Atlantic First 50 Showcase & Development Camp

Atlantic First 50 Showcase & Development Camp

The Atlantic First 50 Camp is a unique showcase for advanced players entering grades 9-12 who are looking to gain exposure to college coaches, learn more about the recruiting process and eventually play in a collegiate or university environment. In addition to showcasing talent to U SPORTS, NCAA, and CCAA coaches, the AF50 Camp offers highly detailed, position-specific coaching instruction from expert coaches along with athletic testing, scouted games, and video recording of all games.

CAMP DATES & LOCATION

Girls & Boys Camps: July 9-12, 2018
*NOTE* ONE WEEK ONLY for BOTH GIRLS & BOYS

St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS

Drop-off on first day of camp (July 9 & July 16):  Between 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Pick-up on last day of camp (July 12 & July 19):  Between 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

CAMP FEATURES

  • Expert coaching
  • Position-specific technical sessions
  • Tactical sessions
  • Physical skills testing and reporting
  • Camp end assessment report
  • Mental skills training sessions
  • Leadership sessions
  • Professional video by TalentReel
  • Scouted 11-aside matches
  • Nutritious meals

TYPICAL CAMP DAY

Time

Event Details

7:00 AM

Rise, walk, and stretch

8:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM

Classroom Session

10:30 AM

Field Session

12:30 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Classroom Session

3:30 PM

Field Session

5:30 PM

Dinner

7:00 PM

11-aside matches

9:15 PM

Group meetings

10:30 PM

Lights out


REGISTRATION INFO

  1. All players must apply to attend. Applicants must be entering grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 in September 2018.
  2. Applications will be reviewed weekly. Successful applicants will be sent a registration link where they can register for the camp.

APPLY BY CLICKING HERE 

CAMP COSTS

Overnight: $575
Commuter: $475

Camp includes full breakfast, lunch and dinner options at Morrison Hall dining hall. Block accommodations in single and double rooms in Bishop’s Hall residence at St. Francis Xavier University.

CAMP STAFF

We have the finest coaching staff of any soccer camp in Eastern Canada!

- Stephen Hart, former MNT coach Canada, Trinidad and Tobago
- Simon Hayward, former Academy Manager, Exeter City FC, UEFA A Youth License
- Lewis Page, Head Coach UPEI Men’s soccer, former Canadian U17 and U19 Women’s Coach
- Graham Kennedy, Head Coach, StFX X-Men and X-Women
- Nino Kovacevic, Associate Coach X-Women Soccer, District TD SNS
- Adam Miller, Director of Coaching – Harbour East DSA, Goalkeeper Coach, Acadia
- Mira Novak, Assistant Coach, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Women’s Soccer
- Patrick Rutayirisre, Goalkeeper Coach StFX X-Men, goalkeeper coach Rwanda MNT
- Dylan Tooby, director of Progressive Soccer, member of Canadian National Futsal Team
- Martin Vlk, Technical Director Valley District Soccer, Assistant Coach of Acadia Axemen Soccer

CONTACT INFORMATION

For additional information or for any questions, please contact Assistant Camp Director Oliver Hewish at x2015jpq@stfx.ca or 613-808-1329. 

Announced Attending Scouts/Recruiters:

StFX - Graham Kennedy
Acadia – Martin Vlk
Dalhousie – Pat Nearing
CBU – Dean Morley, Ness Timmons
UMASS Lowell – Mira Novak
Algoma – Neil Ovey
STU – Joe Ross
Windsor - Steve Hart
…and many more TBA!

We are proud to announce our partnership with Atleta, one of Canada's leading student-athlete recruiting organizations! Atleta representatives will be in attendance at our camps in order to help educate the players about their pathways and careers at the USPORTS or CCAA level. Here's a message from our new partners!

“There are many factors that limit our athletes ability to reach the “next level”.  We don’t believe things like financial means, geographic location, who know’s who, sport politics, etc should be in this conversation.  So we removed them.  Atleta is a platform that brings athletes and coaches together all in one place for recruitment and scholarship opportunities.  If you have ever dreamed of playing sports for a college or university in Canada, let us introduce you to Atleta. With Atleta, you have access to every coach within USPORTS and CCAA who coaches any of the popular sports in Canada we service.  They are literally a click away.  Becoming a varsity athlete has never been at your fingertips.  It is now.” 

 

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