College Soccer Training Center:  July 12-15
"Four Days That Will Change Your Life"

Grades 9 - College+     Cost: $699  ($674 before Apr. 1)

CSTC YouTube VIDEO

2016 CSTC Coaching Staff


Coach Lenahan:

"I wanted to congratulate you on your success this year in winning the Big Ten double. Also, with a year of college soccer under my belt I can reflect on how helpful you and your staff were in providing a preview to the college game through your camps. Although I obviously never became a Wildcat, that in no way was a result of how I felt or feel about your and your staff. As I continue my career, I realize how rare a good coach is and I continue to regard you as one of the best I've had the opportunity to work with."

-Former CSTC participant who attends another Big Ten School, on how the impact of the CSTC prepared him for his college career.  (Note: NCAA rules dictate that we can't mention his name)

Alumni of our camps have gone on to become college soccer players at over 100+ schools; many through the exposure to various colleges that is made possible at the CSTC.  Check out the schools they've attended:

CSTC Alumni

CSTC Alumni have gone on to play at many other Division I, II, & III schools.
Others used their CSTC experience to simply become a better HS player.
Multiple
CSTC Alumni have had professional careers in MLS and overseas.


Testimonials 

CSTCCoach Lenahan, I thought you would like to know how much those four days at the College Soccer Training Center have done for me in my athletic success. Your coaching has inspired me to become a better player and overall person in the end. I learned a lot about soccer in the time I attended your session, but I think I learned more about "hating to lose" than anything else. Before coming to Northwestern I had never been around such a competitive environment and I've taken that experience and benefited tremendously. I recently shared your "hate to lose" speech with my struggling team, and fully credited you with the idea. I hope it does for them what it has done for me. Best wishes and Thanks again!”

“Just wanted to let you know that our son tried out and was selected for the ODP state team this past Saturday. As my son informed me, his training at your College Soccer Training Center prepared him in a way that no other camp ever has and contributed to his ODP selection.”

“Hardcore and Intense. I can’t wait to come back next year”

“I just wanted to tell you that the College Soccer Training Center was great. It was a lot more than I expected, but I loved every minute of it. The passion and enthusiasm that you bring to the game, along with the rest of the NU coaching staff is unbelievable. For the whole staff have that degree of intensity is great”.

"I never knew working that hard would be that rewarding. I left the College Soccer Training Center exhausted, but more importantly, a better player. There is no question this is the best camp I ever attended."

"After attending the CSTC, I had six coaches contact me about attending their school. Thanks for a great week of camp and getting great exposure "

"I made a last minute decision to go to the CSTC hoping to impress the coaches at Northwestern.  I knew the camp didn't guarantee I would play at Northwestern, but I knew that by NOT going I would guarantee that I would NOT be a future Wildcat.  Well, I performed well enough to get on the coaching staff's radar,  get recruited, start four years for the Wildcats, play in four NCAA Tournaments and two Elite Eights.   After graduating as an Academic All-Big Ten player, I finished medical school in the DC area where I also met my wife and currently working as a doctor in Texas.   When Coach Lenahan says 'Four Days that will Change your Life' - count mine among those that have been changed.  Thank you CSTC!"

                                                                - Lt. Pat Coleman, M.D., 2016
                                                                  Northwestern, '10

                                                                  


Tentative Schedule

College Soccer Training Center (CSTC) Schedule


Day 1 - July 12


12:00PM

2:00PM

Check-In


12:30PM

 

Shuttle Leaves O’Hare & Midway


2:15PM

2:45PM

Camp Meeting


3:00PM

6:00PM

Team Training


3:30PM

5:30PM

Goalkeeper Training


4:30PM

6:00PM

Dinner


 6:15PM     
  8:30PM     
 Friendly Matches

9:00PM

10:00PM

Guest Speaker


11:00PM

 

Lights Out

Day 2 - July 13

7:00AM

8:00AM

Beach Training

7:00AM

9:00AM

Goalkeeper Training

7:00AM

8:30AM

Breakfast

9:00AM

11:30AM

League Matches

12:00PM

1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM

4:00PM

Team Training

1:00PM

4:00PM

Goalkeeper Training

4:30PM

6:00PM

Dinner

6:00PM

8:15PM

League Matches

9:00PM

10:00PM

Guest Speaker

11:00PM

 

Lights Out

Day 3 - July 14

7:00AM

8:00AM

Speed Training

7:00AM

9:00AM

Goalkeeper Training

7:00AM

8:30AM

Breakfast

9:00AM

11:30AM

League Matches

12:00PM

1:00PM

Lunch

1:30PM

4:00PM

League Playoff Matches

1:00PM

4:00PM

Goalkeeper Training

5:00PM

6:00PM

Dinner - BBQ at the Lake

6:30PM

9:00PM

All Star Games/Futsal Tourn.

9:00PM

10:00PM

Guest Speaker

11:00PM

 

Lights Out

Day 4 - July 15

7:00AM

8:00AM

Breakfast

8:30AM

 

Room Check

9:00AM

10:15AM

2nd Chance 7v7 Tournament

9:00AM

10:15AM

Championship Match

10:30AM

11:10AM

Closing Ceremonies

11:10AM

12:00PM

Checkout

12:30PM

 

Shuttle Leaves to O’Hare & Midway


Frequently asked questions About the CSTC

Q: Is attending a high level camp important in the recruiting process?
A:
 College coaches are using camps as a primary recruiting tool.  Most of the Northwestern roster past and present, including MLS Draft Picks Tyler Miller, Dave Roth, Brad North and Oliver Kupe, Cole Missimo and Chicago Fire Homegrown signees, Chris Ritter and Joey Calistri attended the CSTC.  Often times when playing for your club team, a college coach will only get to see half of a game and maybe won't get to see you at your best. The CSTC allows for multiple days of exposure allowing a coach to get a feel for your work ethic, personality, and coachability - often times the things that are the best indicators of success at the college level.

Q:  Who are your coaches ?  Do you employ all Divsion I coaches ?
A:
  We bring in some of the best coaches in the country to work the CSTC.  Many of them come back each year because they have used the CSTC as a primary recruiting tool to build their program.   Since not every player will be a Division I player, we provide a great cross section of Division I, II, and Division III coaches.  While some camps may bring in assistant coaches from the bigger schools for name recognition, at the CSTC we bring in mostly head coaches that are carefully selected because of their passion for coaching, their interest in recruiting players attending the camp, and their success in college coaching.  There is a reason that most coaches find the CSTC to be their favorite camp to work.   At least 1/2 of the up to 20 coaches will represent Division I schools.  Intense training, highly competitive  and with a goal of getting a high number of players in their program brings coaches back year after year.   We have a wait list of coaches who want to work the camp!  Northwestern Head Men's Soccer Coach, Tim Lenahan, the Camp Director, has been an 8-time Coach of the Year Award Winner and is one of only two only current Big Ten Coach to have won Back to Back Big Ten Championships.  He has produced 16 Head Coaches at the intercollegiate level from his "coaching tree" and one MLS Head Coach.

Q:What is the principle philosophy of the College Soccer Training Center ? 
A:
 Most importantly, it is to expose participants to what a genuine College preseason is like. Some of the participants are incoming college freshman, so those who attend will be able to see how they “match up” with Division I scholarship players. You’ll be treated like a college player from the moment you arrive and are expected to embrace this opportunity.   We want your performance at the CSTC to lead to an opportunity to play soccer in college whether it be at Northwestern or for one of the approximately 25 college coaches working or observing at the camp.

Q: What do players do with their spare time ?
A:
 Just like a college preseason, there is little spare time. Between speed training, fitness work, field training, eating and guest speakers in the evening, there is no trouble getting players to lights out by 11:00PM. Since Northwestern is the only Division 1 school with its own beach, we have daily access if time allows.  Post training cool downs in Lake Michigan (only up to the waist for those can't swim) provide a welcome relief from the tough training.

Q: How about gluten free or meals for campers with peanut allergies?
A:
 We are happy to say that both gluten free and meals for those with peanut allergies are available by request.  Our chef and food services will make special meals for those with food sensitivities.   Please contact us well in advance so we can make arrangements with the chef.

Q: Will the CSTC provide advice on the recruiting process ?
A:
 Our coaches will provide a detailed seminar on the recruiting process. In addition, the CSTC coaching staff will serve as references for you. Since, we provide a detailed and honest evaluation of your performance, attitude, and work ethic, college coaches are going to be more likely to listen to our recommendations for their program.   Your coach at camp is on call throughout the year to provide honest feedback if a coach should call our office for information.  We keep a copy of the evaluation on file for three years such that we can help you play in college someday.  If you list the CSTC as one of the camps you have attended, we encourage coaches to call our office for an evaluation.  We will share your evaluation and put the college in direct contact with your CSTC coach who can share things about your work ethic, team commitment and other intangibles that may not show up in an evaluation.  Think of us as your own personal recruiting service. :-)