Collegiate Soccer Academy (CSA) was founded in 2009 by Scott Black (Men's Associate Head Coach at Boston University). After years of working with high school recruits and their families, Scott realized many high school players and parents were overwhelmed by the college recruiting process and struggling to find high quality training opportunities in the summer. CSA was designed with the goal of bringing college coaches and players together in a friendly and competitive playing environment. Players work directly with a coaching staff comprised exclusively of college coaches and between training sessions, players are offered education segments to help them improve their game and understand the college recruiting process.
CSA has grown from a single camp and a handful of coaches in 2009 to offering multiple session for both boys and girls and welcoming more than 50 college coaches per year. Participants have traveled from 49 states and 50 countries to attend CSA camps.
What separates CSA from the other soccer camps?
High Quality Coaching Instruction and Recruiting Exposure. Our coaching staff is comprised exclusively of experienced, active college coaches who serve as head coach, associate head coach or assistant coach at their college/university. Our staff is carefully selected so that every level and type of player has the ability to be identified and all players will receive high quality instruction. Each player wears a unique jersey number for the duration of camp so that both staff and visiting coaches (all sessions are open to the public) can identify players using our player profile booklet, which is compiled using registration information.
Off the Field Guidance. To enhance the overall camp experience, CSA offers optional courses for when players are not participating in training sessions or games. These courses are designed to help student-athletes improve their athletic skills, navigate the recruiting process and understand and prepare for collegiate athletics. Courses include: Sports Yoga, SAT prep, NCAA compliance, Q&A with College Coaches, Q&A with College Student-athletes, Speed & Agility, and Strength Training
1-on-1 Interactions with College Coaches. Each player is directly coached by at least three college coaches. The academy is designed to make players comfortable interacting with coaches and provide opportunities for direct contact with all staff. Campers receive recruiting exposure to 100% coaches in attendance at each session. Coach requests may be made during registration. Camper to staff ratio 7:1 and camper to college coach ratio 9:1.
Professional Player Evaluations. Players can only improve if they know what they need to work on and receiving evaluations from two different college coaches will give them a good perspective. Each player will receive two separate evaluations from their college coaches which include comments on areas of strength and areas of improvement.
Facilities. All camp activities are on campus. Our lodging facilities are recently renovated or constructed dormitories so campers enjoy the collegiate experience firsthand. All dorms are air-conditioned. Athletic facilities, dining halls, and dormitories are all within close walking distance.
Dedicated and Experienced Staff. Our coaching staff is comprised exclusively of experienced active college coaches who serve as head coach, associate head coach or assistant coach at their college/university. Our coaches return year after year (see our Past Staff page) and we actively work to expand our staff each year. The coaches enjoy the organization of the camp, the quality of the participants, and the ease of which they can identify and contact players using our unique jersey number system and player profile booklet. Additionally, we have two, on-site certified Athletic Trainer available to provide pre- and post-training treatments including taping and icing.