The Kevin Anderson Elite Academic & Athletic College ID Camp is continuing to monitor the lates developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to keeping our players, coaches, and staff safe. CLICK HERE for the latest information regarding our 2020 Offerings.
ELITE ACADEMIC & ATHLETIC COLLEGE ID CAMPS
The Kevin Anderson Elite Academic & Athletic College ID Camp is continuing to monitor the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to keeping our players, coaches, and staff safe.
A LETTER TO OUR COMMUNITY
From all of us here at Columbia Soccer, we hope that this email finds you safe and healthy. We thank everyone for remaining patient with us as we determine programming possibilities during this challenging time. Like you, we are equally excited to return to the fields.
Columbia University is still considering whether 2021 summer camps can be safely offered. Our first priority is the health and safety of all participants and staff, and no official decision has been made at this time. We continue to closely track New York City and State guidelines, and we are collaborating with University leadership in order to make an assessment.
Tentative dates for the 2021 Kevin Anderson Elite Academic & Athletic College ID Campare are as follows (1 day and 2 day options available):
July 31 & August 1 (2 day camp)
August 7 & 8 (2 day camp)
If it is determined that camps can be safely operated, we will open registration. In the meantime, please click HERE to indicate which camps you are interested in attending - no payment will be collected. Upon final approval to move forward, those who are have indicated their interest will have the first opportunity to register.
Please note that if camps are approved to operate, additional safety requirements may be implemented, such as negative COVID test results, daily health screenings and attestations, and more.
We remain dedicated to the growth of our players and committed to the top-notch training you have come to expect from us over the last 20 years. Our website and communications will be updated as more information becomes available.
Stay safe, and we look forward to meeting you back on the pitch!
The Kevin Anderson Elite Academic & Athletic College ID Camp provides aspiring Collegiate Student-Athletes with the opportunity to showcase their abilities at Columbia University in the City of New York. If you have the talent on the field and the aptitude in the classroom, you don't want to miss out.
The Elite College ID Camps are a collegiate showcase and competitive training program for the student-athlete who plans to play at the college level. Camps are open to boys entering 9th grade and beyond. Staffed by the Columbia Men's Soccer program, and various other high academic and athletic programs ranging from Div 1 to Div 3, this camp is multi-faceted in that it gives top players: 1) the opportunity to be seen by top college coaches 2) a better understanding of the college soccer environment and 3) the skills they need to become even better players, taught by some of the very best coaches of the game.
2021 Details TBD
Sample Schedule Below
12:00PM - 1:30PM FIELD SESSION 1 (FRI)
4:00PM - 5:30PM FIELD SESSION 2A (players will play in either session 2A or 2B)
5:30PM - 7:00PM FIELD SESSION 2B (players will play in either session 2A or 2B)
6:00PM - FIELD SESSION 2A Player Dismissal
7:30 PM - FIELD SESSION 2B Player Dismissal
10:00AM - 11:30AM FIELD SESSION 1
3:00PM - 4:30PM FIELD SESSION 2A (players will play in either session 2A or 2B)
4:30PM - 6:00PM FIELD SESSION 2B (players will play in either session 2A or 2B)
5:00PM - FIELD SESSION 2A Player Dismissal from The Campbell Sports Center
6:30 PM - FIELD SESSION 2B Player Dismissal from The Campbell Sports Center
LOCATION & FACILITIES
All camps are held at Columbia University's Baker Athletics Complex at 533 West 218th Street, New York, NY 10034. Click for DIRECTIONS.
Facilities include the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium and the Laurence A. Wein Stadium.
For directions please see our locations page.
In accordance with NYC Health Code and Columbia University Policy, we require all campers to have an approved physical examination form on file before they can play. Please note that if camps are approved to operate, additional safety requirements may be implemented, such as negative COVID test results, daily health screenings and attestations, and more. Details to follow.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COACHING STAFF
The 2018 season will mark Kevin Anderson's 10th year as the Head Coach of the Columbia University Men’s Soccer team. In 2017 the program returned to the NCAA tournament, of which only 48 teams in Div 1 are annually selected, to defeat William and Mary on the road in over time of the first round. The 2017 season saw Columbia ranked as high as #3 in the nation (RPI) and ranked in the top 48 teams for the entire campaign. Individual accolades such as Top Drawer Soccers Best XI, MAC Hermann Trophy Semi-Finalist, MLS Combine, All-American, Academic All-American, All-Region, All-Ivy and Academic All-Ivy decorate the trophy case next to the Lions 2016 IVY League Champions and Coaching Staff of the Year. The veteran of Major League Soccer states, "Having the great fortune of being a part of 3X National Championship teams only makes you hungry for the ultimate prize every season. We are not here to participate, we are here to take over. Our goal(s) are simple and straight to the point. We are here to establishing Ivy League Dominance and are aiming to be the first Ivy League Men’s Soccer program to win the National Championship.” Anderson earned his bachelor's degree in liberal studies from Southern Connecticut State University in 1992. He also holds a USSF National "A" Coaching License.
"We are not here to participate, we are here to take over.” — Slick's Corner
Kenneth Pollard joined the Columbia men's soccer program in March 2012 as an Assistant Coach. Pollard, a Wales, Great Britain, native, was a two-time Division II National Champion as a player at Southern Connecticut State University in 1990 and 1992. He served as an assistant coach at his alma matter from 1997-2001, capturing back-to-back national championships in 1998 and 1999. In 1999 he aided SCSU to a perfect season of 20-0-0. Following his five-year stint in New Haven, Conn., Pollard joined the men's soccer program at Duke University as an assistant coach for the 2002-2003 season. In 2004, he served on the staff of the, bronze medal winning, women's U-19 National Team in the 2004 FIFA World Cup Championships. He made his professional coaching debut in 2000 as an assistant coach of the New York/ New Jersey Metro Stars in the MLS. In 2003, he joined the staff of the Philadelphia Charge as an assistant coach in the WPL. Pollard comes to Columbia after serving a year as head coach of the Purchase College women's soccer program from May 2009-2010. As a first-year head coach, he led Purchase to a 6-2-1 conference record, a 100% improvement from the previous year. Pollard posts an impressive 158-34-14 record in his 11 years in coaching and playing collegiate soccer. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in Human Performance in 1994 and masters in exercise science in 2001.
Alex Fatovic joined the Columbia men's soccer staff as an assistant coach in July of 2019. Fatovic came to Columbia after eight seasons as an assistant at Marshall. Fatovic’s eight seasons at Marshall included five appearances in the Conference USA Tournament, reaching the semifinal twice and the final in 2015. He coached the 2012 Conference USA Player of the Year, goalkeeper Daniel Withrow, as well as eight all-conference selections. Withrow led the nation in save percentage that season (.895) with Marshall leading the nation as a team (.898) and recording the 12th-highest save percentage in NCAA history. Withrow was selected in the second round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Columbus Crew. Two years later, Fatovic’s goalkeeper, Dominik Reining, also led the nation in save percentage (.894). While at Marshall, Fatovic built a small Huntington, West Virginia-based soccer club into what is now known as West Virginia Football Club. Fatovic was the executive director and club administrator, operating the club on a day-to-day basis with an emphasis on communication, fundraising and directing travel and academy staff. Among his many duties in this role, Fatovic implemented new directives and increased WVFC’s brand image and awareness throughout West Virginia and the surrounding area. West Virginia Football Club was established in November of 2014 as a merger of two smaller clubs, which was largely coordinated through Fatovic’s efforts. As a collegiate player at Long Island University in Brooklyn, Fatovic was a three-year starter in goal. As a freshman, he was part of the Blackbirds’ 2004 NEC championship team. He graduated with honors in 2008 but his playing career didn't stop there, as he helped the Aegean Hawks (DC) of the USASA to two US Open Cup appearances and the USASA National Championship in 2009. Fatovic won two Virginia High School State Championships in 2002 and 2004 and the 2002 Virginia Snickers State Cup. During the 2004 season, Fatovic earned Virginia State Player of the Year honors. A native of Falls Church, Virginia, Fatovic currently holds a USSF B License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and USSF National Youth License.
ADDITIONAL COACHING STAFF
Additional coaching staff TBD. College ID Camp staff have included coaches from the following schools:
Boston College, Colby College, Fordham University, The Kings College, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Sarah Lawrence College & Wesleyan University.
VISITING THE MORNINGSIDE CAMPUS
Players interested in visiting the Columbia University Morningside Campus can see the Columbia University Visitors Center website for details on campus tours and information sessions. We recommend that you browse the Visitors Center website in advance of your travels to ensure that you plan your visit accordingly. You will find answers to many of your questions on the Travel Portal (including hotels, transit & airport information) and the Visitors Center FAQ page.