When: Summer 2021
Who: Boys & Girls ages 11-18
The Elite Academy is for the serious soccer players. This intense camp brings some of the best talent from all across the nation and even internationally to Tallahassee all looking for the edge to get to the next level.
The mission of this academy is simple: provide every player with an unforgettable soccer experience that takes them to a new playing level.
To help accomplish this Mark Krikorian brings in a combination of elite college and club coaches with current and former collegiate players. The primary focus will be on technical application, as technique is the foundation of all success. Campers will be introduced to the tactical side of the game and be afforded a firsthand glimpse into the “beautiful game” that is Seminole Soccer.
It is our goal the every player leave the camp with a feeling of accomplishment, a better understanding of the game and an intensified passion for soccer.
The Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy offers three ways to get a $45 discount for The Elite Residential Academy.
1. Early Bird Discount -Register by April 30th- Use Code: EARLYBIRD
2. Sibling Discount *
3. Group Discount *
*Please email for more info about Sibling and group discounts. Discounts cannot be combined.
Camps are open to any/all entrants only limited by age/gender/number as listed in camp description.
Camp Refund Policy: Refund requests must be submitted via email 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp for a refund minus the processing fee. No refunds will be given within two weeks of camp.
For parents staying in Tallahassee during the camps, please visit www.visittallahassee.com for lodging and dining options.
Participants may register prior to the first day of camp in person, online, by telephone, or by fax or mail. Please make checks payable to Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy (MKSA).
Registrations will not be finalized until the soccer office receives the signed medical release form and physician-signed medical form. These forms are emailed once registration has been submitted. Each camp fee is required in full at time of registration.
If you wish to register for the Team Residential Academy, a $2,000 deposit is required to hold your teams spot at camp. The remaining balance will due by July 1st. If you register after July 1st, full payment will be required.
In you plan on registering the day of camp, please contact the soccer office to check the availability of the camp.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
Refunds will only be granted when requested in writing by a participant or his or her parents or legal guardians. A full refund, minus a $50 processing for day camp and a $200 processing fee for the Elite camp, will be given for all cancellations requested by 5:00PM two weeks prior to the beginning of camp. No refunds will be given after this deadline.
To cancel your registration, please contact the soccer office by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any cancellation initiated within 24 hours of registering for the camp will receive a full refund, minus any online registration fee. If a program is canceled, a full refund will be provided. The Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy cannot be held responsible for any change or cancellation charges required by airlines, travel agencies, or other institutions.
GROUP & SIBLING DISCOUNTS
Group & sibling discounts are available for the Summer Day Academy ($25) and the Elite Residential Academy ($45). To qualify for the group discount you must have 6 or more players. Each camper in the group will receive a discount off the payment. Please note that the group discount is not available for the Team Residential Academy. For more information and to receive the group discount rate, please contact the FSU soccer office at email@example.com or call 850-645-3200.
HOUSING & MEALS
Campers at the Residential Academy will stay at the FSU residence halls (Wildwood). The cost of camp includes all meals. We will utilize the Seminole Cafe Dining Facility and the football stadium.
Meals will begin with dinner on the first day of camp and conclude with lunch on the last day. All participants must check out of Wildwood Hall following the closing ceremonies. Campers should bring twin bedding and linens, soap, an alarm clock, and other personal items. For a more complete list of things to bring, please see the packing list provided with the medical forms. Participants will be liable for any damage they cause to university property, equipment, or facilities. Housing is limited, so please register early!
TRAVEL (Flights and Personal Vehicles)
The Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy will provide transportation to and from the Tallahassee Airport on a prearranged basis. To arrange a pickup, please contact the soccer office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-645-3200.
Additionally, when booking flights please use the following time windows for arrivals and departures from Tallahassee:
Elite Residential Camp
Check-in will be between 12pm-2pm
Check-out will be approximately 4pm
Personal vehicles are strongly discouraged. However, if participants must drive to camp they must leave their cars parked in designated parking lots and will not have access to the car during camp. All car keys will be collected by staff members at registration.
EARLY ARRIVALS /DELAYED DEPARTURES
If travel arrangements require that you arrive the day prior to camp or stay the day after camp, please contact the soccer office at 850-645-3200. Housing accommodations will be available for a minimal fee. Early-arriving participants staying in campus housing must be officially registered in the Elite Residential or Team Residential Academies with their registration fee paid in full. Please bring money for meals prior to camp beginning.
The Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy has a code of conduct within reasonable limits. This is to ensure that each participant attending the camp will have a safe and enjoyable time.
Each participant is expected to use clean, respectful language during the camp week. This includes conduct with other participants, clinicians, speakers, trainers and directors.
TRAINING & ACTIVITIES
Each participant is required to attend all training sessions and matches and must arrive on time to their designated field. Participants are not allowed to leave campus during the week, except with team coaches or chaperones or a qualified and designated camp staff member.
Campers are expected to be in their rooms with lights out by 11:00PM each evening. Campers should not be roaming the hallways, hanging out in public areas, and/or disturbing the peace of other campers and groups on campus. Staff members will be conducting room checks each night to ensure all campers are abiding by these rules.
CELL PHONES/CALLING HOME
We know campers want to stay in touch with family. Cell phones are permitted during the camp. However, we have the right to restrict the times they may be used. No phone calls or text messaging are allowed during training sessions, evening competition, and camp meetings. Campers may only talk on the telephone during free time or other designated times.
If you lose a room key or damage university property you are responsible for replacing the item and paying for any damaged property. The cost to replace a room key is $50-. The cost to replace an access card, used to open doors to the dorms, is $20. Losing a lanyard or access card holder will cost $10.
LAWS & STANDARDS
Participants are expected to obey every law governing our land and uphold the standards of good citizenship. This includes no illegal substances, stealing, shoplifting or physically hurting others.
Under the direction of FSU's athletic training program, experienced trainers will be present to take preventive action and to provide emergency care during the sports camps. Athletic trainers will be present at all training sessions, on all fields, and be available in the dorms for any evening or night issues.
SPECTATORS & PARENTS
Spectators and parents are welcome to watch the training sessions and matches in a respectful manner. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Please follow emailed instructions about parking. No parents or other outside individuals are allowed in the dorms between check-in and check-out. If you need to speak with a camper please notify the staff.
There will be a camp store in the dorms open during the evenings. Campers will be able to purchase pizza (a whole pie or by the slice), snacks, PowerAde, water, and FSU soccer gear.
Parking will be available in designated lots. If your team is traveling by bus, please inform the staff so we can make appropriate arrangements for parking. The Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy is not responsibility for any illegal parking that result in a ticket from FSU Parking Services.
In 1995, Florida State introduced women's soccer as its 17th varsity sport. As a new state-of-the-art complex was in the planning stages, the team played its first three seasons on a renovated intramural field while Tully Gym housed the Seminole locker room. By the spring of 1998, Florida State's dream of a new complex started to become a reality, as ground was broken for the new facility and construction began. Although the new facility was not completed, the Seminoles began playing on their new field in the fall of 1998. The 1999 season marked the first full season in the new Seminole Soccer Complex, which is regarded as one of the nation's best with its new top-playing surface.
"I have had a chance to travel around the U.S. for years and I don't believe I have seen a better facility in the country than the one we have here at Florida State," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "It is part of what attracted me to come here and it is a reflection on the commitment the athletic department has to excellence and to this soccer program. The playing surface is beautiful and plays like some of the greatest stadiums anywhere. It is an intimate setting with gorgeous locker rooms and amazing offices for the coaches. If there is a better athletic facility in the country, I haven't seen it as of yet."
The state-of-the-art Seminole Soccer Complex includes ticket and concession buildings and a spacious press box, including press seating, radio/television booths and high-speed internet access. The two-level Mary Ann Stiles & Barry Smith Team Building houses the coaches' offices which overlook the soccer field, a reception area, a combined workroom, large team and coaches locker rooms, visiting team locker rooms and training and equipment rooms. The team building will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation to the second floor beginning in October of 2008 with an expected completion date in June 2009. The expansion to the second floor will include new offices, a team meeting room, tradition space for both sports and a player lounge.
Although the Seminole Soccer Complex is still one of the newest facilities on the Florida State campus, FSU's commitment to the success of the soccer program continues to show with the latest upgrade to the facility. Florida State unveiled a brand new video scoreboard in 2006. The board uses the same technology that is used at most outdoor professional stadiums. The ProStar is capable of displaying video clips, live video, animation, player headshots, graphics and statistics in 4.3 trillion colors.
The Seminole Soccer Complex, which is adjacent to the FSU Softball Complex, is located between Dick Howser Baseball Stadium and Mike Long Track on Spirit Way. The facility can be accessed from both Spirit Way and Stadium Drive.