FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding Soccer Camps

How does a day at half day soccer camp look like ?

The Training provided is similar to all other camp programs as we make sure all players attention is placed on good ball control habits, and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations.

Players will be taught accuracy and power of shooting, close control dribbling and 1v1 moves to beat their opponent, receiving and preparation passing, speed and agility, proper finishing techniques, juggling.

* Emphasis will be placed on learning these techniques in a fun filled learning environment from a professional Vermont Voltage staff coach. Fun games are designed to ensure that the player receives all of the proper skill development all while maintaining a great game filled atmosphere during the week.

Water breaks and snack breaks as needed- food allergies are addressed on a case by case basis at each camp.

How does a day at full day soccer camp look like ?

Full Day camps run from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and are typically held at the same location as our Residential / Overnight Camp locations. These camps are geared towards the player that is looking for more of a challenge, however is not interested in staying overnight for the week. The Training provided is similar to all other camp programs as we make sure all players attention is placed on good ball control habits, and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations. Players will be taught accuracy and power of shooting, close control dribbling and 1v1 moves to beat their opponent, receiving and preparation passing, speed and agility, proper finishing techniques, juggling.

*Specific Goalkeeper training will also be available throughout our full day camps. Emphasis will be placed on ball handling, shot stopping, reaction and agility exercises, stamina for repetitive shot training, diving, breakaway saving techniques, and proper communication with field players.

Full-Day campers receive lunch with the cost of admission (Burlington Parks & Rec has a different lunch set up than VT Technical College, Jay Peak Resort, and the Bennington Sports Center.)

Water and snack breaks as needed- food allergies are addressed on a case by case basis at each camp location.

HS Preseason Camp, is it right for me ?

Vermont Voltage is a professional soccer organization that employs experienced coaches from professional, collegiate, and local high school ranks. They are experts in this area of training and have vast playing experience. In addition to their soccer knowledge, many of these coaches are educators and leaders in the community.

The Vermont Voltage created this unique camp together with high school coaches from Vermont and NY State. The Pro Pre Season Camp will focus on individual skills and fitness, team play, and coordination. The players will be exposed to top College players, professional players, as well as professional coaching staff of the Vermont Voltage.

Water and snack breaks as needed-food allergies are addressed on a case by case basis at each camp location.

How does a day at overnight soccer camp look like ?

Fundamentals are refined as well as sophisticated techniques of soccer will be taught on a personalized individual level along with various forms of group instruction provided by the Camp Directors and other Vermont Voltage Professional soccer players. Athletes train up to 3 times per day with recovery training, nutritional guidance, and healthy habits encouraged throughout the camp week. It is important not only to focus on the refinement of basic playing skills and technical ability but to focus on the entire package of the individual player, both in an individual and group setting.

A typical day at camp looks like the example below with some nighttime activities varying by day. Sunday evening (registration starts at 6:00 pm) and Friday morning (camp ends at noon) look different than Monday-Thursday.

7:15 AM Wake up

7:30-8:15 AM Breakfast, Dining Hall

9:00-11:15 AM Training, athletic field

11:30-12:00 Swimming Pool Residential Campers Full day campers and Half day campers -Optional

12-12:30 PM Campus Center/Student center – Main Lounge Hang out and Half Day Campers depart

12:40-1:15 PM Lunch, Dining Hall

1:15- 2:15 After Lunch – rest, TV, Student Center -Main Lounge

2:15-4:00 PM Training, various athletic field

4:00 PM Full Day Campers Depart

4:15-5:15 PM Swimming Pool -Optional

4:15-5:15 PM Campus Center/Student center – Main Lounge Hang out –

5:30-6:15 PM Dinner, Dining Hall

7:00-8:30 PM Training, athletic field

9PM-10:30 PM Movie Night, Game Night, Dance Night

(Movie titles and in which room announced after lunch)

10:45 PM Lights Out

Do I get a confirmation for a camp registration ?

Your cancelled check or PayPal receipt (listing ISA, Inc.) will be your confirmation for residential/overnight, half-day, full-day, and high school PreSeason camps.

All day campers will receive a reminder email several days prior to the start of camp.

Overnight campers will receive a more detailed reminder approximately two weeks prior to the start of camp.

What is a refund policy ?

Academy fee is non-refundable.

In the event of an injury or illness prior to the start of camp a credit can be held for the following year. We are also happy to move a camper to an alternative location and week of camp in place of the first choice reserved.

What are age ranges for soccer camps ?

Half-Day Camp:
Ages five through fifteen

Full-Day Camp:
Ages nine through fifteen

HS PreSeason Camp:
Rising ninth graders through seniors in high school.

Residential/Overnight Camp:
Ages ten through seventeen

Thunderstorm/heavy rain during soccer camp ?

In the event inclement weather is a concern, to the best of our ability we will be in contact with each parent prior to the start of the camp with a plan for the day. If we are in a location with an inside alternative we will move camp inside. If we do not have an inside location available we will discuss options on a case by case basis. If we are not able to make that decision in advance and you are not contacted, camp will continue as instructed and a decision will be made on the field in the event of foul weather.

Sponsorship information ?

If your business is interested in partnering with the Vermont Voltage Soccer Club please contact Bo Vuckovic at vvoltage@gmail.com to discuss the many ways that can be done. Sponsorships include providing camp scholarships to local children, having your business logo on our website, t-shirts, and soccer balls plus many more opportunities.

What should I bring to an overnight Soccer camp ?

VT Technical College, Randolph, VT

  • Bed Sheets (extra-long twin)
  • Blanket or Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Washcloth and Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Swimsuit
  • Spending Money (vending machines and campus school store)
  • Sunscreen
  • Shin-guards
  • Soccer Clothes
  • Soccer Shoes
  • Indoor Soccer Shoes (or sneakers)
  • Sweatshirt/Jacket/Sweatpants
  • Fan (optional)
  • Rain Poncho
  • Insect Repellent
  • Epi-Pen and Benadryl if there are known allergies

Jay Peak Resort, Jay, VT

  • Toiletries
  • Swimsuit
  • Spending Money (vending machines and gift shops)
  • Sunscreen
  • Epi-Pen and Benadryl if there are known allergies
  • Shin-guards
  • Soccer Clothes
  • Soccer Shoes
  • Indoor Soccer Shoes (or sneakers)
  • Sweatshirt/Jacket/Sweatpants
  • Rain Poncho
  • Insect Repellent

**Cell phones are strongly discouraged but we understand that children communicate with family while away. If cell phones go to camp they may only be used on a very limited basis.**

Scholarships and financial aid for campers ?

VT Voltage Soccer Club does not offer scholarships or financial aid toward camp. Many individual towns have camp scholarships and grants to offer and we urge people to start there.