Summer Programs
Soccer Camp
Dates: TBD

Location: Turf Stadium, Alfred University

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday-Thursday, 9 AM - Noon, Friday

Purpose: Summer soccer fun on the grounds of Alfred University.

The Alfred University Soccer Camp is for boys and girls aged 6-16. Players are divided up by age and ability. Individual campers or whole teams are welcome to come experience our super positive and fun environment.

If attending as a team, our staff will discuss with your coach the areas that they would like our staff to concentrate on by their importance. Our staff will then implement and work closely with your coach to ensure that the camp is specialized to the individual needs of your team. We are confident that the quality of this team camp will meet and exceed players and coaches expectations.

The Alfred University Soccer Camp is staffed by college coaches. The teaching of team and individual skills will be a daily focus and each activity is taught in a fun and somewhat competitive manner that is easy to understand. The exercises used to teach players at the Alfred University Soccer Camp parallel game situations via small sided games, technical training and scrimmages.

Camp Directors:
Matt Smith is one of the top 10 winningest coaches in NCAA history and 2014 Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year in his first year at Alfred University. He has run very successful college prospect and youth soccer camps for over 25 years. In addition, he is the former Director of Crystal Palace Youth Academy in the United States as well as Director of the Maryland Olympic Developmental Program. Coach Smith has coached numerous All-Americans, US National Team members, and professional soccer players. Coach Smith is well known for his very positive and funny way of teaching the great game of soccer.

Aileen Ascolese was appointed head women's soccer coach at Alfred University in February 2013. In her first season at the helm, she guided the Saxons to immeasurable improvements, including landing a player on the Empire 8 1st Team All-Conference squad, a feat that had never been accomplished by an Alfred University Women's Soccer player. Prior to coming to AU, Aileen served as an assistant at Brandeis University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Elmira College. She has coached All-Americans and All-Region players, advanced to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship, and has cracked the national top 25 ranking on several occasions. Aileen holds a United States Soccer Federation "B" license, National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced National Diploma, and an NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma. She is a graduate of Rider University where she was a decorated four-year starter for the Division I program.

Enrollment Deadline: June 24, 2016

Registration: Fill out our online application. Registration fees are due by the enrollment deadline.

  • Cost of Camp is $125/person - this includes instruction and a T-shirt

Once accepted campers will receive documents that including medical, emergency contact, and parental permission forms. These forms are required to participate in the camp.

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be made for camper cancellations received by June 1. 50% refunds will be made for cancellations received June 2-10. No refunds are given for cancellations received after June 10, 2016.

For further general information please contact the Office of Summer Programs at 607.871.2612. For specific camp information please contact either Coach Aileen Ascolese at 607.871.2896 or Coach Matt Smith at 607.871.2899.

About Alfred
Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in Western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, Alfred University is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week improving your soccer skills and meeting other students with similar interests and abilities.

Program Cancellation
The University may cancel any course or activity at any time because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is cancelled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. If we do not meet our minimum enrollment number by two business days after the July 20 deadline, the camp will be cancelled, campers and their parents will be notified and camp fees will be refunded.

AU Policy Against Discrimination
Whether considering candidates for admission or financial aid, applicants for employment or the management of its policies and school-administered programs, Alfred University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability. Alfred University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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