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Frequently Asked Questions

For more information concerning registration, call 803-777-7829 or orvina@mailbox.sc.edu.

Q. Which camp is right for me?

A. Senior and Junior Residential Camps are the correct choice if you are looking to develop your technical ability and refine your existing skills, offering an even balance between training and games. If you have been to numerous skill development camps, these Camps will challenge your decision making and overall understanding of the game. We emphasize more competitive matches, and we include development training sessions. If you are seeking the ultimate soccer experience our Identification & Super Elite Camp is the right choice for you. This camp features a balance between competitive matches and training sessions, and includes classroom sessions and videotape analysis of players in match situations which will challenge the most skilled and motivated player.

Q. What type of supervision do you provide?

A. All activities both on and off the field are supervised by staff members for their entire stay in camp. No one is allowed to leave campus or leave their group during camp. We have 24 hour security on duty in the dorms.

Q. What do campers do in their free time?

A. There is basically no free time. We provide nearly 10 hours a day of serious soccer training, and players are expected to be with their coaches the entire time.

Q. Will attendance at your camp help a player get a soccer scholarship?

A. Each player will leave camp with an understanding of how the college recruiting process works. Campers will learn what college coaches are looking for in a player and how to better present themselves as a college prospect in terms of player credentials and the recruiting timetable, all within the framework of NCAA rules.

Q. Do you provide evaluations for the campers?

A. Each residential camper receives an honest written evaluation from his staff coach indicating strengths and weaknesses in his game. We believe straightforward and honest feedback is necessary.

Q. Can parents and coaches come to watch?

A. All sessions are open and we encourage parents, coaches, and friends to attend. Bring your video camera or other camera equipment.

Q. Are teams welcome?

A. Teams are welcome at all sessions of camp. We have had teams attend from Seattle, Dallas, New Jersey, Houston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville, Columbia, Huntsville, Knoxville, and other areas across the region and the nation. This is a highly competitive camp with one of the finest staffs in the nation.

Q. Does my child need any special physical exam to attend?

A. A physical examination is not required, but is recommended. Campers must provide proof of insurance on their online application form. Please be sure to provide us with accurate information.

Q. How much spending money should a camper bring?

A. The campus snack bar is open daily, and some campers may want to order a late night snack. A soccer shop for campers’ needs as well as some camp souvenirs will be available.

Mark Berson’s Carolina Soccer Camps or clinics shall be open to any and all entrants
(limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

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