University of Wisconsin Summer Soccer Camps is open to any and all boys ages 11 to 18.
University of Wisconsin Elite Soccer Academy will provide players of all levels with advanced training activities and playing opportunities that can be used to take their game to new heights. Whether you are looking to improve your technical skills, make your local club or high school team or are trying to advance your game to the college level, the University of Wisconsin Elite Soccer Academy can help you reach your goals. The Academy will feature a staff of coaches who have the experience and dedication necessary to help you develop on and off the field. High school age campers will also benefit from an optional college recruiting seminar detailing the recruitment process.
The University of Wisconsin—Madison lies along the southern shore of Lake Mendota in the city of Madison. The Wisconsin Badgers compete in more than 20 NCAA Division I sports and are part of the Big Ten Conference. Students can get involved in more than 800 organizations on campus.
The University of Wisconsin—Madison’s highly ranked graduate schools include the School of Education, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, College of Engineering, School of Business, School of Medicine and Public Health and Law School. The school’s legacy of public service was founded on the “Wisconsin Idea” that education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the classroom. Notable Wisconsin alumni include renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly and author Joyce Carol Oates. Other past students include former Vice President Dick Cheney, aviator Charles Lindbergh, naturalist John Muir and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Trask came to Wisconsin in 2010 with the goal of returning the program to the elite ranks of college soccer. He delivered on that promise in just his fourth year, guiding Wisconsin in 2013 to its first NCAA tournament berth in 18 years and its first postseason win since its national title team in 1995.
With a reputation for developing talented young men into elite soccer players, Trask also helped a pair two men Tomislav Zadro and AJ Cochran who became the first duo from the same team to sweep the coveted conference awards.
Trask has established a solid foundation in Madison with the development of young talent. At least one Badger has been named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team in six straight seasons under Trask.
Off of the field, Trask has taken priority in seeing his players do well in the classroom. Under his watch, over 30 men’s soccer student-athletes have been earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, while his teams have received the award for the top grade point average among all men’s sports at UW in two of the last three semesters.
He also has worked extensively with U.S. Soccer, serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Trask earned a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana. A native of Milwaukee, Trask was married to his wife, Jela, in February 2008. The couple has a son, Jack.