Precision soccer id camp 2022

Discussion in 'Arizona Scene' started by singh, Jun 7, 2022.

  1. singh

    singh Active Member

    Anyone have a kid attend this camp?

    we went but not sure it was really an id camp. Three college coaches that worked with the girl. No one had numbers and no coach had clipboards etc.
    prolly good for a summer workout not sure of the utility as an ID event
     
  2. Sweeper

    Sweeper Well-Known Member

    Haven't heard of this camp before.
     
  3. Desert Hound

    Desert Hound Well-Known Member

    It is a small camp. It is what you make of it.

    My DD went/is going because 1) she wanted touches on the ball...ie she likes to practice. 2) also her friend is there, and 3) there are a few colleges she is interested in.

    There are 3 colleges there she is interested in (2 in the same conference). She went up to talk to them. They are interested. She has an offer from another school in the same conference already, but wanted to look at other options in the same conference.

    So it is what you make of it. I certainly wouldn't drive or fly to a city doing one of these things. But if there are certain colleges a kid is interested in and they are there and your kid makes a point in talking to them, small camps like this can work out.

    Kids can be shy about going up to a coach and saying I am interested in your school.
     
  4. Desert Hound

    Desert Hound Well-Known Member

    I know NAU was out there as well. Kylee is always looking around.

    GCU is/was out there as well.

    Not sure if UNLV showed up.

    The age range for the ID camp is 13-18. Not sure why one would send a younger kid to the camp. That would be a waste.

    You should be a junior or senior this coming year for a camp like this to be worthwhile.
     
  5. singh

    singh Active Member

    I think unlv mens is there but not women
     
  6. andorra

    andorra New Member

    We attended but requested our money back the same night. My daughter is going into 10th grade and we did the ID Camp over the winter at Reach 11. They took pics of the players, they had numbered shirts, they had TRACE ID and they had coaches with clipboards. This camp didn't even have numbered shirts and HALF the balls were flat. I heard the NAU coach say to a player, "Oh send that one back to me, it's flat". So my daughter couldn't even really get any decent touches. I don't know who was responsible for the equipment but I can guess because she said the ball had ECNL written on it. Stop accepting a mediocre product when it comes to stuff like this or they will continue to put out a mediocre product. We all know many colleges put kids on their radar before they are eligible to speak with them.

    Then, to add insult to injury, an 05 RSL ECRL player got her foot caught in the turf and rolled her ankle. I asked my daughter, are you sure she got it caught? She said, yes, I saw the whole thing, she rolled it and I heard a pop. I personally saw her walk off with a bag of ice around her ankle, hopefully it's not a bad sprain. Will not be attending anything like that again.
     
  7. Desert Hound

    Desert Hound Well-Known Member

    With a small camp they don't need numbered shirts.

    The coaches watch and will talk to those players who they want on the sidelines, during or after the session. They don't need numbers on jerseys or trace id to identify those they have an interest in. They watch and then talk to those immediately who they have an interest in.

    That said I would not send a younger kid to this type of event. They are basically looking for girls who will be seniors.

    My DD going already has an offer from a school. She also appears to be on the verge of another offer from a different school. (These 2 are not part of the camp)

    After last night she has strong interest from 3 more schools (d2 and d1). And now the process of talking with them starts.

    So I am actually very happy with the results.
     
  8. andorra

    andorra New Member

    So if you are inviting 13-18, the rest of it is a money grab. Agree to disagree, I'll spend my money where someone gives a crap. And you didn't address 1/2 the balls being flat! My daughter plays RL, she's been playing since she was 7 and she knows when something is a waste of her time. This was a WASTE of her time.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2022
  9. Digital5

    Digital5 Active Member

    It's how these things go. Of coure they want to make money. I've seen flat balls at a YNT ID, no big deal. If you don't dig it, don't go.

    These smaller local camps can be a great opportunity for local talent that doesn't have time to travel outside of the state or is interested in local/regional schools. Great opportunity for local/regional college coaches to check out local talent to fill out roster slots. Plenty of movement with roster slots these days. Transfer portals are creating last minute slots, players are changing their minds, etc. Probably a good event for a player who is still deciding (JR/SR)

    You should register/attend a school specific camp (ASU/UofA/NAU/GCU). They are also money grabs but tend to be better run - it's in the interest of the school to present a good product. At least the balls won't be flat.
     
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  10. Desert Hound

    Desert Hound Well-Known Member

    If you read what I said, I would not send a younger kid to the camp.

    To be honest most ID camps are money grabs. I have seen 8th graders doing ID camps. 8th graders are not getting recruited. Neither are 9th and 10th graders.

    Most ID camps are not terribly interested in kids who are going in as juniors. Most colleges are looking at kids who will be seniors and actively recruit them.

    Now if a kid is special they will get interest as soon as they turn junior (June of the summer going into their junior year).
     
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