The Winter College Prep Camp is for boys, high school age, looking to play soccer at the collegiate level. This is a fast-paced, combine-type camp, held in the Mellencamp Pavilion at Indiana University.

All Indiana Soccer Camps are “ID Camps.” Players are evaluated on and off the field for pride, passion, skill, coachability, and character. The Winter College Prep Camp provides an opportunity for high level players with busy schedules to attend a quick camp in the off-season in addition to or in place of our summer overnight sessions.

2017 Winter College Prep Camp Dates

January 6-8, 2017

2017 Winter College Prep Camp Location

Mellencamp Pavilion
1001 East 17th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408.

Camp begins Friday late afternoon and runs until Sunday afternoon.

Camp Registration

  • To register, click on any “Register Now” button. Please allow the page to fully load. Payments accepted by credit card online through our secure registration site.
  • Camp tuition is $240 for 2017 (does not include hotel or meals).
  • Hotel reservation at nearby Holiday Inn Express is optional.
  • Payment must be made in full at time of registration.
  • Camp does fill to capacity. Please apply early, especially goalkeepers. When the session fills, an online waiting list will become available. No deposit is necessary to be placed on the waiting list.
  • Upon receipt of the camper’s application and parental consent form online or by mail, a confirmation letter will be sent to you via email. Please email us at info@indianasoccercamp.com if you have not received confirmation immediately following online registration.
  • Camp check-in begins Friday at 4:15pm EST at Mellencamp Pavilion.
  • Camp concludes at noon on Sunday at approximately 2:30pm (subject to basketball game time).
  • Please see Daily Schedules for training group information, as each group will have different arrival and departure times.
  • For detailed arrival and departure information, please click here.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • To cancel your player’s camp reservation, please provide a written cancellation emailed to info@indianasoccercamp.com.
  • Cancellations must be submitted before 11:59pm, January 3, 2017. All fees refunded except $50 handling and processing fee. This applies to all reasons for cancellation, including medical, as most cancellations for athletics camps are due to injury.
  • Cancellations after 11:59pm on January 3, 2017, no refund.
  • If you know you need to cancel, please inform us at earliest date possible to allow the next player on the wait list to be accepted into camp. Cancellation date of January 3 is meant to accommodate players sustaining injuries at holiday tournaments and does not allow sufficient time for travel plans for wait listed players.
  • Application fees and deposits are non-transferrable. Camp tuition cannot be transferred to another camp or future years. Camp cancellation policies apply for any reason, including medical, as most cancellations in an athletics-related camp are due to injury.

Physicals

  • No physical examination required.
  • Each player must have a new, completed parental consent form on file with the camp each winter, completed at the time of initial online registration.
  • Players should arrive at camp in good physical condition.
  • Health professionals are available at camp during all training sessions..

Insurance

  • The Indiana Soccer Camp provides only secondary accident/medical insurance. Parent/guardian must provide primary insurance for their camper to be fully covered. Please check with us if you have questions.
  • Campers without health insurance are permitted to attend camp provided the family signs the waiver and assumes the risk of injury.

Transportation to and from Indiana Soccer Camp

  • For players staying at the camp hotel, a shuttle is provided to and from training sessions. However, players are responsible for their own meals. Please see Hotel & Campus Information for details on restaurant proximity.
  • The Indiana Soccer Camp does not provide transportation to and from Bloomington from the Indianapolis International Airport.  However, we recommend the Star of America Airport Shuttle (800) 933-0097 or the Bloomington Shuttle (GO Express) Service (800) 589-6004 or Classic Touch Limo (800) 319-0082. Both companies frequently provide transportation for IU students and Indiana Soccer Camp players and are familiar with young people traveling on their own.

Eligibility

  • Camp is open to any and all participants, high school age boys, pre-college. NCAA legislation allows high school graduates to attend camp.

Training Environment

  • The Winter College Prep Camp is an ID camp for high school age players planning to play collegiate soccer.
  • Camp is both evaluative and developmental, consisting of challenging and innovative small and large group activities focusing on the technical and tactical aspects of the game.
  • The Indiana University Men’s Soccer staff, along with college coaches from a variety of Division I, II, and III universities in the region will provide instruction and insight.
  • The level of teaching and the interaction of players with the coaching staff, differentiate the Winter College Prep Camp from camps described as “showcases.” While the camp is meant to identify prospective student athletes, our primary purpose is to teach players what is expected of them at the next level of play. Each player will achieve a new understanding of the technical and physical game. IU players are utilized to heighten intensity and pace in the game as the weekend progresses. A greater appreciation for the work ethic expected during the high school years will motivate players to return home with new tools to achieve their goals.
  • Goalkeepers are given specific training with goalkeeping coaches in small-sided activities and in games. We pride ourselves in making sure the goalkeeper is not “the forgotten player” and limit GK’s to no more than 2 per team.
  • Guidance in sports nutrition and strength and conditioning and a college recruiting talk will round out the curriculum.

Daily Schedules

  • The Winter College Prep Camp will be held in Mellencamp Pavilion, an indoor training facility just north of Assembly Hall and the IU Memorial Stadium (American football).
  • Players will be placed into two training groups of 60 players each. Players in Group 2 arrive later than Group 1. Players in Group 1 depart earlier than Group 2.
  • Please inform us of training group placement needs in writing to info@indianasoccercamp.com prior to January 3, 2017. Priority is given to distance due to travel, school excusal, conflicting Sunday events, and carpooling players, in that order. We must prioritize travel and school before convenience of carpools but will take all requests into consideration. ALL reasons must be provided prior to January 3, 2017.
  • All scheduling listed below is slightly tentative but gives an idea of how the days are structured for your travel purposes. Arrival and departure times Friday and Sunday will remain unless severe weather occurs.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

4:15 – 5:00pm: Group 1 check-in @ Mellencamp Pavilion

5:00pm-7:00pm: Group 1 Training Session

6:45-7:30pm: Group 2 check-in @ Mellencamp Pavilion

7:30pm-9:30pm: Group 2 Training Session

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

8:00am-10:00am: Group 1 Training Session

10:45am-12:45pm: Group 2 Training Session

4:00pm-6:00pm: Group 1 Training Session

6:30-8:30pm: Group 2 Training Session

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

8:00-11:00am: Group 1 Training Session. Group 1 departs at 11:00am.

11:30 am-2:30pm: Group 2 Training Session. Group 2 departs at 2:30pm.

(2017 schedule is subject to slight time changes due to Indiana Basketball home game. Departing flights should be planned for Sunday at 3:00pm or later from the Indianapolis International Airport.)

College talks will occur during breaks in Sunday sessions. 

Hotel & Campus Information

  • If you selected “Camper Hotel Room” as a financial option during online registration, we will reserve a hotel room for your player for Friday and Saturday nights at the Holiday Inn (1710 North Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404 Phone: (812) 334-3252) or the adjoining Comfort Inn.
  • Players will be assigned a room and roommate prior to arrival at camp. Roommate requests (made at least 4 days prior to camp) will be honored when possible. If no specific roommate is requested, roommates of similar age will be assigned. Two players per hotel room.
  • Parent(s) may stay with player in a “Family Hotel Room” if purchased at time of registration.
  • If you would like to add the hotel option, please email us at info@indianasoccercamp.com at least three (4) days prior to camp. Limited quantities of rooms are available.
  • Camp shuttle service is provided to and from hotel for training sessions only. A light breakfast buffet is provided with hotel stay.
  • Players are responsible for their own meals with various choices within walking distance of the Holiday Inn. Group 2 is encouraged to order in/delivery on Saturday night due to darkness; coaches will make meal suggestions and remind them.
  • As camp draws near, more information will be sent to you with check-in times, training shuttle schedules, meal/restaurant suggestions, and other campus information.
  • Tours of athletics facilities will occur during camp but will not include a campus tour. To schedule a tour of IU Bloomington as a prospective student, please contact the IU Office of Admissions.

Arrival & Departure

Friday Arrival

  • Check-in beginning at 4:15pm EST at Mellencamp Pavilion, just north of Assembly Hall and the IU Memorial Stadium (American football).
  • The first training session begins on time at 5:00pm.
  • Late Arrivals: If you will be arriving late due to travel or scheduling conflicts, please email us at info@indianasoccercamp.com or text (812) 219-6811 with player’s name, age, field position, and estimated time of arrival.  Information provided in writing is easier than a phone call while we are in the check-in process.
  • Luggage and Check-In at hotel (optional financial purchase): Players may check in after 2:00pm on Friday. Training shuttle bus will transport them to Mellencamp Pavilion for camp check-in.
  • Player must be present at check-in. Parents need not be present.  Carpooling to camp is fine – no signatures required at check-in and medical forms were completed during online registration.
  • Health professionals are available at check-in for any updates on medical information, medication to be dropped off, or for conversation regarding allergies, prior injuries, etc.
  • Meals are not served at camp. Please arrive fueled up and ready to play.

Sunday Departure

  • Training Sessions conclude Sunday, January 8, 2017 at approximately 2:30 pm.
  • Parents are welcome to observe any training sessions throughout the weekend.
  • Group 1 may depart after their session Sunday morning.
  • Departing flights should be scheduled no earlier than 3:00pm from the Indianapolis International Airport. Please email us prior to camp if your player has a flight that requires placement in Group 1.
  • Sunday training times may adjust slightly in 2017 due to a home basketball game.

What to Bring

  • Soccer Ball – EACH PLAYER MUST HAVE ONE
  • Equipment Bag – for Ball & Gear
  • Tennis Shoes/Sneakers
Soccer Shoes (Molded cleats or indoor shoes for turf)
  • Athletic Socks – 5
  • Underwear – 5
  • Playing Shorts – 4
  • T-Shirts – 5
  • Alarm Clock
  • Toiletries
  • Water Bottle
  • Shin Guards
  • Sweatshirt, Pants, Outerwear for walking in cold weather
  • Pajamas
  • Eyeglasses/contacts/solution (if necessary)
  • Cell Phone/Charger

Frequently Asked Questions

  • $240 (hotel is optional additional fee)
  • Registration is now open. Click on any “Register Now” button. Payment online is available by credit card only.
  • We accept applications until the sessions are full. Camp fills quickly, so we suggest registering early, especially for goalkeepers.
  • Yes, when the session fills, an online waiting list will become available. No deposit is necessary to be placed on the waiting list.
  • Winter Camp tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • A confirmation letter will be sent immediately by email. Please contact us if you have not received your email confirmation letter. A thorough checklist of items necessary for camp will accompany the email confirmation letter.
  • Yes, each player needs their own soccer ball.
  • The camp does not provide transportation. However, we recommend the Star of America Airport Shuttle (800) 933-0097 or the Bloomington Shuttle Service (800) 589-6004 or Classic Touch Limo (800) 319-0082. The camp does provide shuttle service to and from the hotel for each training session for all players who choose to stay at the hotel.
  • Contact Linda McClary at Travel Leaders by email lmcclary@travlead.com or by phone (800) 467-7800.
  • No physical is required for camp, however the application will not be processed without the medical consent and liability waiver. Both forms are completed within the online registration.
  • The medical consent and liability waiver must accompany the application in order for processing to occur. They are included within the online registration and on the backside of the paper application.
  • To cancel your player’s camp reservation, please provide a written cancellation emailed to info@indianasoccercamp.com.
  • Cancellations must be submitted before 11:59pm, January 3, 2017. All fees refunded except $75 handling and processing fee. This applies to all reasons for cancellation, including medical, as most cancellations for athletics camps are due to injury.
  • Cancellations after 11:59pm on January 3, 2017, no refund.
  • If you know you need to cancel, please inform us at earliest date possible to allow the next player on the wait list to be accepted into camp. Cancellation date of January 3 is meant to accommodate players sustaining injuries at holiday tournaments and does not allow sufficient time for travel plans for wait-listed players. If your cancellation is due to scheduling conflict, please inform us asap.
  • Application fees and deposits are non-transferrable. Camp tuition cannot be transferred to another camp or future years. Camp cancellation policies apply for any reason, including medical, as most cancellations in an athletics-related camp are due to injury.
  • Roommate requests are honored, however, they must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the start of camp. Two players per room. Single rooms may be requested if available. Players attending camp alone will be placed with another player of similar age.
  • Players who select the hotel option will stay at the Holiday Inn and adjoining Comfort Inn (1710 North Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404 Phone: (812) 334-3252).
  • A complimentary shuttle will take players to and from training sessions. Players are responsible for meals with several options within a very short walking distance from hotel.
  • Please arrive at Mellencamp Pavilion (just north of Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall in the same parking lot) 45 minutes prior to your first training session dressed and ready to play.
  • Pick up from Mellencamp Pavilion.
  • Indiana does have a home basketball game on Sunday. Specific parking and traffic instructions will be emailed prior to camp departure. IU parking/security will be notified to allow you to access to the Pavilion.
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel, however all other meals are the responsibility of the players. Several restaurants are within walking distance of the Holiday Inn/Comfort Inn and we will provide the players with recommendations for delivery.
  • All Indiana Soccer Camps are “ID Camps.” Players are evaluated on and off the field for pride, passion, skill, coachability, and character.
  • Different camp titles at other universities may be used as marketing tools or may be a way to differentiate players for sessions based on fields, coaches and facilities available. We are fortunate to have access to plenty of facilities and a wide range of highly qualified coaches who have been a part of the Indiana Soccer Camp Tradition of Excellence. We bring many players in at once for a high level of competition and proper identification by experienced coaches.
  • The Winter College Prep Camp provides an opportunity for high-level players with busy schedules to attend a quick camp in the off-season in addition to or in place of our summer overnight sessions. Summer sessions are more extensive in curriculum, provide a complete campus/dormitory experience on and off the field and allow time to bond with players from around the nation.
  • Winter Sessions anticipate a higher level of understanding and skill for all players upon arrival and will immediately instill a quicker pace and more physical demand. Summer camp has groupings for all levels of experience (recreational to elite) and allows time for adjustment.
  • Both camps will elevate your player to a new level of soccer and are developmental and identification camps.
  • Winter Camp players residing at the hotel are expected to have prior experience with hotel stays with their club teams and should assume that their behavior at the hotel is a reflection of how they would behave as a collegiate athlete.
  • Coaches are at Mellencamp Pavilion during training sessions and between sessions for meetings and planning and are not available to supervise hotel floors. Any reports of misconduct at the hotel may subject a player to dismissal from camp.
  • Yes, health professionals are present prior to, during, and immediately after each training session.
  • Please see What to Bring.
  • Yes, but all personal items are the responsibility of the player.
  • During camp, our camp phone is always on (812) 219-6811. Please use discretion (call for emergencies only).
  • Texts are welcome for any travel delays or issues with pick up and drop off.
  • It is much easier for us to quickly read and respond to texts or emails than phone calls during check-in and transition times.