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.
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.
Morning Session $225
Afternoon Session $225
Both Sessions $400
8:00AM Arrival & Registration
8:30AM Welcome Announcements & Introductions
9:00AM-10:00AM Warm up and Technical / Technical Functional Training Session
10:15AM-12:45PM Small Sided & 11 v 11 Games
1:00PM Closing Remarks/End of Day/Dismissal
2:30 PM Arrival & Registration
3:00 PM Welcome Announcements & Introductions
3:30-4:30 PM: Warm up and Team Training Session
4:45-7:15 PM 9 v 9 & 11 v 11 Games
7:30 PM Closing Remarks/End of Day/Dismissal
*Subject to Change
Participants are open to register for a single session (morning or afternoon) OR both sessions. There will be a lunch break for staff and players between sessions. Per safetly protocols, lunch will not be provided. Players attending both sessions will be welcome to eat a packed lunch at designated areas on the enclosed Baker Athletics Field Campus. Alternatively, there are a number of nearby eateries in the surrounding Inwood area including Indian Road Cafe and Park Terrace Deli.
LOCATION & FACILITIES
The Columbia University Men's Soccer Elite Academic & Athletic College ID Camp will be held at Columbia University's Baker Athletics Complex at 533 West 218th Street, New York, NY 10034.
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Facilities include the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium and the Laurence A. Wein Stadium.
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.
Acceptable forms must be signed by a physician and dated to reflect a physical examination completed within a year of the last day your child plan's to attend camp.
The NYC Physical Examination form is available for download HERE.
As an alternative to the NYC Physical Examination form, we will happily accept a comparable form from your child's pediatrician. Please note that a full physical examination form is required, and we cannot accept a note from your doctor indicating that your camper is cleared to play. The NYC Soccer Academy is required to adhere to this New York City Health Code and Columbia University guideline in order to hold our camp, and NO exceptions can be permitted. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
UPDATED HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Campers must either show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or NAAT) conducted 72 hours before camp OR upload a full vaccination of COVID-19 in order to participate. Fully vaccinated players will be emailed a link to upload proof of vaccination prior to camp. Note that full vaccination means 2 weeks after the 2nd dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose series. All other campers should arrive with documentation of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or NAAT) conducted 72 hours before camp.
Vaccination is not required, but strongly encouraged. All campers who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear a mask.
While we appreciate parents and spectators, only players will be permitted to enter the Baker Athletics Complex per current campus policy. Parents should plan to leave the complex after registration and enjoy the surrounding NYC area.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COACHING STAFF
Kevin Anderson is entering his 12th season as head coach of the Columbia men's soccer program. A five-year veteran of Major League Soccer and former top assistant at Boston College, Anderson took the helm of Columbia men's soccer program in January of 2009.
With Anderson at the helm, Columbia returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2017 for the first time since 1990. The Lions were victorious in their opening round match, defeating William & Mary 2-1 in a double overtime thriller that saw Kynan Rocks net the game-winner. In the second round, Anderson and the Lions took No. 1 Wake Forest to the brink, before an 88th minute score helped the home team moved on. Columbia was led by MAC-Hermann Trophy Semifinalist and All-American Arthur Bosua, while he, defender Alex Bangerl, goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira, and midfielder Vana Markarian all earned All-Region honors. The quartet were among seven All-Ivy League selections for Columbia.
Anderson joined the Lions after serving as the Eagles assistant coach for three years, earning accolades as one of the nation's Top Assistant Coaches by College Soccer News in in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, he helped guide Boston College to a 15-5-1 record, ACC regular-season and tournament titles and a berth into the NCAA Tournament.
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. For his full bio, click here.
"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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Are negative COVID-19 tests required?
Only for unvaccinated players - campers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, that was completed within 72 hours of the start of camp. All unvaccinated players must wear a mask at all times.
What kind of COVID-19 tests are required?
PCR or NAATs - these can be completed by your local doctor, a CitiMD, or some over-the-counter tests. Check to make sure it meets one of these two descriptions (PCR or NAAT).
What if my COVID-19 test results are still pending?
In the event that a PCR or NAAT test is still pending, campers may show a negative rapid test result and that the PCR test was performed. All unvaccinated players must wear a mask at all times.
Is a vaccination required to participate?
Vaccination is not required, but strongly encouraged. Note that full vaccination means 2 weeks after the 2nd dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose series. Please note that unvaccinated players must wear a mask at all times.
Are masks required?
All unvaccinated players must wear a mask at all times. Vaccinated players are not required to wear a mask outdoors.
Are parents/guardians permitted to be join us on site after check in at the entrance gate?
We appreciate you, but you can't stay to watch; you'll need to leave the complex after registration. Please enjoy the local NYC area while your camper is with us.