Men’s Soccer 2017 Summer ID Camp Auburn University at Montgomery is designed for boys ages 15 & older in Soccer Complex, located on campus.
A specifically designed curriculum will feature only the best and most effective techniques available. All instruction will be conducted by college coaches who will put boys through the paces of a typical college pre-season routine. They will play with and against current and former AUM Soccer players, who are there to show you what the next level is all about, while giving you the chance to become more familiar with the elite college level.
The state of Alabama founded AUM in 1967, at the request of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. When AUM first opened its doors to students in 1969, it was a commuter campus. students worked throughout the River Region and they came to this campus for one reason — they wanted more and better opportunities to make a life for themselves and their families. Students still choose AUM for the same reason, but today, they come from all over the country — all over the world.
Just as Montgomery is a far different city than it was in 1967, AUM looks much different today from those early years. We still serve working and part-time students, but first-time full-time student population is on the rise. Today, AUM offer more than 90 fields of study at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. AUM have unique programs, unavailable anywhere else in the region, including Geographic Information Systems, Hospitality and Tourism, Homeland Security, and Cyber systems and Information Security. Each of these five colleges offers undergraduate and graduate classes in traditional, online and hybrid formats, with courses offered during the day, evenings and on weekends.
Auburn University at Montgomery is ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report and was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast.
AUM is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Koch earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1989 and his master’s in athletic administration from Springfield (Mass.) College in 1991. He also holds his teaching certification from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. In addition, Koch holds the prestigious Master’s Diploma, the highest level of coaching education offered by the NSCAA, as well as “A” and “Youth” licenses from the United States Soccer Federation.
Koch, who now has 18 years of experience coaching on the men’s side and 24 years at the college level, began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Maine-Fort Kent in 1991 and 1992. He then moved on to the University of Maine-Machias, where he led the men’s program for four seasons. He spent four seasons in South Dakota at National American University where he led the Mavericks to four consecutive NAIA post-season appearances, reaching the NAIA Region III semifinals all four seasons, and advancing on to the NAIA National Tournament once. Koch moved south following the 2001 season, taking over the men’s and women’s head coaching position at Spring Hill College, where he spent two seasons before coming to AUM. Koch was hired as the AUM women’s head coach for three seasons, where he posted a 48-19-3 record, a NAIA National Tournament Sweet 16 appearance and a SSAC championship in 2004.
The face of the AUM men’s soccer program since 2007, Wulf-Dieter Koch enters his ninth season at the helm of the men’s soccer program and 12th overall at AUM. Under Koch’s leadership, AUM has finished the season ranked in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll seven times, including the past three seasons. He led AUM to the NAIA National Tournament for three straight seasons, including in 2013 when the Warhawks finished as the NAIA National Tournament runner-up. In 2012, AUM won the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals.
All coaches will be available after each session to answer any questions you may have on a “one-on-one” basis. Summer ID Camp setting will challenge the field players in attacking skills, speed of play, and quick decision making through small sided 11 v 11 matches. The goalkeepers will be challenged through individual exercises, as well as full sided activities.