Parents

Welcome to the 2013 ETSU Soccer Academy Program. Here you will find resources and forms for getting players ready to attend and knowing what to expect with their visit. If you have reviewed the information and are ready to register, please click the link here and Register Now.
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Online Process

This is the quickest way to reserve a spot at camp!

  1. Complete online registration form. (Minimum $100 deposit if paying by check. Credit cards are accepted for full payment only.)
  2. Mail in signed parental consent form . (Online process will not be complete until this form is received)
  3. Receive confirmation email from the ETSU Soccer Academy. (Includes a list of things to bring, registration & check-out times, directions to the ETSU campus, balance due, and other details.)
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  • Remit full payment by July 1st!!
  • Please use your credit card statement or canceled check as additional financial confirmation of your enrollment in camp.
  • Don’t forget, you still need to fill out and mail in your parental consent form.

Mail-In Application

If you prefer, you may download, print and mail-in the ETSU Soccer Academy PDF application along with your parental consent form.

Mailing Address: ETSU Soccer Academy East Tennessee State University Box 70707 Johnson City, TN 37614-1710

Please make checks payable to: ETSU Soccer Academy


Forms

  • Hard copy application (MUST MAIL-IN FOR TEAM APPLICATIONS)
  • Parental Consent Form (INDIVIDUALS MUST MAIL-IN TO COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION)
  • Camper Checklist
The hard copy application, parental consent form and the camper checklist are in PDF format and require Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer. If you don’t have the Free Reader, google Get Acrobat Reader to download it from Adobe’s website.


Refund policy

If a camper is unable to attend camp, a refund less a NON-REFUNDABLE $100 service charge will be returned after the last camp session. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the beginning of camp to be eligible for a refund.

Camp Check List

Print this page and save it as a checklist reminder of everything you’ll need at camp.

For additional information email: campinfo@bucsoccer.com or call: 423-439-8437

Required

  • Soccer Ball (be sure to mark your ball prior to camp so you can easily find it)
  • Soccer Shoes (be sure to break in your shoes before camp if they’re new)
  • Shorts, shirts & socks (2 per day)
  • Shin guards
  • Equipment Bag
  • Pillow & linensTowel & toiletries
  • Alarm Clock

Suggested

  • Sunscreen
  • Snack bar money (a camp bank is available)
  • Sandals

Camp Preparation

The ETSU Soccer Academy is designed for the development of players who are serious about the game. To accomplish this, the majority of the day will be spent on fields in either training or game simulations. To get the most out of the academy, it is essential that you report to camp physically fit and prepared to work hard in order to achieve your goals. Failing to heed this advice will increase the chance of injury and simply mean you will be unable to keep up to speed of your opponents. This year’s camps will be very competitive as the standard of play increases each year. One month before camp you should include: stretching, some distance running mixed with sprints and shuttle runs, running with the ball, sit-ups and push-ups to develop strength, and more stretching! We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Things to do

Parents, if you are looking for things to do while your son is at camp, then you have come to the right place! Come and enjoy all that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. Whether you enjoy the great outdoors or quaint boutiques, this area is filled with lots to explore!

Asheville, NC is less than an hour away over the scenic pass of hwy 26. There you will find great restaurants and shopping as well as some of the best trails that the Southeast has to offer. You can even tour America’s largest home, The Biltmore!

If you want to stay closer to campus and watch your son’s progress during camp, you will want to explore the many lakes, rivers and mountains that are just minutes away. If the outdoors aren’t for you, the charming town of Jonesborough borders Johnson City and is the first established town of Tennessee. There you will be greeted by quaint shops and restaurants and can visit the International Story Telling Center or listen to music on the square!

Please see the below links to see all that this area has to offer.

Regional Tourism:

Asheville, NC

Historic Jonesborough

A Tennessee Vacation

Tennessee Tourist

Camping, Fishing, Boating, Water Skiing:

Fishing

Fly Fishing

Watauga Lake

Lakeshore Resort & Marina

National State Parks:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cherokee National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

Blue Ridge Parkway

Grandfather Mountain

Roan Mountain

Warriors Path State Par

Hiking and Climbing:

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Hiking in Tennessee

Overmountain Victory Trail

Tennessee Rock Climbing

Table Rock & Linville Gorge

Whitewater rafting & Kayaking:

B-Cliff Whitewater Rafting

Cherokee Adventures, Inc.

Nantahala Outdoor Center, Inc.

USA Raft

Wahoo’s Adventures

Mountain Biking:

Tennessee Mountain Biking

Virginia’s Creeper Trail

ETSU Experience

Where your son will stay

Campers attending the ETSU Soccer Academy Elite Residential camp will stay in the brand new Centennial Hall located on the campus of East Tennessee State University. Centennial Hall is a fully secure facility where access can only be gained with an assigned ID card that will be distributed on the first day of camp. At the ETSU Soccer Academy, safety is our #1 priority. Rooms at the Centennial Hall will ensure the safety of your son throughout the duration of his stay.


The Cafeteria

Residential campers will dine in the newly renovated “Main Meal” located within the Culp Center on the ETSU campus. We work with dining services to make sure that the meals served provide campers with both proper nutrition and energy.

The Fields

ETSU has recently invested 3.5 million dollars in the Summers-Taylor soccer complex. This complex is home to the ETSU Men’s Soccer team and allows adequate field space for training as well as competition. As a ETSU Soccer Academy camper, your son will train at this state of the art complex located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Safety

At the ETSU Soccer Academy, safety is our #1 priority. To make sure that your son has a safe and fun experience, we ensure that all campers will be accompanied by our professional staff at all times. In addition, your son will stay at the Centennial Hall dormitory at ETSU. This dorm is the newest residence hall on campus and is fully secure facility. Personal ID cards will be handed out to campers at check-in on the first day of camp.