Eurotech® has compiled a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” for your convenience. If your questions have not been answered in this section of our website, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a Eurotech® Representative by calling our National Office at 1-800-679-9830 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm (Eastern Standard Time). Any of our representatives will be more than happy to answer any camp questions or concerns that you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of players attend Eurotech® programs?
A: Eurotech® typically attracts dedicated and comitted players of all ages and abilities who truly want to improve their level of play in an exciting, fun and instructional competitive learning environment! Our program features the finest national, international and collegiate coaches available so players who attend are being coached by professional full-time coaches and not "beginning" coaches or college players and counselors. For both teams and individual players who are willing to work hard at every session to improve, Eurotech® programs are the camps to attend and will be a good fit for your son or daughter! We work hard in a 24-hour a day soccer-learning environment. For the focused player who is not necessarily outstanding at the moment and whose goals are to become the best they can be, our programs will be a challenging and extremely positive soccer experience! As with anything in life, attending soccer players will get fantastic results based on how hard they are willing to work and their love of the game!
Q: Can I attend Eurotech® as a Goalkeeper & a Field Player?
A: Eurotech® campers must choose to participate in either the Eurotech® Goalkeeper Academy or the Eurotech® Field Player Academy which are separate, highly focused instructional programs. Both programs operate at the same time so that teammates, friends and sibings are still on the same daily camp schedule - the only difference is the curriculum they are following and the instructor (s) they are learning from on a daily basis! Eurotech® is one of the only fully integrated goalkeeper and field player nationally recognized soccer instructional programs left in North America! The camp curriculum and programs provide a progressive format and switching back and forth between the goalkeeper and field player program will not allow campers to receive the appropriate progression of training and will in many cases, disrupt the traditional "student-teacher" relationship. As a solution for younger campers who may enjoy both positions and are not at a point where they have committted to one position or the other, many campers attend one session as a goalkeeper and a second session as a field player at the same site or even another one of our camp locations around the country.
Q: Can my son/daughter “Play Up” at Eurotech®?
A: Eurotech® encourages players to “play up” in age and be placed in an environment that will challenge them. However, it typically only benefits the player if they are dominating the teaching group they are in and our program is designed to be focused on individual technical development so moving players is not necessary in many cases. 100% of our Coaching Directors are involved full-time with youth development and recruitment at professional clubs based here in the U.S. and internationally and will recognize a player who is outstanding in their age group. With an industry low coaching staff to camper ratio, all campers are monitored closely daily and adjustments are made as needed to ensure that all campers are challenged but not put in a position to be physically harmed. The safety of our campers is always our #1 priority and our coaching staff is highly experienced in identifying talented players. All campers and teams are always grouped by age and ability and compete and train with those at their age and ability level.
Q: What do campers do in their free time?
A: To be honest, there's practically no free time due to the busy daily schedule! Over the past 32 years, the Eurotech® instructional program and curriculum is updated on an annual basis and is designed to keep your son or daughter focused on what they came to our camp for - to become the best soccer player they can be! The end result is to maximize the soccer education that you invested in, therefore, we give every camper a full day of fun and productive soccer training – on and off the field! Proper rest periods and various fun social activities are always provided throughout the day, but this is a camp for focused, dedicated players who really love the game of soccer and who want to truly improve.
Q: What is the ratio of boys to girls?
A: It is always difficult to predict the ratio of boys to girls at any Eurotech® camp session. However, generally speaking, the percentage of boys to girls is in the neighborhood of 50% for each gender at most sites. Total enrollment in the 9-12 year old age bracket typically makes up 60% of the camp and the 13-16 year old age bracket has averaged close to 40% over the past several years.
Q: What is the ratio of staff to campers?
A: At all Eurotech® camp sessions the overall staff to camper ratio averages approximately 1:8 or better in most cases. This camper to staff ratio refers to all full-time Eurotech® camp staff; Site Directors, Coaching Directors, Staff Coaches, NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, Support Medical Staff and Counselors. This is well above camp industry standards and has been the standard in which other soccer camps have tried to follow! The camper to coaching staff or teaching ratio is typically around 12:1 with the younger age groups and 16:1 or a little higher with the older age groups.
Q: Are teams and small groups welcome?
A: Absolutely. Eurotech® is North America’s #1 Team Camp and has worked with teams from over 20 states and many countries in previous years! No organization has worked with more teams than Eurotech®. Nationally recognized, Eurotech® attracts competitive club, high school, and various private school teams and small groups each and every year. All teams and groups are roomed together and train together upon request. Field players train as a team and goalkeepers train with our specialized Goalkeeper Academy program daily before joining their team in the afternoon Shooting & Finishing sessions and evening Tournament Matches.
Q: Can I promote your program to my entire club, team or high school program? Do you offer group discounts?
A: Yes and Yes! Over the years, Eurotech® has worked with more clubs and teams than any other soccer education organization! Eurotech® offers all organizations (Clubs, High School Teams, Leagues, etc.) a way to help promote Eurotech® programs to their membership via our OFFICIAL CLUB PARTNER PROGRAM! There are no minimums or deposits to pay to start the process and campers from your organization can register for ANY program (Junior Day, Extended Day, Residential/Overnight) to receive the discount! The best part is that this special discount CAN be combined with other discounts offered by Eurotech® as well! All Eurotech® requires is a designated Club or Team "Ambassador" who agrees to help Eurotech® promote the program within their organization via email and/or social media using the provided email template featuring simple instructions and a unique Eurotech® Discount Promo Code! It's EASY and there is NO minimum of how many players need to register! Call 1-800-679-9830 today or use the "Club Discount Request" link on this page to receive your Club Partner Discount Promo Code instantly along with a copy-paste email template so everyone in your organization can get registered and saving today!
Q: Do you offer camp scholarships?
A: Yes and No. One (1) Official Eurotech® Scholarship for every 20 paying campers can be provided to all Team or Club Ambassadors who have completed the Group Discount Request Form and have registered all players in the group online. Traditional "Scholarships" are NOT offered at this time although we do have an extensive Fundraising Program to allow and assist ALL prospective campers attend camp! See below for more information on fundraisng ideas or call us at 1-800-679-9830 to discuss creative payment plans and a roadmap to fundraising success! With our programs, there is NO REASON why anyone can't attend!
Q: Do you offer any fundraising support?
A: Yes we do – as a matter of fact, many of our individual campers, groups and teams have utilized the fundraising resources provided below to fully fund their camp participation. Eurotech® has recognized that raising money for a camp or international soccer tour in this day and age is a neccesity and has created valuable resources to assist our campers and tour participants in raising the money needed to attend our programs. The fundraising links below feature highly recommended easy to use programs by some of our “Official Fundraising Partners” and other viable sources to raise funds for camp. This section has saved you valuable time by featuring links to our favorite sources for fundraising programs that are guaranteed to work and have had hundreds of campers utilize them! We’ve reviewed the thousands of programs available and put the best ones in one convenient place for you - SEE OUR FAVORITES BELOW:
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Q: Can parents and coaches come to watch sessions?
A: All sessions are open and we encourage parents and coaches to visit at any time during the course of the camp week. Many coaches, parents, siblings and relatives that live locally typically visit campus to watch the popular tournament matches in the evening after dinner. Due to Eurotech® security guidelines, we ask that all Eurotech® guests check-in and identify themsleves with their son or daughter’s trainer or another camp representative on-site. Don’t be surpised if a Eurotech® Director introduces himself or herself to you in between matches – they always like to meet guests and discuss the programs! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and camera’s – we’d love to show you what a typical day at Eurotech® is like!
Q: Does the camp provide education regarding college recruitment?
A: Yes and no! Eurotech® is NOT a College ID or Recruitment camp but staff always try to provide all campers aged 13-18 an extensive College Recruitment Seminar during the program although the delivery of this session varies from location to location based on available staff and the actual physical time to do the session during an already busy day. This popular program is put on in conjunction with The Sport Source and The Student Athlete Magazine. Many Eurotech® Coaching Directors are former or current college coaches and do their best to provide a valuable brief seminar during each session or mini-lectures with their teaching groups in between sessions when possible. Eurotech® Coaching Directors are always available and approachable to individual campers who have questions about playing in college or professionally.
Q: Will attendance at your camp help a player get a college scholarship?
A: No camp can promise you a scholarship, but we can help you with the process. If your son or daughter arrives at camp with an open mind to learning, every camper will leave Eurotech® with a full understanding of how the college recruiting process works and what college coaches are looking for if they utilize the Coaching Director's on site. It is never guaranteed, but Eurotech® typically does feature top college coaches on staff at some locations in addition to their highly acclaimed national and international coaching staff roster, but our camp was originally created and designed as a focused instructional skill development/technical training program to prepare dedicated players for the next level and provide as competitive an environment as possible. Our camp also has a large network of college coaches that we work with on a regular basis who are always looking for "serious" student-athletes and Eurotech® Coaching Directors regularly recommend players to college and professional academy programs.
Q: Will I receive confirmation after I register my child?
A: Yes. All online registrations will receive an immediate confirmation and payment receipt via email which will direct you to our online based "Confirmation Center" where you can download Medical Forms, Directions to Camp, Player Profiles and more. Make sure to include a valid e-mail address during the online registration process where indicated. Confirmation packets are NEVER mailed out - everything you need will be featured on the website under the GREEN "Confirmation Center" button located at the upper right side of every page on our website! Please call us at 1-800-679-9830 if you have difficulty finding it! You will also receive emails leading up to your camp start date with detailed first day information and the specific on site registration location.
Q: How do I pay the balance of my account?
A: All camp balances must be paid in full PRIOR to the first day of camp of the current year and any new registrations made after June 1st must be PAID IN FULL at the time of registration. All payments can be made by logging in to the "MY ACCOUNT" link at the top of every webpage and using your unique password and email address. If paying by Bank Cashier’s Check or Personal Check, please mail to: Eurotech Soccer Academies Inc., 11815 Fountain Way, Suite 300, Newport News, VA 23606 USA. We will immediately post "mailed" payments to your online account. You call also call 1-800-679-9830 and pay your balance via phone with one of our representatives during normal business hours.
Q: How much spending money should a camper bring?
A: Eurotech® DOES NOT utilize a camp bank system and campers are always responsible for any money that they bring. Although never guaranteed, some sites will feature a campus snack bar or campus store which is open daily but NOT operated by Eurotech®. $20 in quarters or small bills is plenty for most campers to utilize for laundry, vending machines, etc. Keep in mind that ALL residential/overnight campers participate in our exclusive "Pizza Party" at the end of the week!
Q: Does Eurotech® operate a camp store?
A: Eurotech® is not a retailer, although there is typically a Eurotech®/Under Armour® camp store available during the first day of registration for campers’ additional equipment needs as well as family souvenirs, pending the size of your camp. The Official Online Eurotech® Camp Store will also be available via our Retail Partner Soccer.com where all your camp uniform and equipment can be purchased.
Q: Can campers bring snacks and drinks for their rooms?
A: Yes, most campers bring extra snacks, sports drinks and bottled water for their room. As mentioned above, most campuses have a campus store available to campers at designated hours of the day and for those sites that do not offer an option, vending machines are typically available in the dormitories. Dinner is the last meal served daily from approximately 5-6pm in addition to the Eurotech® "Pizza Party" which takes place after the evening tournament matches on select nights for our Residential/Overnight campers – perfect timing for hungry soccer players!
Q: Can campers bring electronic devices?
A: Yes, electronic devices are allowed and some campers do indulge in the “comforts of home” while at camp, but we suggest two things to keep in mind: 1) As a premier camp operator and given the campers very busy daily schedule, there will be VERY little time to take advantage of these devices and 2) As a parent, perhaps ask yourself honestly if your child can do WITHOUT these electronic devices for one week? The Eurotech® definition of "electronic devices" may include cell phones, Apple Touch devices, Apple Ipads or tablets, laptops, headphones (Beats®, etc.), Fitbit® watches, jewelry, handheld video games (Nintendo® Switch), televisions, etc. Please note that Eurotech® WILL NOT be responsible for any "misplaced" or "stolen" luxury items during the week of camp or any content viewed by your child while at camp!
Q: Are cell phones allowed at camp?
A: Eurotech® campers are welcome to bring cell phones to camp. Eurotech® certainly recognizes that communication with your child while at camp is important and also realize that most dormitories are no longer equipped with active pay phones, however, there are always staff phones available for use if necessary. Our cell phone usage guidelines will be discussed on the first day of camp and are typically only to be used in-between field sessions and will be restricted after lights out! The Site Director and most coaching staff will always have 24-hour access to a cell phone and will assist younger campers who need to call home if needed.
Q: Can Field Players and Goalkeepers room together & How much time will they spend together during the day?
A: Field Players and Goalkeepers may always room together upon request regardless if they came as friends or teammates. They will be in different teaching groups on the field but if they are the same age, there is a good chance that they will also compete together on the field during different training sessions and tournament play. Goalkeepers who attend with teams will always join their own team for the tournament matches in the evening and during special sessions involving shooting/finishing or demonstrations. In addition, Field Players and Goalkeepers will always have the opportunity to walk to and from the field together, eat their meals together, socialize and even have swim time together if swimming facilities are available at your site!
Q: Is my roommate request "Guaranteed"?
A: Yes and No! Honestly, we are unable to 100% “guarantee” roommate requests as dorm layouts differ from site to site, although we typically are able to accomodate 99.9% of requests with great success! As an example and some summer’s seemingly often, we are scheduled to occupy a certain dormitory and at the last minute will be asked to occupy a different dormitory altogether. With the number of beds in each room differing from dormitory to dormitory and from site to site, it is virtually impossible to guarantee room assignments prior to check-in although we do make every effort to fulfill your requests and have always been able to make everybody happy! In some cases, campus fire codes and regulations also prohibit rooming arrangements as originally assigned. Our administrative staff does an incredible amount of work on getting rooming assignments “just right” prior to your arrival and we will always do everything in our power to honor that request if it is not as expected! Patience will play a big part in some cases at your first day camp registration - please always keep in mind we will do the best we can to get you in a room with your friend or teammates or worst case scenario may be in rooms right next to each other.
Q: Should I mail my Medical Form to the Eurotech® National Office?
A: NO - Please PHYSICALLY BRING your Medical Form to camp with you on the first day of camp. You will be required to hand in these forms at check-in during registration and you will have the opportunity to meet and speak to our Athletic Training Staff if needed about any special medicine requirements or medical situations that we need to be aware of or help administer. Please note that under ACA (American Camping Association) guidelines and as Eurotech® Policy, campers who do not have these forms will not be permitted to participate in field sessions until the forms are received and fully completed with proper signatures, insurance information, etc. No doctor signatures or "Physicals" are necessary to attend camp although the Eurotech® Medical Form DOES need to be completed in full by a parent or legal guardian and on file with Eurotech® on the first day of camp!
Q: What happens if I have to cancel at the last minute?
A: Please see the Eurotech® Refund and Cancellation Policies featured in the “Registration Information” section of the event overview pages.
Q: Is water provided on the field during each session?
A: Absolutely! Plenty of water and mutiple water stations per field are available at ALL times. Depending on the layout of our fields, Official Eurotech® Water & Medical Stations are always set up at every field site. It is mandatory for campers to bring their own water bottles to all field sessions and they are encouraged to keep bottled water and sports drinks like Powerade® and Gatorade® in their rooms for consumption after sessions. Drinking sugary drinks during or in between field sessions in the heat of summer is highly discouraged by Eurotech®.
Q: Who are the camp Medical Staff? What do they do?
A: Eurotech® always utilizes the services of an NATA Certified Head Athletic Trainer at every site in addition to Assistant Athletic Trainers and various other certified medical support staff as per ACA guidelines and as needed. The amount of NATA Certified AT’s on site is dictated by the total number of campers to be served during each session. Eurotech® Medical Staff are typically on or near the site 24/7 and offer field coverage at all times as well as being available off the field on an as-needed basis. The Medical Staff will provide any necessary and appropriate treatment as he or she sees fit and in all cases, parents or guardians will be notified immediately of any injuries/illnesses that will keep the camper from participating in camp activities. In the case of a serious injury, campers will be taken to a local medical facility with parents being notified immediately. In the very rare case of a true emergency, it is Eurotech® policy to call 911 immediately. In any event, Eurotech® Medical Staff always have access to campus medical staff as well as knowledge and a working relationship with the nearest medical facility.
Q: What if my son/daughter wears eyeglasses? Is wearing a cast?
A: All campers that wear eyeglasses are encouraged to wear protective sport goggles during every session. In the event that your child is dealing with a pre-existing medical issue that may effect his level of participation at camp or his/her general comfort, please take the time to speak to our Medical Staff on the first day of camp registration with these and any additional medical related questions or concerns.
Q: Is there campus security?
A: All of our campuses have 24-hour campus safety patrols and campus police/security staff. They have nightly presence in and around our dorms and are in constant direct daily communication with our on-site Director. In addition, our Eurotech® Camp Staff is on duty 24 hours a day, on the fields, in the dormitories, in the cafeteria, at the pool….wherever our campers are present. Eurotech® campers are NEVER left unsupervised on campus or in the dormitories and strict rules and regulations are provided to campers on the first day of camp. All campers are ALWAYS escorted by Eurotech® Staff in between sessions, to the fields, meals and social activities as an entire camp or by specific assigned age groups!
Q: Is there a registration deadline? Do camps sell-out? Is there a waiting list?
A: YES, yes and yes! Most sites that have been established for many years do sell out! Newer Eurotech® sites may take time to get established but Eurotech® will accept applications right up to the start of camp where openings exist. Where needed, we always accept names for a "wait list". ALL CAMP LOCATIONS will adhere to a strict enrollment limit and these limits are typcially posted on camp event pages in the late spring. The enrollment limits are in place to allow Eurotech® to provide the highest quality camp and learning experience possible to our campers and allow for proper camper to staff ratios as staff are recruited months in advance of the camp start date!
Q: What happens if there is bad weather?
A: Eurotech® will always typically conduct training sessions in the rain and inclement weather at the discretion of the attending Site Director and/or Head Athletic Trainer. Most sites have indoor facilities that can be used or the schedule may be changed slightly to accommodate rare weather conditions. However, Eurotech® campers will NEVER train in lightning and severe weather including extremely high heat indexes. In the rare event of missed time due to inclement weather, Eurotech® Directors will always make every effort to reschedule missed sessions or simply rearrange the daily schedule to accommodate lost field time during the week. In the 29 years of our programs, we have NEVER lost training time due to weather situations and have always been able to re-arrange the field session schedule to accommodate those very rare weather related occasions!