ECS ID Clinic - January 2019
Elite College Sports is conducting a college ID clinic on Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Danbury, Connecticut. This soccer clinic will feature male high school sophomores and juniors (classes 2019, 2020 and 2021) desiring to play men's college soccer at academically elite colleges and universities. This soccer clinic represents a unique opportunity by matching a concentration of coaches from academically elite schools with a pool of players looking to combine great soccer with great academics. The clinic includes both field players and goalkeepers.
*** Click here for information on the January 21, 2019 Girls ID Clinic ***
ECS Colleges and Universities
Coaches from the following schools attended the 2018 ID Clinic.
- Amherst College (NESCAC - DIII)
- Army West Point (Patriot - DI)
- Colby College (NESCAC - DIII)
- Bard College (Liberty - DIII)
- Brandeis College (UAA- DIII)
- Bucknell University (Patriot - DI)
- Colgate University (Patriot - DI)
- Dartmouth College (Ivy - DI)
- U of Hartford (American East - DI)
- Hobart (Liberty - DIII)
- Maryland (BIG10 - DI)
- Middlebury College (NESCAC - DIII)
- Mitchell College (NECC - DIII)
- Rhodes College (SAA - DIII)
- Santa Clara (West Coast- DI)
- Skidmore College (Liberty - DIII)
- Springfield College (NEWMAC- DIII)
- St. Lawrence University (Liberty - DIII)
- Syracuse (ACC - DI)
- Trinity College (NESCAC- DIII)
- UConn (AAC - DI)
- UMass (Atlantic 10 - DI)
- Union College (Liberty - DIII)
- UPenn (Ivy - DI)
- Wesleyan University (NESCAC - DIII)
- Yale (Ivy - DI)
The following is a list of the ECS colleges and universities located within four driving hours of the clinic, which allows players to make campus visits the weekend prior to the clinic. If you are attending the clinic and have an interest in one of these colleges, make sure the coach knows that you'll be attending (especially if you'll be making a campus visit).
|1.5 hours||CONNECTICUT COLLNYU BARDARMY(USMA)|
|2 hours||UNIONRPIAMHERSTHOLY CROSS WPI|
|2.5 hours||PRINCETON BROWN WILLIAMS HARVARD MIT LAFAYETTE
LEHIGH TCNJ TUFTS WHEATON(MA) SKIDMORE NORTHEASTERN
BOSTON COLLEGE BOSTON U BRANDEIS BENTLEY
|3.5 hours||HAMILTON DARTHMOUTHBUCKNELLPENNHAVERFORD
|4 - 6 hours||MIDDLEBURY DICKINSONFRANKLIN & MARSHALL CORNELLST. LAWRENCE BATES COLBY BOWDOIN GETTYSBURG|
Dates and Times
There are two ECS ID Clinics being held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 (MLK Holiday weekend). Player check-in will begin at 8:30AM eastern.
The sessions are run by professional coaches and will include warm-up and technical drills followed by a succession of 7v7 and 11v11 games. College coaches will view the play from a cordoned area surrounding the fields. Each participant will receive a uniquely numbered and tee shirt to assist college coaches in tracking and evaluating players. Participants will also get an account on the ECS website and all ECS coaches will have access to the online profiles (coaches attending the clinic will also receive a binder with the profiles of each attendee).
The clinic will be held at the Danbury Sports Dome a state-of-the-art full sized indoor turf field that was completed in 2013. The facility is Connecticut’s largest indoor soccer field. Fields are ringed by a six lane track, from where coaches will evaluate prospective players. The Dome is located at 25 Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury, Connecticut, only minutes from I84 exit 8.
The cost of the clinic is $205. THE CLINIC SOLD OUT IN 2018. Prospective players will showcase for college coaches from some of the most academically elite colleges and universities in the country. Sessions are run by professional coaches, which allows the college coaches to exclusively focus on evaluating the players. In addition to the clinic, participants also get a one year membership on the ECS website, including access to The ECS Process, a detailed guide to the recruiting process developed in conjunction with college coaches. Click here to register.
Air Transportation & Local Hotels
The interactive map to the right shows the Sports Dome location with a 140 mile radius circle. For those players flying, there are a variety of airports from which to choose.
White Plains (HPN) - 35 miles
Stewart International (SWF) – 46 miles
LaGuardia (LGA) – 62 miles
John F. Kennedy (JFK) – 69 miles
Bradley International (BDL) – 72 miles
Courtyard, Danbury - Special ECS Rate
Hampton Inn, Danbury - Special ECS Rate
Hilton Garden Inn, Danbury
Holiday Inn Express, Danbury
Danbury Fair Mall – second largest mall in Connecticut located 3.8 miles from Danbury Dome. Anchor stores are Dick's Sporting Goods, L.L.Bean, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Sears, and Forever 21.