College Prep Camp 2015
Bringing the Nation’s Best College Soccer Programs to you!
HOST CLUB: The CPC Girls - San Antonio will AGAIN be hosted by Lonestar SC San Antonio in 2014
WHO CAN ATTEND?: Camp is open to the public as per NCAA rules.
DATES: WEEKEND 1: / WEEKEND 2: March 28th &
WHERE: STAR Soccer Complex (subject to change)
TIME: Each Day
NUMBER OF PLAYERS for Session 1: Groups made up of 20 players per group max 5-7
CAMP OUTLINE: Established in 2004, the CPC is a 2-4-day -3 hour/day camp where top college coaches are in charge of each day of training. The CSPC has been designed to give youth players the unique opportunity of being put into a college level training environment by college coaches. The college coaches in charge of each particular day have personally designed each training session. The youth players will walk away from these training sessions having a clear understanding of what will be expected technically, tactically, physically and psychologically when they join the college ranks. CPC participants will also get a better understanding of what parts of their game need improvement to meet the college standard. Players who attend the CPC will also have a rare opportunity to impress top college coaches in focused small-group training environment.
MATCHES: Immediately following the training session will be 30-40 minute matches between the CPC teams. The purpose of the matches is to see if the players can demonstrate some of the elements emphasized in the training for that day and to give the players an opportunity to be further identified by the college coaches in attendance. The head college coach for that day will also conduct all of the pre-game and half-time discussions with CSPC teams.
QUESTION/ANSWER PERIOD: At the conclusion of each CPC session, the players, parents and all club coaches are invited to participate in the discussion topic and question/answer period with the entire CPC college coaching staff. Topics to include: Recruiting, coaching style, playing styles, “making a college list”, academics, scholarships, fitness, ODP, nutrition, and “how to get noticed” are all on the agenda for the 2014 CSPC!
WHO LOVES THIS CAMP?
PLAYERS LOVE the CPC because they not only receive great training but they also get a rare chance to show their best stuff to some of the top college programs in the country in a small group setting. At a tournament, a college coach may spend 30 minutes watching a team play. At the CPC, players get 3 hours per day of training and match play for 4 days in front of many of the best college coaches in the game. Players also enjoy getting to know the coaching styles, philosophies, and personalities of the different coaches at the CPC and be able to use this valuable experience as they move through their own recruitment process
CLUBS LOVE the CPC because it their players in a great training environment from which they can be and will be recruited to college programs. Clubs also use this week to further develop relationships with these college programs that can lead to many more opportunities in the areas of recruiting, staff development, and involvement in club functions. Clubs love the fact that this week can be used as a team and staff developmental tool by working with and observing some of the nation’s top coaches. Many teams around the country schedule the CPC at time when the CPC training can help prepare their teams for state cup and regional competitions.
COLLEGE COACHES LOVE the CPC for 3 main reasons: #1, the college coaches get a much more in depth opportunity to get to know players by working with them in training and in games while also getting to know them personally in a small and focused setting. #2, the college coach also gets to show off his/her best coaching stuff to the top youth players and clubs involved in the CPC. #3, the college coaches get to pass on much needed information to the players about training, fitness, NCAA rules and other demands of the college game so as to better prepare these youth players for their eventual college soccer experience.
PARENTS LOVE the CPC because their players get the rare opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in the United States and have the opportunity to be identified for future consideration in these college programs. Parents enjoy having the opportunity to ask questions of these top coaches with regards to their coaching styles or their philosophies on scholarships, player development, fitness, or recruiting preferences. At the conclusion of each session, parents are invited to participate in the topic discussion and question answer period of the CSPC.The list of college programs that will be represented is currently being finalized. 2015 marks the 3rd year of the CPC in San Antonio, so we will be adding colleges from your region to go with our already stellar coaching staff: Here are some of the programs present over the last 6 years at the CSPC. Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia, UCLA, Harvard, Georgia, Oklahoma, Clemson, Baylor, Texas Tech, North Carolina, Missouri, Cal Berkeley, Penn State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Auburn, Miss State, Colorado, Emory, UNC Charlotte, Gonzaga, Maryland, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona State, Wash State, GA State ---just to name a few! In Addition, we will be adding many local smaller schools in the area that best accommodates the club needs.
CAMP DIRECTOR: The CPC-Girls Director is Tom Stone. Coach Stone has had great success at all levels of soccer in the U.S. As the Founding Director of the Colorado Rush Soccer Club, Stone’s teams won a total of 35 state championships, 11 Far West Regional Championships and 7 Youth National Championships. Following his youth coaching career, Stone was named the Head Coach of the Atlanta Beat of the WUSA (Women’s Pro Soccer) and led the Beat to the inaugural season President’s Cup Championship. Over the 3 year history of the WUSA, the Beat won more games than any team and was the only team to qualify for the play-offs in all 3 seasons. In 2006, Stone was hired as the #1 Assistant Coach at Clemson University in the ACC and helped lead the Tigers to their best finish ever in the Elite 8 of the NCAA play-offs. In 2007, Stone was hired to build the women’s soccer program in his home state of Texas at Texas Tech University where he still coaches today. In 2008, Stone was named as the Assistant Coach of the United States U-20 Women’s National Team which were crowned World Champions at the 2008 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Stone has again been named as Assistant Coach for the U20 National Team which will compete in the 2010 U20 World Cup in Germany this summer.
Please contact Director of Coaching - Nick Hallam with any questions?