FAQs
Massachusetts Soccer School Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you register your child for camp and they do not attend, you will not receive a refund. ALL cancellations must be submitted in writing (via email). Cancellations must be requested 48 hours prior to the start of camp. You will receive an emailed confirmation of your cancellation request once it has been received. Refunds that have been accepted will be used as credit for another camp date up to one year. No-shows on any day of camp will NOT be refunded/credited for any reason. The online convenience fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Which camp should we choose?

The Coed Camps are a great option for younger players (from grade K-8th) to learn or develop the fundamental soccer skills in a positive, encouraging, and challenging environment.

The College ID Clinics are designed for high school boys who are serious about playing soccer at the collegiate level, and would like to experience training in a college environment and learn more about the recruiting process. 14 players on the UMass Men's Soccer roster attended a One Day College ID Clinic.

Is this camp sanctioned by the University of Massachusetts Athletic Department?

Yes. Massachusetts Soccer School College ID Clinic is the OFFICIAL boys soccer camp of the University of Massachusetts and the ONLY BOYS soccer camp affiliated with the UMass Athletic Department. *Note these camps are boys Camps.

What time is check-in/check-out?

Registration for our One Day College ID Clinics begin at 9:30am. The clinic finishes at 4:00pm. Registration information will be sent out approximately 48 hours before the start of camp.

Summer Camp registration will begin at 8:30am. Check-out will be at 12pm for half day campers and 3pm for full day campers. There is also an option to drop off your child early, and/or pick up your child late depending on your work schedule and other commitments. This option can be purchased on the registration page.

Spring Break registration begins at 8:30am. Check-out will be at 12pm for all campers. There is also an option to drop off your child early, and/or pick up your child late depending on your work schedule and other commitments. This option can be purchased on the registration page.

What is the schedule?

College ID Clinic:
9:30am-10:00am – Registration
10:00am-10:20am – Dynamic Warm up + Goalkeeper Training
10:25am-10:45am – Technical/Tactical session with coaches + Goalkeeper Training
10:50am-11:45am – 8 vs. 8 games
11:45am – Depart for lunch
12:00pm-12:45pm – Lunch
12:45pm-1:15pm – Recruiting Talk and Q&A
1:30pm-1:45pm – Dynamic Warm up
1:50pm-3:50pm – 11 vs. 11 Full Filed
4:00pm – Closing Remarks/End of camp

Co-ed Summer Sessions:
8:30am-9:00am – Registration
9:00am-9:30am – Dynamic warm up games/technical work
9:30am-10:30am – Topic of the day
10:30am-11:00am – Snack
11:00am-12:00pm – Small sided tournament (3v3 or 4v4)
12:00pm– Half day campers depart
12:30pm-1:15pm – Pool (full day campers only)
1:15pm-2:00pm – Lunch (provided for all full day campers)
2:00pm-3:00pm – Full field games
3:00pm – Full day campers depart

What should I bring to camp?

All players attending the camp should make sure to have appropriate soccer gear, including a ball, cleats, sneakers (in case weather forces us inside), shin guards, and any goalkeeper equipment if needed. Players should make sure to also bring plenty of water to remain hydrated, and a few snacks for break times (as well as a lunch if the camp runs for the full day).

Additionally, all campers should be prepared for all weather, from hot sun (sunscreen, extra water), to cold (sweatshirts and pants), and rain (raincoat).

Co-ed summer campers should also bring a snack, swim suit and towel.

Where are the Massachusetts Soccer School camps held?

The One-Day College ID Camps are held at the McGuirk Football Stadium, Rudd Field, Graber Filed or the Boyden practice fields (Fields dependent upon weather/field conditions). Co-ed summer clinic are held on the Boyden Grass Fields.

How do I get to UMass?

You can find directions to campus here: umass.edu/visitorsctr/directions

What is the deadline to register?

Registration for each camp will be open until the day before the camp, and any additional requests should be emailed to Ben Brewster at umass.soccer.school@gmail.com. Remember, there is a $25 discount for registering more than one month before the camp starts.

What else is provided during the ID Clinic?

Participants will be provided with the following:

College recruiting presentation
Parents question and answer session with Head Coach Fran O’Leary
Nutrition/Recovery protocol discussion with Head Athletic Trainer Marisa Visocchi

Parent/Guardian Attendance

Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay and watch in the bleachers for the duration of the camp. We do ask that parents try and refrain from speaking with the participants during the sessions.

Attendance Restriction

Massachusetts Soccer School shall be open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.)

Will evaluations be provided to the player?

Yes, for College ID Clinics only. Each player will receive a hand written, personal evaluation from one of the college coaches on staff. These evaluations will be sent via mail and will be received no more than two weeks following the conclusion of the camp.

Will food be provided?

Yes. College ID Clinic and full day Summer Camp participants will be provided lunch from the UMass dining commons. UMass is home to the Princeton Review #1 ranked campus food in the nation. This is included with the price of admission.