The Soccer Institute at Montverde Academy (SIMA) is proud to present The SIMA PRO Experience. This residential camp is for BOYS ONLY, ages 9-19, who have the ambition of one day playing the beautiful game at the professional level. Campers participating in THE SIMA PRO EXPERIENCE will live and train like a professional athlete for the entire week. Dormitory lodging and meals provided on the campus of Montverde Academy.
The SIMA PRO Experience will focus on professional soccer and what it takes to achieve this dream and maintain it. Throughout the week, we will visit with prominent figures in the game globally and learn from their experiences. We will train with an elite level professional coaching staff and live the life of a professional athlete on and off the field of competition.
Each camper will receive 2 SIMA camp T-shirts.
The following professionals in the game have confirmed their participation in The SIMA PRO Experience either through live appearance or virtually to work with our campers:
- Oguchi Onyewu – 14 year European Professional and two-time World Cup Veteran for the USA in 2006 and 2010.
- Salif Diao – Senegalese International and Liverpool star who played for Senegal in the 2002 World Cup in Asia.
- Toni Hernandez – Former Director of Methodology at Valencia CF in Spain
- Jens Berthel Askou – Current 1st team manager for AC Horsense in the Danish Superliga.
- Marcelo Serrano – Current Head Coach of the Austin Bold of the USL Championship.
- Brendan Burke – Current Head Coach of the Colorado Switchbacks of the USL Championship.
- Bruno Costa – Chief Scout of the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
- Mark Prizant – Director of Scouting for Inter Miami
- Kenny Arena – First Team Assistant Coach at LAFC
- Will Kuntz – Assistant General Manager at LAFC
- Ramiro Marin – Physical Trainer for CD Veraguas in Panama
- Fabian Vetter – Alfaria Sports – Player’s Agent based in Germany
- Scott Donnelly – First Team Scout (US) for Manchester United
The following NCAA Division I college coaches have also confirmed their in-person attendance at the SIMA PRO Experience:
- Clemson University
- University of Connecticut (UCONN)
- Syracuse University
- Boston University
- Jacksonville University
- La Salle University
Commuters will arrive at 8:00am and depart at 9:30pm each evening.
THE MVP of The SIMA PRO Experience will win an all-expense paid trip to Spain to train and experience Spanish football and culture for 10 days in SUMMER 2022!! For this camp there will be a winner for ages 9-14 and a winner for ages 15-19.