The objective of this program is to provide the highest level and most intense training program available to assist returning college players and aspiring college bound players to be ready to excel when they return to their college programs in August.
This will be accomplished by a combination of intense fitness and soccer training, competitive and friendly games and a week long team camp just prior to the start of their college pre season.
The program will be run through the South Jersey Elite Barons Youth Academy and will be run by highly experienced coaches. The Director of the U23 Women’s College Prep Program will be John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is a former All-American Division II player (Lewis University) who has had a very successful professional career. He will be assisted by Joe Banks (email@example.com), former captain of Drexel University and the Ocean City Barons.
The mission of this program is developing a highly professional, competitive environment that will look to test the limits of the players. Training will be intense and demanding and the players will compete at the highest level. The intention is to field a 1st and 2nd team with the competition for 1st team selection based solely on performance on the field during practice. Those players on the 1st team should always be looking over their shoulder expecting 2nd team members to be pushing for their spot. This is what they will deal with at the college level & beyond. This is not a program for the non-committed player.
The Program will include the following:
- 18 (90 minute) training sessions scheduled starting End of May till the End of July.
- Participate in the US Club Soccer U20 National League (Approx. 8-10 games)
- Field Usage Fees
- Player Passes
- Administrative Fees
- Referee Fees
- Apparel Kit
League Information: US Club Soccer Summer U20 League
Opening League Date: Saturday June 2nd.
Final League Date: Sunday July 25th.
Number of Regular Season Games: Typically 8-10
Games will be primarily scheduled for the weekends (midweek if opponents are of close proximity).
Additional Friendly Matches
Additional friendly matches will be scheduled against the most competitive teams in the region, throughout the program period.
Sessions and most home games will occur at Tuckahoe Farm Fields, Hammonton, New Jersey and training will generally be on Tuesday and Thursdays.
Scheduling of games and makeup sessions due to weather may result in some occasional day changes in the schedule.
All participants are required to pay in full prior to player registration.
The future of this program is being developed in conjunction with US Club Soccer and the intent is to develop a highly competitive but user friendly regional U23 (Summer 2012) and U20 program through US Club Soccer that will provide an outlet for competitive players at a reasonable cost (no significant travel requirements) to allow them to stay highly tuned for their entire college careers. This summer’s pilot program will be developed into a more formal program for the following summer.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:
Girls Technical Director, South Jersey Elite Barons Soccer Academy