TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For young players looking to take their game to the next level, the Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy will provide an opportunity to train under a staff that has won four straight ACC Championships, made five appearances in the College Cup over the last six seasons and earned numerous conference and national coach of the year honors. Registration is now available for three different dates.
The Summer Indoor Academy (June 5-8) is available for boys and girls aged 5-18 and is the only indoor soccer camp on a full sized field in Tallahassee. The entire camp will take place in the FSU Indoor Practice Facility. Groups are formed based on age and ability to ensure a great experience for every camper. The Academy offers a half-day option from 9am-12pm, while a full-day option from 9am-3pm is also available. One of the highlight experiences of this camp is the famed “World Cup”, where players dress and compete as a country against the world. Half Day Price: $225 per person; Full Day Price: $400 per person.
The Elite Residential Academy will be held on July 22-25 for boys and girls aged 11-18 and is designed for the serious soccer player. This intensive camp brings some of the best talent from all across the nation and even internationally to Tallahassee. The mission of this academy is simple: provide every player with an unforgettable soccer experience that takes them to a new playing level. To help accomplish this Mark Krikorian brings in a combination of elite college and club coaches with current and former collegiate players. The primary focus will be on technical application, as technique is the foundation of all success. Campers will be introduced to the tactical side of the game and be afforded a firsthand glimpse into the “beautiful game” that is Seminole Soccer. Price: $625 per person.
The most unique team camp in the country has a singular focus…the team. What makes the Team Residential Academy on July 26-29 unique is the use of the team’s coaching staff input along with cutting edge video technology to create a powerful learning environment. Players will gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities within the structure of the team. The use of video analysis of the actual team in action gives exact visual feedback and allows the FSU staff to design training sessions to meet the unique needs of the team. Other benefits of the Team Academy are: specialized daily Goalkeeper training, MCL/ACL injury prevention, nutrition for the elite athlete, and guidance in the recruiting process.
Coaches are encouraged to accompany their team free of charge. A daily coach’s forum takes place to exchange ideas and to provide Q & A with the FSU coaching staff. It takes a minimum of 14 players and a max of 20 players to register a team. Your registration process can be tailored to your needs and requirements but to secure a spot at the academy it takes an application and deposit. Additionally, each team must have a designated team chaperone accompany the team for the duration of the academy.
The Mike Bristol Goalkeeper Academy runs sessions at all Mark Krikorian Soccer Academies. Campers will get a chance to learn from FSU assistant coach Mike Bristol’s expertise; the same tutelage that helped develop six U.S. Youth National Team goalkeepers. An emphasis is placed on creating a challenging and complete training environment as keepers will train technical topics as a group and then incorporate that on the field to gain valuable tactical experience. This allows the goalkeeper coaches to give both technical and tactical one-on-one feedback to each keeper.
More information is available at www.seminolesoccercamps.com, along with brochures and registration information.