Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions about the Virginia Soccer Camp of Champions. These frequently asked questions have been updated to reflect important changes for all of our 2021 camps. If you have any additional questions not listed below, please feel free to email the camp administrator (email@example.com).
- Will overnight residential camps be offered in 2021?
- Can my child attend more than one Summer ID Camp session?
- What are the age requirements for the 2021 Summer ID Camps?
- Are the camps held on the University of Virginia Campus?
- Will lodging be provided for participants?
- Will any meals be provided for participants?
- Can my child remain at the fields during the break between the training sessions on Day 2 of the camp?
- Can I request my child be placed in the same training group as a friend or teammate?
- What happens if my child is injured or sick during camp?
- What if my child is sick or injured and cannot attend camp? Do I get a refund?
- How do I apply?
- What do I bring to camp?
- Can I purchase a ball at the camp?
- If it rains, will camp be cancelled?
- How can I reserve a space in the Virginia Soccer Camp of Champions?
- My child is a goalkeeper. Will you have specialized training for them?
- Can I fax my application?
- Can I pay by credit card?
- Are there any discounts?
- What is the best airport to fly into and how does my son get from the airport to camp?
- How do campers get to and from the airport to camp?
- Will there be any food or beverages for sale during the camp?
- Will there be drinking water available during the camp sessions?
- Can a camper arrive early or late? Can a camper leave early or late?
- Are parents allowed to watch the camp training sessions?
- Does my son have to be checked into and out of camp by a parent or authorized individual?
- Does my son have to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test within a specified period of the start of camp?
- Does my son have to wear a mask at anytime during the camp session?
- Is there a prorated fee avaiable when participants can only attend one of the two days of a camp session?
1. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Virginia Soccer Camp of Champions will not be conducting any overnight residential camps in 2021. Return to top
2. Provided your child is age-eligible, they can attend more than one session. Since the sessions are conducted over weekends, we do anticipate there will be some participants who attend back-to-back sessions. Space is limited in each session so please be sure to register early. Return to top
3. All participants must be rising 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th graders. Post-graduates are also welcome. All participants must have completed the 8th grade.
4. All camps are held on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Return to top
5. All participants are responsible for their own lodging. Return to top
6. All participants are responsible for their own meals. Return to top
7. On Day 2 of the camp, all participants must depart the fields and leave the facilities during the lunch/rest break in between Session 2 and 3. Return to top
8. You can select which camp session your child attends. However, due to COVID-19 protocols, registrants are not permitted to make training group requests within any camp session. The camp staff will have sole discretion over training group assignments. In addition, once the camp begins, no group assignment changes will be permitted. Return to top
9. There are trainers at all sites during the duration of camp and prepared to deal with any emergencies that should arise. Return to top
10. In the case of injury or sickness, campers who submit a physician's statement concerning their inability to participate will receive a full refund less a $75.00 non-refundable deposit. Any registrant who cancels due to injury or sickness (with physician's statement) within 14 days of the start of any camp session will receive a refund equal to 50% of the camp fee. Return to top
11. All registrations are processed online. Return to top
12. All participants must bring their own soccer shoes, shin guards and soccer ball. Goalkeepers must also bring goalkeeping gloves. In addition, all participants 16 years of age and older must bring a photo ID. BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR NAME CLEARLY DISPLAYED ON YOUR SOCCER BALL. Return to top
13. No merchandise will be available for sale at the camp. Participants must bring their own soccer ball. Return to top
14. Rain will not typically impact the planned camp schedule unless inclement weather is encountered. The University of Virginia has automated notification protocols that are followed during camp sessions. Return to top
15. You must complete an online registration and make full payment by credit card to secure a spot in the camp. Return to top
16. There will be goalkeeper coaches from our team assisting the director during training and game play. Return to top
17. All registrations must be made online. No registrations can be faxed or mailed Return to top
18. All registration payments are processed online and include full payment by credit card. Return to top
19. NCAA rules prohibit discounts for prospect-aged participants. There are no discounts available. Return to top
20. The closest airport to our campus is Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport. Registrants must make their own arrangements for ground transportation from and to the airport from camp. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, advanced planning for all travel arrangements is recommended. Return to top
21. Participants are responsible for making their own ground transportation arrangements to and from all camp sessions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, advanced planning for all travel arrangements is recommended. Return to top
22. There will be no food or beverages for sale at the camp. Return to top
23. The athletic training staff will have hydration stations available during all training sessions. Return to top
24. No camp participants are permitted to arrive early or stay late. Participants are prohibited from congregating in advance, during or after the camp sessions. Return to top
25. Spectators (e.g., parents) are permitted to observe the camp sessions provided they must remain distanced from participating campers must wear a mask at all times. Spectators must remain distanced from all participants, including from your own child, while the camp session is ongoing. Return to top
26. Participants 16 years of age with a valid form of identification can check themselves in and out of the camp sessions. The following are valid forms of identification: driver's license, passport, military identification card, student identification card or another form of photo identification that includes the participant's first and last name. Participants under the age of 16 must be checked in and out of camp by a parent, legal guardian or authorized individual. An authorized individual is anyone designated by a parent or guardian to drop off/pick up their child. For participants under the age of 16, authorized individuals must be defined in writing by the parent or legal guardian. Authorized individuals must also show a valid form of identification (see list of acceptable identifications in this answer). Return to top
27. In accordance with updated guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Northam's executive actions and University of Virginia's updated policies, participants do not have to provide vaccination records or PCR test results. Our camps must perform a symptom screening for all participants upon arrival, and a daily symptom screening for any multi-day camp. The symptom screening must include a check for fever (temperature 100.4 °F or higher), sore throat, new cough, diarrhea, vomiting, stomachache, severe headache, chills, nasal congestion/runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tiredness, muscle or body aches, or poor appetite. Any camp registrant who displays a symptom listed above will not be permitted to attend the session. Return to top
28. Campers must wear a mask (regardless of vaccination status) except when engaged in exercise, or eating or drinking. Return to top
29. In cases where a potential registrant contacts our camp administrator in advance and requests to register as a single day participant, that registrant will pay a prorated camp fee. The prorated fee only applies in cases when the partial participation is communicated and arranged prior to a registration. Return to top