refund minus deposit will be provided for any cancelation prior to the start of camp. No refund will be given after the camp begins.
Each camper must have a soccer ball at camp. Bring your own ball or purchase a camp ball at registration. The ball is available for only $20 while supplies last.
Campers must be at least 10 years of age to be resident. High school graduates are also eligible to attend camp.
Teams are encouraged to attend camp as a group. Field players will train together, while goalkeepers have their own sessions and rejoin their teams for matches. Teams can room together on the same residence hall floor. Nothing can take the place of a week together in a total soccer environment for team development and unity. When teams of 10 or more attend camp as a group, one coach attends free.
Transportation from the Tri-Cities Airport will be available for individual and team. Campers can be transported round trip for $30 or one way for $15. Arrangements for pickup must be made one week in advance of the start of camp. You will be required to provide flight itinerary.
Confirmation will be sent to you as soon as we receive your application. Please include a correct e-mail address. Communication will be made through e-mail, so if you would prefer to have information sent to you by regular snail mail, please let us know.
* Star Soccer Academy camps are open to all registrants restricted only by age, gender, and capacity.