Boarding Schools

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Boarding Schools

Post by eddy192837 » 08 Jul 2010, 06:26

any body know any intense (i mean like gets you really, really good cuz i dont want to be spending money for nothing) soccer boarding schools? i knoww IMG here in florida is pretty good but maybe there are better maybe here in the USA or in England or Spain?

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Post by MUFC1994 » 08 Jul 2010, 15:35

IMG is probably the best one. Most of the college camps i've been to suck.
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Post by arsenalfc08 » 08 Jul 2010, 17:48

I'd say IMG if you really want soccer. You still have to be good to play on the team but I'm assuming if you can fork over that much money they should let you play.

Shattuck's-St. Marys is a great school but its hard to be accepted. You need really good grades, test scores, in addition to being good enough to get on the soccer team.

Boarding schools, just like european academies, don't guarantee anything. Its very possible to be in one and not make it professionally. Heck there is even guys who played for the U17 national team at IMG and aren't pros now. Harsh but true.

Boarding schools aren't the only route. Clint Dempsey never went to IMG, just saying.

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Post by eddy192837 » 08 Jul 2010, 19:20

So im guessing IMG is my best bet and i heard that if ur good at soccer (im pretty good, our team is ranked 5 or 6 nationally) that you can get a discount, is that true???

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Post by panchester07 » 08 Jul 2010, 19:30

haha..... when they mean good, they mean ridiculous good. been there 3 years in a row, and i'm going this year again. they get say 200 kids per week in summer, and to be fair the training and gear they give you is expensive. they get kids from all over the world. if you're pretty good, your not getting sh*t. you need to blow their minds, meaining have an espectacular level if you wish to get financial aid. they told me I could have 50% off the soccer program, which is 37,000$, and 20% of the school program, which is like 15 K. I still couldn't pay the sum.theres kids that have gotten full ride scholarships but they are really really good. so basically, unless your top 3 in your team, and a really great player, they wont help you out. they tend to help players that they believe are going pro.
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Post by eddy192837 » 08 Jul 2010, 19:48

woww man sounds cool well im turning 15 now and may plan on going there next year... are the coaches really good and players? oh andd u must be good if ur getting half off, right? well i think i can get at least some discount cuz i have good control and really fast (running mile in 5 min flat and even better at sprints)... ohh and is it like a boarding school or you choose how long you stay there? and is academics good? srry for the questions lolll cuz i really wanna go there but i need to know this stuff

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Post by Flyingmoose » 08 Jul 2010, 20:29

Img really isn't that good. We usually beat their team 1 or 2-0. Their big thing is the U17 residential. Other than it's just a really expensive soccer club/ school.
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Post by eddy192837 » 08 Jul 2010, 20:40

thenn do you know any programs that are good maybe in england or spain?

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Post by arsenalfc08 » 08 Jul 2010, 21:01

Flyingmoose wrote:Img really isn't that good. We usually beat their team 1 or 2-0. Their big thing is the U17 residential. Other than it's just a really expensive soccer club/ school.
This is true. You actually have to be invited to join the U17s and everything is free. If you just go to regular IMG its expensive especially if your also thinking of college.

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Post by panchester07 » 08 Jul 2010, 21:22

arsenalfc08 wrote:
Flyingmoose wrote:Img really isn't that good. We usually beat their team 1 or 2-0. Their big thing is the U17 residential. Other than it's just a really expensive soccer club/ school.
This is true. You actually have to be invited to join the U17s and everything is free. If you just go to regular IMG its expensive especially if your also thinking of college.
The reason why you are under this impression, is because in the younger divisions, U-17 and below, its really new rich white kids, that ask daddy to pay 50 k per year, so they can improve their soccer skills. But in the higher divisions, U-20 for instance, or their pdl team the level is really high.
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Post by eddy192837 » 09 Jul 2010, 01:04

uhh well i was U14 winning states here in florida and getting to semi finals of region, soo uhhh is the U15 or U16 program any good?

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Post by MUFC1994 » 09 Jul 2010, 02:01

eddy192837 wrote:uhh well i was U14 winning states here in florida and getting to semi finals of region, soo uhhh is the U15 or U16 program any good?
Stop being a tool.

And if your on a good team, with good layers and good coaching why leave?

IMG is probably the best boarding school in the country. The training is top class, im not sure about the players.
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Post by eddy192837 » 09 Jul 2010, 02:22

and how am i a tool if i want to go to a soccer boarding school year long??? eexplain...

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Post by MUFC1994 » 09 Jul 2010, 02:39

eddy192837 wrote:and how am i a tool if i want to go to a soccer boarding school year long??? eexplain...
almost every post explains how your team is amazing....
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Post by eddy192837 » 09 Jul 2010, 05:18

well yeaa cuz i dont want to be leaving my team to go to a worse team.. duh (i need to see if its good)

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