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Soccer Camp (Varsity Camp)

August 1-5

Option 1: Full-day camp*
9 am-3 pm Monday-Thursday,
9 am-12 pm Friday
All children ages 6-14
Tuition: $265
Deposit required: $265

Option 2: Half-day camp
9 am-12 pm Monday-Friday
All children ages 6-14
Tuition: $190
Deposit required: $190

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. $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 (summercamps@penncharter.com) and let us know the team and the other players, and we will apply the discount. Then you can complete the payment process.
 

Coaching Staff

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 more than 20 years of coaching experience in the Inter-Academic League.

Program Highlights

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 three vs. three 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. 


 

2022 Enrollment Information for Varsity Camps

Full payment for Varsity Camps is required at time of registration. We accept credit card, money order, cash or check payable to William Penn Charter School. There is also a $25 registration fee for each applicant (whether attending one or multiple camps).

Please note: This year we are not able to offer a lunch option or extended-day. Camp participants must provide their own lunch, including a beverage. Transportation is not available for Basketball Camp or Soccer Camp. 

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

By registering, campers and their families agree that should they develop any symptoms in the weeks leading up to camp or during camp (or have exposure to persons who are ill with covid-19 symptoms), they will immediately and voluntarily withdraw from participation in the camp until they have confirmed negative test results and are cleared by a physician.

Welcome letters are available here and on our registration site:

Squash welcome letter 
Baseball welcome letter
Basketball welcome letter
Soccer welcome letter

Sufficient numbers needed to run all programs.

Contact Information
If you have questions, contact:
Ari Baker, Director of Specialty Camps
215-844-3460 ext. 177
abaker@penncharter.com