Soccer Camp (Varsity Camp)
For the safety of our campers, their families and our camp staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person summer camp programs this year. This includes Soccer Camp.
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 (email@example.com) and let us know the team and the other players, and we will apply the discount. Then you can complete the payment process.
Option 1: Full-day camp
9 am-3 pm Monday-Thursday,
9 am-12 pm Friday
Boys and girls ages 6-14
Deposit required: $250
Option 2: Half-day camp
9 am-12 pm Monday-Friday
Boys and girls ages 6-14
Deposit required: $175
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.
There are five major components of this camp:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If there is enough interest, Scholar-Athlete Advantage will provide round-trip transportation between camp and northeast Philadelphia at one designated stop to be determined. SAA will contract with an outside bus company and will have one of our staff members on the bus. The cost is $25/week round-trip. For more information about bus and payment please email Jeff Stever at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: There is no Extended-Day Program or lunch option available for Soccer Camp. Camp participants must provide their own lunch, including a beverage.