Academic 50 Virtual Seminars

Due to the unique circumstances in Summer 2020, EXACT has turned our traditional 1st day of camp into a pre-week, at-your-own-pace virtual experience.

The Academic 50 is now a two day "in-person" event (view your camp dates on your dashboard), with bonus training and guidance provided below.

Virtual Seminar Options

for Academic 50 Campers

All seminars below are completely optional.  

Available "on-demand" the full week prior to camp, allowing your family to easily travel to camp on your preferred schedule.  The typical athlete will watch one per each day before camp, but you are welcome to use any/all of your choice.

  • 5 Day Prep

  • Physical Prep

  • Technical Tune-Up

  • Mental Mindset

  • Recruiting Process

Five Day Prep for Camp  

Coach Hennessey (CalTech) shares a 5 day plan that you can begin to get ready for camp in the 5 days before camp.  These sessions are designed to be completed one per day before camp.

Five Day Prep for Camp

Day 1 (5 Days Before Camp)

Camp is in 5 days! Get ready... physically, technically, mentally

Day 2 (4 Days Before Camp)

Coach Paul Hennessey (Cal Tech) guides day 2 [plus bonus upper body fitness info here]

Day 3 (3 Days Before Camp)

Coach Paul Hennessey (Cal Tech) guides day 3 of prep, [plus bonus leg exercises here]

Day 4 (2 Days Before Camp)

Coach Paul Hennessey (Cal Tech) guides day 4 and recommends this yoga as part of your preparation

Day 5 (1 Days Before Camp)

Coach Paul Hennessey (Cal Tech) guides day 5 (final prep).  Check out some inspiration he suggest from Denzel and Kobe

Technical Tune-Up

How to Train Alone

Coach Paul Hennessey (Cal Tech) shares guidance for how to get train on your own, to stay in shape and technically proficient

How to Train Alone (2nd edition)

EXACT interviews Coaches Tim Marchisotto (Benedictine Mesa University) and Emily Ottenhoff (Calvin University) on how to train by your self

How to Train Alone (GK edition)

Coaches Michael Wentz (Emory University) & Jacob Pesarcik (Ana Maria College) share guidance for goalkeepers (including the presentation)

One Minute, Simple Soccer

Coach Cesar Gomez (Wheaton College) shares a practice guidance for short technical on the ball workout you can do now to get ready

Mental Mindset

The Power of Mindset

Learn foundational, expert guidance for building a champion mindset (with Coach Jay Martin, OWU)

Developing an Identity Statement

Creating a personal 'identity' that will empower you to achieve your goals (with Coach Barry Tarter)

Building Confidence through Posture

Learn techniques for enhancing your confidence through body control & posture (with Coach Barry Tarter)

Creating a Big Audacious Goal (BAG)

Explore guided techniques on how to set a plan for reaching your goals (with Coaches Simon Clements & Jess Gregory)

Creating a Performance Journal

Continuing the B.A.G. session above, doing the 'small' things that help you manage your success daily  (with Coach Simon Clements)

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting

How to set appropriate goals that follow the S.M.A.R.T. approach (with Coach Jess Gregory)

Recruiting Process

Recruiting Panel: Providing Coaches Essential Video

Learn how to approach video, especially during these uncertain times with EXACT and three coaches: Martin Desmarais (MIT), Kevin Driggs (St. Marys), Bianca Keil (Univ Minnesota Morris).

Recruiting Tips for College Soccer

EXACT interviews Coach Jamie Franks (University of Denver, Head Coach)

Email Strategy

Learn tips and strategies for an effective email to college coaches with coaches Joe Sagar (Lawrence University) and Keith Simons (Wesleyan University)

D1 College Soccer: Coaching, Recruiting & Leadership

EXACT interviews Coach Sean Phillips (University of Illinois Chicago) covering various topics such as how he approaches coaching, recruiting, and leadership

Day in the Life of an NCAA Men's Soccer Athlete

Men's Head Coach Brian Jaworski shares insight on the "day in the life" of a college soccer player

Realistic Recruiting Timeline

EXACT interviews coach Jess Greer (Washington State) to understand the timeline of playing collegiate soccer

How to Get Recruiting Process Started

EXACT interviews Coach Elmar Bolowich (George Mason Soccer, Head Coach)

When to Talk Scholarships

EXACT interviews Coach Rob Thompson (Clemson) to understand when players should ask about scholarship money

Recruiting Intangibles

EXACT interviews Coach Maryn Beutler (Oregon Women's Soccer) about what are the intangibles that coaches look for

Day in the Life of an NCAA Women's Soccer Athlete

Women's Head Coach Ellery Gould shares insight on the "day in the life" of a college soccer player

other ESSENTIAL camp details:

  • Itinerary: To be updated 2 days before camp on  camp dashboard 
  • Maps/Layout: Field and parking locations available at  camp dashboard 
  • Safety Precautions (Required): Watch the video that outlines camp safety and view the presentation
  • Medical Release: Fill in your required medical information at  camp dashboard 
  •  Game Video: After camp, receive access to the digital video (sent via email 10 days after camp)