Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is The Soccer Icon?
The Soccer Icon is a competition based soccer camp where the winner earns a VIP trip for themselves and a parent/guardian to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford (the Theatre of Dreams) in Manchester England. (Please refer to the Terms & Conditions for further details).
Is The Soccer Iconl Camp an Open Camp?
Yes, the camp is open to anyone who thinks they have what it takes to be The Soccer Icon. All campers will receive a high-quality camp designed by the professionals at Kevin Grogan Soccer LLC that includes curriculum based on the Manchester United model of development.
*How is the Winner Chosen?
The winner is chosen based on a daily assessment of all participants by the coaching staff. The Prize is awarded to the player that is determined to have excelled above his peers in all aspects of the camp, including evaluations based on:
*Who Determines the Winner of The Soccer Icon?
The winner is determined by the professional coaching staff at Kevin Grogan Soccer.
What ages are invited to The Soccer Icon Soccer Camp?
Camp attendees will range from ages 9 to 14. The camp is for both boys and girls.
What are the primary languages spoken in the camps?
The primary language spoken is English.
Who are the coaches?
The coaching staff is hand picked by Kevin Grogan and Joe Behan.
Kevin Grogan was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson for Manchester United in 1998 just before playing a major role for the Ireland Under-16 national team, on their way to becoming European Champions. Kevin holds a UEFA coaching license and currently serves as the scout for Manchester United in the tri-state area.
Joe Behan holds Premier, Advanced, and National Diplomas from the NSCAA and also has A, B, and C licenses from the USSF. Currently, Joe is a developmental Head Coach at Inspire Soccer Training and recently coached for the NY Cosmos Training Development Program. Previously, he served as the head coach of the NYU men's soccer team for 20 years, leading the Violets to a conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Final Four. He has extensive knowledge of the preparation and recruiting process for college bound student athletes.
“I feel very much at home coaching a camp that has anything to do with Manchester United. Growing up in Dublin we watched United games with my uncle, Willie Behan, the chief scout for Man United in Ireland. Soccer Icon is going to be a fun week where players will learn a lot about their game. I can't wait to meet all the players," said Joe.
How do you set up the practice groups on the first day?
All participants are separated by age. Within the first two days, the participants are all evaluated by Kevin Grogan Soccer coaches and placed in groups based on their skill level.
What is the coach/player ratio?
1 coach for every 12-14 players
Is the playing surface natural or artificial grass?
The fields are artificial turf.
Are parents allowed to visit during training?
Parents can visit during training sessions as long as they do not interfere in the process of the program. They are designated areas where parents will be allowed to be
What does each participant need to bring?
Please check your registration e-mail for the Parent’s Document. You will be sent an e-letter approximately 1 week after registering with a list of items needed for the week of the camp.
Should campers bring snacks with them?
Yes. Please check your registration e-mail for the Parent’s Document.
How do I make a payment?
Payments are completed through a secured online platform at Sports Illustrated Play - .
1. Parents will be asked to register themselves first before registering their child.
2. Once Parents are registered as a user, they will click "Register as a Player" and register their child.
We accept Visa and MasterCard. If you have problems paying with our platform, please contact our offices at (917) 886-2347.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel your registration, we must receive written notice of the cancellation either via certified mail or e-mail sent to (with confirmation of receipt from us), and you shall be subject to the following cancellation fee: If we receive a written notice prior to July 31, 2017 Kevin Grogan Soccer will retain $75.00 as a compensation for the registration expenses and cancelation of your attendance. Cancelations received on or after July 31, 2017 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If the participant simply does not show up to the camp, there will be no refunds for the amount paid or equipment shipped to participant.
What if a participant is injured or sick and cannot attend camp, do they receive a refund?
If you choose to cancel your registration, we must receive written notice of the cancellation either via certified mail or e-mail sent to (with confirmation of receipt from us), and you shall be subject to the following cancellation fee: If we receive a written notice prior to July 31, 2017 Kevin Grogan Soccer LLC will retain $75.00 as a compensation for the registration expenses and cancelation of your attendance. Cancelations received on or after July 31st will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
If the participant simply does not show up to the camp, there will be no refunds for the amount paid or equipment shipped to participant.
What will happen if my child gets injured during the camp?
A fully qualified professional will always be on site to assess the injury and treat them accordingly.
Are there hotels within a convenient distance to the field?
Yes, there are several hotels for those traveling for the camp. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations.
Mahwah, NJ 07430
3 Executive Blvd
Suffern, NY 10901
400 High Ave
Nyack, New York 10960
500 Veterans Memorial Drive
Pearl River, NY 10965
*The winners of The Soccer Icon are determined by the professional coaching staff at Kevin Grogan Soccer and are based on the cumulative coaching knowledge of the staff. All determinations are final.
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