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When:
  • Jul 30 - Aug 01
Who:
  • Upperclassmen
    (Grades 11th-12th)
  • Underclassmen
    (Grades 8th-10th)
Where:
Olympic Park
Old Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA Google Map View
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Standard Tuition900
Early Bird Price 900
(or 3 monthly installment of 330)

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+ GK Video Available During Registration
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Camp Itinerary

Designated Time Slot(s):
07/30/2017 [Sunday]
07/31/2017 [Monday]
08/01/2017 [Tuesday]
Travel & Accommodations

Lodging

Traveling far to get to EXACT? Campers have the option to participate in the residential, overnight program. Typically, 20-40% of campers participate in this optional program. Those interested in lodging can add on during registration. Campers stay in EXACT-supervised accommodations with 1-3 fellow participating players. Friendship requests can be made to director@exactsports.com. Included in the EXACT residency option are two nights lodging, dinners, breakfasts and shuttle between the camp game fields and the overnight accommodations (plus all the fun you can handle!).

If You Drive

Olympic Park, Old Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA View in Google Map

In addition to a GPS location, we provide specific directions to all participants in pre-camp materials so you know exactly where to go and when to be there!

If You Fly

The following airport options are most convenient for the event location:
Chicago Midway International Airport ( MDW ) - 20 Mins
Chicago O'Hare International Airport ( ORD ) - 30 Mins
If you are flying home after camp, we recommend booking a flight at 8pm or later if possible. EXACT will not be able to provide rides to and from the airport.

Athletes Traveling Alone

Players are welcome to travel to the EXACT ID Camp without an accompanying family member (though most do arrive with family). Players will have the option to get on the EXACT airport shuttle which will take the athlete from airport to camp (and back to airport after camp ends). Make sure to book your flight to arrive in the airport by 11am and have your departing flight leave after 8pm.

Testimonials from Players, Parents & Coaches

Marianne  Marshall

Parent
 

I just want to thank all members of EXACT Sports for orchestrating the Academic 50 ID Camp.  I can honestly say we were WOWed! We appreciate the “extra” step your staff took with the players, as well as the parents.  The camp was done in such a way that the campers had a great time and learned so much.

Kaden is our 4th child looking to play at the next level.  We have sent our children all over the United States to all types of athletic camps (mostly soccer), and I cannot tell you the amount of time, energy and money we have spent.  I can honestly say, this was by FAR, the best experience in our twenty year span of athletic camps (obviously we have been through this rodeo before)! Kaden is following your advice, the coach’s advice, and we appreciated the feedback.  You opened several opportunities for him.  We cannot thank you enough!

Again, excellent job my friends!  Thank you for all the kindness you showed Kaden!

– Marianne Marshall mother of Kaden Marshall

Kaden Marshall with coach Rob Russo from Denison University, Brett Axelrod from LIU Brooklyn, and Cory Weaver from The University of Texas at Tyler
Kaden Marshall at the EXACT Soccer Academic 50 ID Camp

 

 
Review by Jason  O'Keefe

Jason  O'Keefe

Head Coach
Appalachian State University
 

As a college coach I really enjoy getting the opportunity to work closely with the players and learn more about them as individuals. Players get exposure to so many different things through the EXACT camp such as variety of coaching styles, different levels of programs as well as the mental training side which is critical to their development. I would recommend these camps as a perfect way to get better at soccer, get exposure to many college coaches and develop a mental program which will help them achieve all their goals.

 

Fiona  Cope

Parent
 

Just a quick note to thank you all for the work you put into the EXACT Academic 50 ID Camp this past summer. We traveled far to be there and appreciated your efforts to help us get sorted. Gus is super enthused about attending college in the States and your program really helped him to develop both a greater understanding of what that means, as well as confidence in doing so.

Today we flew back home, and just wanted to express our gratitude towards your staff and your camp. The final brilliant touch of the weekend was allowing us to ride to the airport with the coaches- we were car-less and your generous offer saved us hours of public transport train travel

Gus Cope pictured with the goalkeepers from EXACT's Academic 50 ID Camp in Chicago
Gus Cope pictured with the goalkeepers from EXACT’s Academic 50 ID Camp

 

 
Review by Jack  Elwell

Jack  Elwell

Player
 

The EXACT Chicago Academic 50 ID Camp exceeded all of my expectations. There really was more than 50 coaches there, and they were awesome! They stayed the whole time, talked to us players, coached us, pushed us, had fun with us and gave great feedback on our physical playing abilities. I was amazed that the level of play was so high, and very fast because of the quality of players in attendance. But they were all great guys and I could see myself playing on a team with any group of them. I’ve never had the chance to play with such a skilled, serious, nice, yet fun group of plays. It is “only” 2 and 1/2 days, but so much was packed in, and everybody was spent by the end. Best training event I’ve ever been to and by far the best exposure. I wish I had attended in previous years.

-Jack Elwell

 
Review by Bradley  Van Egeren

Bradley  Van Egeren

Player
 

The EXACT Chicago Academic 50 ID Camp was definitely the best camp of the summer. It allowed every athlete to meet and interact with over 50 college coaches, and also allowed nearly every coach to see each athlete play. Definitely a camp worth going to!

-Bradley Van Egeren

 

Cayden  Gilbert

Parent
 

The EXACT Chicago Academic 50 ID Camp delivered more than expected! From the moment my son arrived, he was engaged in purposeful skills to help him become a college athlete! He was afforded opportunities to work with over 50 college coaches the entire time. The event was detail oriented and extremely organized. My son loved the camp and we have already made plans to attend another one next year! Superb!

 
Review by Michael  Wright

Michael  Wright

Player
 

I enjoyed the intensity of the EXACT Academic 50 ID Camp. Unlike some other soccer camps, EXACT does not waste time on anything. The soccer is very strong, the coaches are engaged, and the seminars are the best of any soccer camp in the country. I went to another elite level ID camp earlier this summer and although the soccer was strong there was not nearly enough for the amount of time spent there. The seminars were also very weak. EXACT also gives you the opportunity to showcase in front of all 50 coaches in attendance. At the other elite level ID camp I attended you only had a chance to play in front of a third of the coaches in attendance. The EXACT camp also gives you ample time to talk to coaches who you want to look at you during lunch and in between sessions. For a goalkeeper, it is an especially strong camp because you have some solid coaching and you have a separate showcase for all the coaches in attendance, which is rare for a camp. If you buy in to the EXACT system it is one of the best ways to get seen.

– Michael Wright

 
Review by Raye  Cheng

Raye  Cheng

Player
 

The EXACT SoCal Academic 50 ID Camp was a great experience with just playing soccer and getting to meet coaches from all around the nation, there was over 50 in attendance! The staff at camp seemed to care a tremendous amount about the success of each player. The EXACT camp was well run and organized, by far the best I’ve ever attended!

-Raya Cheng

 
FAQ

When will confirmed coaches be announced? 

We are in the process of selecting and confirming coaches now. The confirmed list will be added to the website in the next couple weeks.
This event will feature 50 confirmed coaches from some of top academic institutions both regionally and nationally. EXACT has the largest college network in the country, as over 1,000 college coaches from top DI, DII, DIII, and NAIA programs around the country have participated in EXACT’s events. Our goal is give athletes maximum exposure to a broad range of college soccer options.
You can see the coaches we had at our most recent events in the region on the website at EXACT Soccer Website. Those coaches are listed under the “EXACT’s College Network” tab.

Is there training for Goalkeepers?

Yes – the EXACT Soccer ID Camp coaching staff always includes college goalkeeper coaches. Each day, goalkeepers will participate in keeper-specific sessions that are designed and led by college goalkeeper coaches.

Are all college coaches listed on the coaching staff actually going to be there?

Yes – EXACT Sports hires all coaches to be on the field instructing and evaluating athletes throughout camp. All coaches listed on the coaching staff are confirmed to participate, instruct, evaluate and get to personally know the players.

Will players have an opportunity to get feedback from college coaches on the coaching staff?

YES! Players begin interacting with college coaches from the moment they arrive at camp. One-on-one interaction is emphasized, as college coaches lead all training and game sessions. There is opportunity for feedback during training sessions, gameplay, lunch, and post camp. Each player will also meet 1-on-1 with a college coach for a formal evaluation at the conclusion of camp.

Can parents watch?

Parents are more than welcome to attend any of the sessions throughout the day. This includes, training, afternoon game-play, and informational meetings (parent meeting and recruiting informational session).

What do players need to bring to camp?

Soccer equipment to bring includes soccer clothes, cleats, shin guards, ball, water bottle, socks, goalkeeper gloves*, and GYM SHOES/FLATS.

Is there a trainer on-site at camp?

Yes – there is a Certified Athletic Trainer on-site at all times.

What is EXACT’s Cancellation Policy?

 

Because our camps have a limited capacity, we cannot offer refunds to campers who cancel for any reason. However, during registration you may purchase “No Questions Asked” (NQA) cancellation insurance that will allow you to receive a refund in the event that you are unable to attend the camp.

For those that do not purchase NQA cancellation insurance, we are only able to offer you a transfer of your registration fee less a credit transfer fee to cover EXACT’s incurred event costs. Transfer fee is 20% (when notified 14+ days out) or 35% (when notified 1-14 days out from camp). The credit will be stored on your account in PrepHero (EXACT’s Registration partner) and can be applied to any open EXACT camp within 12 months. There is no credit provided to no-shows at the camp, so please notify us early!

If you are already registered and need to cancel, please go to https://prephero.com/camps/cancel and login using the account created during registration. You can also email director@exactsports.com.

Is this an open enrollment camp?

Yes, all EXACT events are open enrollment, complying with NCAA bylaws, allowing any and all interested athletes to participate.  To read more about EXACT’s approach to NCAA compliance and how we manage a positive training experience, click here: http://exactsports.com/ncaa-compliant/

Is the EXACT Camp compliant with NCAA rules and bylaws?

Yes, EXACT takes great care in ensuring compliance with NCAA rules, as college coaches are interacting and training with players on the field. Per NCAA rules, all camps are available to any and all entrants. Registration is only limited by capacity, gender, age, and/or grade level.

More information NCAA compliance can be found here: http://exactsports.com/ncaa-compliant/

My question is not covered here. Is there someone I can speak to at EXACT Sports?

Yes, the best way to reach us is to email us at Director@exactsports.com. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 2 business days (but it is usually much quicker!).