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Soccer Camp by Scholar-Athlete Advantage

About Scholar-Athlete Advantage

Scholar-Athlete Advantage (SAA) is an athletic and educational services organization whose mission is to help student-athletes improve and maximize their performance through athletic testing, tactical and technical instruction, team building, “thinking the game” and various educational presentations. 

Team discounts are available for full-day soccer program and high school preseason evening program. $25 will be deducted from each player's tuition for teams of five or more players. Register online but do not pay yet. Email the camp office ( and let us know the team and the other players, and we will apply the discount. Then you can complete the payment process.

August 6-10

Option 1: Full-day soccer camp, 9 am-3 pm M-Th, 9 am-12 pm on Friday
Boys and girls ages 6-14
Tuition: $225
Deposit required: $225

Option 2: Half-day soccer camp, 9 am-12 pm, Mon-Fri
Boys and Girls ages 6-14
Tuition: $150
Deposit required: $150


Coaching Staff

Chris Jones is a graduate of Penn Charter and both played and coached there and continued his career as a three-year starter at Holy Family University. Chris has over 15 years of training and coaching soccer teams and individuals and is co-founder of Scholar-Athlete Advantage. Questions? Email Chris Jones.

Jeff Stever both played and coached soccer at LaSalle College High School and continued his career at St. Joseph’s University. Jeff has over 30 years of training and coaching soccer teams and individuals and is co-founder of Scholar-Athlete Advantage. Questions? Email Jeff Stever.

Bobby DiBenedetto is currently the Head boys Varsity Soccer Coach at Penn Charter and has over 20 years of coaching experience in the Inter-Academic League.

 Program Highlights for Soccer Camp (Options 1 & 2)

 There are five major components of this camp:

  1. Technical and Tactical Training. The technical and tactical portion of the SAA soccer camp will focus on individual foot skills such as identifying and demonstrating the proper ways to strike/pass/chip a ball, the importance of the first touch and trapping, movement with and without the ball, and defending both on and off the ball. Instruction will be done in both small and large groups with an emphasis on remaining active throughout training sessions.
  2. Thinking the Game. The mental aspect of sports is a crucial part of player development. SAA’s coaching staff will instruct campers on the importance of attacking and defending as a unit, understanding proper communication on the field, and knowing one’s individual role in different game action scenarios.
  3. Team Building. Our coaching staff will impress upon campers the importance of teamwork and collaboration during both training and competition. We have designed age specific team building games and exercises to develop and understand a “team-first” approach to soccer.
  4. Competition. Campers will participate in two competitive formats. The first will be a 3 vs. 3 tournament that will be ongoing throughout the week. This competition will give counselors the opportunity to identify campers’ strengths and weaknesses in a small-sided setting and is extremely fun for campers. The second is a World Cup competition that will take place on Thursday and Friday and will allow campers to compete in full-sided games with instruction being given throughout the games.
  5. Athletic Combine Testing. All campers in the SAA soccer camp will participate in a soccer combine which will be facilitated by the camp counselors through the use of state of the art Fusion Sports Smartspeed Testing Equipment. Each camper will complete six combine tests including a 40-yard dash, vertical jump, pro-agility drill, zig zag drill, shot velocity test, and 5-point star drill. Results from the combines will be returned to individual campers on a player profile sheet detailing each camper’s performance.


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2018 Enrollment Information for Varsity Camps

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. Nonrefundable full payment for Varsity Camps is required at time of registration. We accept credit card, money order, cash or checks payable to William Penn Charter School. There is also a nonrefundable $25 registration fee for each applicant (whether attending one or multiple camps).

Extended-Day Program: The Early-Bird Program is available for tennis, squash and baseball and wrestling participants. Drop off any time between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Cost: $6/day, $30/week. The After-Camp Program is available for baseball participants, 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. It is also available for tennis if doing Enrichment Camp in the afternoon, and for squash if doing Day or Sports Camp in the afternoon. Cost: $11/day, $55/week. These prices apply to advanced registration only. Drop-ins accepted on a daily basis without pre-registration for a fee of $15 per day, per program. Note: There is no extended-day for basketball and soccer participants.

Transportation: AM and PM transportation is available for baseball and wrestling participants only from limited areas. AM transportation is available for squash, and PM transportation is available if campers are doing Day or Sports Camp in the afternoon. Round-trip cost: $100/week; one way cost: $50/week.

Lunch: Basketball and full-day soccer camp participants must provide their own lunch, including a beverage. Baseball and wrestling participants may sign up for the lunch option for $30 or choose to bring their own lunch and beverage. Tennis and squash campers who are at camp for a full day may sign up for the lunch option for $30 or choose to bring their own lunch and beverage.

All campers must have a physical examination prior to camp. Print and complete this medical form for each camper and returned to the summer camp office before the first day of camp.

Welcome letters are available here or on our registration site:
Tennis welcome letter
Squash welcome letter 
Baseball welcome letter
Basketball welcome letter
Wrestling letter
Soccer welcome letter
High School Soccer welcome letter 

For additional information on any of the Varsity Camps, contact the Summer Camps office at 215-844-3460 ext. 364 or

Sufficient numbers needed to run all programs.

Contact Information

If you have questions, contact:
Charles Kaesshaefer, Director
Penn Charter Summer Camps
215-844-3460 ext. 364

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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