Soccer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

/Soccer Camp Frequently Asked Questions
Soccer Camp Frequently Asked Questions 2017-03-04T13:50:49+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Goalkeeper-specific training sessions available?

At UCLA Girl’s Soccer Camps, Goalkeepers are not forgotten! We assign keepers to teams according to age and ability. We typically have one keeper per team. Keepers train as a group during the morning sessions, and work on team tactics and during team sessions in the afternoon. Jenny Bindon, UCLA Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach, and a team of Goalkeeper coaches work directly with the players during all team and game sessions.

What should I bring to camp?

Campers should show up to field sessions dress in comfortable athletic clothes and ready to participate in soccer. A ball, cleats and shin guards are required at all field sessions. Also be sure to bring a water bottle and plenty of water to each session.

We recommend creating a Packing Checklist to make sure that you don’t forget anything.  Overnight Camp Packing Checklist 

Can parents attend and watch training sessions?

Absolutely! We welcome parents and visitors as spectators. However, we do ask that parents attending training sessions and matches allow our experienced coaches to be the “soccer voice” for the week, so that all campers receive an exceptional camp experience.

Are there commuter options for the Overnight College ID and Jr. Elite camps?

Residential and Commuter options are available for both the Jr. Elite and College ID camps. Most campers at our higher level camps elect the residential option. The residential option allows campers to participate in the full camp experience, including all evening sessions as well as less structured and informal camp life.

Who will coach me/my daughter?

Each camper receives extensive instruction from a variety of coaches during their time at camp. UCLA’s coaching staff is intimately involved in every aspect of camp. Teams and groups are led by high level age-appropriate coaches – typically college, high school, or youth club coaches. Current UCLA Women’s Soccer players also assist during camp.

Do you offer discounts?

Parents can receive a 5% discount per eligible camper session, if the person paying for the camp is a current member of the following:

UCLA Alumni Association
UCLA Faculty
UCLA Staff
Wooden Athletic Fund
Chancellor’s Associates
Bruin Varsity Club
Bruin Kids Club
UCLA Rec Card Holders

What if I get injured or can’t attend camp after I’ve registered?

We understand that, from time to time, injuries and other unexpected events happen. Depending on the timing of your request, we are happy to offer refund or transfer options. Visit the UCLA Registration page or contact our staff to explore you options.

Do you offer camps for boys? 

Registration for the UCLA Girl’s Soccer Camps is open to any girl between the ages of 6 and 18. These are camps specifically for girls. However, the UCLA Men’s Soccer Team does offer Day and College ID soccer camps. Contact Us with your information and we’ll be sure to pass it along to our friends at the UCLA Boy’s Soccer Camps.

Jr. Elite

What are the qualifications for the Jr. Elite Camp?

The Jr. Elite camp is open to any player aged 9 through 13. Most campers currently play for a club or school soccer team, or are looking to take the next step in competitive soccer. Campers are evaluated on the first day of camp to ensure that they are placed on an age and skill-level appropriate team; where they will both be challenged and experience growth. Players are moved among teams and groups as appropriate and necessary.

What physical condition or shape should players be before attending camp?

During the Jr. Elite Camp, players are on the field for several hours each day. The high level of play and fast paced training sessions are ideal for player development. In order to get the most out of the camp experience, and to reduce the chance of injury, campers should arrive in good physical condition and ready to play soccer for several hours each day.

Is the Jr. Elite camp an overnight camp?

The Jr. Elite camp is an overnight camp, but commuters are welcome as well. Most campers elect to stay in our dorms on UCLA’s campus. The residential component provides evening sessions and free time, providing lifelong experiences and leading to lasting friendships.

Where do campers stay?

Residential campers stay in UCLA dorms, on our West Los Angeles campus. Our compact campus ensures that campers are close to training fields, dining facilities, and the other campus facilities that we’ll visit during camp.

College ID

Are there any qualifications or requirements for attending the College ID camps?

The College ID soccer camp is open to all female soccer players between the ages of 14 and 18 who are still in high school. This intensive camp is designed with elite club and high school soccer players in mind. We provide a challenging yet fun environment to help players maximize each camper’s potential.

What colleges or coaches are participating in the College ID camp?

UCLA’s coaching staff is intimately engaged each camp. Our coaches make a significant effort to circulate around all teams and engage with and evaluate every College ID camper. In addition, we invite NCAA coaches from Division I, II, and III programs from across the country to coach at our College ID camp. Campers are exposed the entire coaching staff during training sessions and competitive matches. In addition, current college players serve as assistant coaches and counselors.

What physical condition or shape should players be before attending camp?

During the College ID Camp, players are on the field for several hours each day. The high level of play and fast paced training sessions are ideal for player development. In order to get the most out of the camp experience, and to reduce the chance of injury, campers should arrive in good physical condition and ready to play soccer for several hours each day.

Where do campers stay?

Residential College ID campers get a true college living experience! Campers are housed in UCLA dorms, on our Los Angeles campus, and eat in our first-class dining halls. Additionally, off-field sessions are housed in UCLA’s world class facilities. Our compact campus ensures that campers are close to training fields, dining facilities, and the other campus facilities that we’ll visit during camp.