FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is different about PPA in 2021?
Due to the COVID-19, PPA will look different in the summer of 2021. We do not know what pandemic environment will look like in the summer of 2021 so we are being cautious and have developed a camp season that can be run safely (limiting exposure in dorms and dining halls). Changes include:
- Players will be responsible for making their own lodging and food arrangements in and around the locations that sessions are held.
- Sessions will run Friday-Sunday and follow a similar schedule to the PPA Winter Camp which has been so successful. Dates are July 9-11 (Western Massachusetts) and July 23-25 (Lehigh Valley, PA).
- $425 registration fee ($325 special before March 1, 2021).
Note: There is a chance that we are able to offer a room and board add-on later in the spring if we gain access to college facilities. Stay tuned!
What is the same about PPA in 2021?
PPA will continue to provide prospective student-athletes with the same award-winning camp experience in 2021.
- Top-rated camp staff that actually COACH sessions and games (and don’t just sit there and watch games to pick up a paycheck).
- Award-winning PPA Seminar Series.
- Affordable experience run by top college coaches – not run by a business looking to maximize profit!
Where will the PPA take place?
The PPA sessions will take place:
July 9-11 (Western Massachusetts – at or near Amherst College)
July 23-25 (Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania – at or near Lafayette College)
Specific field locations/address will be determined later in early 2021 when we have a better idea if the fields at the colleges will be an option (depending on the pandemic). If they are not an option, we have secured fields in the immediate locale so that players can make plans.
What forms do I bring to Registration?
None! All of the forms are due ONE MONTH prior to camp. Please only send your forms one time. To prevent duplicated copies of paperwork for our office, please mail, email or fax your forms back to our office. The contact information can be found on the Forms Page (click here) of the peakperformancesoccer website. Our office will contact you directly if you are missing any forms.
Do we receive any gear when we arrive at the PPA?
All PPA players will receive a PPA t-shirt that you can’t get anywhere else.
Is there a deadline to register?
Acceptance is on a first-come, first-serve basis, due to limited space. We anticipate a sellout for the eleventh straight summer. Reserve space as soon as possible. Please note “Early Bird Pricing” is available before 3/1/20.
Can a player contact another coach and have them attend PPA?
High school, College and Club coaches are more than welcome to attend. Once the game schedule is set up, we encourage as many as possible to attend.
Can parents watch?
Assuming that the public health requirements allow, parents and friends are encouraged to watch any “games” but are discouraged from “hanging around” all day. Parents can’t go with the player to college as much as the players might need someone to do their laundry!
My son just had a physical. Do I need a medical form?
2020 or 2021 school physicals will be accepted as long as our PPA Medical Form is completed.
What if my son gets injured at PPA?
Professional athletic trainers are on duty at all times and hospital services are always available. The PPA is a fully insured, but players must also provide their own medical insurance. The staff assumes no responsibility for accidents or illness, on or off the soccer field.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
A camp credit will be issued to any camper who must cancel prior to camp. No money will be refunded. There are no exceptions for injuries, or any other circumstances. The camp credit is a voucher for a session of camp at PPA and will be for the amount paid by the camper. It is transferable to another party and is good through the 2022 camp season.
What if the player is a goalkeeper?
PPA’s Goalkeeping Academy recruits some of the best college coaches in the country. Each day, the goalkeepers will be involved in “goalkeeper only” training sessions.
Who can apply for the PPA?
The PPA is open to all aspiring college soccer players who are entering 9th-12th grade.
What should I bring to PPA?
Pack according to the schedule of three sessions a day and how much you want to change your soccer clothes. Here is a list of mandatory items and suggested items:
Soccer shoes (molded preferably)
Indoor shoes/ Flats/ Sneakers
Shin guards Water Bottle
Sunscreen and bug spray
How can I check on my outstanding balance?
If you would like more information or you have questions regarding an outstanding balance or any other issue please call 413-992-7177.
What if I want to change camp sessions after I register?
If you would like to change camp sessions, please call the PPA office at 413-992-7177. Due to the COVID pandemic there will be no administrative fee charged for session changes. We would be happy to do so given that there is room in the session you would like to switch into.