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College Prep Camps

In conjunction with our Residential Academy we will also have the College Prep Camp. The camp will feature all of the normal amenities of residential camp but also provide exposure to college coaches  from all around the Southwest and the US with the ability to play nightly games watched and coached by the college coaches on staff. The Grand Canyon University Soccer Academy employs many college soccer coaches  who can answer any questions the players may have during the week. The GCU College Prep camp will provide the player unique insight into the recruiting process, what coaches look for in recruitable players and a glimpse into the day to day life of a college soccer athlete.

  • Overnight Option: Sunday night plus morning, afternoon and evening sessions with lodging and all meals provided.
  • Commuter Option: Sunday night plus morning, afternoon and evening sessions with lunch and dinner provided.
July 9th - 13th July 16th - 20th
Boys Ages: 14 - 18
Overnight Option: $510
Commuter Option: $480
Ages: 14 - 18
Overnight Option: $510
Commuter Option: $480

A $50 discount per sibling from the same household is available.

Goalkeeper Program: The GCU Goalkeeper Camp provides young goalkeepers of all levels a challenging program  that will drive them to excel. Designed and coached by the GCU Goalkeeping Coach, the Grand Canyon Goalkeeping School is widely recognized as one of the premier Goalkeeper training programs in the country. The morning sessions will consist of detailed training in modern goalkeeping techniques. Such topics include catching, diving, breakaways, crosses and footwork. The afternoon sessions will focus on the fundamental tactics of goalkeeping such as positioning, distribution and communication. In the evening, the goalkeepers will join the field players to compete in tournament games where they will be allowed to demonstrate what they have learned.

Futsal: Futsal is small sided soccer game played throughout Brasil and South America to help develop technique, creativity and quick decision making. It is played on a gym floor with a heavier ball that encourages dribbling and quick short passing. Stars all over the world began their careers on futsal courts and we are proud to make it part of our residential academy program this summer. In the afternoon of our residential camps we will go inside, away from the warm afternoon sun in Arizona and play futsal with all of the campers. It will be a wonderful chance for the players to relaly be challenged with this fun and technical game.

Meals & Lodging:  We are very excited to announce that lodging at the Grand Canyon University Soccer Academy remains on the campus of GCU! All rooms are newly renovated and have air conditioning. Located near the GCU Athletics Soccer Fields and gyms, the rooms are very comfortable and will be an extremely safe and efficient venue. In addition to the coaching staff staying in the dorms, the GCU Soccer Academy hires a staff to help monitor and supervise the rooms. Meals will be provided as usual in an all-you-can-eat format to ensure that every player's needs are met.

What To Bring:  Other than the normal amount of street clothes we suggest that you bring the following  items: 1 pair of soccer shoes,1 pair of indoor shoes (you can bring turf shoes but it is optional, one of three fields is Turf), 1 pair of tennis shoes, 6 t-shirts, 6 pairs of shorts, 8 pairs of socks, shin guards, other soccer type clothes, 1 swim suit, small bag or shoe bag, sandals, water container, toiletries including sun  block, twin bed linens, a pillow and bath towels. Don't forget to bring your soccer ball if you do not plan on purchasing one from the camp store.

Parent Info: Parents are welcome to stay and watch sessions.  Parents are welcome to visit campers during down times in the lobby of the residence halls, with the exception of move-in and move-out. However, we prefer for staff and campers to be the only people on the floors of the residence halls. This ensures the safety of the campers.

Medical Care: Each camp will have a full-time athletic trainer from the GCU Sports Medicine staff on duty to take care of all minor injuries. For more serious problems, several local hospitals are just  minutes away.

Airport Transportation: Every major airline has flights into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport including Southwest, American, US Air, Delta, United and Spirit. The airport is a short 15 minutes from campus GCU Soccer Camp has made arrangements to provide service for $10 each way from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

For your convenience, please plan to make payment by mailing check or cash prior to camp OR providing payment in person at the time of pick-up. Be sure to notify us of  your flight information by contacting Kevin Doyle at kevin.doyle@gcu.edu no later than seven (7) days before your camp starts. This will help us to confirm  your arrival and departure times and ensure that your travel needs are met.

Spending Money & Camp Store: The Camp fee includes all the meals that the players will eat during the week. However, many players like to purchase pizza or sports drinks as a snack after the evening session.

Also available in the Camp store is some of the latest soccer gear, so please make sure that  campers are provided for appropriately.

College Soccer Presentation: Many of our older campers have aspirations to play soccer at the collegiate level. At the GCU Soccer Academy we try to assist these players as much as possible by giving them insight into the recruiting process. This presentation is highly informative to the prospective student-athlete and is open to all parents. The presentation will conclude with an open question and answer segment.

Important Information:

  • You will be sent a confirmation email once your registration is received.
  • Your tuition for the Camp includes all the costs of the camp plus a camp T-shirt. 
  • No refunds will be made less than two weeks prior to, during, or after a camp starts.
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $75 will apply with all refunds.
  • For those who are making flight reservations, please contact Kevin Doyle at kevin.doyle@gcu.edu no later than seven (7) days before your camp starts.

Per NCAA rules, all sport camps and clinics conducted by Grand Canyon University are open to any and all entrants and enrollment is only limited based on age, grade level, gender, or number restrictions as specified by each camp.