Residential Camps FAQs

1. Q: What makes a Red Bulls Residential Camp unique?

A: New York Red Bull soccer camps are the only camps throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania that are operated directly by a professional soccer team. All Residential Camp programs have been specifically designed by professional soccer experts to meet the needs of youth soccer players who attend these camps. Additionally, all campers get the opportunity to attend a Red Bulls match at Red Bull Arena free of charge.

2. Q: What can I expect from a Red Bulls Residential Camp?

A: New York Red Bulls philosophy is: Create a fun and challenging environment where players have the opportunity to learn.

Our Residential Camp programs are designed with the New York Red Bulls building block approach to player development. Within each building block, an extensive curriculum is offered. For more details on the “Building Blocks of Player Development” please visit the following page on our training programs website: http://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/curriculum/

3. Q: How are players grouped at Residential Camp?

A: Players are grouped based on both age and ability levels. Group allocation is reviewed at the end of each camp day and players may be moved accordingly to ensure they are in the correct environment and constantly being challenged.

4. Q: Are players supervised at all times?

A: Absolutely. On and off the field camper health and safety is our number one priority. We follow a strict safety policy that ensures that there are always an adequate number of camper supervisors at all times. We also ensure that each camper is always signed in and signed out of camp by an approved adult.

5. Q: What are the supervision arrangements at the dorm?

A: At the Georgian Court University Residential Camp, Red Bull coaches will be housed on each floor of each dorm. The players will be shown where the coach’s rooms are located and they will be clearly marked so that they can be easily located by any player needing them. Boys and girls are in separate dorms, with male coaches in the boys’ dorms and female coaches in the girls’ dorms. In addition to our staff, each location has their own campus security which is available 24 hours a day.

6. Q: What will happen in cases of injury or illness?

A: At all of our Residential Camps, the head coach holds an American Red Cross certificate in responding to emergencies and CPR for the professional rescuer. There will also be a qualified athletic trainer present during the week to provide on field treatment.

However, the usual course of action once any serious injury is stabilized, is to contact the parents and, if necessary, the local emergency services. In the registration process we also ask important medical related questions so that we are always aware of any pre-existing injury or illness.

7. Q: Do I need to bring my child’s immunization records to Residential Camp?

A: Yes, all Residential Camps require that we have each camper’s immunization record on file.

8. Q: Do I need to check in on the first day of camp?

A: Yes, check in will take place at the front of dorms. Signs will guide you to the appropriate parking area and check-in area. A campus map is included in this packet.

  • The check in schedule is as follows:
  • 12pm to 3pm – Rolling player arrival and check-in
  • 3pm to 4:30pm – Player Orientation and Campus Tour
  • 5pm to 6pm – Dinner
  • 6pm to 8:30pm – Opening Tournament

Players should eat lunch before arriving as dinner is not until 5pm. Once you have dropped off your child you are free to leave. Due to the staggering check in times, parents are not expected to stay for the opening address.

9. Q: Is there a set check-out location and procedure?

A: Yes, check-out takes place following the tournament and graduation on the final day of camp. The players’ belongings will be packed and ready for departure prior to beginning of the tournament.

  • The final day’s schedule is as follows:
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm Training/Favorite Games
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm Tournament
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm Graduation
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm Check-out and pick up

Parents are invited to come and watch the tournament play on the final day. Following the tournament and graduation, which will take place at the field, the players, STILL WITH THEIR GROUPS, will proceed back to the dorms to gather their bags. Upon gathering their belongings they should proceed to the check-out tent with their parent (s) to officially check out form the camp.

10. Q: What do I do if I need to pick up my child early?

A: If a player needs to be picked up early please notify the trainers at the camp and provide a note stating such. If it is an unscheduled pick up you can always call 888.370.7287. However, a specific contact list with contact numbers directly to personnel on site will be provided to the parent or guardian checking in the player on the first day of camp.

11. Q: What if I need someone other than myself to pick my child up at check-out?

A: Please provide a signed note with the full name of the person you authorize to pick up your child at check-in. If the change occurs during the camp week please contact the personnel listed on the camp specific FAQ and notify them of the change. Those individuals picking up the player will need to bring identification. Please be aware that our staff will not allow any child to be picked up by someone that the child does not recognize.

12. Q: What clothing should my child wear at a Residential Camp?

A: A packing list is included in this packet.

13. Q: What should my child refrain from bringing to Residential Camp?

A: A DO NOT Pack list is included in this packet.

14. Q: Can I provide my child with food for their dorms?

A: Yes, limited food is allowed in the dorms. However, the food must be in sealed containers.

15. Q: What will my child receive at a Residential Camp?

A: At a Residential Camp players will receive the following items:

  • Adidas Soccer Ball
  • Adidas Red Bulls Uniform
  • Four (4) Adidas Red Bulls training shirts
  • Red Bulls Water Bottle
  • Discounted tickets to a Red Bulls match

16. Q: What happens if there is inclement weather?

A: As with all of our camps if it is just rain, we play! However, if the weather presents a safety concern on the field, Georgian Court University provides us with many opportunities for indoor activities. The common areas will be set up for usage during potential rain delays with cards, quizzes and games and other activities. Also available is a gym that can be utilized for indoor play and activities. Please note that, as per Georgian Court University a different pair of indoor soccer shoes from regular sneakers to be worn outdoors are required and used when playing on the gym surface. Please pack accordingly.

The health and safety of our players remains our number one concern.

17. Q: What happens if there is extreme heat?

A: The head coach of the camp is responsible for monitoring the weather forecast daily. If the heat index rises to extreme or dangerous levels the camp day will be adjusted accordingly. There are a number of possible activities that the players will have the opportunity to partake in at our Residential Camps that will allow them to safely avoid the heat yet still be engaged. As stated previously, the health and safety of our players remains our number one concern.

18. Q: What is the cancellation policy after payment has been made?

A: If a camper cancels prior to the start of the camp program, a refund, minus a $30 cancellation fee, will be issued.

19. Q: Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

A: Please call us at 888.370.7287 or e-mail us at training@newyorkredbulls.com

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