Feb. 18, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Northridge Soccer Academy is currently taking applications for their annual men's I.D. (individual development) camps, overnight I.D. camps and goalkeeper camps for athletes ages 15 and up this upcoming spring and summer.
All sessions are one day events that will begin on Feb. 27, with the first overnight session taking place from July 9-11. There will be two weeks of goalkeeper's camps in July with the first session on July 12-15, followed by the final session scheduled to take place from July 19-22.
Each camp is an opportunity for all prospective student-athletes to further educate about collegiate athletics. Players will get an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art athletic facilities on campus, while learning crucial information on NCAA recruitment and competition from the Matador coaching staff.
Not only will this camp allow players to showcase their skills on top college coaches, it will also give them a taste of what college soccer is all about at the Division-I level. Young athletes will be exposed to the demands of NCAA college soccer and receive a tour of the campus to get a feel of what life as a student-athlete at Northridge is like.
The academy has historically been an opportunity for potential student-athletes to make a name for themselves and develop the skill set and base of experiences needed to compete at the collegiate level; several current Matador soccer players have utilized the academy as an opportunity to showcase their athletic potential.
Northridge women's soccer Assistant Coach Derek Hanks will serve as the Director of Camp Operations, and is one of six Matador coaches that will be instructing all young collegiate hopefuls. Head Coaches Terry Davila and Keith West, 2009 Big West Coaches of the Year for the men's and women's soccer teams respectively, will serve as Senior Coaches for the academy, while men's soccer Assistant Coaches Yossi Raz, Peter Bomar, and women's soccer assistant coach Juan Plascencia also on staff.
All interested parties must fill out a Northridge Soccer Academy online application, send in a $150 deposit for each camp they plan on participating in, and complete a waiver form to complete the registration process. Soccer players under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver form (link is provided above) as well.
If you have any questions pertaining to the I.D. Camps, or would like additional information, visit www.northridgesocceracademy.com, or contact Coach Hanks directly at 818/ 677-2661.