Augustana Augie Women’s Soccer ID Camp is open for girls ages 13-19 at Augustana University Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Brandon Barkus head coach.
All campers get to interact and play with current college soccer players. Large staff, with coaches who are either former or current college players, allows for smaller groups and creates more opportunity for quality playing experiences. The camp curriculum is designed for all levels of players, both small and large sided games will be played daily. Augie Soccer Camps stress FUN and development, players will come away from camp with new skills and confidence to play the world’s greatest game.
Augustana is a selective, private liberal arts and sciences college, founded in 1860 by Swedish settlers. The 115-acre wooded campus is in Rock Island, Illinois, on the Mississippi River. It’s part of the Quad-Cities (population 400,000), and about 165 miles west of Chicago.
Augustana is a residential campus. First-year and sophomore students live in residence halls; juniors may choose transitional living areas (apartment-style housing on campus); seniors live on campus or in the neighborhood. Student activities include music groups, theatre, debate, publications, broadcasting, student government, local Greek system, and a wide variety of professional, religious, departmental, political, social and service organizations.
Augustana’s ranking is No. 7 in all divisions for number of Academic All-Americans. and 2017 Best in the Midwest (Princeton Review).
Barkus is native of Omaha, Neb., he was the head coach of the varsity boys’ soccer team at Atchison (Kansas) High School from 1995-1998. He was named Kansas High School Coach of the Year in 1998.
As a player, Barkus was a two-time honorable mention All-America goaltender at Benedictine College in Atchison. He started three years for the Ravens and twice served as team captain. Barkus earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Benedictine in 1995, and a master’s degree in education from Augustana in 2011.
The 2016 season was Coach Barkus’s 11th season directing the Augustana soccer program. The Vikings finished the season 13-5-3 (10-2-3 NSIC) finishing fourth in the NSIC standings and concluding their season in the NSIC Tournament title match.
With four very distinct academy offerings any soccer player looking to develop their game and improve will find a suitable environment in which they will be challenged and guided to new technical and tactical abilities. There is a reason we have around a 85% repeat participant rate for this academy programs.