Session 1: July 9-11
Session 2: July 16-18
Who: Boys & Girls ages 10-18
The Summer Academy is for soccer players looking to challenge themselves and improve their game. It is also designed as an ID camp where all players have the opportunity to be seen by FSU coaches. This 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.
No Housing will be provided on campus.
Check-in will be at 3pm
This is a commuter camp.You will be required to secure your own lodging and transportation.
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.
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.
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 $75 processing for day camp and the Summer Academy, 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.
MEALS & HOUSING
For the Summer Academy, there will be meals provided during camp. The meal schedule is as follows:
Saturday-Lunch and Dinner
No housing is provided, as it is a commuter camp. There are several hotels in Tallahassee located close to the Florida State campus. Participants should eat a good breakfast before arriving to camp each day.
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.
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 damage university property you are responsible for replacing the item and paying for any damaged property.
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.
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.
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.