For any soccer player who dreams of playing the game at college and beyond, the Wingate International Soccer Academy soccer camp offers an excellent start. Not only does it give you the opportunity to showcase your skills, but also enables developing players the chance to learn from college coaches and earn training opportunities abroad at professional clubs. Located at the prestigious Wingate University in North Carolina, the camp enables young players to visit a college campus and experience what collegiate soccer and university life is all about.
Summer campers this year will enjoy staying at the brand new freshman dorms on campus. Understanding the dedication and lifestyle of a student athlete is a very important part of the WISA camp, and recruiting seminars that outline a successful recruiting process aid that process. This is especially valuable for high school juniors who are set to begin with college recruiting.
One thing that makes WISA so special is the presence of countless college coaches who attend the camp to scout the upcoming talent and help teach the young players. With so many programs right at your disposal you can avoid costly college visits and put yourself on the radar of coaches.
The camp itself is quite small, open to roughly 200 soccer players, which gives everyone a lot of personal time and attention. Another intriguing possibility through WISA is the strong international presence at the camp. In addition to including young players from all over the world, several British scouts regularly attend the camp, which led to an incredible opportunity for Lee Nicholson, a 14-year-old camper in 2012. After capturing the attention of the coaches at WISA, Lee was offered a 10-day trial with Newcastle United of the English Premier League.
“I am sure my opportunity only came along because I went to the Wingate Camp and I am definitely looking to go back this summer to further help my development,” Nicholson said. “I also want to look up some of my teammates from last year who have since become good friends.”
The daily operations at WISA include a two-hour training session each morning in a small group with a college coach. Lunch follows at Wingate’s cafeteria, and from there players compete in two matches in the afternoon. This enables players to work on the skills they learned and showcase their abilities in a live game setting. Utilizing 11 highly maintained fields, players will also experience playing on the high quality pitches in college.
With a respected curriculum and unmatched opportunities for exposure, the WISA soccer camp is both an excellent learning opportunity and a great way to kick-start your college recruitment process this summer.
For mor information or to register, visit www.WingateSoccer.com.