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TAMPA/ST PETE - June 23 - 27 at Eckerd

Elite Residential Academy at Eckerd College

VERO - July 7 - 11 at Historic Dodgertown

Elite Residential Academy at Historic Dodgertown

More Information About Our Elite Residential Academy

Elite Residential Academy Overview

Our Elite Residential Academy is a 5 Day / 4 night overnight camp for DA, ECNL, or competitive players ages 9-16.

 

Our 5 Day elite training camp has been rated one of the highest quality camps in all of Florida. 

 

Every coach at our Elite Residential Academy is a National Team, Pro, or Collegiate level caoch and is here to help you learn and develop. 

 

Here are some of the highlights of our Elite Residential Academy:
Some of the Best Teaching Minds In The Country Focused On Helping Your Child Learn (Staff Bios online on our Coaching Staff page)
Collegiate and Professional Level Training Sessions, Tactical Analysis and In-Game Coaching
• 5 Days and 4 Nights of Learning, Interaction and Competition with Some of the Best Educators in the Country
• Tactical Video Analysis Presentations
• No Older Players!  Younger Players Receive The Best Coaching.
• Great Overnight Locations – Beautiful Fields, Villas, Swimming Pool and Soccer Tennis Courts
• Conserve Your Energy for Soccer - Pool Recovery Sessions and No Long Walks to the Field
• The Ultimate Soccer Atmosphere - Signature FIFA Tournament & FIFA Lounge During Down Time
• Rated Top For Quality and One of the Most Competitive 5 Day/4 Night Prices For Elite Camps 

 

Elite Coaching Staff - Train with The Best

The Florida Soccer School is home to one of the best coaching staffs in the country.  All our Coaches are Pro, National Team or Collegiate Level Coaches and highly respected in the soccer community. 

 

The Florida Soccer School is known for having coaches that truly care about helping their players learn and are invested in their development.  

 

There is a big difference between a "Good Coach" and "The Best Coach Your Child Has Ever Had."  At The Florida Soccer School, you will only have coaches that we know can be that "Best Coach."

 

Learn More About Our Coaching Staff Online. Click the "Our Coaching Staff" Page on the Main Menu to see every coach's bio. 

 

Raising the Bar - Our Coaching Staff Standards:

- All Our Coaches are Pro, National Team, or Collegiate Level Coaches

- Younger Players Receive Elite Instruction

- All Our Coaches have Years of Elite Experience and Relate with Younger Players. 

- No Current College Players as Coaches 

- Level 2 Background Checks For Every Coach and Staff Member

High End Instruction

Our Elite Coaching Staff is comprised of some of the best teaching minds and educators in the country. 

The Best Coaches know how to get the most out of their players and find the right times to teach.  

Below are specific areas where our coaches will find moments to guide, teach and help our players learn:

 

- Pro, National Team and Collegiate Level Training Sessions

- Tactical Analysis Video Presentations

- In Game Coaching During World Cup Style Night Leagues

- Coach Led Post Game Tactical Analysis 

- Afternoon Technical Development

- In Game Coaching During Small Sided Tournaments

- Player Evaluation

 

Swimming Pool Recovery Sessions

The Florida Soccer School's Training Sessions are intense and over the course of 5 Days, they also need to recover. 

The Florida Soccer School has Pool Recovery Sessions scheduled throughout the week for our players to help their bodies recover.  All Pool Recovery Sessions are led by an expert member of our Coaching Staff with a certified lifeguard present.   

The swimming pool will also be available during free time for players to take a swim and cool off.  A certified lifeguard will be present at the pool for all free swim times and Pool Recovery Sessions.  

More Than a "Normal" Overnight Camp

At The Florida Soccer School we love competition and promoting soccer culture.  In addition to training sessions, leagues and tournaments, our players will also be able to compete off the field.  During free time, players will be able to compete in a game of soccer tennis or cool off and play FIFA in our FIFA Lounge. 

 

In our FIFA Lounge, players can challenge their friends or teammates to a game of FIFA or compete in our Signature FIFA Tournament.  Our FIFA Lounge is full of HD TV's equipped with gaming consoles and, of-course, FIFA.    

 

During down time, our FIFA Lounge is always full of players playing against their freinds with their favorite players and European Teams.  Our Coaches have been known to pop in and accept any challenges as well.

 

5 Day / 4 Night Week Long Program

Our 5 Day / 4 Night weeklong program begins Sunday afternoon and concludes Thursday at noon.

At The Florida Soccer School we believe in teaching our younger players and helping them develop.  Our elite coaches find moments to teach and convey their knowledge when others cannot.  

Our 5 Day program is designed for our coaches to have the time necessary to positively impact and connect with our players.  It also gives our players time to fully emerge themselves into our weeklong competitions. 

We feel anything less than 5 Days is too short to accomplish our goals. Often times, when our Elite Residential Academy is over and our coaches and players have to depart, we hear they wish our week was longer.

Sold Out in 2018

The Florida Soccer School has been rated one of the top overnight camps in Florida and our Elite Residential Academy was sold out at Vero Beach in 2018.

Experience elite teaching, learning and competition at The Florida Soccer School's Elite Residential Academy this summer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rooming - Where Do The Players Stay?

VERO - Historic Dodgertown 

Our site offers a premier, first-class soccer training facility in an ideal Florida coastal setting.  Our site provides first class fields, accommodations, amenities, and dining, all within a short walking distance. 

Players will stay in hotel-syle villas.  Each villa has its own personal bathroom, a small refrigerator, television and is wi-fI equipped.  Each Villa is serviced daily (Bed, Towels, Soaps, etc.) by the Hotel Staff.

www.historicdodgertown.com

 

TAMPA / ST. PETE - Eckerd College

Eckerd is a private college campus located on the water and minutes from St. Petersburg Beach.  This beautiful college campus proides first class fields, accomodations, amenities, and dining, all within a short walking distance.  

Players will stay in Eckerd College dorm rooms.  These rooms are typical college dorm rooms (Air conditioned, wi-fi equipped, with two twin beds in the room). 

Rooming - Can I Choose My Own Roomates?

Yes! Campers can request roommates during online registration. All roommate requests need to be submitted no later than one month prior to the start of the event in order for us to accommodate. We do try our best to accommodate all requests.

PLEASE only request a camper who is already registered and make sure to have discussed your request with the other camper.   

If you are coming to camp with teammates or a group, we want to make sure you room together.  Please have one representative from your group email us with your specific roommate requests and we will be sure to make this happen!  

 

Rooming - How Many Players Can I Room With?

VERO - Historic Dodgertown

Villas are 3 players to a room.  Each room has two queen size beds and one twin bed.  Beds are not assigned and are first come first serve.

 

TAMPA / ST. PETE - Eckerd College

Dorm rooms at Eckerd College are 2 to a room. Each room has two twin size beds in the room. 

In a few of the dorms, there are suites with multiple dorm rooms connected to a common area.  Suite sizes vary from 4 players to 8 players in a suite with 2 players in each room.

Suites are a ideal for teams or players that are coming as a group.   

 

Staff and Admin Questions

In addition to our coaches, we have multiple administrators that will handle all of your child's needs.  All our Administrators have kids themselves and understand your child's needs.  Our Admin staff is here to help you and your child in any way they can.

Our lead administrator is a former club president and cardiac nurse.  She is excellent with children and will most certainly help you in any way she can.

In addition to our lead administrator, we will also have a full time certified trainer that will be on site at all times. 

Our Player to Coach Ratio is around 12-1 

Our Player to Staff Ratio is around 7-1

 

Trainer Medical Questions

Our full time certified trainer will be staying on site the entire week and is here to help with any medical needs. 

Our trainer will be avaialbe at check-in to handle any and all questions and learn about your child's needs.  Our trainer will be at your child's full disposal the entire week. 

 

Medical Admistration/Scheduling:

Our trainer is fully certified and able to administer medicine in case of an emergency.  That being said, all medicine should be self administerable and your child should be comfortable with this. 

Our trainer can help facilitate scheduled medicine to ensure the child has it each day.

Our trainer is not permitted to give out over the counter medicne.  All medicines that might be needed (Asprin, Advil, etc.) should be brought by the player or can be dropped off during the week by a parent or guardian.    

Dietary Restrictions

What if my child has dietary restrictions?  Can speical meals be prepared?

If your child has any dietary restrictions we will do our best to work with the cafeteria to accomodate thier needs.  Dietary restrictions are becoming more and more common and cafeterias can accomodate most needs.  Please let us know and we will do everything we can to help accomodate your child's needs so he or she has a great week! 

Please indicate any dietary needs in the notes section of registration.  All deitary needs/requests should be made two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Can Parents Watch Training Session & Games?

Yes!  We want you to see our coaches in action.  The more you see them work the more you will appreciate their quality. 

If you come watch a session or game, we do ask that you do not instruct or coach and watch off to the side.  We strongly encourage parents to come watch our World Cup Style Night Games that take place in the evening.

Parents are always welcome to stop by and visit but we ask that you reserve the general common areas for our players: Cafeteria, FIFA Lounge and Meeting spaces, Meeting Hall, Rooms.    

Supervision

At The Florida Soccer School your child's safety and well being is our number one priority.  We have a strict vetting process when it comes to choosing a location for our residential program and only choose sites where we can ensure our players safety, enjoyment and a successful program.  

Our Administrators and Coaches will be present the entire week and our multiple administrators are always avialable during down time to help with anything our players may need.  

Our Adminstrators are extremley professional and very organized.  The housing area is monitored very closely by our staff and we have a strict room check and lights out policy every night.  Our administrators and coaches check each room, one by one, to ensure players are in their rooms and able to get the proper rest needed to train hard the next day.

All our Administrators have children themselves so they know how to help in a residential setting.  Additionally, all Administrators, Coaches and Trainers have level 2 background checks done through TFSS with the state of FL.

The facilities we use typically have their own security personell but this is not enough for us at The Florida Soccer School.  One of our lead administrators is a police officer and is a security expert.  He will be on site at all times proactively ensuring our players safety so they can focus on soccer and have a great week!

Typical Day Schedule

 

 

Elite Residential Academy – Typical Day Schedule:

 

 7:00 – 8:15 am                                        Breakfast

8:30                                                            Commuters Arrive

 

8:45                                                           Meet in Auditorium

 

8:50 – 9:00                                               Video Presentation Pertaining to Morning Training Session Topic

 

9:00 – 10:30                                            Morning Training Session (Topics Change Each Session)

 

10:30 – 11:30                                          Small Sided League Tournament

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm                              Lunch

 

11:30 am – 1:45pm                              Free Time Activites - Pool, FIFA PS4 Tournament, Soccer Tennis

1:45                                                          Meetin in Auditorium for Afternoon Tactical Video Analysis

2:15 3:20                                               Afternoon Training Session - Technically Driven

 

3:30 – 4:30                                               Dinner

 

3:30 – 4:45                                               Free Time Activities – Pool, FIFA PS4 Tournament, Soccer Tennis

 

4:50                                                           Meet at Field for Evening Games

 

5:00 – 8:00                                               World Cup Style Night League Tournament

 

8:15                                                           Meet in Auditorium for Post-Game Tactical Analysis

 

8:15 – 9:00                                               Post-Game Tactical Analysis / Commuters Depart After

 

10:00                                                         Room Checks – Players Should Be In Their Rooms

 

10:05                                                         Lights Out

 

10:00 – 12 am                                         Staff Monitor Villa Area

 

 

 

*This Is a Typical Day Schedule and All Times Are Subject to Change

 

Cancellation Policy

For any cancellation or refund please make your request at least 4 weeks prior to the start of camp and we will be more than happy to provide you a refund minus a $45 service and processing fee. 

*Please note the service and processing fee includes the credit card fee.

If your refund is requested within 4 weeks of the start of camp your deposit will be forefeited.  At this point, your deposit is non-refundable due to contracts with our service providers, facility rentals, camp preparation expenses, and costs for our elite coaching staff and their travel expenses.

At The Florida Soccer School, we do everything we can to allow refund our clients.  Unfortunately we cannot accomodate every scenario and cannot grant refunds when requested within 2 weeks prior to the start of camp.  

All cancellation and refund requests should be emailed to TheFloridaSoccerSchool@gmail.com

 

 

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