ABOUT UCLA SOCCER CAMPS
UCLA Women’s soccer is the premier soccer programs in the country, the 2013 NCAA Championship, UCLA’s 110th team championship, the most of any school in the country! The program has been built with a great tradition of developing players to be their very best both on the soccer field and off. With UCLA soccer camps you will be exposed to life as a Bruin under Head Coach Amanda Cromwell – the 2014 PAC12 Coach of the Year. Other staff include Assistant Coach Joshua S. Walters, Sr. – 2013 NSCAA Pacific Region Assistant Coach of the Year, as well as Assistant Coach Louise Lieberman, Goalkeeper Coach Aline Reis and current college soccer players.
National Champions: 2013
Pac-12 Champions: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2104
College Cup Appearances: 200, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014
Each training session during camp is built around training techniques that we run with UCLA players during our season, while at the same time making sure that they are age and skill level specific. Every group of campers will not only have an experienced coach, but each of those coaches is assisted by current college players, giving each camper a unique collegiate experience.
Whether you are already playing on a club team or just getting started, there’s a camp for you. All camps are open to any and all entrants, so long as they meet the camp-specific age requirements. This year UCLA will be hosting five summer camp sessions which include three day camps, one junior elite camp and for the first time ever a College ID Camp. Please read the descriptions below to see what camp is for you. Space is extremely limited so hurry to reserve your spot!
Which camp is right for me?
Winter Positional ID Camp
The intent of this camp is to provide the players who are looking for a more advanced knowledge of the game and provide instruction at a position specific level. Athletes learn both offensive and defensive techniques and tactics. We only recommend these camps to high school aged athletes who would like more technical and specific instruction. When you register you will choose from the following categories for positions: Goalkeeper, Central Defender, Wide Defender, Center Midfield (Both Defensive and Attacking), Attackers (Wide & Central Forwards along with Wide Midfielders). Each of these functional positions will be capped for balance between the groups. Instruction will be led by UCLA coaching staff – Head Coach Amanda Cromwell, Assistant Coaches Joshua S. Walters, Sr., Louise Lieberman, and Goalkeeper Coach Aline Reis – and members from the 2013 National Championship UCLA Soccer team. This is a tremendous opportunity for players to learn from the coaches and players that reached the pinnacle of NCAA Soccer, but also showcase their talent and compete against other high-level players.
Day Camp 1 & 2
The Youth Day Camps are for girls just starting to play soccer, and for those already playing on teams. They are focused on teaching fundamental skills and introducing basic game strategies, in a fun and learning environment. Campers are grouped according to age and ability, and each camper should bring her own soccer ball and a lunch from home. There will be fun daily competitions like "Crazy Hair Day" and "Crazy Shirt Day" as well.”
Jr. Elite Overnight Camp
The Junior Elite Camp offers a peak at what college life is like, for our younger campers. For girls, ages 9-13, you’ll get a chance to live on campus and see what it’s like to begin your intense soccer training. This camp is for the soccer player that’s starting to get more serious about their game, and wants to develop their skill set as they start to look at playing soccer in high school. The coaching staff will use a lot of the same training techniques that are used for the College I.D. Camp, as we help each player realize their full potential.”
College ID Camp
The College ID Camp, ages 14-18, is for girls that are competing on high school varsity or junior varsity teams and clubs, and want to compete at the collegiate level. It is also for the girls that are moving on to high school and getting ready to join their school programs and compete with the best. The camp will utilize both full- and small-sided games, as well as individualized position training. There will also be discussions on college options, academics, and the recruiting process.