The Academy is under the direction of Coach Derek Marinatos, head coach of the University of North Florida (UNF) Men’s Soccer Program. The UNF Men’s Soccer Program is establishing itself as one of the top Division 1 programs in Florida and also garnering national recognition with its first Division I era top 25 ranking (22) in 2016. The last four out of five years the program has had a winning record and has reached the A-SUN Conference finals in three of the last five years. The Ospreys reached the NCAA tournament in 2015 and produced its first MLS draft pick in Alex Morrell (22 pick overall). The program has produced three professional players, all former DMSA staff coaches in Alex Morrell, Kyle Nasta, and most recently, Jay Bolt.
The Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy (DMSA) will service the demand for professionally run Soccer Camps in Northeast Florida and will foster an invaluable learning experience for each camper under the instruction and coaching of college, U.S. National Staff, ODP, club and high school coaches, and current players.
UNF Men's Soccer Identification Camp
Winter: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Summer: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Boys Ages 14 – 20
Fees $130* per player/per day
The North Florida Identification Camp is designed for elite club and high school players ages 14-20 to demonstrate their skills in front of the North Florida Coaching staff.
*Please note: The camp fee will increase to $140 per player day of clinic.
DMSA 2019 Day Academy
Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 7 | Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 | Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
Boys & Girls Ages 6 – 14
Tuition $295* per week (lunch included)
The DMSA Day Academy has established itself as North Florida’s Premier Summer Soccer Day Camp. It is specifically designed to teach skills, tactics, and fundamentals of soccer. This will be accomplished by individual instruction by our highly qualified coaching staff and age-specific curriculum. The environment will emphasize fun. Every camper will receive a DMSA T-shirt and water bottle for each camp attended as well as one soccer ball**.
*Please note: Tuition costs will increase by $25 (to $320) the week prior to the start of each camp as well as for day of camp walk-ups.
**Only one soccer ball will be given regardless of attending multiple camp weeks.
DMSA 2019 Senior Elite Residential Academy
Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30
Boys Ages 14 – 20
Residential Tuition $460*
Commuter Tuition $400*
The DMSA Senior Elite Residential Academy is intended for High School players ages 14-20. The Academy will be conducted by College Coaches as well as Nationally Licensed Coaches. The highest level of advanced tactical, technical and fitness training will be coached during the day and will simulate College training. Campers will experience extremely competitive games at night. It is a highly competitive camp for the serious soccer player aspiring to play at the next level or further those who are already there. Quality food is catered to the dorm and transportation is provided to and from the fields for each session.
*Please note: Tuition costs will increase by $25 the week prior to the start of camp as well as for day of camp walk-ups. The cost of the camp from June 21 - June 28 will be $485 for Residential Tuition and $425 for Commuter Tuition.
Academy discounts will be given to the following groups (only one discount may be used per camper):
Campers attending more than one week of the DMSA Day Academy will receive 10% off tuition for each week (this is the only discount that can be combined with any of the other discounts DMSA offers and no discount code is needed)
UNF Alumni or Staff will receive 10% off tuition
Military will receive 10% off tuition
Groups of 6 or more registering for the DMSA Day Academy will receive 10% off tuition
Families registering 2 or more campers will receive 10% off tuition
Please email britt[at]dmsocceracademy.com for the discount code for Academy Discounts.