Oct. 31, 2012
2013 Louisville Women's Soccer Winter Elite Academy Brochure
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville women's soccer program has announced the details of its 2013 Winter Elite Academy. Led by head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes, the camp is scheduled for Feb. 2, 2013 inside the Trager Center on the University of Louisville campus.
About the Winter Academy
The Winter Academy is a one day camp designed to give high school aged soccer players a day long experience in the life of a high level Division I soccer player at the University of Louisville. Players will take part in the same types of training sessions that Cardinal soccer players see day in and day out during their college career, working in a hands on environment directly with the Louisville Soccer coaching staff. They will take part in a strength and conditioning workout run by the Louisville Sports Performance Staff for Louisville Soccer, as well as learning the importance of injury prevention and nutrition to performance. Players will meet with Athletics Compliance Staff to learn the rules and regulations surrounding the recruiting process and the admissions process to ensure they understand the steps they need to take to be eligible to play soccer at the Division I level. In one day they will experience nearly every facet of being a Division I soccer player. The camp will be held in the brand new Trager Center, a full field indoor Field Turf facility adjacent to Papa John's Cardinal Football Stadium.
Space in the camp is limited to 50 players so that each player will receive individual attention from the University of Louisville coaching staff. There will be no specialized goalkeeper training offered due to the size of the camp. Goalkeepers can take part for most of the day as field players and play in goal when we play in games.
Schedule (All times ET)
9:15 - 9:30 am - Registration
9:30 - 9:45 am - Staff Introductions and Welcome
9:45 - 11:00 am - Training Session I
11:00 - 11:45 am - Strength and Conditioning Session
12:00 - 12:30 pm - Lunch at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
12:30 - 1:00 pm - Compliance Session
1:15 - 2:00 pm - Training Session II
2:15 - 3:45 pm - Games and Tactical Development
3:45 - 4:00 pm - Concluding Thoughts
Registration will be held in the lobby of the Trager Center beginning at 9:15 am on the 2nd. Please come prepared to address our athletic trainer with any ongoing medical issues. Players should be prepared for both on and off the field activities throughout the day. Players will need to bring cleats, warmups, shin guards, water bottle, running shoes, ball and medical history form (players will not be able to train without filling this out).
Directions to Trager Center
The Trager Center is located opposite the UofL Football Stadium on Floyd Street. From Highway 264 follow signs to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and proceed to the back parking lot. For more info on directions visit http://uoflsports.cstv.com/genrel/121800aaa.html.
Cost and Deposit
The cost of the camp is $135 (price is in US dollars). Registrations received by December 15 will receive a discounted price of $120. Camp size will be limited so that players will receive individualized attention from the Louisville coaching staff. Each camper will receive a Louisville Soccer T-Shirt at registration.
A $50.00 non-refundable initial deposit is required with the application and will be subtracted from the total camp fee. All balances are due in full at registration. All cancellations must be received in writing 10 days prior to the first day of camp in order to qualify for a refund - less $50.00 deposit. Failure to meet this deadline will result in forfeiture of all payments.