Soccer Boys Academy ID

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Soccer Boys
Soccer Boys Academy ID
Jul 26 2019 - Jul 28 2019

2019 Academy ID 


July 26-28, 2019

Our Academy ID camp is intended for players aged 14-21 that want to advance to the collegiate level. Morning and afternoon sessions are spent working on tactical and technical aspects of the game while evening sessions will consist of 11v11 matches.  Each camp will have a goalkeeper specific training element where the keepers will work with our goalkeeper coach, Dan Louisignau. Off the field, emphasis will be placed on informing the players about the college recruiting process and what it takes to reach the next level. The ASU staff and several other area college coaches (TBA) will be on hand to evaluate players.  One third of our roster comes from the ID camps, including 75% of the 2019 recruiting class.



Individual Camper Rates (includes FREE BALL)

(Ages 14-21) 

Resident Campers Registering Before/On April 15 - $415 
Resident Campers Registering After April 15 - $465 

Day Campers Registering Before/On April 15 - $355 
Day Campers Registering After April 15 - $405 

*Players of App State Employees are eligible for a $25 discount.

*Siblings are eligible for a $25 discount for the second child. 


Friday July 26th:
Pick-up from Ted Mack at the conclusion of evening game (check team/schedule for correct time). 

Saturday July 27th
Drop-off at Ted Mack: 8.45am.
Pick-up from Ted Mack at the conclusion of evening game (check team/schedule for correct time).

Sunday July 28th Drop off at Ted Mack 30 minutes before the start of morning game (please check team/schedule for correct time).
Pick up from Ted Mack at the conclusion of morning game (please check team/schedule for correct time). 


Head Coach O'KeefeHead Coach Jason O'Keefe: O’Keefe’s 19 years of coaching experience includes stints with some of the nation’s most successful men’s soccer programs, including North Carolina, Saint Louis and Wake Forest.  O’Keefe spent the past two seasons (2014-15) at North Carolina, where he helped the Tar Heels to a pair of top-10 finishes (No. 5 and No. 9 in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America polls in 2014 and 2015, respectively). UNC earned NCAA Tournament berths both seasons that O’Keefe was on the Heels’ coaching staff and fell just one win short of advancing to the 2014 College Cup, falling to No. 2 seed UCLA on penalty kicks in the national quarterfinals. He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” license and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) advanced national diploma.


Brad FranksAssistant Coach Brad Franks  Brad Franks joins App Stat after four seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Elon University.Franks rejoined the Phoenix after spending a year as an assistant coach at High Point University during the 2013 season. He was also a volunteer assistant for the Panthers for two seasons from 2011-12. Franks also worked at Wake Forest as a volunteer assistant during the 2013 spring campaign.Franks aided the Phoenix to 14 overall victories in 2015 along with a share of the Colonial Athletic Association regular title while also seeing the maroon and gold achieve the program's highest national ranking ever at No. 8 in the country. Franks and the Phoenix returned to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year absence and recorded the program's first-ever victory in the national tournament after a 3-0 win over Winthrop. Franks earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Elon in sport and event management in 2011. He also holds a National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex


  • Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex (Field Turf - lighted)
  • Sofield Indoor Facility (Field Turf-Indoor)

Testimonials for Academy ID Camp

At camp I learned a lot to help my soccer game, and my self as a person. When I went up to Boone I felt right at home. The facilities at Appalachian were the best I've seen out of any college I visited. Overall, going up to camp was a great opportunity to earn a spot on the team. It made me work hard and earn every bit of it. -Brady Gunter, App 2017 Commitment

I really enjoyed my time at the App St summer camp. It was well organized, and the campus is awesome! The workouts were challenging but fun. I liked the fact I was able to compete against other college prospects and see where I stood. It was nice to be able to talk to Coach O'Keefe directly about my play-what I did well, and what I need to improve on. For me, camp was one the most important pieces in my effort to earn a spot on the 2017-2018 App St soccer roster. -Justin Pruitt

Attending the ID camp gave me the opportunity to compare where I was in my development against college level players.  As a goalkeeper, I was challenged during the skill sessions as well as the games and benefitted from the competition.  Spending time on campus allowed me to spend time with the coaches and players and helped me realize it was the right program for me. 
-Austin Shuping
2018 App State Committed Player

App State’s ID camp was a great opportunity to actually experience App State soccer. I could see first hand Coach O’Keefe’s priorities and approach to soccer. Being around the coaching staff and players gave me a real feel of what playing at App will be like. 
Wyatt Williams - 2018 Incoming Player and former Acad ID camper

The id camp was such a great experience. As soon as I stepped foot in the dorm all three coaches greeted me and I felt at home. Every drill was competitive and it really gave me an opportunity to showcase my talent. Being able to stay on campus was a huge part of the camp, it showed me how the life would be like in a dorm and playing soccer. Being able to play with the current players was a tremendous opportunity. I got to compare my talent to theirs. I went into the camp being confident and I played my game and the coaches were so encouraging the whole camp and at the end of the camp I knew this is where I want to play my 4 years. 
Mason Robicheaux -2018 Incoming player

Being able to experience the Appalachian environment made me feel welcomed. Being coached by Division One coach’s gave me a different perspective on the game. Being able to stay for a few days felt as if I were at home and now I’m ready to get the full experience.   Alex Hernandez-2018 Incoming player


If you decide to cancel your registration, a $150 cancellation fee will be withheld from the refund. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

For registration information, contact the Office of Conference & Camp Services by e-mail at or by phone at 828-262-2933.

For program information, contact Bradley Franks at

According to NCAA rules and regulations all camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants regardless of skill level 
(limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

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