|Frequently Asked Question||Answer|
|Camp Session Registration, Check-In Info, Maps & Checklists||Elite Academy #1 General Info Letter
Elite Academy #2 General Info Letter
Packing List for Elite Academy
Campus Map & Parking Directions
Link to UConn's Summer Campus Construction Update
Please submit the following forms (if necessary) ahead of your camp session start date
Late Arrival Form
Camp Pick-Up Form (for early departure OR if another person will be picking up your camper)
|What are the directions to the Camp Playing Fields?||Elite Academy Camp Playing Fields Directions
UConn Field #2: Out of South Parking Garage, take a left onto Jim Calhoun Way. Take a right at the stop sign onto Alumni Drive. UConn Field #2 will be immediately on your left.
UConn AstroTurf: Out of South Parking Garage, take a left onto Jim Calhoun Way. Take the 1st right after Gampel Pavilion (before The Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center). Follow the road to the Turf Field next to the football locker rooms and behind the Field House, it will be on your left.
Post Office Fields: Out of the South Parking Garage, take a right onto Jim Calhoun Way. Continue on Jim Calhoun Way until you reach Hillside Road. Take a right on to Hillside Road and follow the road until you reach Gilbert Road. Take a left at this stop sign onto Gilbert Road. At the bottom of the hill, take a right on to Mansfield Road. At the stoplight, take a right on to Storrs Road. Continue on Storrs Road and you will eventually reach the Courtyard Lane stop light (Price Chopper will be on your left). Take a left at the light. The Post office should be on your left and you will follow the road until it dead ends onto a dirt road that leads to the parking lot for the fields.
E.O. Smith High School: Out of the South Parking Garage, take a right onto Jim Calhoun Way. Continue on Jim Calhoun Way until you reach Hillside Road. Take a right on to Hillside Road and follow the road until you reach Gilbert Road. Go straight at this stop sign continuing on Hillside Road. When you reach the next stop sign, stay left on to Bolton Road. Follow Bolton Road, high school will be on the right side of the road. The parking lot is on the front side of the school.
Goodwin School Fields: Out of North driveway, take a right onto North Eagleville Road and follow until you reach the stoplight for North Eagleville Road. Make a left onto North Eagleville Road. In approximately 0.4 miles turn right onto Hunting Lodge Road. Follow Hunting Lodge Road for 1.2 miles and then make a left onto Birch Road, followed by the next left onto Hunting Lodge Road. Dorothy Goodwin School will be on the left.
|How do I register my child for camp?||Register online by clicking the "Register Online" link at the top of the page. Complete the online registration form. Please note, payment (partial or full, depending on the program) and your parental consent form must be submitted within two weeks of your online registration. A payment needs to be enclosed for each camper you are enrolling and we ask that you please pay special attention to the deposit deadline. Also, please be sure to get your final payment and your player's medical forms in by June 1st. We cannot guarantee spots after the deadline has passed. Finally, please be sure to fill out the application in its entirety.|
|What is the difference between Day and Overnight camp?||The Day Camper option allows campers to be dropped off in the morning (usually at 7:30AM) and picked up in the evening (8:45PM - 9:00PM; check your final mailing for confirmation and instructions) for a day-only experience. Overnight campers stay on the UConn campus and sleep in the dormitory during the entire camp session. The price for the overnight camper is higher as it covers lodging and breakfast each morning.|
|Can you provide some additional information regarding College ID Camp?||Please click here to find answers to your questions regarding the College ID Camp.|
|When is camp payment due?||The Ray Reid Soccer School accepts both credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. We DO NOT accept American Express) and checks for camp payment. If you choose to pay with a credit card, you are required to pay the entire camp fee at the time of registration. If you are not sure if your payment has gone through, please call the camp office at 860-674-1500 and it can be checked for you. College ID/Elite Academy registrants must make a deposit of half the cost of camp within two weeks of registration, with the remaining balance due by June 1st. Young Stars & Specialty Camp registrants must be paid in full within two weeks of registration. Please make checks payable to "Ray Reid Soccer School" and mail to: Ray Reid Soccer School c/o Gold, Orluk & Partners P.O. Box 1177 Avon, CT 06001-1177. If your deposit or final balance are not paid on time, your spot in the camp may be forfeited and given to someone on the wait list. Please send your camp payments on time. Thank you.|
|What is the Ray Reid Soccer School Cancellation/Refund Policy?||
The Ray Reid Soccer School appreciates your understanding of our cancellation/refund policy. We understand that injuries and family emergencies occur and that schedules change, but we have to make significant camp investments well in advance of camp start dates to ensure the best possible camp experience for all attending players.
Due to fixed expenses such as venue rental, dining hall and housing commitments/deposits, staff stipends and travel expenses, we cannot give full refunds for camper cancellations. We will, however, give partial refunds or full camp credits for cancellations made before June 1, 2019.
After June 1, 2019 – and up to seven days before the start of camp -- all submitted cancellation requests must be in writing and are subject to review by camp staff. All written cancellations must be accompanied by a physician's note outlining why the player cannot participate or include appropriate family emergency documentation. Any approved refunds will be granted as a camp credit for use the following year.
Cancellation requests submitted fewer than seven days before the start of camp will not be eligible for a credit unless there are extenuating circumstances, as determined and approved by the Camp Administrator.
Campers who do not attend camp and do not submit a credit request prior to the start of camp will NOT be eligible for any form of camp credit.
If a player attending camp is injured at camp, the Camp Administrator will consider a camp credit, minus the stated administrative fee for each camp as listed below, for the following year. We will pro-rate the time missed due to injury.
If a player is dismissed from camp for disciplinary reasons, he or she is not eligible for any camp refund or credit.
2019 Elite Academy/College ID Camp Cancellation/Refund Policy*: A cash refund - minus a $200.00 administrative fee - will be given for cancellations submitted in writing before June 1, 2019 OR we will issue you a camp credit for all fees paid, valid through 2019.
Cancellations received after June 1st and submitted seven days prior to the start of camp are eligible for a camp credit (if approved) for a 2020 Ray Reid Soccer School Camp session.
2019 Young Stars/Specialty Camps Cancellation/Refund Policy: A cash refund - minus a $50.00 administrative fee - will be given for cancellations submitted in writing before June 1, 2019 OR we will issue you a camp credit for all fees paid, valid through 2020.
Cancellations received after June 1st are eligible for a camp credit (if approved) for a 2020 Ray Reid Soccer School Camp session.
*If you or your team qualifies to play in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series and the dates of the tournament conflict with the Ray Reid Soccer School Camp you are registered for we will provide you with a full refund if you cannot attend camp.
|Is a Team or Group Discount available?||We welcome your group at the Ray Reid Soccer School, and we offer special discounts for groups ($50 per camper for Elite Academy and College ID Camp, and $10 per camper for Young Stars/Specialty Camp groups of FIVE (5) or more). If you have any questions, we may have you speak directly with one of the Camp Directors so that we can best accommodate your group and achieve your team goals.In addition, for complete instructions regarding how to register your group at the Ray Reid Soccer School, please click here for Group Registration Instructions.|
|Are any other discounts available?||FOR ELITE ACADEMY held at UConn and YOUNG STARS/SPECIALTY camps, if you register (and pay) by January 15, 2019, you are eligible to receive a holiday discount.
FOR ELITE ACADEMY and/or COLLEGE ID CAMP held at UConn, we offer a $25.00 sibling discount. If a family registers two sons or more, we will provide a $25.00 discount to each registering player. To take advantage of this Sibling Discount, please call the camp office at 860.674.1500. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts and only applies to Elite Academy and College ID Camp.
Players/campers with an Active Duty Military parent(s) also are eligible for discounted camp rates. Proof of military service must be provided at the time of registration to receive the discount. Online registration is not available for military discounts. Please call the Ray Reid Soccer School Camp Office to learn more or register at 860-674-1500.
Please note that only one discount may apply to each registration (discount offers may not be combined)
|What Camp Forms are required?||There are multiple medical forms which are required for ALL campers. Please see the Camp Forms page for more information.|
|What information is needed on the Waiver & Release Form?||The Ray Reid Soccer School Waiver & Release Form is due by June 1st. Please print off the Ray Reid Soccer School Waiver & Release Form from the Camp Forms page. This information needs to be completed and signed by the player's parent/guardian and mailed/faxed to the attention of the: Ray Reid Soccer School, P.O. Box 1177, Avon, CT 06001 as soon as possible following Registration. We do not keep forms on file from year to year, therefore we ask that you provide us with new forms each year your child attends camp.|
|What information is needed on the Medical Release Form?||The Ray Reid Soccer School Medical Release Form is due by June 1st. Please print off the Ray Reid Soccer School Medical Release Form from the Camp Forms page on this website. This information needs to be completed and signed by your player's physician and mailed/faxed/emailed to the attention of the: Ray Reid Soccer School, P.O. Box 1177, Avon, CT 06001 as soon as possible following Registration (all campers must have a completed Physical Form to participate at one of our Ray Reid Soccer School Camps). We do not keep medical forms on file from year to year, therefore we ask that you provide us with new forms each year your child attends camp.|
|When is the Medicine Authorization Form required? Is it needed for a camper who takes Over the Counter Medications?||To ensure the safest possible environment at the Elite Academy and College ID Camps, the Ray Reid Soccer School employs a full time registered nurse who will be on site 24 hours a day in case of emergency. Additionally, the nurse will have scheduled clinic hours during each meal and after night training sessions. The nurse will provide first aid, over-the-counter and prescription medication in the event it is needed, provided your physician has authorized treatment by the nurse on the Ray Reid Soccer School Medical Release Form. Campers may not bring over-the-counter medications to camp; however, these can be administered by the camp nurse on an as-needed basis provided the Authorization to Administer Medication Form has been completed. Over-the-counter medications provided and supplied by the nurse on an as-needed basis include Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin, Hydrocortisone Cream, bacitracin, Antacids, etc. The nurse must also administer any prescription medications and/or over-the-counter medications prescribed on a regular basis by the camper's physician. Examples of over-the-counter medications prescribed on a regular basis include Claritin, multivitamins and any acne medications. The Ray Reid Soccer School Authorization for the Administration of Medications by Youth Camp Personnel Form must be completed, signed and brought to the first day of camp in order for the nurse to administer prescription and/or ongoing treatment via over-the-counter medications.|
|What form do I need if my camper will be picked up early, or if another person will be picking my child up from camp?||If your child needs to leave camp early, or if someone other than you will be picking your child up from camp, please complete the necessary form on the Camp Forms page. For the safety of your player, if you have not filled out the Early Dismissal/Pick-Up Form, your child will not be able to leave camp early.|
|What form should I complete if my camper will arrive late?||If your child will be arriving late to camp, please complete the necessary form on the Camp Forms page. Please either fax or email this form to the event office prior to the start of camp at fax number 860-674-1704 or email@example.com.|
|What type of Meals are served at the College ID/Elite Academy camps?||Each of the three meals offered during each day will be served in a UConn dining facility. All of the food is served buffet-style and is "all-you-can-eat" at each meal. There is a wide selection of meals including a vegetarian option at each meal. There is usually a pasta bar at dinner, regular hot food service, a sandwich bar, a salad bar, lots of fruit and drinks, ice cream, etc. IMPORTANT/FOOD ALLERGIES: See below FAQ regarding this subject for additional instructions.|
|How do I notify you of my camper's food allergy?||Healthy meals for campers at the Ray Reid Soccer School Elite Academy and College ID Camps are prepared by the University of Connecticut Department of Dining Services. The Dining Services department makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies, and the food production staff is instructed on the severity of food allergies. In addition, the Dining Services department labels items with possible allergen-containing ingredients; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation or substitute at any time, without notice. Campers/Parents concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. For this reason, it is very important that all requests for special dietary needs, including food allergies, must be provided to the Ray Reid Soccer School camp office in your registration deails or at least TWO WEEKS prior to the first day of the program. While the regular dining options satisfy many special dietary needs, the Dining Services department will work with you to provide reasonable accommodations for campers suffering from allergies.|
|What should my camper bring to the College ID or Elite Academy Overnight Camps?||Please click here for a suggested Camp Checklist which lists all items we recommend that you bring for camp.|
|Is a Key Deposit required for Overnight Campers?||A KEY DEPOSIT OF $110 IS REQUIRED AT CHECK-IN AND WILL BE RETURNED PROVIDED THE KEY IS TURNED IN AT CHECKOUT. Please bring a separate check to check-in for $110 made out to the "Ray Reid Soccer School" (credit cards are NOT accepted at check-in). Please do not mail the key deposit check in advance. This check will be returned to you when you return the key at check-out. The camper will not be able to receive a key for his room if the $110 dollar key deposit is not paid in full at check-in.|
|Does my camper need a ball?||COLLEGE ID CAMP/ELITE ACADEMY: Each camper must have a soccer ball. You may bring your own ball, purchase one in advance ($22 during online registration) OR when you arrive on the first day of camp ($30 on-site, check/cash only, while supplies last).
YOUNG STARS CAMPS: All Young Stars Campers will be provided with a complimentary Ray Reid Soccer School Ball as part of their registration fee and do not need to purchase a ball.
|Should my camper bring a Cell Phone or Other Electronic Devices to the College ID/Elite Academy Overnight Camps?||There are no pay phones in the dorms at Elite Academy or College ID Camps. Campers may choose to bring a cell phone which may only be used in the camper's dorm room. All cell phones must be turned off at "Lights Out." The Ray Reid Soccer School cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen cell phones, iPods, computers or any other electronic devices that campers may elect to bring to camp. Additionally, no electronic devices can be brought out to the fields during practice or games.|
|Can my camper request a roommate at the College ID/Elite Academy Overnight camp?||The Ray Reid Soccer School does its best to pair campers together as roommates in instances where both campers request each other. If your son does not request a roommate, we do our very best to find and assign a roommate that is of a similar age. Please note that the dorm rooms allow for only 2 campers per room (for groups of three, we do our best to put these players in adjacent rooms - please call the Event Office with these requests).|
|Can my camper drive himself to College ID/Elite Academy camp?||Campers planning to drive themselves to camp must notify camp staff before camp by calling 860-674-1500. If anyone else will be riding in that vehicle, both the driver's parent and passenger's parent must send a signed note to the event office giving their players permission to drive other campers/ride with other campers. Once at camp, keys must be handed in at check-in and will be returned at check-out. The camper's car will not be accessible through the duration of camp. Please understand that this policy is in place to protect your player and other campers.|
|Is transportation available to and from Bradley Airport to the UConn Campus?||The camp does not provide transportation to or from any airport or bus terminal due to liability and so many of our individual campers operating on many different schedules. However, we recommend contacting Premier Limousine: Toll-Free 1-866-885-5466 or www.premierlimo.net for rates from Bradley International Airport to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on the UConn Campus in Storrs.|
|Are there Hotel Accomodations near the UConn campus for the College ID/Elite Academy camp Parents/Familes (at the Nathan Hale Inn)?||Hotel Accommodations for players and parents are available at the Nathan Hale Inn, conveniently located on the University of Connecticut Campus. The Nathan Hale Inn and Conference Center offers deluxe accommodations while providing high-speed Internet access, convention facilities and fine dining. Call 860-427-7888 to make your reservation. If you prefer, go to www.nathanhale.com and make your reservation online. Keep in mind that tax and parking are additional charges and 24 hours advance notice must be given for a cancellation if there is a change in plans.|
|What are the directions to UConn?||Check-in for the College ID Camp and Elite Academy sessions will take place at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on the University of Connecticut campus. Please use the following address for GPS/Direction purposes for parking for Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in the South Parking Garage:
South Parking Garage
2252 Jim Calhoun Way
Storrs, CT 06269
|Where do I park for Camp Check-in for College ID/Elite Academy camp?||When checking-in for the College ID Camp/Elite Academy at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, we suggest that you park in UConn's South Parking Garage (a parking fee may apply). South Parking Garage can be accessed via the lower entrance on Jim Calhoun Way or via the fifth floor entrance/exit in Lot 8. To enter via the upper/Lot 8 entrance, you will take Hillside Road past Gampel Pavilion (on your right) and the UConn Bookstore (also on your right), then take the right immediately after the UConn Bookstore up the hill (located between the Museum of Natural History and the UConn Bookstore) to enter the South Parking Garage.
|What are the Camp Check-in Times and Procedures for College ID/Elite Academy campers?||Check-in for the College ID Camp campers (including Day Campers) will take place in Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on Sunday, July 7th from 10:00AM - 1:00PM.
Check-in for all Elite Academy campers (including Day Campers) will take place in Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on Sunday, July 14th (for Session I) and on Sunday, July 21st (for Session II) from 10:30AM - 2:00PM for each session.
At check-in you will receive your team assignment, room assignment and room key (a room key deposit of $110 is required at this time), and have the option of leaving money for the Camp Store. At check-in, you should bring any Medication Authorization Forms for the camp medical staff. At this time, you will also need to pay any outstanding balances that you have and submit any outstanding forms with the camp administrators. After checking-in at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion players will move into their assigned dormitory room. PLEASE NOTE: Lunch will not be served on the first day of camp - we encourage you to eat lunch before you arrive at check-in or you can get lunch at the Student Union across the street from Gampel Pavilion, or in downtown Storrs.
|What are the Camp Check-in Times and Procedures for College ID/Elite Academy Day campers?||Campers attending the College ID/Elite Academy as a Day Camper must check-in on the first day at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (at times noted above). On all other camp days, they should be dropped off at 7:30AM and picked up at 8:45PM - 9:00PM at the Gazebo (located in the West Campus Residence Halls). Day Campers must be signed in and signed out by a parent each day, at both drop-off and pick-up. Day Campers will not receive breakfast but will receive lunch and dinner in the camp dining hall. Day Campers experience a full day of soccer just like any other camper including 3 training sessions a day, and full-sided games in the evening with their assigned group (determined based on the camper's age and ability).|
|Is there a Camp Store at the Ray Reid Soccer School?||We have a Camp Store that is available to all of our campers. Deposits into the camp store are ONLY accepted via check or Cash. We DO NOT encourage campers to carry cash. Instead, we ask that parents make a cash deposit into the Camp Store at check-in. Your son then charges against that amount all week. At camp check-out, we refund the money that your son has not spent. At the Camp Store we sell pizza, snacks, drinks and other soccer items.|
|Can a Water Bottle (with Gatorade refills) be purchased at check-in?||At check-in, you can purchase a water bottle for $20.00. This will entitle your son to fill the water bottle with Gatorade before each of the three daily training sessions (morning, afternoon and evening). The Gatorade refill station will be set up in the quad area at least 15 minutes before departure for each session. It will be your son's responsibility to remember to bring the water bottle in time for the Gatorade refills (only water bottles purchased this year can be filled with Gatorade before each training session). Your son is also welcome to bring his own water bottle from home. Water refills are available to all campers on any training field at any time during camp.|
|How are the Team Training Group Assignments made at the Elite Academy?||The camp coaching staff will evaluate all players and place them in a training group with appropriate age and skill levels. Teams attending the Ray Reid Soccer School can train and play as a team at camp. You can also Register a Group (5 or more players) and receive a discount on your registration! Arrangements for these training groups need to be made in advance by either submitting a group registration in advance of registering online or by calling the camp office at 860-674-1500 to request that your group train as a team.|
|What is the Coach to Camper Ratio?||The Ray Reid Soccer School works to provide a coach to camper ratio for all camps of one coach for each ten campers registered. It is for this reason that the cancellation and down payment policies are enforced.|
|What is the Adult/Coach Supervision at the College ID/Elite Academy?||Camp staff members sleep in the dorms with the campers for the College ID/Elite Academy and the UConn police patrol the campus, including the dorms, 24 hours a day. Attendance roll is run regularly.|
|What Medical Staff is on hand for the College ID/Elite Academy sessions?||The Ray Reid Soccer School will have an athletic trainer working on any/all active training fields at all times as well as prior to training/game sessions. In addition, for Elite Academy and College ID Camps, the camp employs a full time registered nurse who will be on site 24 hours a day in case of emergency. For more serious medical problems, the camp will use Windham Hospital, which is located approximately 15 minutes away from the University of Connecticut. The Ray Reid Soccer School, Inc. provides secondary accident/medical insurance.|
|Can I Watch My Son Play at the College ID/Elite Academy camp?||You can watch your son play at the Ray Reid Soccer School during the Evening Soccer Matches which start at approximately 5:30PM each night of camp. The Ray Reid Soccer School will do its best to post a Match Schedule on its website and/or on Facebook during the week of Elite Academy Camp. Your son's league will be indicated on the back of the index card he receives at check-in.|
|How do I Reach My Son at camp?||During normal business hours (between 8:30AM and 5:00PM), please call our camp office at 860-674-1500. If you have an emergency after hours or on the weekend, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be checking frequently and in the event of a true emergency we will get a message to your son as quickly as possible.|
|What if the weather is very hot during camp sessions?||The Ray Reid Soccer School is very attentive to weather issues and the safety of our campers. The camp nurse provides information to campers regarding the importance of hydration at the start of camp. We have water available on all training fields so that campers have access to cold drinks at all times. Additionally, campers are provided with an opportunity to swim on certain days; swimming is optional but we will encourage campers to take advantage of the opportunity to cool off. Training schedules may be modified and/or training moved indoors if there is a severe heat situation. We also encourage you to bring a fan to camp as the dorms are not air conditioned.|
|Are player evaluations provided?||All Elite Academy campers will receive a written Player Evaluation at the conclusion of the camp week. In addition to an evaluation of each player's technical and tactical level, we will offer a strength and conditioning assessment as well (it will be run by collegiate strength and conditioning coaches and will record key areas in speed, power, and agility). Players will leave the camp with hard numbers in key physical areas that can be relayed on to college coaches in the recruiting process. Additionally, they will be provided with a skill assessment that will help them on their road to becoming better players.|
|What are the procedures for Camp Check-Out/Closing for the College ID/Elite Academy camps?||EARLY DEPARTURE/NO SHOW POLICY FOR ALL CAMPS: Any camper who leaves camp early because of an injury (physician's note required) will receive a prorated credit for 2019 for the time they missed at camp. Campers who voluntarily choose to leave early or are asked to leave for disciplinary reasons will not be refunded in any way. Campers who do not show up will not be eligible for a refund of any kind.
CLOSING CEREMONY: Friends and family are invited to attend a brief awards ceremony on the last day of camp that will begin at approximately 11:15AM outside of West Campus Residence Halls on the UConn campus. Championship Games will take place prior to the ceremony.
CHECK-OUT: Official check-out for each session of the Elite Academy will take place on the last afternoon of camp at approximately 11:15AM outside of West Campus Residence Halls (lunch will be on your own after check-out). At check-out, you will move out of your dorm room and be required to return your room key in order to receive your deposit. You will receive any remaining Camp Store funds and any medications that were left with the camp medical staff.
EARLY DEPARTURES BEFORE CHECKOUT TIME: Plans to take any camper home before the official camp check-out time must be cleared with the Camp Director ahead of time (Please see OTHER FORMS).
Please Note: If someone other than a camper's parent/guardian will be coming to pick up your child from camp, a permission note from that camper's parent/guardian must accompany the adult picking up the camper. If possible, please notify the camp administrators in advance by calling 860-674-1500. Please bring a signed note from that parent/guardian to check-in on the day of check-in.
|What if My Camper is Staying for Both Sessions of Elite Academy?||Campers must be picked up in between any sessions of camp they may be attending. There are no accomodations provided by the Ray Reid Soccer School in between sessions.|
|What is the Camp Check-in procedure for the Young Stars and Specialty Camps?||For the Young Stars and Specialty Camps, we encourage campers to arrive a half hour early on the first day of the camp session to get checked-in for the week.|
|How do I contact the Camp Office?||Please call the Camp Office/Gold, Orluk & Partners at 860-674-1500 or email us at email@example.com if you have any further questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Ray Reid Soccer School this summer. You can mail camp applications, payments and forms to:
Ray Reid Soccer School
PO Box 1177
Avon, CT 06001