KEITH FULK ID CAMP
Sunday - April 27
9:00am - 3:00pm
Keith Fulk Soccer Camps offer soccer players professional level coaching that is head and shoulders above the competition. You will only play at your highest skill level . . . if . . . you train for it!
This session of ID Camp 2014 is strategically designed for boys ages 14 and up of all skill levels; especially those with a desire to compete at the college level. This years camp will be held at the beautiful soccer facilities at Saint Leo University located in Saint Leo, FL. We encourage teams and/or players to register early to insure spots for all interested players.
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Professionally Licensed and Certified Coaches
ID Camp 2014 is lead by Keith Fulk, current Head Men's Varsity Soccer Coach at Saint Leo University, 2013 Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year and NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year.
Fulk is well respected among his peers as a championship winning player and coach. Among his many accomplishments, Keith worked directly with the U16 and U18 Soccer Development Academy League teams; served as assistant coach for the U.S. U17's - helping them qualify for four FIFA U17 World Cups; coached West Virginia University and the University of Tampa, leading UT to three NCAA tournament appearances and the 2001 D-II National Championship.
Keith was a Parade All-American at Elco High School (PA), and played collegiately at the University of Tampa where he won the NCAA D-II National Championship in 1981, and was a four-time All-Conference and All-South Region selection. Fulk enjoyed a successful professional career with several teams from 1985-1992, and has been inducted into the Elco High School Hall of Fame, University of Tampa Hall of Fame, SSC Hall of Fame, and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
ID Camp 2014 also includes Roger Kennedy, current Assistant Men's Varsity Soccer Coach at Saint Leo Men's Varsity Soccer. Kennedy officially joined Fulk's staff in 2012 and brings a wealth of soccer knowledge, experience, and professionalism to the program. His experiences on the field as a college player, coupled with his six years of professional soccer and recent coaching positions are a welcome asset in working with young prospects.
"I really look forward to the future, and have my goals set on bringing a NCAA National Championship to Saint Leo."
"The ID Camps are a great opportunity for young players to showcase their skills and make us aware of their talent."
|AM 09:00 ~ AM 9:30||Player Registration|
|AM 9:30 ~ AM 9:50||Dynamic / GK Warm-Up|
|AM 9:55 ~ PM 10:30||1 v 1, 2 v 1, 2 v 2 Drills|
|AM 10:35 ~ AM 11:20||Small Sided Games|
|AM 11:30 ~ PM 12:00||Lunch (Please Bring Your Lunch)|
|PM 12:00 ~ PM 12:45||Recruiting Insights
|PM 12:45 ~ PM 2:50||7 v 7, 11 v 11 Games|
|PM 2:50 ~ PM 3:00||Cool Down / Wrap-Up|
|Every Day||Think Positive - Enjoy The Game!!|
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* Exact times and specific training drills subject to change
Complete the registration form and mail with payment to reserve your spot in ID Camp 2014.
You also have the option to pay online using the "Pay Now" button and our secure PayPal page.
Signed waivers are required to play and must be sent in or brought with you the day of ID Camp.
Registration fee is $125.00, but register now through April 14th and save $20.00!
Send check, registration and waiver to:
Keith Fulk Soccer Camps
2212 40th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
by Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated
Dortmund's Neven Subotic Makes U.S. History in Champions League Final.
The man who became the first American to play in a Champions League final was discovered by Keith Fulk in a city park in Bradenton, Fla., nine years ago.
"It's absolutely true," said Neven Subotic from Germany, where he's a starting center back for the Borussia Dortmund team that faced Bayern Munich on Saturday, May 25th, in the world's marquee annual soccer event. Now 24, Subotic is a seasoned six-year pro who has won two German league titles, but in 2004 he was just a 15-year-old kid training with his father, Zeljko, at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton.
"I saw this tall, lanky kid," Fulk said. "If Field 1 was taken, Field 2 was open, and this kid would be shooting. He had a big bag of balls, and he'd work sometimes on volleys, sometimes on his left foot, sometimes on headers with anyone who'd serve him balls. But the thing I noticed more than anything was after he did this, he'd run laps around the field: two, four, six laps, even interval training. His work ethic and mentality were like a pro's. After two weeks of seeing this kid every day, I went up to him and said: 'Hey, what's your name? What's your deal?"
Subotic introduced himself and explained his story: That he'd been born in Yugoslavia but fled the civil war with his family when he was 1 year old. That they'd moved to Germany, where they spent the next nine years until they had to leave because their visa was expiring. That they'd been allowed into the U.S. as refugees, relocating to Salt Lake City, where Zeljko had a distant relative. And that they'd moved to Florida so that Neven's tennis-playing sister, Natalija, could enroll in Nick Bollettieri's famous academy there.
Fulk watched Subotic play that weekend on a local under-18 team and in a "Mexican league" amateur game. And even though Subotic had been cut from tryouts for the Florida Olympic Development Program a couple months earlier, he became part of the U.S.' elite under-17 residency program.
"That's really when my life changed," Subotic said. "That was the first time I was in a professional atmosphere. We had training every day, we had great matches, we were learning tactics. It wasn't all about fun. You had to bring performance onto the pitch, otherwise you weren't going to play."
Neven's discovery was also a moment of pride for his father, who had cut short his own hopes for a pro soccer career when the family left Yugoslavia. In addition to learning how to coach his daughter as a tennis player -- "he thought he was like the dad of the Williams sisters," Neven said. -- Zeljko was working multiple jobs in Bradenton to make ends meet. "He was a janitor at the school where the [residency] players went," said Fulk, who compared Zeljko to Earl Woods, Tiger's father.
Subotic's next career break came on a U-17 trip to the Netherlands, when he was spotted by British agent Steve Kelly, who soon arranged a tryout for him at German club Mainz. Subotic received a contract offer from Mainz's rising young manager, Juergen Klopp, and when Klopp moved to Dortmund in 2008 he brought along Subotic, who was acquired on a $5.5 million transfer.
Then Dortmund went on a rocket-ship ride.
"It was something that I wouldn't even dream about," Subotic said. "The year before we came, Dortmund were 13th from 18 teams. Immediately after we came here, we were sixth, the next year we were fifth and the next two years we were first. It was a big change in quality, and nobody really saw it coming because we weren't buying expensive players. We were buying players who had potential."
The big move finally came this season. Dortmund won its Champions League group, made a miracle stoppage-time comeback against Malaga in the quarterfinals and dispatched favored Real Madrid in the semis to reach Saturday's final against a very familiar opponent.
"It's been a wild ride," Subotic said, "and I'm just happy as hell to be in the final. I've even had Facebook messages from my buddies in the U.S., guys I went to school with, and I didn't get any messages when I won the league or the German Cup. You can see Champions League is something that people in America follow."