Winter Camps

Bundesliga Elite Camp

Columbus, Ohio | Dec. 2-5, 2024 

One of the most exclusive international camps is the Bundesliga Elite Skills Camp is coming to Columbus, Ohio this winter! Staffed by official DFB coaches, our friends from Germany provide in-depth training that covers tactical understanding, technical skills, and physical training techniques.

Bundesliga coaches have helped our players achieve their optimal performance level while bringing out the best in a fun environment for the past four years.

FSV Mainz 05 Academy ID Camp

Louisville, Kentucky | Dec. 9-12, 2024

For the past five years, our FSV Mainz 05 Academy ID Camp has been an exclusive opportunity for ambitious players to be trained by one of the Bundesliga’s top professional teams. We are very proud of our ongoing partnership. Nico Sahm, head scout of the Mainz 05 Academy was very pleased and enthusiastic over the quality of the players at our ID Camp. The Mainz 05 camp has been one of the longest running professional soccer camps in the Midwest. Their staff has visited multiple times to train our players and coaches. We are thrilled and are in deep communications with the Metro Louisville Office of Globalization and World Affairs Council to continue building this long-standing partnership with our sister city.

The German staff will conduct training sessions and teach the techniques and methodologies of one of the most successful youth academies in Germany.

For the area’s best players who are interested in taking their soccer to the next level, this is an exclusive opportunity for those outside the European academy system to be seen and scouted by professional world-class Mainz coaches.

FC Kaiserslautern Academy ID Camp

Monterrey, Mexico | Dec. 16-19, 2024

We are excited this year to host the 2nd annual FC Kaiserslautern Winter ID Camp in Monterrey, Mexico!

Last year, we offered hundreds of the area’s best players who were interested in learning more about how to take their soccer to the next level, an exclusive opportunity – exclusively for those outside the European academy system to be seen and scouted by professional world-class coaches.

German FA Coaches Clinic & Social

Louisville, Kentucky | Dec. 9-12, 2024

Over the past five years, coaches from all over the Midwest have attended our winter camps. The DFB offers expert analysis and consulting in a relaxed and entertaining environment. We use this as a time to thank and educate our local coaches and celebrate the Global game.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do these camps cost?

We are excited to expand our winter and summer offering of camps to players in Ohio, Kentucky and Mexico this year. To cover the cost of facility rentals, along with travel fees, incidental costs, and expenses to bring the international directors and coaches, the Global SC camps will be $350 per player. 

When and where are the camps?

The Global SC camps take place locally and internationally.

Please be sure to note your camp logistics when that information is made available. Due to limited availability, players will not be permitted to attend unregistered to a camp.

Who is running the camps?

Every Camp will feature professionally licensed coaches with the highest distinction. These are true ID opportunities offered through our Global SC partnerships.

What is the camp agenda?

After campers are registered, each camp day will include an activation warm-up, followed by individual, small and large group instruction.

Are parents allowed to stay and watch the camps?

Parents are welcome to stay and watch on the periphery. Parents and non-staff personnel will not be allowed on the playing surface during the camp hours.

What should players bring?

We encourage parents to dress their soccer players accordingly. The camps will be outdoors, so please check the weather before coming out to the fields. We also recommend that players wear shin guards and protective gear, as needed. There may/may not be concession stands at the camps, so each player should bring their own water/sports beverages. 

Is there a waitlist if the camp is sold out?

Even though there will be staff available to assist, it is our camp policy to keep the player-coach ratio at a reasonable number. Due to limited space, we may close registration. We will begin a waiting pool thereafter. The registration window will close when a camp is full. Players in the waiting pool will be notified if they are accepted. Parents will not be charged until a player is accepted. 

What is the refund policy?

Refund requests made one week (seven days) prior to the start of the Winter Camp are eligible to receive a full refund of the amount paid to the camp. Requests made after that period will not be eligible for any refunds.