The Elite 11 Soccer Camps are camps which have been designed for individual skills development for boys from the ages of 8-18 of all skills level, hosted at the College of Wooster.
Founded in 1866, the College of Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing which helps the students develop abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike. The college enrolls approximately 2,000 students with the aim of building a personalized education. It also offers a variety of sports and activities for students, faculty, and staff, including soccer, softball, tennis, flag football, three-on-three basketball, bowling, and dodge ball. It fields 23 varsity teams, known as the Fighting Scots, and competes in NCAA Division III as a charter member of the North Coast Athletic Conference, which includes Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, and Wittenberg University.
The Soccer camp, established in 2015 has Graham Ford as the camp director who served as the men’s head soccer coach for over 20 years and guided the Fighting Scots to a winning record of 153-137-34 (.525). Regarding his tenure at Wooster, where he also served as an assistant coach for four years before taking over in 1995, the Scots went unbeaten during the regular season in 2002 (15-0-3) and were ranked as high as No. 2 in NCAA Div. III, followed by back-to-back North Coast Athletic Conference co-championships (2003, 2004). That three-year run saw Wooster produce a 40-7-6 record (.811), with Ford collecting NCAC Coach-of-the-Year honors in 2003.
Their soccer camp is a 5 day / 4-night summer camp, which is one of the longest youth camps in Ohio, designed to ensure the proper amount of repetitions in drills and strategy sessions. Each day will feature 5.5 – 6 hours on the field, starting from the date July 9th to July 13th, .
The youth campers will be monitored around the clock by the camp staff, the college security staff, and the camp directors. Activities will always be performed in a group setting to ensure camper safety.