The Indiana Soccer Camp is built to suit players of all levels. Many collegiate camps around the country are labeled “Elite,” “Recreational,” “Advanced,” or “ID” at the various age groups. Camp sessions are often marketed with different names to attract the numbers of players appropriate for facilities and staff. Indiana Soccer Camp is fortunate to have a long standing tradition, many fields and facilities available, and a strong staff of coaches, allowing acceptance of 500-600 player registrations per week.
Our camp is four and a half days long, at least a day longer than most collegiate camps. The first couple of training sessions are spent grouping and evaluating players in order to ensure a productive four days at the appropriate level for each player. Some players need more fundamental work; some are not aware of their high skill level until they start playing with better players. The “diamond in the rough” is often discovered at camp.
Our first objective is to develop every player and guide them to their next level of soccer. Camp is a significant investment for each family and we strive to make the most of each individual player. It is an opportunity for a player to receive fresh input from experienced coaches and new players from around the country. Each age group is comprised of 56 to 112 players depending on the number of teams, with a player to staff ratio of no more than 10:1 for field players and 8:1 for goalkeepers. The camp coaching staff is selected with consideration of not only their coaching profile, but also their ability and desire to connect with and develop a player’s game in just a few days. We offer the best youth coaches in the region for our younger divisions and Division I, II, and III coaches for our older divisions in order to expose players to all of the options available to them as they look toward a potential collegiate career.
Camp curriculum varies among the age groups and skill levels. Individual skills are addressed in morning sessions, small-sided and tactical activities make up afternoon sessions. All daytime activities are applied to the evening game/match settings. Players should arrive at camp in good physical condition for three training sessions per day.
Indiana Soccer Camp takes pride in ensuring that the goalkeeper is not “the forgotten player.” Goalkeepers are trained in their own specific groups during morning sessions and then integrated into the activities as each day progresses. We provide goalkeeping-specific training by specialized coaches throughout each day with no more than two goalkeepers per team.