UCSB Soccer to Host First Winter ID Camp

Nov. 9, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer program will host its first Winter College ID Camp the weekend of January 2-3 on the UCSB campus. The camp, which is geared towards boys ages 14 and up, is designed for advanced player development.

The camp is run by the UCSB staff that led the Gauchos to a 2006 NCAA title and 2004 NCAA College Cup Finals appearance and is an ideal setting for players who have aspirations of playing college soccer at the highest level.

"We feel this camp will provide a great opportunity for young players to get a glimpse of what it is like to play at the collegiate level and also spend time on this great campus," said head coach Tim Vom Steeg.

One of the benefits of the two-day event is the chance for players to experience first hand Meredith Field at Harder Stadium - the location of the 2010 College Cup and the most heavily attended college soccer stadium in the country.

The focus of all of the camp activities will be learning to compete at the collegiate level through competitive training and play. A combination of competitive training sessions and full 11 vs. 11 games will be at the core of the camp curriculum.

"Not only will participants get the chance to experience the campus and Harder Stadium, they will get a real sense of what our training sessions are like at the collegiate level and get insight into the game from our staff," said Vom Steeg.

For more information and to register for the UCSB Winter ID Camp, click here.