Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any discounts offered?
We are pleased to offer camp discounts that include a Multi-Sibling Discount of $20.00 per family member, this discount will be automatically applied during the registration process. There is a George Mason faculty and staff discount, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email you the discount code. We also offer Team Discounts, you should consider registering your team at a significant discount. Please call or email Coach Andrulis, George Mason Men's Soccer Coach for specific information.
Do you provide Goalkeeper Training?
Our Goalkeeper Academy is available at Every Session!! Saving goals- from shot stopping to dealing with crosses, distribution to organizing the defense. The responsibilities of the goalkeeper extend far beyond just standing between the posts. To be effective, they must participate in the prevention of the development of goal scoring chances inside and outside of the penalty area. Having to be mentally and tactically involved during the entire game no matter what the involvement. At the Victory Soccer Academy, goalkeepers will learn not only the technical skills needed to be successful but also tactical knowledge learned from playing in the goal in game like situations. All under the guidance of a specialized goalkeeper coach, with the emphases on coaching the player from in the goal and not from the sideline. Sessions will be age appropriate for our Jr.and Sr. Academy participants. A goalkeeper camp without the ability to create realistic game situations involving real strikers can produce practice goalkeepers. They may be able to put on a show, but could buckle when confronted with decision making during a live game. The ability to make the proper decisions, then apply the tactical knowledge along with automatic technical ability means the difference between success and picking the ball out of the back of the net.
Can Teams attend?
Our staff will work directly with your team to ensure a wonderful team experience. Within the framework of our Academy we will work directly with you the coach to address any specific needs that you have for your team. In addition to the great camaraderie gained by playing together for the entire week, we will also expose your team to great competition, team tactics with positional awareness and technical acuity. Each individual will receive a personal evaluation that they can use for future development.
This is a very sought after option as we have sold out team spots every year. Register your team early!
Please call or email Coach Andrulis for the specific details on how to register your team. Gandruli@gmu.edu or 703-993-3288
What is the camp refund policy?
The Victory Soccer Academy offers families optional Camp Cancellation/Refund Insurance for a non-refundable fee of $25 per session, due at the time of registration. Should you cancel for any reason, Cancellation/Refund Insurance entitles you to a full refund of camp tuition fees paid to date. (Please note: $25 Cancellation/Refund Insurance) Refunds of ANY kind will be given ONLY with the purchase of Cancellation/Refund Insurance and no later than 7 days prior to the start of camp.
Without Cancellation/Refund Insurance, The Victory Soccer Academy will issue a camp credit for tuition payments made to date. Your camp credit is transferable to an immediate family member and is valid through the 2017 camp season. Campers who do not check-in and attend their registered camp session will receive NO refunds or credits and forfeit all camp fees paid. No refunds or credits will be given for voluntary withdrawal, no-shows, or expulsions from camp. Requests for refunds based upon the subjective evaluation of the skill of other campers will not be entertained. Cancellations/Refund request MUST be received in writing ( email) no later than 7 days prior to the start of camp. Camp Credits are only valid for one year. Please understand that these policies are not meant to be an inconvenience or hassle to our families. We incur a number of costs ahead of each camp based on anticipated numbers of attendees.
What forms are required in order for my child to participate?
All of the information needed for participation will be collected during the registration process. Should you have any special needs such as food allergies, we will be happy to work with you to accommodate your needs.
What items should my child bring to camp?
Soccer ball, soccer shoes, sneakers, backpack to carry items, sun screen, snack, water bottle. Water is always available on the field as well. For our full day campers you will need to bring your own lunch.
It is recommended that you put your name on any personal items such as your ball. Furthermore, it is highly recommended that you do not wear brand new shoes to camp. Blisters are the number reason campers miss sessions.
For our College ID Residential Academy a separate information sheet will be sent to each participant upon registration.
How do I get to camp? (Driving directions)- George Mason
Registration and check in for our Academy is held at the George Mason University Field House. The Field House is located just off of Rte 123 directly across the street from George Mason University. All of our sessions are held on the beautiful fields at George Mason University.
George Mason University
Fairfax Va. 22030
Move in information and dorm location for our residential campers will be forwarded to you as soon as the University provides us with those details.
Who can attend our camps?
Per NCAA rules our camps are open to all, regardless of ability, with the only restriction based on age, per sessions offered.
What meals are provided?
For our camps we will provide snacks. Campers can also feel free to bring additional snacks with them.
For full day camps you need to bring your lunch, snacks and drinks are provided.
For weekend residential camps, meals start with dinner on Friday and conclude with breakfast on Sunday.