The Junior Academy is for the competitive player ages 10-16 looking to continue to develop as a player in a fun and challenging environment. The Academy will focus on introducing and polishing skills and decision making while advancing speed of play. Our Junior Academy provides youth players the perfect opportunity to “live” the game of soccer over four days on Roanoke Colleges beautiful campus. Campers will be housed, fed and trained in a fun and safe environment. Morning sessions will be designed to push each player technically and tactically. The second session will feature small sided games focusing on daily topics. The last session will feature match play. Contests, skills challenges and other special events are also a staple of the Roanoke Soccer School camper experience.
Safety and Supervision: An certified athletic trainer will be on duty throughout all Roanoke Residential Soccer Schools for camper safety and athletic medical needs. Water will be provided at all field sites for player hydration. For residential campers supervision and safety, 24/7 supervision will be Roanoke Soccer Staff will be conveniently housed on each residential floor occupied by campers. Staff rooms numbers will be made aware to all campers and clearly marked should campers need staff assistance at any time throughout camp.
RESIDENTIAL INFORMATION Check-in will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday. Boys and Girls will be housed is separate dorms on the Roanoke College Campus. Campers will be housed in Air-Conditioned dorms. You must provide your own linens (Twin Long). You must bring your own pillow and blanket. We will make every effort to honor roommate requests. The dorms are all two to a room (doubles). In the event of a conflict, roommates will be assigned on a first come first served basis. All meals are provided for residential campers in the Roanoke College Dinning hall starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Wednesday.
COMMUTER INFORMATION Check –in will be at 2:30 on Sunday. There will be two field sessions on Sunday . One prior to dinner and one after dinner. Campers can be picked up at 9:00 pm. Starting Monday, campers will check-in every morning from 8:00-8:45 am and can be picked up between 8:45 and 9:00 pm each evening. Camp ends at 11:00 am on Wednesday. Commuter campers will receive dinner on Sunday and lunch and dinner Monday and Tuesday.
CHECK-OUT: Final games will begin at 9:15 am on Wednesday in Kerr Stadium on campus. Campers will be free to leave following the final games and check-out. Check out will be between 11:00 am – 12:00 noon on Wednesday at the campers dorm. All campers must vacate your dorm by 12:00 noon
What to bring: All players are asked to bring a soccer ball, water ball, shin-guards and training gear. Residential campers will be emailed a list of what additional items need to be brought prior to camp.
Typical Junior Residential Academy Schedule
SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 pm Camp Check-In 3:15 Field Session 5:00 Dinner in Commons 7:00* Field Session- Futsal & 11 v 11 9:00 Commuter Campers Depart/ Residential Activity 11:00 Lights Out!
MONDAY-TUESDAY 7:00 Wake- Up 7:45 Breakfast 8:00 Commuter Campers Arrive 9:00 Field Session 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Free Time 2:00 Field Session 4:30 Camp Swim – Optional 5:00 Dinner 7:00 Field Session- Futsal & 11 v 11 9:00 Commuter Campers Depart/Residential Activity
WEDNESDAY 7:00 Wake- Up 7:45 Breakfast 8:00 Commuter Campers Arrive 9:00 Field Session-Final Games, Closing Ceremony 11:00 Check-out of Dorm
REFUND POLICY: All refund requests for Roanoke Soccer Schools must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Requests prior to two weeks from the start of a camp will be refunded minus an administrative fee. Refunds requested after two weeks from the start of a camp will not be awarded unless previously authorized.