Frequently asked questions
How are Soccer Masters Camps different from others?
Soccer Masters Camps have a maximum of eight teams and use four fields. Each team will have sixteen field players and two keepers. Every player works directly with every coach across three distinct sessions: Skill Training, 7V7 and 11V11.
Soccer Masters Camps only work with coaches representing the nation’s highest rated academic institutions.
Soccer Masters Camps provide a platform for coaches to evaluate players in a way that they normally would not. The camps provide coaches the opportunity to evaluate character, athleticism, IQ, communication, and overall attitude. Seeing players compete in skill training, 7V7 and 11V11 is a way for coaches to have real evaluations and not just rely on games/tournaments. In tournaments, most players will not have a chance to play in front of these coaches for a long period of time. Coaches generally attend tournaments with a specific list of vetted players. In general, they will watch half of a game and move onto the next game.
Additionally, Soccer Masters Camps provide an opportunity for players to evaluate coaches. Student athletes generally start with a particular school of interest. From there, students must decide whether the coach, team culture, etc. fit their particular interest level. All must align as they will be spending four years together.
Is your staff comprised of Head or Assistant Coaches?
95%+ of our staff include Head Coaches.
Do you provide lodging, meals, and transportation?
Soccer Masters Camps do not provide lodging, transportation, or meals. Players stay at a local hotel with their parents or legal guardian.
What months are your camps held?
Soccer Masters Camps are held during the moths of June, July, December, and January. Camp schedules align with the NCAA recruiting calendar and college soccer season.
What geographic locations are your camps held?
Soccer Masters Camps hold events in Florida in January as well as on the east coast and west coast in the months of June and July.
Do the coaches recruit at your camps?
Coaches are always looking to recruit the best possible student athletes that align with their specific team strategy and vision. Camps are another “touch point” in the recruiting process. Coaches are always recruiting whether they attend a tournament or a camp. A tournament can only provide a coach one aspect of a player’s game. The camp can help a coach define character, skillset across multiple sessions, personality, and other intangibles. A good soccer player alone does not necessarily meet a coach’s needs. There are many good soccer players around the world. Coaches are looking for the “right” players that align with specific team values. High academics are extremely important for the schools involved with our camps.
Are the coaches listed on the website guaranteed to work the camp?
100% yes! There are times when there is a family emergency, canceled flight and other unknowns where a coach may be late or not make the camp. If a coach is listed on the Soccer Masters website, the coach has confirmed his/her attendance in writing.
What does my son and/or daughter need to bring to camp?
We provide a reversible, t-shirt, shorts, and ball. Each player is responsible for all other items including water bottle, cleats, etc.
What is your camp schedule?
Soccer Masters Camps are consistent with start and end times. On Day #1, registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 7:45 a.m. Day #2 commences at 7:45 a.m. Each day ends at 3:00 p.m. There is an hour for lunch each day. During lunch, players may come and go as they please. Every player rotates through every coach in skill sessions, 7v7 and 11v11. Every player will work directly with every coach. This is our guarantee!
Soccer Masters Camps do not offer refunds unless Soccer Masters cancels the camp. This includes registrations that are paid and then have a change of plans. Do not register unless you are certain you can attend.
There is camp insurance offered for every camp. The cost is approximately $35.00 - $40.00. Soccer Masters recommends purchasing the insurance. The offering is made in your camp purchase confirmation email.
Do you provide film at your camps?
Not all Soccer Masters Camps provide film. If film is provided, there will be a fee to purchase the film post-camp. Generally, film will be sent 14 business days after the camp end date.