My daughter, Addy (redhead, huge knee brace) was a participant last year. She’d been a full time ski racer for many years as well as a soccer player, and finally, as a rising senior, decided to focus more on soccer. As she was traveling abroad for most of last summer, the Academic 50 camp was her first (and probably only) shot at a credible ID camp, even if it meant a 48 hour turnaround from Israel to Colorado to Chicago.
As a parent, I was completely impressed with the professionalism you and your team demonstrated – not to mention your flexibility in the face of crappy weather! I thought the session on how to do a pitch was great, and has proven as invaluable to Addy in college interviews, scholarship interviews and job interviews as it has with soccer coaches. The coaches’ session on D1 and D3 was great, helping to give her more focus on where she wanted to end up. Finally, both the selection of and participation by coaches was far better than we’d anticipated (Rush Street being a short ride away!).
Of course, the proof’s in the outcome. Addy met all the coaches she’d “targeted,” had a number of further contacts, 3 “offical visits,” 4 offers and will be attending Smith College as part of Coach Platts’ program this fall. Going in, she told me her dream was to “go to a great school and play soccer for a great coach.” Thanks for your part in helping her make that happen.
Thank you again,