The "Academic 50" event features 50 college coaches from top programs around the country. Use the menus below to learn more.
The "Academic 50" event features 50 college coaches from top programs around the country. Use the left side menus to learn more.
Event Registration & Details
Chicago Girls Academic 50 ID Camp
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By starting the #GoMental movement, EXACT has enabled thousands of current collegiate, professional, and aspiring high school athletes to reach their performance goals. We hope you'll join us so that you can reach your own desired destination.
All participants are responsible for booking their own lodging. Attending campers/families are not required to stay in a specific hotel. However, we have listed below a recommended option for our attendees.
Chicago Marriott Schaumburg
- 50 N Martingale Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173
- (847) 240-0100
– Walking distance from camp fields (Less than 0.5 miles)
– Group rate secured under “EXACT Soccer”
– The Group rate is $89 per night
- 50 N Martingale Rd
If You Drive
Olympic Park, 1675 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 be responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.
EXACT provides a hotel message board on your Camp Dashboard. Registered campers can use the message board to connect with other athletes looking for shared hotel accommodations.
I just wanted to personally thank you for your efforts and enthusiasm in leading the EXACT Girls Academic 50 ID Camp. My daughter Gena attended the camp and it was truly a life changing experience in the best possible way.
We’ve attended soccer camps at various universities, but this was no ordinary soccer camp experience…it was the “best of the best” and your personal energy also made a big difference with the kids and as a parent, I could even see the difference and impact you had with the coaches and how they responded to your level of energy and excitement.
The quality and access of the coaches that you assembled was the best that we’ve experienced, but the dynamic of the true education on the college experience/recruiting, Q&A sessions with the coaches (kids and parents) and the “Go Mental Movement” academic aspect of the training was unique and extremely impactful on my daughter.
The Exact Sports soccer program and focus on academics and recruiting aspects that your company organized this weekend was truly special and has made a major impact on Gena, her goals, and pathway to college…THANK YOU!!
We will be back for future Exact Sports programs/camps and again, great work!
-David Hulshof (parent of Gena Hulshof)
My daughter had a great time at the EXACT Academic 50 ID Camp and experienced some fantastic soccer those 3 days!
She is a rising Freshman, and clearly was not there for the same reason as majority of the other girls there, but totally has taken a lot out of the program as she prepares for her coming 4 years. Your program has opened her eyes to schools she has never thought of attending, since initially she was thinking to stay close to home! Thanks so much again and keep up to great work.
My daughter “La”, has gone mental!
I thought the EXACT Chicago Academic 50 ID Camp really gave me the extra push I needed to become a recruited college athlete. Being able to talk face to face with 50 college coaches made me feel in control of the process. I loved the competition and I think I improved as a player over the course of the three days. It was definitely the best camp I attended all summer.
The EXACT Chicago Academic 50 ID Camp was so well organized, and they made it fun to get excited about finding a college. I learned so much while getting a ton of reps in. They even dealt with crazy Illinois weather perfectly and made it an amazing experience.!
Attending EXACT’s Academic 50 ID Camp was one of the best experiences I have ever competed in. It really helps you develop a relationship with coaches by teaching you how to introduce yourself, and how to keep in contact. They cover the do’s and don’t’s of the recruitment process. Additionally, the mental training parts are incredible. Really an eye opener! Lastly, you play in front of and learn from over 50 college coaches. It’s a great program, and I’ll definitely be coming back!
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.
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 Elite Prospect 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 have several opportunities throughout camp to get feedback from the coaching staff. After each field session coaches will complete a ‘Success Log’ with each player that reviews the goals of the session, what the player did well, and where the player can improve. Each player will also get a 1-on-1 written evaluation and meeting with a college coach at the end of camp.
Can parents watch?
Parents are welcome to attend any session on the schedule marked with a **. For the most part, this includes games and some of the informational meetings.
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 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!
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 – you can reach us here at EXACT Sports on our direct line, tollfree at 888-853-8877. If you call outside regular business hours, leave a message with your name, phone and event you are interested in learning about. Also, you can also email us at Director@EXACTsports.com.