ID Camp Info

Penguins Soccer Camps
Summer Prospect Camp

Summer ID Camp Option 1

The Penguins Soccer Prospect camp is designed to provide players with a NCAA Division One training experience. Field players and goalkeepers will be trained by the Youngstown State University Soccer staff and be exposed to a training atmosphere that is distinctly unique to the YSU Penguins Soccer program. Our Identification Camp will emphasize the technical, psychological, fitness and tactical understanding necessary to prepare you to play at a higher level of soccer and for the challenges of collegiate soccer.

Penguins Soccer Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by space, age and grade level. It is the policy of the Penguins Soccer Camps and Nitro Fitness LLC not to discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic original or sexual orientation.

Due to the recent announcement by the NCAA, the "Dead Period" will expire May 31st; Division 1 college coaches are now permitted to resume recruiting activities beginning June 1st, 2021. With the volatility we've seen with responses to the COVID Pandemic, there may be changes to our camp schedules. As things change we'll be sure to communicate information as soon as we hear it. In the meantime, thank you so much for your patience and understanding. Be safe and stay healthy!!

Monday, July 12th, 2021
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Grades:  8th-12th


For both Monday and Tuesday,
Campus Tour starts at 10 am
Check-in starts at 11 am
Camp concludes at 5 pm

To participate in BOTH Monday and Tuesday, $120
To join in on EITHER Monday OR Tuesday, $80


Our field player program imitates training and expectations players will need if considering a college soccer career. Field players are trained in the proper techniques for shooting, heading, dribbling, passing and defending. They are then put into highly competitive 1v1, 4v4, and 11v11 games to develop these techniques under pressure.


  • 1v1 attacking & defending
  • Creating numbers up situations
  • Speed of play
  • Combination play
  • Becoming a better goal scorer


Don’t worry ‘keepers, we haven’t forgotten about you!  Our objective is to create a training environment that challenges all levels of goalkeeping. There will be both a technical and tactical emphasis to the program that will cover shot stopping, footwork, hand positioning, fitness, diving, handling crosses and corner kicks and more. Technical training will be accompanied by game-related, competitive goalkeeping activities and games. Training time periods will be allotted for goalkeeper specific training, and then goalkeepers will join the field players for finishing exercises, small-sided games and full-sided games in order to apply concepts to live game situations.


  • Reading the game
  • Organizing the defense
  • Dead ball situations
  • Communication
  • Staying connected to the team

We’re limiting the camp to only 80 campers so be sure to reserve your space as soon as you can!

We're hammering out details and will post information as soon as we have it available. Keep checking back and follow along on all of our Social Media platforms!!

Facilities: We are fortunate to have the opportunity to use all of the fields located on the beautiful campus of Youngstown State University: Cafaro Field, located on Elm St. just east of the Watson and Tressel Training Site, Beede Field in Stambaugh Stadium and our very own Farmer’s National Bank & Penguins Soccer Field!!

**Please note that campers will have an option of participating as a single-day or two-day camper. We'll make sure the details are up very, very soon! If you have any questions please contact Josh Green at

If you require auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations, please notify our office two weeks prior to the camp and you will be contacted by the Coordinator of Disability Services.