When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.
— Diego Maradona, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli and Argentina

Advanced Camps — Day

Advanced Camps have been designed by youth, college and international coaches to expose players to a camp environment in which they can take their game to the next level. Our Advanced Camps involve instructional sessions, strength training and conditioning, and video analysis in a structured training environment.

*Players must be participating in a travel or academy program currently in order to participate.

Scholarship Application: Camps

Date Camp Location Gender Birth year Check-in Check-out Cost
July 1–5* Day Chelsea Waterside Park Boys and Girls 2005–10 9:00 am 3:00 pm $460
July 8–12 Day Pier 40 Boys and Girls 2005–10 9:00 am 3:00 pm $575
July 15–19 Day Pier 40 Boys and Girls 2005–10 9:00 am 3:00 pm $575
July 22–26 Day Pier 40/ Governors Island Boys and Girls 2005–10 9:00 am 3:00 pm $575
July 29–August 2 Day Chelsea Waterside Park Boys and Girls 2005–10 9:00 am 3:00 pm $575
August 5–9 Day Chelsea Waterside Park Boys and Girls 2005–10 9:00 am 3:00 pm $575
August 12–16 Day Pier 40 Boys and Girls 2005–10 9:00 am 3:00 pm $575
August 19–23 Day Chelsea Waterside Park Boys and Girls 2005–10 9:00 am 3:00 pm $575

* No camp on July 4

Advanced Camps — Residential

Golden Goal Sports Park
Lake George, NY

June 30–July 3

Benefits of Residential Camp

DUSC Residential Camps combine high level instruction, excellent competition, first class facilities and expert coaches to create a unique and exciting experience for teams and individual players.

Our mix of technical and tactical instruction, actual game situations and problem solving combined with tournament style matches will develop creative, versatile and confident soccer players. The experience of living, eating and training in a professional environment 24/7 will prepare players for the next level.

Residential Camp benefits:

  • Individual and collective development

  • Team bonding and enhancement of social skills

  • Character building and professionalism

  • Learning the importance of diet, nutrition, rest and recovery

  • Understanding more tactical concepts in 9v9 and 11v11 game situations

  • Working with new coaches from different backgrounds

  • Playing with and against players from other teams and age groups

  • Other fun activities to increase happiness and mindfulness

Cost: $725 individual fee/$575 team rate (eight or more from same team /or Early Bird Special prior to April 1)


  • Cabin accommodation for campers and chaperones

  • Separate staff accommodation for coaches and administrators

  • Meals

  • Access to all recreation amenities of the athlete village

  • Choice of grass or all-weather turf fields

  • Complimentary bonfire

  • Aerial game filming

  • Access to AV equipment in media rooms

  • Complimentary choice of: Challenge Course, Team building or T4 Performance Assessment Testing (select one)

Residential Camps Frequently Asked Questions

Golden Goal Sports Park Video

Scholarship Application: Camps

Date Camp Location Gender Age Check-in Check-out Cost
June 30–July 3 Residential Golden Goal Sports Park Boys and Girls 2002–08 2:00 pm 12:30 pm $725*

* $575 team rate (eight or more from same team)

Golden Goal Sports Park Video

What is the location?

Golden Goal:  495 Goodman Road, Lake George Region Fort Ann, New York 12827. Telephone 855 355 GOAL.

 What are the facilities like?

Golden Goal is a 200-acre, world-class sports complex that boasts training, living and dining facilities on site. Golden Goal is designed for teams to bond and for players to focus, have fun and reach their potential.

 When is check-in?

Arrival time should be between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Parents should ensure players eat lunch at a sufficient time prior to arrival as there will be an afternoon training and evening games program on the first day. There are sufficient parking areas available at the facility with signage visible to registration area. On arrival, players will be issued accommodation details together with “house rules” concerning discipline, conduct and safety procedures while at camp.

When is check-out?

Departure time will be between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm, just after lunch has concluded. Departure day is also the finals of the games tournament followed by an awards ceremony, to which all parents are invited to watch. For check-out please notify us if your child is being picked up by anyone other than a parent.

Prior to check out, all cabins and facilities should be maintained and left in the condition that they were found. Players will be fully responsible for all damaged and/or missing property and will be charged at full replacement cost.

What about transportation?

It is the responsibility of parents to get players to and from the Golden Goal for the purposes of the camp. Please fill out this "ride share" form so we know who has a ride and who needs one and we will try to coordinate carpools if possible. 

What is lodging like?

Participants will be housed in residential cabins located on the grounds of the facility. Each cabin consists of 18 beds plus a separate section reserved for chaperones. All teammates will automatically be housed in the same cabin. All players will be expected to reside at the facility.

The cabin area is equipped with bathroom facilities for players and separate area for coaches/chaperones. Club coaches, camp counselors, administration and designated chaperones will be in attendance throughout all activities

 Are there medical facilities?

There is a limited medical facility on-site with adequate nursing, supervision and care at Golden Goal or readily available provided. 

Is there an emergency contact number?

Players are welcome to call home as needed. However, in cases of parents needing to communicate with their child, in addition to contacting the cell phone of their child, and only in cases of emergency, parents are welcome to contact Jose Luis Rebay: 516 680 7016.

Is there security?

24-hour security staff will be on hand to supervise all activities throughout the festival. Under no circumstances can a player leave the facility without prior permission

What about meals?

Three meals will be provided per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in restaurant style dining facilities with adequate choices at each meal. The meal schedule will be as follows:
Sunday: Dinner
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Thursday: Breakfast and lunch

Concession stands for drinks and snacks are available at set times throughout the day. Players may bring drinks and light snacks throughout their stay, but the facility prohibits other outside food being brought into Golden Goal.

Parents must advise Golden Goal directly in writing prior to arrival of any dietary allergies or special needs.

What about rest and relaxation?

Players will have access to the games room where they may engage in other, non-soccer activities. Adequate social and relaxation time will be provided throughout the camp.

Can parents watch the games?

There will be a game schedule each evening, which parents are welcome to attend. The Lake George Region is the fourth largest summer recreation destination in the United States. There are lots to do for all members of the family including outdoor sports from boating to zip-lines.

All visitors coming for games should take note of the following facility regulations.

  • Coolers, outside food, or beverages of any kind are not permitted in the Park.

  • Visitor Parking is signposted and limited to lot #1 and lot #2.

  • No pets are allowed on Golden Goal property.

  • Do not enter restricted areas.

  • No vehicles are allowed inside the Athlete Village.

  • No Smoking at the park. It is a smoke-free complex.

  • Do not throw stones anywhere in the park.

  • No profanity or fighting will be tolerated.

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

 What should players bring?

  • Full training equipment (Shirts, shorts, socks, etc.).

  • Molded soccer cleats, shin-guards, Astroturf footwear, gloves (goal-keepers)

  • Toiletries, towels and sun protection items

  • Portable fan (optional but recommended -temp in the mountains is cooler and drops 15 degrees)

  • For showering, bring flip-flops and swimming trunks

  • Sleeping bag or sheets & blankets

  • Pillow(s) and pillow case(s)

  • Some leisurewear (T-shirts /sweatshirt/ shorts) – little needed.

  • Undergarments & socks

  • Any medication

  • Money for snacks / retail store*

  • Phone and charger*

  • Small bag to carry essential items to and from field (Put initials on bag)

  • Rain jacket

  • Bug spray

  • Combination lock for personal items (optional)

  • Soccer Ball

* Please limit all valuables to an absolute minimum

Is there a “lost and found”?

A storeroom is on-site for lost and found items. The organizers accept no responsibility for personal items lost or stolen.

Is there a laundry?

There is no laundry facility on-site. Laundry service is available within 15 minutes of the facility for self-service or via pick-up and delivery full service for a reasonable fee.

What is the schedule?

You can find the schedule here 

What are the guidelines for behavior?

We want this to be a great experience for everyone. Consequently, safety is of paramount importance to us. There will be no horseplay, jumping off beds, fighting or violence of any kind. Common sense will prevail but there will be zero tolerance for misbehavior of any kind. Parents and guests of DUSC assume all risk and danger of personal injury, losses, damages to person or property and all hazards arising from or related in any way to the events at which they are attending. The facility management and DUSC staff reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management or DUSC staff to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the rules and regulations as outlined herein.