Curriculum: The St. Lawrence Girls Soccer Academy (STLGSA) is designed for girls ages 13 and up and will focus primarily on preparing players to compete at the collegiate level. The camp combines individual skills with team tactics to enhance the development of each player.
Campers will be exposed to challenging training sessions to improve decision-making and speed of play. Competitive evening matches will also enhance development and provide players the opportunity to showcase their abilities to some of the best Division I, II, III, NAIA and JC collegiate coaches in the region. Many current St. Lawrence players will also be working at the academy.
This academy will allow players to also have a taste of what college soccer is all about on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Players will use the same facilities that the St. Lawrence University teams have access to, which have been recognized as some of the top facilities in the country. The academy members will also interact daily with college-level players, and live in the dorms that the students stay in during the school year. Goalkeepers will receive specialized training and all campers will have the opportunity to play in a full game setting.
Meet the Coaches: Franco Bari, Head Women's Soccer Coach at St. Lawrence University
A 1998 graduate of St. Lawrence University and a National All-American for the men's soccer team, Franco Bari led the women's team to their first postseason appearance and their very first 10-game winning season in six seasons in 2009, earning a regional ranking as high as fourth while also breaking on to the national stage.
Bari came from Greensboro College, where he was head coach of the Pride since December 2006 and accumulated a 22-13-3 overall record. Before coaching at Greensboro, Bari was at the helm of the women's soccer program at Elmira College, where he coached from 2001 through 2005 and was named Empire 8 Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2002. He also served as the assistant women's soccer coach at Arizona State University from 1999 to 2001. Bari was also a Director of Coaching at Guilford United Soccer Club (NC) and Soaring Capital Soccer Club (NY).
Eileen Coyle, Assistant Soccer Coach at St. Lawrence University
Eileen Coyle, an all - conference player at SUNY Geneseo, has joined the St. Lawrence University women's soccer coaching staff as
an assistant coach. Coyle was captain of the Herkimer County Community College soccer team and was a two-time first team All America
while at Herkimer. She has coached at the Oneonta, Geneseo and Hamilton soccer camps and coached a club team with the Doug Miller Soccer Academy.
The 2013 Coaching Staff will include Division I, II, III, Junior College and NAIA coaches, as well asother college level players from the region.