Limestone Men’s Soccer Featured in Final National Rankings
The Limestone College men's soccer team has been featured in the final United Soccer Coaches' NCAA Division II National Rankings, wrapping up the year at No. 15, as announced by the organization on Tuesday, December 5. Read More
2018 Boys Elite Camp and Team Camp07/26/2018 - 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
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.
Eric Alsop: Head Men's Soccer Coach - Limestone College
173-96-17 Career Record in 15 Seasons at Limestone College
TBA additional DI & DII College Coaches, as needed
Limestone College Soccer Program 2006-2017 Highlights:
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
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).
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your arrival at camp.
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