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    2020 RIT Men's Soccer Summer Youth Development Camp (Boys & Girls Ages 7-17, July 27-30) - CANCELED

    Start Date:07/27/20
    End Date:07/30/20
    Registration Opens:02/26/20
    Registration Closes:05/26/20
    Camp Fee:$280
    Early Bird Fee: $255 (through 06/15/20)

    RIT Men's Soccer 

    Summer Youth Development Camp
    July 27-30, 2020

    Boys & Girls Ages 7-17

    For Boys & Girls!

    RIT Soccer invites you to join us for a great training experience.  RIT's Summer Youth Development Camp is a commuter camp for youth boys and girls ages 7 -17 seeking exposure to an advanced soccer training & development environment. The camp will provide young players an opportunity to elevate their soccer skills, grow their love of the game, & improve in the mental, physical, technical, and tactical aspects of their game.

    RIT’s coaching staff will instruct campers within a fun & challenging environment that promotes individual technical development and small-sided scenarios.  RIT coaches will deliver a 4-day training curriculum aimed at all aspects of individual player development.  All camp participants will receive training in small groups (<10 players/coach) and one on one feedback and instruction.  Games will provide participants with a chance to demonstrate their understanding of the aspects taught, as well as have fun.

    In addition to field instruction and competitive opportunities, the RIT's Summer Youth Development Camp prepares young players for the next level by providing a “total body & mind” approach to optimum soccer performance. Nutrition, dynamic stretching, speed, agility & quickness training, sports psychology and preparedness for the "next level", whatever that may be based on age & level of the participant, will all be addressed by the coaching staff. One on one interaction with the coaching staff is a key element of the structured training approach of our staff.

    While at camp, campers will utilize the same facilities as RIT’s soccer athletes. Lunch will be provided each day by RIT Dining Services.

    RIT Men’s Soccer Coaching staff also conducts team clinics at RIT or your location in the spring and late summer. If your team or group is interested in learning more, please contact the Men's Soccer office at: 585-475-2618


    Registration:    Fee - $280, Sibling Discount $20; Early Bird Discount $25 - register before June 15; Instruction, camp shirt, and daily lunch included.

    Contact Coach Garno before completing registration for $25 Team Discount (only available for 10 or more campers from the same team)

    Camp Information Package: 
    All campers will receive additional information required to prepare them for camp. The information will include a map of the campus, as well as route maps to get to the camp, emailed to each camper by July 20.  

    Refund Policy:  Full refunds will only be considered if requested more than 21 days prior to the start of the event. Any cancellations due to injuries or illness within 14 days of the event will require a medical note for a partial refund. Please allow up to 4 weeks after the conclusion of event for processing.

    Camp Directors


    Bill Garno begins his 25th season at the helm of Rochester Institute of Technology men’s soccer team. Garno is one of only two coaches in RIT history to eclipse the 100-win plateau, and sits in second place in victories behind the late Doug May, for whom Garno played. Garno has also led the Tigers to three appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament (2000, 2001 and 2004), and three Empire 8 titles. In 2017, the RIT Coaching Staff was recognized as co-Coaching Staff of the Year in the Liberty League.

    Under Garno’s tutelage, 62 different Tigers have earned All-Empire 8/Liberty League honors since the 1999 season. He has coached four Empire 8 Players of the Year, three Empire 8 Rookies of the Year and 3 Academic All Americans.

    From 1983 to 1986, Garno was a defender on the Tigers soccer team, helping lead RIT to an impeccable 59-8-6 record, four conference titles and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. After a successful collegiate career at RIT, he turned to coaching. Prior to taking over at RIT in the spring of 1996, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Rochester from 1992 to 1995.

    Garno is active in the youth soccer scene, currently Director of Player Development for FC Dynamo ROC, has coached in the Rochester Junior Rhinos, Empire United Soccer Academy and the Hilton Heat soccer clubs. Garno served as a head coach for the New York State West Olympic Development Program.


    Yuri Lavrynenko enters his 12th season as associate head men's soccer coach at RIT. He brings a wealth of elite level playing and coaching experience to the Tigers program.  After leading Gates-Chili High School to a New York State Championship in 1995, Lavrynenko helped Indiana University to two NCAA and four Big Ten championships from 1996-99. While at Indiana, he earned All-American, All Big Ten and Final Four MVP accolades.

    Lavrynenko excelled in the classroom at Indiana University, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 as well as being inducted into the Alpha Beta academic fraternity. In 2004 Lavrynenko earned a master of business administration from RIT with a concentration in marketing and finance. 

    Lavrynenko had a very successful professional career. Between 2000-2001 Lavrynenko played for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. He helped the Fire to the U.S. Open Cup championship in 2001. He played for three teams in MLS A-League from 2001-2004 including the Rochester Rhinos. He helped Montreal to the A-League championship in 2004. In 2005 Lavrynenko founded “Yuri Lavrynenko Soccer” which specializes in academics, individual training, team sessions and camps and clinics for youth soccer players. In 2006 he earned his USSF “B” coaching license and earned his USSF “A” license in 2009.


    Questions and Comments: Contact: Bill Garno  

    Daily Itinerary (subject to change)       

    9:00-11:30 AM   Training Session - Grass Practice Field      
    Noon                 Lunch - Gracie's Dining Hall     
    1:00-3:00 PM     Training Session - Grass Practice Field