Soccer Boys Junior Elite Camp

Camp Type: 
Camp Classification: 
Soccer Boys
Soccer Boys Junior Elite Camp
Jul 9 2019 - Jul 11 2019
Registration Deadline: 
Jul 8 2019



Click here to register teams of 8 or more.

Junior Elite Camp This camp is intended for players and teams aged 9-14 that want to improve their skills and deepen their understanding of the beautiful game. Campers will participate in 3 training sessions per day with morning technical training, afternoon tactical training with small-sided competitions, and an evening of 8v8 or 11v11 matches to close out the day. Each camp will have a goalkeeper specific training element where the keepers will work with our goalkeeper coach, Dan Louisignau.


(Ages 9-14) 

Resident Campers Registering Before/On May 1
Resident Campers Registering After May 1

Day Campers Registering Before/On May 1 
Day Campers Registering After May 1 

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

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

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday July 9th

 12.00pm – 1.00pm: Check-in (Coltrane)

1.30pm: Camp Meeting (Outside of Coltrane)

2.30pm - 4.00pm: Field session – Possession & Combinations (Ted Mack)

4.30pm: Dinner (App State Dining Hall)

7.00pm-9.00pm: 11v11/8v8 Games (Ted Mack)

9.30pm: Gold Cup Pizza Watch Party

10.30pm: In rooms/lights out

Wednesday July 10th

7.00am - 8.15am: Breakfast (Coltrane Hall Lobby)

9.00am - 11.00am: Field session - Transition (Ted Mack)

11.30am: Lunch (Coltrane Hall Lobby)

2.30pm - 4.00pm: 4v4 Tournament (Sofield Indoor Facility)

4.30pm: Dinner (App State Dining Hall)

7.00pm-9.00pm: 11v11/8v8 Games (Ted Mack)

9.30pm: Gold Cup Pizza Watch Party

10.30pm: In rooms/lights out

Thursday July 11th

7.00am - 8.15am: Breakfast (Coltrane Hall Lobby)

9.00am -10.30am: 11v11 Games (Ted Mack)

11.00am – 12.00pm: Check-out (Coltrane Hall Dorm)



Head Coach O'KeefeHead Coach Jason O'Keefe: O’Keefe’s 16 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.

Assistant Coach Dan Louisignau: Louisignau comes to Appalachian State after four seasons as an assistant coach at UMBC, helping lead them to the America East regular season title in 2013 and 2014 and league tournament championships in three straight years. In 2014, the team made it to the College Cup for the first time in program history. The coaching staff at UMBC earned America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors, while their head coach, Pete Caringi, won NSCAA and Soccer America Coach of the Year Honors. Working primarily with goalkeepers and defenders, Louisignau also worked in recruiting and evaluating academically and athletically qualified student-athletes, as well as working with the alumni base.

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 ComplexFacilities

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


My GK coach was very thorough and could show me how to do things properly. He's the best GK coach I've had.
-Bryan Newbold, 16, Smoky Mtn. HS, Sylva, NC

Our coach worked with us on our communication and our mental game. We got better every day. I'll be back next year.
-Chris Hartle, 15, '88 North Meck Red, Huntersville, NC


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 (No-show is considered anyone who gives less than 48 hours notice of cancellation before the start of camp)

For registration information, contact the Office of Conference & Camp Services by e-mail at

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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