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Eric Alsop Soccer Academy at Limestone College

Eric Alsop Soccer Academy at Limestone College is dedicated to providing a soccer camp that is both instructional and informational along with creating a great atmosphere to learn!

The coaching staff here at Limestone College prides itself on teaching the game of soccer to players of all ages and ability levels.The mechanics and drills that are taught at our camps are used with our college players. We are determined to provide the best possible learning experience for our campers.

Questions regarding the Eric Alsop Soccer Academy call 864.488.4584 or email ealsop@limestone.edu


July 2018

2018 Boys Elite Camp and Team Camp

07/26/2018 - 07/29/2018 ~ Thursday - Sunday Registration Ends: 07/12/2018$275.00 - $375.00 | Saint's Field/Upper Practice Fields 1115 College Dr, Gaffney, SC 29340

Individuals and High School/Club Teams, Grades 9-12

Residential:  $375.00 .....  Commuter:  $275.00


OPEN EVENT IN NEW WINDOW

Description

 

Our Boys Elite Camp is designed for those players interested in playing collegiate soccer, as well as for those interested in improving their technical and tactical abilities in an intense collegiate training environment. This four day/three night residential camp includes up to 4 training sessions (and GK training sessions), 4-5 matches in a round robin championship bracket format, a recruiting presentation, and an all-star match. Participants must be entering grades 9-12. Due to the intense training schedule, it is also recommended that participants have a high level club background.

 

Our Boys Elite Camp will also allow you to work with and showcase your skills in front of the Limestone College Soccer Coaches, as well as other area DI & DII College Coaches. Plus, you will gain some valuable insight into one of the top Division II programs in the nation as you train and compete on the beautiful facilities of historic Limestone College, located in the Upstate of South Carolina. 

 

To register as an individual, be sure to select Boys Elite Camp.

 

Our Team Camp is designed for High School and/or Club teams to train prior to their upcoming seasons, as well as get an early start on team selections, technical and tactical sessions, and team bonding/chemistry. Participants must be entering grades 9-12.

 

This four day/three night residential camp includes up to 3 training sessions (and 3 GK training sessions), 5 matches in a round robin championship bracket format, a recruiting presentation, and an all-star match. Our player camp fee includes all meals on campus, housing (for residential campers), coaching, Gatorade products during games/training, and camp shirts. In addition to the camp training and match offerings, we can help facilitate excellent team building and/or bonding events in the local community, such as escape rooms, a ropes course, laser tag, min-golf, bowling or movies, all at group discount rates to be paid separately from the camp fees.

 

Team coaches have the option to select a college coach to work with your team, or you can coach your own team (and be paid accordingly). We will also provide complimentary housing and meals for up to two coaches per team. For those opting to work with a college coach, you are still welcomed and encouraged to be as active as youd like in the training and matches.

 

In order for a team to participate, a minimum of 14 field players and 1 goalkeeper is needed. However, we recommend at least 16 field players and 2 goalkeepers, whenever possible, especially for quality training opportunities.

 

To register for the Team Camp, be sure to select Team Camp, and then fill in the team name box with your high school/club name.

 

According to NCAA rules and regulations, all Eric Alsop Soccer Academy camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants regardless of skill level (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

 

Residential Individuals/Teams:  $375.00 per camper (includes double room and 8 meals)

Commuter Individuals/Teams:  $275.00 per camper (includes 5 meals)

 

July 12th Registration Deadline.  Price increases by $50.00 AFTER the deadline.

 

 

Camp Director:        

Eric Alsop:       Head Men's Soccer Coach - Limestone College

                        173-96-17 Career Record in 15 Seasons at Limestone College

 

Staff:
Tom Morris: Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - Limestone College

TBA additional DI & DII College Coaches, as needed

 

Limestone College Soccer Program 2006-2017 Highlights:

  • Overall Record: 166-54-14, Conference Record: 93-19-6
  • Seven NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Two NCAA "Sweet 16" Appearances: 2006, 2014
  • Four Conference Tournament Champions: 2006, 2012, 2013, 2017
  • Four Regular Season Conference Champions: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
  • Five Final NCAA DII Top-25 National Rankings:

                  10th out of 201 programs: 2014

                  15th out of 205 programs: 2017

                  19th out of 173 programs: 2006

                  21st out of 201 programs: 2013                  

            23rd out of 173 programs: 2008

  • #1 Final Ranked Top Scoring Offense in the Nation (3.05 goals/game): 2011
  • 9 Consecutive Top-20 Rankings for Top Scoring Offense in NCAA Division II: 2008-2015
  • 10 Consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award (overall team GPA above a 3.0): 2007-2016
  • 87 All-Conference Team Members
  • 5 Conference "Freshman of the Year"
  • 44 All-Region Team Members 
  • 7 All-American Team Members

 

Check-in & Schedule:

A final check-in and camp schedule will be emailed to all participants two weeks prior to camp. Our tentative camp schedule includes 3-4 training sessions (and separate goalkeeper sessions) and up to five 60 min matches, as well as an all-star match and college recruiting talk.  

 

What to bring:  

Individual Campers: Training Gear/Socks for 8 sessions, Shinguards, Cleats, Trainers/Running shoes, Sunblock, Water Bottle, Casual Clothes, Linens/Blanket/Pillow for Twin Bed, Shower Needs/ Toiletries, Towels, Medications, Money for Pizza/Drinks.  

 

High School/Club Coaches: Please bring balls, cones & bibs for training. For matches, plan to wear team jerseys, matching t-shirts, or bibs (we will indicate light/dark colors on the match schedule).  

 

Meals:

All meals will be provided in the newly renovated Stephenson Dining Hall on campus (https://limestone.sodexomyway.com/dining-near-me/stephenson-dining-hall). Meals will start with dinner on Thursday night for everyone, and end with residential breakfast on Sunday morning. Residents will get up to 3 meals per full day, while commuters are provided with lunches and dinners only on campus. If you have specific questions regarding meal options or dietary needs, please let us know.

 

Housing:

Housing will be provided in one of our best residence halls on campus. The beds are extra-long twin beds and the rooms are fully furnished. Linens are not provided, so please bring sleeping bag/sheets/blankets/pillows etc Housing starts on Thursday July 26th and check out is after the morning session on Sunday, July 29th.

 

Roommates:

For the Boys Elite Camp, each camper will be assigned a roommate of a similar age. If you are attending camp with a friend, please email the camp director and we will room you together.

 

For the Team Camp, each teams coaching staff will assign roommates based on their discretion.

 

Laundry:

It is recommended that you bring enough clothing for all training sessions. However, for the team coaches, complimentary laundry machines are available in our residence halls for your uniforms. You must provide detergent/fabric softener.

 

Participation Waivers & Insurance:    

Campers will not be able to participate without completing the mandatory Liability and Medical Form. In addition, a parent or guardian must provide proof of primary insurance for the camper. The Eric Alsop Soccer Academy does carry both liability & accident insurance, but only as secondary coverage.

 

The Liability and Medical Form will be attached to your emailed receipt, or click here to download the form. To make check in easier, please email your completed form to ealsop@limestone.edu prior to your arrival at camp.

 

Medical Care:
The Eric Alsop Soccer Academy assumes no responsibility for accidents or illness. However, every effort is made to ensure the health and safety of each participant, with at least one certified athletic trainer on staff at all times.

 

Supervision & Safety:

Limestone College values the safety and security of its students and guests. Trained public safety officers provide security on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Campus Security office is located on the south-east end of the Curtis Administration building and is always open. In addition, our public safety officers make dorm security rounds every night to ensure the safety and security of our campus.

 

For the Boys Elite Camp, we will have staff on duty in the dorms at all times, as well as an athletic trainer. However, this is also an Elite Camp, so there are certain expectations placed on the campers for getting themselves to all meals on time, as well as respecting dorm quiet hours and lights out times.

 

For the Team Camp, each high school/club coaching staff is responsible for supervising their teams for the entire duration of the camp, from start to finish (and will be compensated accordingly). This expectation includes, but is not limited to, monitoring your teams behavior in the dorms, on the fields, in the dining hall, and all common areas. Failure to properly maintain discipline could result in a specific individual, group or even the entire teams removal from camp, without a prorated refund.

 

What if I have to cancel a camp?

We do not offer refunds on cancelled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but we do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 14 days prior to the start of an overnight camp, and 7 days prior to the start of a day camp. If you cancel within 14 or 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date at any of our camps. Credit with insurance is transferable to family members or friends, and good toward a future camp.

 

Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication

August 2018

2018 Summer College ID Camp

08/04/2018 ~ Saturday Registration Ends: 08/04/2018$100.00 | Saint's Field and the Upper Practice Fields 1115 College Dr, Gaffney, SC 29340

OPEN EVENT IN NEW WINDOW

Description

This is a one-day intensive camp open to boys in Grades 10-12. The camp is designed for those players interested in playing collegiate soccer, as well as for those interested in improving their technical and tactical abilities in an intense collegiate training environment. Our Soccer ID Camps will also allow you to work with and showcase your skills in front of the Limestone College Soccer Coaches and Players. Plus, you will gain some valuable insight into one of the top Division II programs in the nation as you train and compete on the beautiful facilities of historic Limestone College, located in the Upstate of South Carolina.

 

Our Soccer ID Camps are committed to providing high level training, reinforced with competitive matches, in an attempt to assist the overall development of our campers. We will provide feedback, performance tips and instruction for all players regardless of position, as well as goalkeeper specific training during the morning sessions. Lunch is provided in our newly renovated Stephenson Dining Hall, where you'll have a chance to relax with the current team and enjoy a good meal. Finally, we will offer guided tours of our athletic facilities and our campus, as well as a college recruiting process presentation and Q&A session with the coaches and current Limestone soccer players.

 

Please take a moment to look at our schedule and join us for this great opportunity to work with the staff and players of the Eight-Time Conference Carolinas Champions & Seven-Time NCAA Tournament Qualifying Limestone College Saints!

 

Tentative Schedule
09:30 am - 10:00 am Camper Registration - check in at Saint's Game Field
10:00 am - 10:15 am Camp Meeting and Introduction
10:15 am - 12:30 pm Training, GK Training and Small Sided Matches
12:45 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch - provided
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm Optional Limestone College Campus Tour
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Optional Athletic Facilities Tour
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Optional College Recruiting Presentation/Q&A
04:00 pm - 06:00 pm 11v11 Matches
06:00 pm - 06:15 pm Closing words - Campers dismissed

 

Space is limited - Maximum of 45 Field Players and 4-6 GKs

 

Camp Director:  Eric Alsop: Head Men's Soccer Coach - Limestone College

 

Staff
Tom Morris: Assistant Men's Soccer Coach - Limestone College

Scott Simmons: Assistant Mens Soccer Coach Limestone College

 

Participation Waivers & Insurance:    

Campers will not be able to participate without completing the mandatory Liability and Medical Form.  In addition, a parent or guardian must provide proof of primary insurance for the camper.  The Eric Alsop Soccer Academy does carry both liability & accident insurance, but only as secondary coverage.

 

The Liability and Medical Form will be attached to your emailed receipt, or click here to download the form.  To make check in easier, please email your completed form to ealsop@limestone.edu prior to your arrival at camp. Download Waiver

 

Medical Care: 
The Eric Alsop Soccer Academy assumes no responsibility for accidents or illness. However, every effort is made to ensure the health and safety of each participant, with at least one certified athletic trainer on staff at all times.

 

Limestone College Soccer Program 2006-2017 Highlights:

  • Overall Record: 166-54-14, Conference Record: 93-19-6
  • Seven NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Two NCAA "Sweet 16" Appearances: 2006, 2014
  • Four Conference Tournament Champions: 2006, 2012, 2013, 2017
  • Four Regular Season Conference Champions: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
  • Five Final NCAA DII Top-25 National Rankings:

                  

                  10th out of 201 programs: 2014

                  15th out of 205 programs: 2017

                  19th out of 173 programs: 2006

                  21st out of 201 programs: 2013                  

                  23rd out of 173 programs: 2008

 

  • #1 Final Ranked Top Scoring Offense in the Nation (3.05 goals/game): 2011
  • 9 Consecutive Top-20 Rankings for Top Scoring Offense in NCAA Division II: 2008-2015
  • 10 Consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award (overall team GPA above a 3.0): 2007-2016
  • 87 All-Conference Team Members
  • 5 Conference "Freshman of the Year"
  • 44 All-Region Team Members 
  • 7 All-American Team Members

 

Directions

For Directions please see FAQ page.

 

Meals

Lunch will be provided.

 

Miscellaneous Information

What if I have to cancel a camp?
We do not offer refunds on cancelled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but we do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 14 days prior to the start of an overnight camp, and 7 days prior to the start of a day camp. If you cancel within 14 or 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date at any of our camps. Credit with insurance is transferable to family members or friends, and good toward a future camp.

 

Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.

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