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How To Register

You can register online for any USF Soccer Camp at www.usfsoccercamps.com. After you have registered for any of our camps online, you will receive an immediate registration confirmation via email. If you are a first-time user, you will be asked to create an online account, with a username & password, and if you are an existing user, you can log into your existing account and sign up. In addition, if you are a returning user, please be sure to update your child’s information, especially their age at camp and emergency contact information. We accept all major credit cards (MC, Visa, Discover & American Express).

Deposits and Payments

 We offer a 30% deposit option for all of our camps! If you choose to register and authorize the 30% deposit option, you will be auto-billed the remaining balance on May 29th.

We will not be accepting account balance payments at camp check-in, all payments must be paid prior to camp, and by the balance due date.

What to Bring to Camp

Young Stars 1/2 DAY CAMPS

Cleats that are already broken in are recommended. A new pair of shoes can cause blisters. Shin guards are also recommended.

Bring a pair of slides or flip flops, for when practice is over for your child to change into for comfort and to cool down. A towel is also recommended for your child during breaks to use to cool down. Please send your child with a strong SPF sunscreen.

Soccer uniforms (jerseys and shoes) are recommended. Cotton materials, can cause your child to get too hot, most uniforms are made with a nylon material to help absorb sweat and keep your child cooler.

A specific uniform is not required, but if you would like for your child to have a Custom USF Camp Uniform, you can purchase one at check-in.

Full Day Camps

Cleats that are already broken in are recommended. A new pair of shoes can cause blisters. Shin guards are also recommended.

Bring a bag with a pair of sandals/flip flops, for in between practices and when practice is over for your child to change into for comfort and to cool down. A towel is also recommended for your child during breaks to use to cool down. Please send your child with a strong SPF sunscreen. Our Full Day Camp, Futsal Camp, and Outdoor + Futsal Combo sometimes include swimming – please send your child with a bathing suit and towel if they would like to swim.

Soccer uniforms (jerseys and shoes) are recommended. Cotton materials, can cause your child to get too hot, most uniforms are made with a nylon material to help absorb sweat and keep your child cooler.

A specific uniform is not required, but if you would like for your child to have a Custom USF Camp Uniform, you can purchase one at check-in.

Futsal Camps

Please make sure your child has indoor soccer shoes (non-marking, flat rubber soles).

Outdoor + Futsal Combo Camps

Your child will need cleats, futsal shoes, and flip-flops/sneakers for walking around.

Residential & ID Camps

Attending one of our residential/commuter camps will benefit any soccer player who is looking to improve their game. It is an experience unlike any other and there is a positive impact on all of our campers both on and off the field. However, to make the most of your camp experience, you need to be fully prepared.

Be Physically Prepared
Try to go into camp in your best physical condition. Every moment at camp is a valuable learning experience. You want to be able to seize every opporunity to practice and learn. We all know that our ability to pay a ention decreases when we are tired; our ability to train with a pulled muscle is reduced. The bottom line is that to take full advantage of everything that is offered at camp you must be in good physical shape.

Camp Gear

Camp uniforms (jerseys & shorts) with USF Logos, training tees, balls, sac pacs (ball bags), and additional items will be available to purchase online. It is a good idea to purchase these items in advance, as we do sell out, sometimes even prior to the camp start date. Pre-purchasing items online helps ensure that your child will receive the gear they need and the correct size at check-in. All pre-ordered items will be ready for your child at check-in, in a bag at the check-in tables. Please make sure when you check-in to let the staff person know you pre-ordered items. Our camp gear is not required to be used or worn, but many campers like to have the camp uniform, training tee, ball, and other items to wear at camp and to bring home with them.

Train as a Team

For information on how to train as a team, visit our discounts page here.

Goalkeeper Camp

All of our camps (except Young Stars) offer elite goalkeeper training designed by the USF Goalkeeping coaches Ryan Thompson and Juan DeBrigard. Please look for the option to select the goalkeeper training add-on during the camp registration process.

Waiver & Release Form

The Waiver & Release Form is completed electronically during your online registration, it does not need to be printed or brought in with you.

Medical Form Information

The Medical Form is only required to bring with you to check-in if your child will need to take any medications while at camp. All medications are to be labeled clearly with your child’s name and with instructions on how often and how much to be administered to your child. Please bring medications to check-in in a zip-loc bag labeled with your child’s name. At check-in, please let the person checking you in know that you have the Medical Form and Medication and they will direct you to the right person to speak with and to give these too. If your child uses an inhaler, even if only for in an emergency, please complete the form, and bring the inhaler labeled in a zip-loc bag. You can authorize on the form for your child to be permitted to keep the inhaler in their bag, but please make sure it is labeled, in a zip-loc bag, and the Authorization of Medications Form will need to still be handed in at check-in.

Room & Board at Residential Camps

We will do our very best to accommodate all roommate requests. To guarantee a roommate request, both campers must request each other on the Roommate Preference #1 line in their online registration. Confirmation of roommate requests will only be given at check-in, and cannot be given out prior to that, since the room assignments are not completely finalized until the day of check-in. If more than two campers would like to room together, one parent from the group must be designated to send in the group of names, and we will work with that list and their online registration roommate requests to pair them together or close to each other. If you arrive at check-in, and believe your roommate assignment is incorrect, or you are not roomed with your group or team, please ask to speak with the camp director. This is a situation that can be fixed very easily.

Evaluations

Player evaluations will be provided on the last day of camp to players attending our College ID Camps.

Payment

You can pay by credit card or debit card. We no longer accept electronic checking account payments.

Registration/Check-In for Residential Camp

You will receive additional check-in information with the time and locations the week prior to the camp. At registration, you will check in, and if you are a residential camper, you will receive your room key & roommate assignment. All campers will also have the option of creating a camp bank for the camp store, & pick up any camp gear they ordered in advance. If you require our trainer to administer medication or if they need to be aware of any medical conditions or injuries you may have, you will need to bring the Medical Form, which will be attached to your registration confirmation email. You will also be given the opportunity to speak to the trainer in person at check-in.

Key Deposit for Residential Camp

At the time of online registration authorization is required that if your keys are lost, not returned in, or if the door or lock is damaged in anyway, a $65.00 charge will be assessed and charged to the account provided and used to make payment at the time of registration.

Camp Store Use at Day Camps

We will have a camp store at check-in & check-out, at all USF Tampa Campus camps, to purchase soccer gear. We will have a camp snack stand on the main practice field during camp. We strongly recommend campers to use a camp bank, which needs to be set up at check-in, so they do not need to carry cash. You have the option of leaving money for your child in their camp bank. This will ensure that your child does not lose their money during camp. We ask that parents make a cash deposit into the camp bank at camp check-in. Your child then charges against the money in their bank during the week for snacks. At camp check-out, we refund any unused money in an envelope. It is up to the parent’s discretion how much money they decide to put in the bank. The camp snack stand is open all week, offering snacks, snow cones, & ice cream.

Camp Store Use at Residential Camp

We will have a camp store at check-in and in the dorm during camp. We strongly recommend campers to use a camp bank, which needs to be set up at check-in, and to not carry cash. The camp bank ensures that a camper does not lose their money during camp. We ask that campers make a cash deposit into the camp bank at camp check-in. Campers then charges against the money in their bank during the week for what they need. At camp check-out, we refund any unused money in an envelope. The camp store is open all week, including snacks, ice cream, late night pizza, soccer gear, uniforms, balls, etc… Camp bank unused balances must be picked up at check-out.

Drinking Water at Camp

Drinking enough fluids in order to stay hydrated is incredibly important for all of our campers. We will have large drinking coolers of water at all of our camps and plenty of water & shade breaks. In addition, with the purchase of our Unlimited Powerade Package, campers can have access to unlimited cold Powerade on the fields all week. With the amount of soccer that the campers are playing, the contents of Powerade can help to boost energy levels as well as hydration levels. This package can be paid for at camp check-in.

Campers with Food Allergies/Special Diet

We will accommodate campers with food allergies and special diets, the best that we can. If you are attending any of our camps on the USF Campus and your child will be having meals with us; once at camp, please ask to speak with the camp director at check-in to arrange for your child to be able to meet with the dining hall chef, who will be able to go over with your child what they can and can’t eat. We are not able to control what other campers may be eating at camp, or what will be available to your child in the dining hall, but your child will have enough options at the dining hall to avoid foods they may be allergic to. If you feel more comfortable, they can also bring their own meals.

Shuttle Transportation from Airport

 For those campers attending one of our camps at USF and traveling from out of the local area, we are unable to provide transportation to and from the airport, due to the fact that we have so many campers flying in at all different times of the day, but you can use the following ground transportation link on Tampa International Airport’s website to see available options, including taxi service and airport limos at: http://tampaairport.com/ground-transportation

When scheduling with the transportation company, please let them know to bring your child to:

University of South Florida Campus in Tampa/Temple Terrace
USF Athletic Facility
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ATH 100
Tampa, FL 33620

Adult/Coach Supervision at Residential Camps

Camp staff members are spread out throughout the on-campus dorms, where the campers stay, throughout the evening. In between sessions, we have hall monitors walking the halls and campus police patrols the entire campus. Attendance is taken regularly, and each camper is assigned to a specific group and coach.

Cellphones, Tablets & Laptops at Residential Camps

There are no payphones in the dorms, or phones in their rooms. Campers may bring a cell phone, and it may only be used in the dorm room. All cell phones must be turned off at lights out, and cannot be brought out to the fields during practice or games. Tablets are also permitted; however, laptops are not. Campers are responsible for their phones and tablets, if they are lost, stolen, or damaged.

Reaching Your Child at Camp

At registration/check-in you will be provided with the direct cell phone numbers of the three camp directors as well as the trainer’s cell phone. These cell phone numbers are to be used only in cases of an emergency or if you have a serious concern. You can also contact your child for non-emergency related calls on their cell phone if they choose to bring one, understanding that they will not have it on them, when they are on the fields.

Can I Watch My Child Train at Camp?

You can watch your child during camp at any time at any of our camps. At our Residential/Commuter Training Camp most parents a end the evening session when we are playing our league matches. We do not allow any coaching from the parents, or any type of negative cheering towards any camper, and we ask that parents keep a comfortable distance from the where the campers are training/playing.

Closing Ceremonies

Everyone is invited to attend a brief awards ceremony on the last day of camp. Closing ceremony times will be sent out in the camp informational email.

Check-out for Residential Camps

Check out will directly follow the closing ceremonies. All residential campers will be instructed to thoroughly clean their room the night before. We will have coaches spread out on every floor doing room checks. Once a coach checks your room, they will hand you a ticket to go to the check out location. You then turn your key in and the key administrators will initial your ticket which you should keep as a receipt that your key was turned in. Keys must be turned in at checkout to avoid being charged.
At check out campers will be able to retrieve any camp bank balance unused, and make any additional purchases at the camp store. Camp banks must be signed for and picked up at camp checkout.

Personal Items Policy

USF Soccer Camps is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged personal items of a camper, a camper’s guests, or family, and is not responsible for replacing them in any way. Parents, guests, family and campers who bring personal items, including cell phones, or any other electronic devises or personal items, bring them at their own risk. In the event an item is lost, please first check the lost and found that can be found at the camp store. If there is not a camp store at your camp, please ask to speak to the camp director at check-in or check-out to see if they found the item. Please do not contact the camp office during camp about lost items, the office is not located at camp, and is not in possession of the lost and found items. USF Soccer Camps is unable to guarantee that if an item is found, that it will be in the camp’s possession at the time you come to pick it up, and these items can only be kept for a short period of time. We are unable to mail out any lost items or items that are left behind at camp, unless shipping pre-payment is arranged with our camp office.

Campers with a Car

Campers planning to drive themselves must notify a camp administrator at check-in, so that we can issue them a parking permit for the week, and direct the camper where to park. Once the camper parks in the correct location and puts the parking permit on the windshield, we will collect their keys. The camper’s car will not be accessible through the duration of the camp. Please understand that this policy is in place to insure the safety of the camper and other campers.

Weather Delays & Cancellations

In the event that inclement weather prohibits the players from training outside at any of our events, if indoor facilities are available, players will be moved inside to train, or will be brought to a safe indoor or covered area until the weather has passed. USF Soccer Camps will do its best under these circumstances and the facilities being used, to keep the players active, but their safety is our first priority. If a training session is missed during an event and is unable to be taken indoors, we will do our best to make up that session during the remainder of the event. USF Soccer Camps is unable to issue any type of credit or refund for inclement weather prior to or during an event, many expenses have already been paid for to hold the event. In the case of a catastrophe, such as but not limited to a natural disaster, hurricane, flood, earthquake, crime or terrorism, sickness outbreak, or war; and USF Soccer Camps is unable to hold the event, USF Soccer Camps will retain the right to determine if the camp can be postponed. If the camp is postponed to a later date, USF Soccer Camps retains the right to decide the postponement date, and retain all registration fees paid for the camp to hold the camp on the postponement date.

Changes to camp drop-off or pick-up locations will be communicated by email and text.

Camp Schedules

Young Stars Camp

Monday – Friday: 9am – Noon

CHECK-IN TIMES
Monday: 8:30am – 9:00am (Monday only)
Tuesday-Friday: 8:45am – 9:00am

MORNING
– Training Session
– Snack Time (Bring a healthy snack and drink)
– Training Session

PICK-UP/CHECK-OUT TIME
Noon everyday
Check out on last day of camp (Friday)
*Closing ceremonies start at 11:30am

Full Day Camp

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – Noon

CHECK-IN TIMES
Monday: 8:30am – 9:00am (Monday only)
Tuesday-Friday: 8:45am – 9:00am

MORNING
– Training Session
– Lunch (USF Campus Full Day Camps Lunch Included /Off-Campus Full Day Camps Bring Your Own Lunch Afternoon)
– Swimming (USF Campus Camps Only)
or soccer movie
– Training Session

PICK-UP/CHECK-OUT TIME
Monday – Thursday: 4pm
Friday: Noon
Check out on last day of camp (Friday)
*Closing ceremonies start at 11:30am

Residential Camp

CHECK-IN:
Sunday: 12:00 – 2:00pm

SUNDAY
AFTERNOON
-Camp Orientation
-Assignment of Group & Coach
-Camp Rules
-Opening training session

MONDAY & TUESDAY
-3 training or game sessions per day plus meals and recovery time.

WEDNESDAY
-Final league games
-Closing ceremony 11:00am

Futsal Camp

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm

DAILY SCHEDULE
-Check-in: 8:30-9am
-Technical Training
-Small-sided activities
-Lunch
-Recovery time
-Possession exercises
-Futsal league play
-3:45 – 4pm check-out

OUTDOOR + FUTSAL COMBO CAMP

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – Noon

MORNING
-Group warm-up
-Outdoor technical training and small-sided play
-Snack Time (Bring a healthy snack and drink)

AFTERNOON
-Lunch
-Futsal technical training
-Futsal league play

Refund Policy

Partial refunds can only be given, if requested in writing and received by the camp office 30 days prior to the event start date. A written refund request must be sent via email to the camp administrator’s email address listed on the camp’s website, outlining the camper’s name, camp session, and request for refund, with a stated reason for cancellation. I also understand and agree that each camp has a non-refundable fee that cannot be refunded for any reason. The non-refundable fee for each camp is outlined below:

• College ID Camps
$100.00 Non-Refundable Fee
• Young Stars 1⁄2 Day Camps
$50.00 Non-Refundable Fee
• Full Day Summer Camps
$100.00 Non-Refundable Fee
• Residential/Commuter Camp
$200.00 Non-Refundable Fee
• National College ID Camp
$250.00 Non-Refundable Fee
• Any Futsal Camp or Outdoor + Futsal Combo Camp
$150.00 Non-Refundable Fee

The non-refundable fee cannot be refunded for any reason. No partial refunds will be given, if requested less than 30 days prior to the camp’s start date, unless it is in the case of a sudden medical illness or injury, during this time, that would prohibit my child from participating at camp. During this 30-day period prior to camp, a partial refund (less the non-refundable fee) can only be given, if a written refund request accompanied by a doctor’s release, stating that due to my child’s medical illness or injury, they would not be able to participate at camp. Both the written cancellation request and doctor’s release must be received by the camp office no later than 2-days prior to the camp start date. No refund requests, for any reason, can be considered if received after the 2-day deadline prior to the camp’s start date. In the case that my child needs to leave camp early due to a medical illness or injury, a partial pro-rated refund will be given, if a written refund request accompanied by a doctor’s release is received by the camp office, within 5 days of my child’s departure from camp. The partial refund will be calculated based upon how much time was missed at camp, less the non-refundable fee. All cancellation/refund requests will be reviewed, and if approved, processed within 30 days from the date the camp office receives my written cancellation/refund request and doctor’s release if applicable. Partial refunds will be given in the same form that my initial payment was made. Camp gear orders are non-refundable and items can only be exchanged at the camp store (at the camp check-in or check-out), for a different size, as long as they have not been worn, and still have the original tags with no personal writing of names/etc. on them. Camp gear items do not have a warranty or guarantee. All private or small group-training sessions paid in full are 100% non-refundable.

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