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Soccer Camps

June 8, 2013
Coaches named, player spots still open

The Eastern Development Program has announced the college coaches who will participate in its 2013 college ID camp. The camp will feature players recommended by EDP clubs, as well as other interested players. The ID camp will be conducted at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA from July 28-30 for boys and July 31-August 2 for girls.

“This EDP ID camp is unique because it is organized as a non-profit venture with the sole objective of assisting young men and women in navigating the complicated process of college recruitment and admission,” said past NSCAA president Peter Gooding.

The following college coaches will be assisted by EDP club Directors of Coaching and work under the direction of Gooding and camp committee chair Mickey Kydes : John Bluem (Ohio State, Marcus DiBernardo (Monroe College), Erik Ronning (Colgate), Dave Seward (Middlebury College), Jim McElderry (Fordham University), Dean Koski (Lehigh University), Paul Payne (Bloomsburg University), Chris Parson (U.S. Coast Guard Academy), Mike Pilger (Trinity College), Nancy Feldman (Boston University), George Perry (Indiana Soccer Association), Deb Raber (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), Giovanni Pacini (LaSell College), Lee Pollard (Fairleigh Dickinson University)

“As a college coach for 30 years, I had never attended a camp that had the number of quality players as this College ID Camp did. For every level of the college game, you could identify players at this camp to add to your recruiting list. If I was not working this camp, it would be well worth my time to attend and observe to increase my player pool for recruiting. Great training by the staff and great competition for the players,” says George Perry, Commissioner of Indiana Soccer League and next year’s NSCAA President.

The EDP College ID Camp offers players an opportunity to showcase their talents to top college coaches on the East Coast. Showcase games, as well as striker-goalkeeping exhibitions, will be played every day for college coach scouting. The emphasis will be on functional training during the day, accompanied by two structured daily playing sessions. Top coaches will also present seminars and strategies to promote player success both on the field and in preparing for college.

Returning coach Paul Payne explains “I found the EDP College ID clinic a great way to work with some quality young players who are looking to improve their game as they prepare for their college years. Having the opportunity to train them in the morning session is valuable to us as coaches because that’s where you find out how the player is technically, tactically, their fitness level and their soccer personality.”

Limited spots are still available. Register online or contact Jen Marcella for more information at

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