By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - If you're a soccer player looking to get discovered, USF will be a great place to be in July.
The Southeast Elite ID camp will take place July 22-25 on campus and will provide males and females ages 13-18 an opportunity to shine in front of coaches from 24 different college soccer programs across the country.
"To me, the Southeast Elite camp will be the best college ID camp in the country with the amount of schools we have coming to it and the quality of schools," USF head men's soccer coach George Kiefer said. "We have many programs that have won national championships at every level - Division I, II, III, junior college, NAIA - so I really feel this camp has a college program for every camper. What an opportunity to come for a week and get identified."
Prices vary for the camp that offers two different formats - residential and commuter - and it also features a separate goalkeeper program. You can save $20 by being an early bird registrant before April 15 for the residential portion ($545), goalkeeper residential ($635), commuter ($445) and goalkeeper commuter ($535). A deposit of $200 is due at registration and the full balance is due by July 1. A team camp for high school or club programs is being offered at a discounted rate.
The Southeast Elite ID event offers campers access to a gourmet dining facility, an outdoor pool and a ton of resources. Players will attend a college recruiting seminar, take part in tournaments, do speed and agility training, and they'll receive written evaluations.
Players staying on campus for the camp will be housed in air-conditioned dorms that are within walking distance of the USF's numerous training fields.
Go online to SoutheastEliteCamp.com to register and read more about an exciting opportunity for aspiring soccer stars.