Junior Academy Program – Soccer
Club Med academies “CMA” has launched its Soccer Academy. Like all other academy sports, it is attracting athletes from around the world. Attendees participate in the academy standard program categories – Full Time (fall, spring, summer semester junior) and Short Time (weekly junior). Club Med Academies is a multi-faceted educational training environment featuring a blended (Sports, Arts and Academics) model for learning focused on skill development, competitive competence, social and cultural aptitudes. Find out more about our Academic Program.
Heading the CMA Soccer Program is Tom Durkin (Director) who previously served as a coach for the FC Celtic Bolts of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and worked as Academy Director for IMG Academies in Bradenton, FL. Tom’s staff included, Hugo Caicedo (Soccer Coach) who played professionally for Deportivo Cali, Deportes Quindio, and Atletico Bucaramanga in Colombia; Jesus Lizarraga (Goalkeeper Coach – NSCAA National Diploma) with over 20 years experience; and Scott Del Mastro (Sport Psychologist). Read More…
Schedules for Training
Our schedules are designed to maximize the training of our athletes. With several schedule options depending on the program that you chose we are certain that you will find one that works for you.
Monday through Friday
|7:00 – 7:30am||Breakfast|
|7:30 – 9:30am||School|
|9:30 – 11:30am||Soccer – Drilling & General Development|
|12:00 – 12:45pm||Lunch|
|12:45 – 2:30pm||School|
|3:00 – 4:30pm||Soccer – Competitive Play|
|4:30 – 5:30pm||Conditioning|
|5:30 – 6:00pm||Free Time|
|6:00 – 7:00pm||Dinner|
|7:00 – 9:00pm||School|
|7:00 – 8:00am||Breakfast|
|8:00 – 10:00pm||Soccer – Competitive Play|
|10:00 – 12:00pm||Free Time|
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|4:00 – 6:00pm||Free Time|
|6:00 – 7:00pm||Dinner|
|7:00 – 9:00pm||Evening Activity|
NON-BOARDING CAMP PROGRAM – Does Not Include Lunch which can be purchased at Hotel Reception Daily
***Saturday afternoon and Sunday off. Scheduled and Supervised Activities
***Schedules may vary week to week
***Mental and Fitness Sessions Weekly
***Weekend Tournaments – most tournaments within 45 min. of Club Med (Available most every week)
Boarding & Accommodations
Both boarding and non-boarding options are available. As a boarding student, you will have the opportunity to meet new people from other places and different cultures. Large rooms are available with a 2-4 person capacity. Student rooms include access to wi-fi and onsite laundry facilities. All of the fitness training facilities are located in one place, with gated security.
Meals & Dining
Student meals are available onsite at one of three restaurants, the Market Place a buffet style restaurant , Soleil an a-la-carte style restaurant, and the Steakhouse, all of which rate at a 4 star level for quality and selection. Meals are provided throughout the day, starting with breakfast at 7:00am, lunch at 12:00pm, and dinner at 6:00pm.
But don’t worry, if you are hungry between those times Soleil is open throughout the day from 10:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 6:00pm; and 9:00pm to 11:oopm.
A wide variety of activities are available at Club Med Sports Academy, offering a home-away-from-home experience like no other. After the work is done, students can relax in a variety of ways such as dynamic activities or just kicking back and throwing their feet up at one of the pools. From tennis, golf, volleyball, soccer, swimming, weightlifting, basketball, ping-pong, , trapeze or any of the many other activities that are available on the property, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
But it doesn’t stop there. You can do two things a once. Yes, of course, you can train the sport you love the whole time, however, you can also add some additional activities to keep you on track with your academics. Try one of our Academic Extras and get it all done at the same time. We offer a Sport + Language program that allows you learn a language around your sport training schedule. We offer an Exam Prep program that gives you the opportunity to prepare for the SAT or ACT or TOEFL. You can even take advantage of our Subject Tutoring service that allows you to select a subject like algebra or geometry and meet with one of our math specialists to keep sharp on your numbers skills. You can even come for summer camp and participate in our Summer School program to get ahead by doing an extra class during the summer.
And don’t forget about our College Placement Program, which guides you through the college enrollment process from start to finish. You can start the program from anywhere in the world, meet your College Coordinator while you are here, and follow up weekly with online meetings. The college enrollment process can be overwhelming, let us help you get started today as part of our Academic Extra add-on program. Your future is worth it.
The process is simple.
- An initial consultation is scheduled with our College Placement Coordinator to get the ball rolling
- The student enrolls in the program
- Our College Placement Coordinator will then send the student a Personal Information Questionnaire that starts the process of evaluating the player
- Information from that Questionnaire is reviewed and an Action Plan is developed
- Then the Coordinator sets a time schedule for routinely scheduled meetings
- The student, in consultation with the College Placement Coordinator, is given assignments and deadlines by which to complete the assignments
- A list of suitable Colleges is formed
- College Placement Coordinator contacts selected schools and arranges visits and interviews
- School list is condensed
- Final selection is made
- Applications are submitted
- Acceptances are announced
- The principals have been sending players to top Colleges for over 30 years
- Our athletes have earned millions of dollars in athletic scholarship
Here at Club Med Sandpiper Bay “life is good”. Our Student Services team is dedicated to making sure that our students are well taken care of. With scheduled activities right here on campus and frequent off-site events, life at the academy is always bustling. We are always productive and on the move. And with all that movement safety is our greatest concern. Daily sports attendance and nightly head counts are a maximum priority. Please contact us any time with questions about our Campus Life program.