The Tracey Bartholomew 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. CLICK HERE for the latest information regarding our 2020 Season Registration.
A LETTER TO OUR COMMUNITY
From all of us at Columbia University Women’s Soccer, it is our deepest hope that you, your families, and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have been closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are committed to ensuring the safety of our prospects, coaches and staff. Like all of you, we look forward to getting back out on the field and returning to the world's greatest game! We remain dedicated to the growth and evaluation of our prospects, and committed to the top-notch training & evaluation you have come to expect from us over the past 6 years.
Due to safety protocols related to COVID-19, our home location at Columbia University Baker Athletics Complex, The Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium has been closed from June - August. While we will not be able to host our summer Elite Academic and Athletic College ID Camp at this location, our staff is actively evaluating options for safe programming alternatives in the months ahead. In addition to exploring Summer 2020 programming options, we are also building plans for additional Fall & Winter 2020 Identification Camps and opportunities.
To ensure preparation for our future 2020 Elite Academic and Athletic College ID Camp, please register through our waitlist option. This means that you can reserve your place with NO PAYMENT REQUIRED. As we finalize plans, all waitlist members will be notified and receive priority registration for our future camps.
To be the first to hear about additional 2020 programming announcements, please also add your name and email to the link below.
From all of us at Columbia University Women's Soccer, we thank you for your cooperation and for partnering with us to keep our community healthy.
Stay safe, and we look forward to meeting you back on the pitch.
The Tracey Bartholomew Elite Academic & Athletic College ID Camp provides aspiring collegiate athletes will the opportunity to showcase their abilities at Columbia University in the City of New York. If you have the talent on the field and in the classroom, the Elite Academic & Athletic College ID camp is the camp you want to take advantage of.
The Elite College ID camps are a collegiate showcase and competitive training program for players who plan to play at the college level. The camp is open to girls grades 8-12. The curriculum is designed to replicate collegiate level training sessions, comprised of technical training, small-sided games and full-sided games. We will also have several current players and alumni back to make the experience top notch.
The camp is designed to give top players:
The opportunity to be seen by top college coaches.
A better understanding of the college soccer environment.
An opportunity to experience a collegiate level training environment with the opportunity to improve the skills to play at a higher level.
TUITION & SCHEDULE
TUTION: Click to read our registration procedure updates in light of COVID-19
*Please note, this is an outline for your reference and is subject to change.
JULY 31 (FRIDAY)
11:15AM - REGISTRATION
11:45AM - INTRODUCTION
12:30PM - 3:00PM FIELD SESSION #1
3:15-5:45PM - EARLY DINNER, Q&A TOPIC OF THE DAY & RECOVERY TIME
6:00PM - 8:15PM FIELD SESSION #2
8:15PM - RECAP & PLAYER DISMISSAL
AUGUST 1 (SATURDAY)
8:45AM - CHECK IN
9:15AM - GK SESSION
9:15AM - INTRODUCTION/PLAYER MEETING PAVILLION
9:45AM - 12:00PM FIELD SESSION #1
12:00PM - 2:30PM – LUNCH, Q&A, TOPIC OF THE DAY & RECOVERY TIME
2:45PM - 5:00PM FIELD SESSION #2
5:00PM - END of CAMP, DISMISSAL
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 our state-of-the-art "Bubble at Baker," the 650,000 cubic-foot, air-supported dome that encloses the FieldTurf Revolution 360 playing surface of 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 read carefully.
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.
A full physical examination form is required. We CANNOT accept a note from your doctor indicating that your camper is cleared to play.
Please be aware that 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. Please prepare accordingly! We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The NYC Soccer Academy is open to any and all entrants.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COACHING STAFF
Tracey Bartholomew enters her 5th season as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Columbia University.
The 2017 Lions capped off an incredible Ivy League performance, finishing 2nd with a 5-1-1 record and narrowly missed the title, after opening up the league 5-0 for the first time in program history. It’s the 3rd year in a row that Columbia has finished in the top 3 in the Ivy League. The 2017 team finished 9-5-2, and continued leading the League in defense, by allowing only 1 goal in Ivy League Play and earning 9 shutouts over the season. This year the team attack was outstanding and improved the ability to score, finishing #22 in the NCAA averaging over 2.12 goals a game. Columbia currently ranks 74 in RPI and earned a regional ranking after beating Princeton (one of only 3 teams to beat them, UCLA and West Virginia were the others) this past season. Eight players earned All-League Honors, and 2 players earned the prestigious Academic All-Ivy League. In addition, the team Natalie Ambrose earned the first Defensive Player of the Year, and followed that up with 2nd Team All-East Region awards.
The 2016 Lions finished tied for 3rd with a 4-2-1. The team tied the program record with 10 shutouts ranking 14th out of 334 D1 teams in %, and 22nd in least goals allowed and save %. The team was NSCAA regional rankings on four occasions. The team had 6 players make All-Ivy awards. The 2015 Lions capped off a 3-3-1 Ivy League Record placing them 3rd in the conference, their best finish since 2008. In her inaugural 2014 season, she helped guide the team to the lowest goals-against average (.60) in the history of Columbia women’s soccer, allowing only 11 goals, ranking them 12th in the NCAA for fewest goals allowed this year. From 2000-2013, Bartholomew presided over the successful Division I Women’s Soccer program at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y. Under her watch, the Blackbirds earned three Northeast Conference Championships and NCAA College Cup appearances in (2012, 2011, 2006), and won the NEC regular season championship in 2010, 2008 and 2006. Bartholomew was named NEC Coach of the Year in 2008. Her teams have earned NSCAA Regional Rankings and she has developed five NSCAA All-Regional players and 31 All-NEC players, in addition to an NEC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Goalkeepers of the Year and Rookies of the Year. After a successful playing career at the University of Rochester – where she led the Yellowjackets to four University Athletic Association titles and NCAA tournament appearances, Bartholomew began her coaching career at Colgate University. During her time at Colgate, the Raiders won five Patriot League titles and made four NCAA tournament appearances.
Amphone came to the Columbia staff in 2014 as an assistant coach, sharing coaching responsibilities with head coach Tracey Bartholomew. Kevongmanysar closely worked with coach Bartholomew for 14 season at LIU Brooklyn and joined her at the helm in Morningside Heights for the past 2 years. An experienced coach, Keovongmanysar earned an advanced national license from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2001. He obtained an English FA Youth Coaching certificate in 2005 and holds an NSCAA Youth Diploma and United States Soccer Federation Youth License and national “B” license. In November 2004, the multi-talented coach acted as the interpretor for the United States’ U-20 Women’s National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Thailand. Before coaching at LIU, Kevongmanysar came from Southbridge, Mass., where he earned a name for himself as one of the most well-respected youth coaches in the commonwealth. From 1997-2000, Keovongmanysar was a coach in the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program. A native of Laos, Keovongmanysar guided his U-13 boys club to a district championship in 1997 and coached the U-12 boys team to the district semifinals the following year. Keovongmanysar took on an additional role in 1999, coaching both the U-15 boys and U-13 girls ODP squads. In 2000, he was the assistant director of both the boys’ and girls’ ODP. Keovongmanysar was the boys’ varsity soccer coach for the Southbridge (Mass.) School Department from 1997-98. He led his team to its first district playoff berth in 17 years in his first season and followed that with the school’s first trip to the district semifinals. He was coach and director of player development for the Southbridge Youth Soccer Association from 1991-2000 where he organized and implemented year-round soccer programs for children ranging from ages 4-18 and provided clinics for both players and coaches. Keovongmanysar, a Massachusetts certified teacher, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Worcester State College in 1994.
Josh Osit enters his 5th season at Columbia. Osit, who holds National Licenses with the USSF and NSCAA, has helped the Lions become the only Ivy League Women’s Soccer program to finish in the top 3 for 3 straight seasons. The 2017 season saw Columbia start 5-0 in the Ivy League for the 1st time in program history. The Lions placed 2 players on the Ivy League 1st team, 4 on the 2nd team, and 2 honorable mentions. Along with having a consistently stout defense, Osit helped Columbia score 34 goals in 2017, which ranked 22nd in the country. Prior to joining Columbia, Osit spent 2 seasons at perennial Big Ten power, Rutgers. During his time at Rutgers, Osit helped the Scarlet Knights receive 2 NCAA tournament bids, 1 of which ended in the round of 32. In his final season at Rutgers, he helped lead the Scarlet Knights to the AAC Conference Final, while producing the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player in Goalkeeper Jess Janosz. Osit also has an impressive youth background, coaching at one of the nation’s top clubs, PDA. Osit graduated from NJIT in 2009 with a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Management. He was also a 3-year starter on the Men’s Soccer team.
ADDITIONAL COACHING STAFF
Additional coaching staff TBD. Camp will be staffed by Columbia Women’s Soccer program, and various other high academic and athletic programs ranging from Div. 1 to Div. 3. Past College ID Camp staff have included coaches from the following schools: Connecticut College, Middlebury College, NYU, Stevens Institute of Technology, Wesleyan University and Williams College.
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.