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    2020 RIT Men's Soccer College ID Camp (Boys, Grades 9-12, July 16-18 - CANCELED

    Start Date:07/16/20
    End Date:07/18/20
    Registration Opens:02/26/20
    Registration Closes:05/26/20
    Camp Fee:$425
    Early Bird Fee: $400 (through 06/15/20)

    RIT Men's Soccer College ID Camp

    July 16-18

    (Grades 9-12)


    RIT Men’s Soccer invites you to join us for a great training experience.  RIT's College ID Camp is a residential camp for boy’s grades 9-12 seeking exposure to the collegiate soccer environment. The camp will provide young players an opportunity to elevate their soccer skills & prepare to play at the next level.

    Training sessions will provide young players an opportunity to improve their technical ability and tactical knowledge of the game. RIT’s coaching staff will instruct campers within a challenging environment that promotes playing in both small-sided and full-sided game scenarios. Evening games will give the players the opportunity to put their skills to the test and showcase their individual and collective ability along with other high caliber young players preparing to play collegiately.

    In addition to field instruction and competitive opportunities, RIT's College ID Camp prepares young players for the next level by providing a “total body & mind” approach to optimum soccer performance. Nutrition, dynamic stretching, speed and strength training, sports psychology and the college recruiting process will all be addressed by the coaching staff. One on one interaction with the coaching staff is a key element of the structure training approach by staff.

    While at camp, campers will utilize the same facilities as RIT’s soccer athletes. During their stay, campers will reside in RIT residence halls and all meals will be provided by RIT Dining Services, to provide participants the opportunity to get the full experience of Rochester Institute of Technology.

    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.

    High School Aged Boys (entering 9th – graduating 12th)

    Accommodations:  Campers will be housed two to a room in a supervised RIT residence hall on campus. Bedding and towels will NOT be provided.

    Registration:    Overnight fee - $425;     Commuter fee - $365; Early Bird Discount $25 - register before June 15th.

    Refund Policy:  
    Full refunds will only be given if requested more than 14 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.

    Contact Coach Garno before registering online 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. It will be emailed to each camper by July 9th.  


    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  

    Camp Itinerary (subject to change)

    Thursday, July 16

    2:00 PM                  Check-in

    3:30-4:30 PM           Welcome/Introduction Meeting

    5:00 PM                   Dinner - Grace Watson Dining Hall

    7:00-9:00 PM           Training Session - Full Sided Games

    10:30 PM                 Room Check

    11:00 PM                 Lights Out

    Friday, July 17

    8:00 AM                   Breakfast - Grace Watson Dining Hall

    9:30-11:30 AM         Training Session - Individual training

    12 noon                    Lunch - Grace Watson Dining Hall

    2:30-4:00 PM           Training Session - Small Sided games

    5:00 PM                    Dinner - Grace Watson Dining Hall

    7:00-9:00 PM           Training Session - Full Sided Games

    10:30 PM                  Room Check

    11:00 PM                  Lights Out

    Saturday, July 18
    8:00 AM                   Breakfast - Grace Watson Dining Hall

    9:00-10:30 AM         Training Session

    10:30-11 AM            Camp Wrap-up Session

    Noon                        Check out