Advanced Centers

The ADVANCED CENTERS for girls is designed for club and high school players seeking to play at the next level of competitive soccer. The Virginia Coaches and players, along with an excellent staff representing almost every level of collegiate soccer, will be present at each session and will interact closely with campers throughout the week.

The Soccer Centers for Girls at the University of Virginia and at Episcopal are geared toward the serious soccer player who has her eye on playing college soccer. By working with top quality coaches, many of whom represent the different levels of college soccer and by training directly with our players from the University of Virginia, campers will get a realistic impression of what it takes to compete at the collegiate level. The focus of the camp is on improving individual technique and skills, with an even greater emphasis on understanding the game and the player's role within a team.

Location

The Soccer Center @ Virginia will take place on the grounds of The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The campus is located 70 miles west of Richmond, Virginia and 110 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Recognized as the top public school in the country, the University is also home to many NCAA intercollegiate national champions and ranks among the best intercollegiate athletic departments in the country. Campers stay on the UVA campus and train on the same fields used by the nationally ranked UVA women's and men's soccer teams.

The Soccer Centers @ Episcopal HS will take place on the grounds of Episcopal HS in Alexandria, VA. The beautiful 130 acre campus is located just five miles from the nation's capital, Washington DC. Founded in 1839 the schools offers a dynamic and rigorous academic curriculum as well as fielding 64 teams in 15 different sports. Athletic facilities include natural grass soccer fields, field turf field, swimming pool, and indoor track as well as modern dormitories and a full service dining hall.

Dates and Cost

June 29 - July 2, 2017 @ the University of Virginia
(Girls Grades 7-8, & 9 - 12)
Cost: $610

July 15 - 18, 2017 @ Episcopal HS (Session I)
(Girls Grades 5 - 7 & 8 - 12)
Cost: $610

July 19 - 22, 2017 @ Episcopal HS (Session II)
(Girls Grades 5 - 7 & 8 - 12)
Cost: $610

Medical

Qualified full-time athletic trainers will be on duty throughout the duration of camp to care for minor injuries and sicknesses. For more serious emergencies the UVA Medical Center or Alexandria Hospital will be used. Trainers also reside in the dorms. All campers must have proof of personal medical insurance.

Housing and Meals

Campers are housed in the same dormitories used by Virginia/Episcopal students. The dorms are air-conditioned and have full baths and a common area outside your room. You may request one roomate. If you are coming with some friends please indicate on the application, in priority order, any additional roommate(s). We will do our best to accomodate your request of additonial friends/teammates as nearby as possible. The University of Virginia/Episcopal dining services will provide meals. The staff will also be housed in the dorms and provide 24 hour supervision.

Teams and Groups

Club and High School teams are encouraged to attend the Soccer Centers of Excellence. They will train/compete as a team during the week. Teams consisting of twelve (12) or more players will receive a discount on tuition of $25 per player. All applications MUST be submitted together with a single contact person in order to receive the discount.

Maps and Registration

For Virginia: Registration for the clinic will be held inside University Hall's North Entrance. Click here to view a map of University Hall.

University Hall Physical Address:
290 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904


For Episcopal HS: Registration will take place inside the athletic center (building #24 on the map): Click here for a campus map.

Episcopal School
1200 N Quaker Ln.
Alexandria, VA 22302

Advanced CentersCampers will get a realistic impression of what it takes to compete at the collegiate level. The focus of the camp is on improving individual technique and skills, with an even greater emphasis on understanding the game and the player's role within a team.

Advanced CentersThere is a specialized goalkeeper program within the Soccer Centers, which will allow the goalkeepers to receive position specific training and match play. Be sure to check the box on the application to be registered in the goalkeeping sessions.

Advanced Centers StaffThe Soccer Centers of Excellence are staffed by the UVA Women's Soccer staff and players, including: Steve Swanson, Head Coach, Virginia; Ron Raab, Assistant Coach, Virginia; Kerry Dziczkaniec, Assistant Coach, Virginia; and Jaime Frias, Assistant Coach, Virginia.

Camp Schedule

First Day
2:00pm-4:00pm Registration/Check-In
4:30 pm Welcome Meeting
5:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening Session
Daily
7:00 am Rise and stretch
7:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Technical/Tactical Session
11:45 am Lunch
12:30 pm Rest in Rooms
2:00 pm Technical Session
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm League Play
9:15 pm Team Building and /or College Seminar
10:30 pm Lights out
Final Day
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Final Matches Start (tentative)
10 am - 11:30 am Closing ceremonies (staggered for different age groups)
10 am - 11:30 am Check-out (staggered for different age groups)

Cancellation / Vouchers

Cancellations must be requested in writing to receive a voucher applicable to 2016 Soccer Centers or a refund. Cancellation requests due to illness or injury must be accompanied by a doctor's note. Soccer Center refunds will be less a $125 administrative fee. Players who cancel within 1 month prior to camp will only be eligible for a voucher, not a refund. Vouchers from previous years will be honored, although you will have to pay the difference between the voucher value and this year's price.