Frequently Asked Questions
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Europa Cup Camps= ages 8-11
World Cup Camps= ages 11-14
Girls Power Camps= ages 11-14
ELITEAM Clinics= Determined by the Club or Organization hosting the event. Ages range from 8-16 years old.
Campers must be of the required age by the first day of their camp/clinic.
On a side note: We often recommend that 11 year olds who are first-time campers start with a Europa Cup camp. It is a great introduction to ELITEAM and will prepare them well for a World Cup session the following year.
An Explanation on the Age Policy:
We have tried a variety of policies over the past 25 years. In the end, our age "compromise" was that 11 year olds could go either way... they can attend either a Europa Cup or World Cup camp. Our age policy states that kids must be of the required age by the first day of their camp. Unfortunately, things get tough when kids are on the wrong side of that line by only a few weeks. Common sense dictates that a camper in that situation would obviously be fine at camp. However, if we were to make an exception for one family in this regard, then we would need to do the same for all other families who are in the same boat, and there are many. Every year we receive many inquiries and requests regarding this issue. Essentially, if we were to allow a "7 year old" into a Europa Cup camp, or a "10 year old" into a World Cup camp, it would open the floodgates, which is why we've been forced to adhere strictly to this policy. The reality is, we need to draw the line somewhere, and no matter where we put that line, someone always gets the short end of the stick. For that, we apologize. We realize it is not a perfect system.