CAL SOUTH RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE PREP CAMP and NCSA
Each year, thousands upon thousands of parents & youth players are faced with the quandry of college planning, the question of whether or not to pursue their game at the next level and how the whole process works. Well, we hear you!
Cal South introduces The College Prep Camp, a new Residential Academy targeting the needs and concerns of 8th graders, freshmen, sophmores & Juniors. This new camp format presents answers to all of your questions both on & off the field as it relates to the College game.
Featuring a unique blend of on-field curriculum replicating a collegiate soccer training environement, in conjuction with classroom curriculum presenting invaluable information to better understand, prepare and help guide your efforts through the college process.
the College Prep Camp will help you layout your college game plan and is a great asse to anyone planning for the future.
For more information check out www.calsouth.com/camps.htm or contact ODP directly at (714) 451-1550 and ask for the ODP Camps administrator.
Contact us regarding any questions you may have regarding tryouts with specific college or universities.
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Kicking the School Season Off Right
With school starting again, life can get a little hectic for a high school student-athlete. Here are a few topics to keep in mind as you get back into the swing of things this fall.
Priority of Academics: It can be difficult to balance school work, soccer, and extracurricular activities. Make sure that you are using your time wisely and keep in mind that school work is most important and should be the first thing that you tackle every day after school. If your grades start to slip, it is time to reevaluate how you are spending your time. Get extra help if needed or stay after school, but ensure that enough time is devoted to maintaining good grades.
Set Goals: Goal setting is a habit of highly successful people. Write down on a piece of paper a few academic and athletic accomplishments you hope to achieve this semester. Make sure that your goals are specific and measurable. Instead of, “I want to get a good grade in biology,” think of a measurable goal such as, “I want to get a 92% on my biology test next week.” Then think about how you want to accomplish that goal. Are you going to study for an hour after school each day? Or make flash cards? Make sure your athletic goals are set the same way. Instead of, “Get in better shape,” consider, “I want to be able to run one mile in under seven minutes.” Keep your goals in a location where you will constantly be reminded of what you are trying to accomplish this semester.
Go watch a college match: There are many colleges and universities located in Southern California, and chances are that you are located within a few hours drive of at least one of them. Drive to campus and watch a game! Watching a live college soccer match will give you a great idea about the competitiveness and intensity at the collegiate level. Watching a game is also a fun way to spend a few hours on campus and see the soccer facilities. If you have time, contact the admissions office to schedule a campus tour or to meet with an admissions counselor and always let the coach know that you will be there prior to your visit.
Keep up the hard work on the field: Make sure you always give 100% in practice as it will reflect on the game field. Find out from your coach what skills you should work on and make a point to practice those areas on your own. Not only is your performance at practice important, but taking care of your body is as well. Make certain to stretch after workouts, always stay hydrated and eat well-balanced meals.
The beginning of the school year can be a stressful time for any student-athlete. Keep these pointers in mind and the rest of the school year will be just as easy as the beginning!
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