Valpo Men's Soccer to Hold Two VIP Camp Sessions
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Valparaiso University head men’s soccer coach Mike Avery announced today the dates for the 2008 Valparaiso Identification Program (VIP) soccer camp.  The 2008 VIP, held on the campus of Valparaiso University, is a soccer camp for high school age players with serious aspirations to play college soccer.  Session I will be held from June 16-18, with Session II scheduled from July 21-23.

“The 2007 VIP was a very successful camp, so much so that we have added a second session for 2008,” said Avery.  “Now the top players in the region have a summer camp that is designed to meet their needs and fit into an already crowded summer of soccer.  We view the camp as an excellent opportunity to help players determine their fit in the landscape of college soccer, and as a chance to more specifically identify players that may end up on our recruiting radar.”

An alternative to the customary summer soccer camp experience, the 2008 Valpo Soccer VIP offers the serious high school soccer athlete a focused curriculum designed to assist them as they engage in the college search process.  Valpo Soccer VIP players will be exposed to high-level technical and tactical training presented by current collegiate head and assistant coaches.

Each Valpo Soccer VIP participant will be provided with immediate feedback, presented both in written form and in individual counseling sessions with the coaching staff.  Valpo Soccer VIPs will further attend seminars and discussion groups that cover a variety of topics related to life as a collegiate athlete, personal development, sport psychology and the college search process.

The VIP curriculum is not designed for the average player, but rather targets those high school players who are very serious about playing at the next level.  Space in the 2008 Valpo Soccer VIP is limited to ensure that each player receives individual attention to his particular college search and is provide with immediate feedback before leaving the campus.

To learn more about the 2008 VIP or to register for the camp, visit the website at