What do the campers receive?

All campers attending one of our residential sites will receive Nike t-shirt, Nike backpack, and Nike Soccer ball. Those campers attending one of our Day Camp sites will ONLY receive a Nike t-shirt and Nike backpack and must bring their own ball. ALL campers MUST bring their own water bottle.

What does a typical day in the life of a camper look like?

Each day begins with a technical training session dedicated to teaching the proper techniques of dribbling, passing & receiving, controlling with various surfaces, heading, etc. These sessions will be completed on a blacktop where the player is challenged with the speed of play and the ability to control the ball. During these sessions the camper will absolutely wear the ball out with touches. We feel this is an extremely unique style that greatly benefits each player involved. Goalkeepers will go with the goalkeeper coaches to attend a field session working on the techniques specialized to their own unique position.

The second session will be conducted as a traditional field session where the player will incorporate the techniques learned in the parking lot onto the field. It is here where the players really learn to use their individual skills to their advantage in more tactical game situations. These sessions will teach the finer points of the game including movement with and without the ball, maintaining ball possession in and out of tight spaces, and building through a more defined system of play. Following this session the players will head to lunch and take a break.

The third session incorporates more skill-type work; this session will also be on a field setting. Here the players will work on things such as crossing and finishing, combining passes to get forward, and team defending tactics. These sessions, just like the first two, all build on one another to give the player a wide range of reps and experience.

The players will complete the day with dinner and about four hours of game play. Small sided and full sided games will be played the remainder of the night. Here, the players get to use all of the skills and lessons learned in training and get to apply them to real games.

Does the camp provide education regarding college recruitment?

Yes. At the older age camps, campers benefit from our College Recruiting Panel Discussion, which features college coaches giving insight into the college recruiting process and the opportunities open to men and women in college soccer.

Can parents and coaches come to watch sessions?

All sessions are open, and we encourage parents and coaches to visit. Bring your notebooks and video cameras. Copies of the curriculum are always available.

I registered online but I did not receive confirmation. Why not?

If you register online and you did not receive confirmation - first check your spam folder. Then reach out to the Firewood Camps team at support@firewoodcamps.com

Where do I send the balance of my payment?

Any balance may be mailed at least 14 days in advance of camp to: 

Ralph Lundy Soccer Academy, 
2305 Chadbury Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC

Final payment at check-in is also an option.

Directions to Academy Sites?

Directions to our Academy sites can be found here.

What types of campers attend?

We are strictly for experienced, serious, committed and dedicated soccer players who want to improve. All campers and teams are grouped by age and ability and compete and train with those at their level. Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.For groups of 10 or more, or multi-child families, we offer a $50 Discount per participant for our Residential Camps and a $25 Discount per participant for our Day Camps. Please contact us at info@ralphlundy.com for more information.

Is there a goalkeeper specific training offered at all camp sessions?

There is specialized goalkeeper training offered for players interested in continuing their specialization in the position. The goalkeeper portion of the camp puts the player in a rigorous and competitive environment. The amount of repetitions each goalkeeper will get is unlike many other goalkeeper specific camps. 

The goalkeeper will participate in goalkeeper specific sessions during the daily sessions and then will combine with the field players for the games at night allowing the goalkeepers to learn and hone their technical ability while learning through and from the game itself. Campers interested in completing the goalkeeper portion of camp are encouraged upon registration to mark goalkeeper in the player selection section. Goalkeepers are asked to bring the necessary equipment: gloves, shin guards, specific jerseys/pants/shorts.

Do you provide evaluations for campers?

Each player receives an honest and accurate written evaluation from the head coach. The evaluation includes both strengths and weaknesses.

Will I receive a confirmation?

Yes. Internet applications will receive an immediate reply. Mailed-in applications will receive confirmation via e-mail, PROVIDED an e-mail address is listed. You MUST include e-mail address on the application where indicated to receive confirmation.

What is the Elite Training School?

Coach Lundy's highly acclaimed soccer camp continues to provide a challenge for serious, experienced players by offering the Elite Training School to all players, ages 13-18, looking for advanced tactical training for both field players and goalkeepers. This program is for veteran campers and or players who have played at the highest levels of youth soccer. The curriculum continues to carry on our tradition of developing every player in every aspect of the game.

Please note: If the player is 13 years old, he or she should be accustomed to training and competing with and against older players.

Residential Camper Checklist

·  $25.00 Key Deposit (Cash or Check ONLY)
·  Copy of INSURANCE CARD (Front & Back)
·  Water Bottle (labeled with First & Last Name)
·  Mask - to be worn in Residence Hall (outside of room and in common areas).
·  Soccer shoes - cleated and indoor (or running shoes)
·  Shin guards
·   At least ten (10) pairs of socks
·   Eight (8) pairs of shorts
·   Eight (8) shirts (dark/light colors)
·   Sheets for Dorm sized single bed
·  Pillow & blanket
·  Towels
·  Personal toiletries
·  Goalkeepers SHOULD bring goalkeeper gloves and multiple jerseys

Be sure that all shoes are well broken-in; new shoes are not recommended. Do not bring valuables, jewelry or anything not clearly marked with your name. NOTE: Do not bring any electronic devices. Cell phones are acceptable.

·  Hand sewn NIKE soccer ball
·  NIKE Camp T-shirt
·  NIKE/Ralph Lundy Soccer Academy Backpack

How do I register my team?

Coaches or Administrators should download the team application from this website. Teams can also register on-line. Teams or groups of individuals (minimum - 10) may reserve spaces in our camps with a required $100 deposit per camper. This deposit will be applied to the camp fees of each camper.For groups of 10 or more, or multi-child families, we offer a $50 Discount per participant for our Residential Camps and a $25 Discount per participant for our Day Camps. Please contact us (info@ralphlundy.com) for more information.

How much spending money should a camper bring to the residential camp?

The recommendation would be $25-$30. Please be aware there is no camp bank. Campers are responsible for the money they bring. The camp snack bar is open daily and some campers will have the opportunity to order pizza for a night snack.

What about phones?

Campers are welcome to bring cell phones (to be used in the dorms only) or during break times at day camp.