FAQs

How will I know if I’m registered?

You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration. If you did NOT receive an e-mail confirmation, you are NOT registered for camp. You will also receive an itinerary for the camp via e-mail closer to the start of camp.


What happens if I am on a Waitlist?

If the camp roster is full, you have the opportunity to sign up to be on the Waitlist. You will complete all information required for your camper and provide a credit card. However, you will NOT be charged unless we are able to move your camper to the camp roster. Campers will be added to the camp roster if space becomes available in the order they were added to the waitlist. We will provide periodic updates to your Waitlist status. Waitlist campers are encouraged to complete the required forms so they are ready in the event a spot becomes available with short notice.


What is the Refund Policy?

Deposits are non-refundable. Full refunds will be made with a note from a physician. Refunds will be made in full to campers whose team qualifies for nationals and are unable to attend camp as a result of national competition. Refunds will be processed at the conclusion of camp. Camp fees paid and unused may be transferred to another camp registration fee within 12 months for the original camper or a family member.

Deposits for each camp:
ID Camps $50
Winter Academy $75
Day Camp $75
Goalkeeper Camp $50
Residential Camp $150


Do I need a medical release/liability waiver?

A medical release from your physician (dated within one year of the start of camp or later) OR a 2015-16 school physical form OR your physician's signature must be returned with the application. In addition, a parent/guardian must complete the Liability Waiver. Campers without the required documentation will not be allowed to participate. A new Liability Waiver is required each year. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Medical Release/Liability Waiver


Do I need the UNL Safety Policy form?

The University requires all campers to have a UNL Safety Policy form signed by a parent. Campers without the required documentation will not be allowed to participate. A new UNL Safety Policy form is required each year. NO EXCEPTIONS.

UNL Safety Policy Form


What facilities will be used?

Camp will be held at Hawks Championship Center, UNL Soccer Field, and Memorial Stadium - depending on the camp. Please refer to your camp schedule for the specific facilities.


What are the Typical Camp Schedules?

Detailed camp schedule will be provided to registered campers.

College ID Camp
Saturday
3:00 p.m. Saturday   Registration
3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Instructional Sessions
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Small-Sided Games 
Sunday 7:30 a.m. Sunday  Registration
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Instructional Sessions
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Snack
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Small-Sided Games 

Winter Academy
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Boys and Girls Day Camp
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Morning Session
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

Goalkeeper Camp         
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Session for ages 9-11
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Session for ages 12-15
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Session for age 16-18
     Campers attend only one 2-hour session each day depending on age

Girls Residential

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Morning Session 
11:00 a.m. Lunch 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Session
Camp typically starts mid-day on Monday and ends mid-day on Thursday


Athletic Trainer

Members of the University’s athletic training staff will be on hand for all sessions. We recommend that each camper be in excellent physical condition. This not only prevents injuries, but also makes the learning process much easier. Please notify camp staff in advance of any special health conditions or health needs.


Medicine Policy

If a camper would like to bring any medication (whether the medication was dispensed to the camper based on a prescription or was purchased over-the-counter) to our camp, then the camper’s parent or legal guardian must (1) notify us of the type of medication(s) and whether it requires refrigeration or other special storage; and (2) request approval to bring the medication(s) to camp. In order to adequately assess a request to bring medication to our camp, please contact us at bigredsoccercamp@gmail.com at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp. Campers may only bring medication(s) to Camp that have been approved in writing by our camp director.

If the medication is intended to treat a potentially life-threatening condition, then a camper will be permitted to carry necessary items (e.g., an EPI-pen, an inhaler for asthma) during camp provided that the camper has received the advance written approval of the camp director discussed in the preceding paragraph.

Over-the-Counter (ibuprofen/Tylenol/etc.) and Prescription Medicine will not be administered without parental permission. Campers should only bring the dose/amount of medicine that may be needed during camp. All medicine must be in the original container.


How do I get to the Hawks Championship Center?

The Hawks Championship Center is located directly northeast of Memorial Football Stadium on "Salt Creek Roadway" between 14th St. and Stadium Drive. Click here for more details.


Where should I park?

University parking lots require a parking permit 24 hours a day. Parking is available in meters throughout campus or in the Stadium parking garage located on the corner of “Stadium Drive” and “T” Street. Some of our camps will have parking permits available for purchase that will allow you to parking in the lot directly west of Hawks or in lots adjacent to the dorm during camps. If you have not purchased a parking permit, do not park in a university lot as you will subject to receiving a ticket. Big Red Soccer Camp will not be responsible for any parking tickets issued while attending camp.


Camp Check In/Check Out

Each camper (resident or commuter) must check in at the beginning of camp. Campers will receive their tshirt, ball, meal ticket and room key (if applicable). Specific information as to the check-in location will be provided in your camp schedule. All campers at overnight camps must be signed out by an adult at the end of the camp. Please make sure your camper is properly checked out before you leave camp.


What should I bring?

All participating campers should bring appropriate workout gear and soccer equipment:
  • Cleats, Shin guards, Soccer Ball, Sun Screen, Water Bottles
  • Sack Lunch, if attending Day Camp
Please mark all of your equipment with your name with a permanent marker.

What should I NOT bring?

Please do not bring any non-camp related items (i.e. electronic items, iPods, MP3 players, etc) to camp. Big Red Soccer Camp will not be responsible for any lost items.


Can parents watch camp activities?

Yes – parents are welcome to attend any of the camp sessions. During Winter Academy, we ask that you watch from the upper balcony in Hawks. During Day, Goalkeeper, Girls Residential and College ID Camps, we ask that you watch from the upper balcony in Hawks, or from the stands at the Soccer Field or Memorial Stadium.


Camp Benefits

Depending on the camp, each camper may receive an adidas t-shirt, soccer ball, and DVD instructional video. Gatorade products are available during all camps.


Housing during Residential Camps

Campers are housed two or three to a room in the air conditioned residence halls, depending on the hall we are assigned. Roommate preferences can be indicated on the camp application. Roommate assignments will be made by camp staff and are final. NO changes will be made once assignments are made.


What should I bring if I’m staying in a dorm?

Each camper will be expected to bring their own towels, washcloth, and bedding. Housing provides sheets and a pillow/pillow case. If you need more than what is provided, please bring the additional items. Campers should bring personal toiletry items. Feel free to bring any additional food/snacks. Vending machines are available. Ice is not available. Typically each room has a small refrigerator in each room.


Will there be chaperones in the residence hall?

Our camp staff will be assigned to each floor in the residence hall. Staff will stay overnight just like the campers. University Housing requires no more than a 1 to 15 ratio of staff to campers. Staff accompany campers to and from the residence hall and the camp facilities, and to meals.


Telephones

Beginning in 2009, the residence halls have removed telephones in each room. Campers will not be able to make phone calls unless they bring a cell phone. Staff will assist campers who need to call home.


Meals

Resident campers attending Girls Residential camp will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner as indicated on the camp schedule. Commuter campers attending Girls Residential camp will receive lunch/dinner.

Campers attending Day Camp should bring a sack lunch each day.


Meals

Commuters at the Girls Residential Camp

Commuters need to check-in during registration and will receive their t-shirt and soccer ball. They will also receive their meal ticket. After the first day of camp, commuters can be dropped off and picked up at the Hawks Championship Center


Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are available upon request. Airport transfers are limited to the Lincoln airport for the College ID Camp.


Is financial assistance available?

Consideration will be made for scholarship assistance. A written request should be sent to bigredsoccercamp@gmail.com.


Discounts

If 10 or more campers from the same age group team attend a single camp, we offer a 10% discount.

Winter Academy: We will pro-rate registration costs if a camper is unable to attend the entire camp due to a conflict for a competition/performance.

All other Camps: We will pro-rate registration costs if a camper is unable to the entire camp.

Contact us at 402-819-8749 or bigredsoccercamp@gmail.com to inquire about discounts. We will provide a Promo Code to use when registering so the discount will be applied.


Accommodations

If camper, parent or guardian has questions about accessibility or they need to request assistance in order for a camper to participate in this camp, including accommodations for dietary restrictions, please contact us at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp so that we may adequately assess and respond to your request.