Frequently asked questions about the Drury Soccer Academy
Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the Drury Soccer Academy.
More questions? Call us at 417-873-7449
Why Drury Soccer Academy?
We have camps for kids ages 5 through high school. Whether you are just starting out or are an elite player who wants to play in college, we have a camp for you.
What do we get from the camp?
Drury Soccer Academy T-shirt and Ball included with your registration
Experienced, knowlegeable and energetic staff
College recruitment seminar?
Who coaches at the camp?
Camp Directors: Alf Bilbao & Ben Taylor
Coaching Staff includes Drury Men's & Women's Assistant coaches as well as Drury graduate assistants
Coaches represented from other NCAA institutions
Counselors are current Drury University soccer players
My kid is a goalkeeper. Will they get specific GK training?
Goalkeeper specific training will be available to all camp participants. Boys & Girls residential campers will also get GK evaluations.
Are Atheltic Trainers available at camp?
A Certified Athletic Trainer will be at all sessions to help with injury or illness
We are a fully insured camp, but you must provide your own health insurance
The camp staff assumes no responsibility for accidents or illness
Is there a TEAM discount?
Discounts may be available for groups of 10 or more that sign up together. Please call 417-873-7449 or 417-873-7830 for more information.
What time is Check In, and when does camp end for the Little Panther 1/2 Day & Panther Day Academy?
Check in is between 8:30 and 9 am on first day of camp. 1/2 Day camp ends at Noon, while full day ends at 4 pm.
What time is Check In, Check Out for the Residential camps?
Check In is from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, while check out is 5 pm for the Junior Residential camp. For the Boys & Girls Residential camps check in is from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, while check out is 11 am.
For the Residential Academies, how many kids per room and how are roommates determined?
Players will be housed TWO to a room in University dormitories. You may request a roommate on your registration. If you do not have a roommate preference, one will be given to you according to age, team, etc...
Is there supervision in the residence hall?
YES, we have multiple coaches and counselors staying on each floor.
I am a Residential camper, what do I need to bring with me?
Soccer shoes - both cleats and indoor shoes/sneakers
Enough soccer gear for 7 sessions of soccer
Bedding (sheet and pillow, sleeping bag)
Toiletries & Bath towel
Money for camp store/late night pizza or snacks
Where do we eat during camp?
1/2 Day campers are encouraged to bring a snack to have during our "snack time"!
Day campers will bring a lunch or they may purchase a meal on campus for $6 per meal. Meals will be in the Campus Exchange (CX) on Drury's campus.
All Residential campers meals will be catered in or provided by Drury University. Meals will be at various sites on the Drury Campus.
Commuter campers lunch and dinner will be provided by Drury University. They should eat breakfast prior to arriving for the first session.
I am a commuter, when do I arrive for training and when do I leave?
Commuters will arrive at the soccer field by 8:30 am and eave approximately at 9 pm. Coaches will communicate specific times with the commuter campers if those change.
What do we do when we are not on the soccer field?
There is time built in for rest and recovery as the sessions may be physically and mentally demading. We will also offer swimming, campus tours, a college recruitment talk and other informational session by the coaching staff. Fun activities like a talent show also is a camp highlite.