Frequent Questions

What ages are the TESA Soccer Day Camps for?

Soccer Day Camps with Tampa Elite Soccer Academy are for Boys and Girls ages 5 to 13 years old.

What should my child bring to Soccer Day Camps?

All campers need to bring the following:

  • Soccer Ball
  • Shin Guards
  • Tennis Shoes or Flats (shoes cannot have black bottoms as they leave black marks on the gym floor)
  • Swimming Trunks, Towel & Change of Clothes (if camper is looking to participate in swimming)

Recommended List:

  • Water Bottle 
  • Money for Camp Store (can be loaded into camp store bank each morning)

View the “What To Bring” Page for more information.

What is provided to the campers during the Day Camps?

Water/cups are provided at all sessions, campers can bring a water bottle if they want. It is recommended that all campers bring their own water bottle.

There is a camp store with snacks for purchase. Having some money to spend in the soccer camp store is recommended. We recommend loading this in the soccer camp store bank each morning, so no camper has money hanging around. TESA Soccer Camps are not responsible for any lost money at camps that is not in the camp store bank.

 

T-shirts will be provided for Soccer Youth Day Camps and we will distribute camp T-shirts on Friday mornings (last day of soccer camp). If your son or daughter cannot attend the final day, be sure to notify the camp staff that can make arrangements to get your camp shirts.

How will my child be grouped throughout the Summer Camp?

Campers are grouped by age and ability. Campers will be evaluated first, then moved to appropriate level as long as it is not a safety issue.

Campers moving up in age group must be able to hold their weight playing with older campers.

We will not move campers down that present a safety issue for campers.

Player movement at summer camp is determined by the staff, coaches, and camp directors after the evaluation period on day 1.

Who will be the Staff/Coaches during the Day Camps?

Head Staff to Camper Ratio is 1-10/15 campers. There is also an assistant staff coach that will assist each head staff coach.

All Coaches and Staff are Level 2 Background Checked and Finger Printed – this is University of Tampa and a State Law in Florida.

 

Will there be any prizes provided to the campers?

Prizes are awarded at the end of each week. TESA Soccer Camps feel prizes provide a positive experience for the campers and reward campers who have excelled individually or as a team.

Not all campers get a prize nor do the prizes make players better than others.

In the event of ties, it is the discretion of the Soccer Camp Coach on how the tie is broken.

If tallies are being counted for golden boot (most goals in the World Cup competition), players will need to stay on top of goal counts and make sure the goals tallied reflect the goals they feel they have scored for their team.

What happens if a camp is full?

If a camp is FULL, it will read “SOLD OUT/CLOSED” for that week on the soccer camp website. Summer Soccer Day Camps will be at capacity at 140 campers. 

If a camp is sold out/closed, we cannot add additional campers for liability reasons. Please look at another camp to attend.

Will I receive any evaluation of my child from their performance during the camp?

Soccer Day Camp Evaluations can be given to parents and campers at the end of camp in a meeting with their staff coach. Honest feedback is our goal in providing evaluations for campers.

Camp is coming up and I still haven't received additional information, what do I do?

Emails with specifics on the camps will go out to the email address parents registered with the camp between 1 to 2 weeks prior to the camp starting.

If you have not received an email and are within 1-week of the soccer day camp starting, please contact us at mo.tesacamps@gmail.com

Can my daughter attend the College ID Camp?

No, girls cannot attend our College ID Camps. If you have interest in UT Women’s College ID Camps, please contact UT Women’s Soccer Coaches:

Erin Switalski
Erin@tampaspartansoccercamps.com
440-537-9659

Can my child bring their cell phone?

Cell phones are not recommended at the camps & are to be used for emergency situations. Any use of cell phones for recreational purposes will be taken away.  

What if my child has a medical issue/allergy?

Any Medical Issues/Allergies need to be disclosed at the start of soccer camp with the camp director and athletic trainer that is on site for all soccer camp hours.

Athletic Trainers – Our athletic trainer on site has final say on a child’s participation at the camp. Athletic trainers are on site for the duration of the soccer day camps and College ID camps at TESA.

Food Allergies need to be disclosed with the soccer camp and we recommend any camper with serious food allergies such as nuts or dairy, look to bring their own lunch each day. Our athletic trainers working the camp will hold any medical products needed in case of emergency.

Can I stay and watch my child play?

Parents can watch any session at the soccer camp! Make sure to keep your schedule open for World Cup Finals on Fridays at around 10:15 AM if you want to watch your child play in the championship rounds. 

What is the Check-In and Check-Out process?

Campers must check-in and check-out daily at the drop off/pick up locations set forth by the soccer day camps.

Campers are not permitted to leave the camp area for any reason unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please visit the “Facilities & Directions” page for more information.

Are there any options for Early Drop Off or Late Pick Up?

Yes! Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up Options are available for a $50 per week fee. Please contact Maurice at mo.tesacamps@gmail.com for details. 

The earliest drop off is 8AM, the latest pickup without being charged is 4:30 PM.

The latest available time available for Late Pick Up is 5:30 PM.

Please visit the “Before/After Care” page for more information.

Can my child be picked up by another person?

If your son/daughter will be picked up by another person or have to leave earlier than the soccer camp ends, the camp directors need to know at the start of soccer camp.

Campers will check out each day with their coach prior to leaving.

I need a refund, who should I contact?

There is a $35.00 service charge for all refunds. 

To request a refund please email Adrian Bush at ab.tesacamps@gmail.com

Something camp up and I need to switch camp dates/weeks, is this possible?

If a camper needs to be moved from one week to another, please email Maurice at mo.tesacamps@gmail.com

My child lost something, what do we do?

If items are left behind, we will hold items in the Team Room located under Pepin Stadium.

TESA Summer Soccer Camps & University of Tampa are not responsible for any lost items.

What are the Flu & Covid Protocols?

All players will have temperature checks prior to camp. Any temperature over 100.00 F will not be permitted to attend that day of camp. We ask that parents check their child’s temperature prior to camp.

 

Our athletic trainer on site has final say in all illness protocols and procedures at the camp. Athletic trainers are on site for the duration of the soccer day camps and resident camps at TESA.

What if my child does not want to swim?

Swim time is not mandatory, campers choosing not to swim will do video/movie in the team room located under Pepin Stadium or participate in other activities at Pepin Stadium.

University of Tampa Lifeguards test all campers prior to them being permitted to swim on the first day of soccer camp. If they do not feel it is safe for a camper to swim, the camper will not be permitted to participate in swimming.

There are no exceptions if lifeguards do not clear campers.

Looking for more information?
Click the buttons below to find out more about Before & After Care for Youth Camps and What To Bring to TESA Soccer Camps!

For Additional Questions Please Reach Out To Us!

Adrian Bush - ab.tesacamps@gmail.com

Maurice Loregnard - mo.tesacamps@gmail.com

The camp is not affiliated with the University of Tampa, nor does the University of Tampa sponsor or oversee the camp.