Top 10 Soccer Camps in California (Updated for 2018)

Top 10 Soccer Camps in California (Updated for 2018)

Freshly updated for Summer 2018!

The offseason is when athletes elevate their game to the next level, the best way to do this is through effective training and studying film. California is a hotbed for soccer games running May through September. We will highlight some of the top camps and academies the golden state has to offer for the youth and high school levels.

Nike Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps San Diego State University – San Diego

The Aztec soccer camps are hosted by Men’s Head Coach Lev Kirshner. Workouts are taken directly from Aztec regimens and are meant to fully develop each player’s potential. Current and former members of SDSU’s men’s soccer team assist Coach Kirshner. Programs include field player and goalkeeper training.

Age Group: 6 – 12

July 9th – July 11th at San Diego State University

Half Day Session, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $150

Full Day Session, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $200

July 16th – July 18th at San Diego State University

Half Day Session, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $150

Full Day Session, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $200

Age Group: 13 – 21

July 23rd – July 26th at San Diego State University

Extended Day, 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. $550

Overnight, $660

July 31st – August 3rd at San Diego State University

Extended Day, 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. $550

Overnight, $660

 

Nike Soccer Sports Academy at the Cate School – Carpinteria

Andres Castillo, who hosts the camp at the Cate School, has years of experience running Nike Camps as well as one-on-one training with youth prospects. In 2015, Andres coached Spanish midfielder Sergio Royo who became an All-American in the PDL for Mississippi Barilla FC. The camp hosts athletes from grades 6 through 12. Emphasis is placed on both athletic and personal advancement. Athletes will work on body and ball control, as well as fundamentals of defending and attacking. The camp also boats a 10 to 1 camper to coach ratio.

Age Group: 8 – 17

July 21st – July 25th at Cate School

Day, 8,30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  $420

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m $490

Overnight: $740

July 26th – July 31st at Cate School

Day, 8,30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  $420

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m $490

Overnight: $740

August 1st – August 6th at Cate School

Day, 8,30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  $420

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m $490

Overnight: $740

Stanford Soccer Camps: Junior Elite Academy – Stanford

Stanford Men’s Head Coach Jeremy Gunn heads the camp. He was hired in 2012 and brought Stanford their first national championship in 2015. Current and former Stanford soccer players also assist Coach Gunn. The focus of the camp is strictly on development. The staff combines technical skill with tactical decision. Players also train specifically by position and are also split among age group and talent level.

Age Group: 10 – 16

July 15th – July 18th at Stanford University

Residential – $895

Day/Commuter – $755

July 19th – July 22nd at Stanford University

Residential – $895

Day/Commuter – $755

 

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No. 1 Soccer Camps – Carson

The camp is hosted by Joe Matchnik who has seen major success coaching at the NCAA Division One level. He took LIU to the National Championship Game at the age of 23 and won. Joe brings current and former MLS players to assist in workouts and coaching at his camps. No. 1 Goalkeeper Camp and No. 1 Striker Camp are the two options, multiple camps are held in California, visit www.no1soccercamps.com

Camps for all age groups

 

Nike Vogelsinger Soccer Academy – Santa Barbara

This elite camp is headed by Doug Parra who was coached by Hubert Vogelsinger himself, and then worked alongside him for 25 years. The camp has a strong staff of professional international coaches who aim to improve every camper who attends. The camp focuses on not being another training camp, but rather being a technical teaching camp. The staff looks to pick out bad habits they observe from the campers and replace them with useful skills. Scrimmages are played each evening.

Age group: 9-18

June 17th – June 22nd at UC Santa Barbara

Day, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  $705

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m $960

Overnight: $1,120

June 24th – June 29th at UC Santa Barbara

Day, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  $705

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m $960

Overnight: $1,120

Age group: 12-18

1st June – 18th June at UC Santa Barbara

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m $2,120

Overnight: $2,560

June 17th – July 6th UC Santa Barbara

Overnight:  $3,595

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m $3,095

2nd June – 24th July at UC Santa Barbara

Overnight:  $2,520

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. $2,090

1st July – 6th July at UC Santa Barbara

Day, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  $705

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.  $960

Overnight: $1,120

 

 

Nike Soccer Camp Irvine Valley College – Irvine

Coach Graeme Jennings has been hosting camps in the United States, Europe, and Africa for over ten years. He brings his knowledge of international training methods and infiltrates it into his workouts with campers in order to create challenging drills. Each day brings a new “Skill of the Day” and a low camper to coach ratio is another strong point at Irvine Valley.

Age Group: 6 – 16

July 9th – July 13th at Irvine Valley College

Half day, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – $199 (only for ages 6-8)

Day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – $340

July 23rd – July 27th at Irvine Valley College

Half day, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – $199 (only for ages 6-8)

Day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – $340

 

Lancer Soccer Camps at California Baptist – Riverside

Lancer camps are hosted by Men’s coaching staff members Coe Michaelson, Jeff Redinger, and Stephen Marshall. A limited numbers of spots are available for each camp, ensuring each camper gets one-on-one training unlike other camps which look to bring in large amounts of athletes. Position specific training that is applicable to game situations is a main focus among the coaching staff. Current and former members of the California Baptist Men’s soccer team also assist in coaching/workouts.

Age Group: 6 – 14

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June 25th – June 28th at California Baptist

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – $181

July 23rd – July 26th at California Baptist

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – $181

Nike Soccer Camp William Jessup University – Rocklin

Jamie Howard heads the camp at William Jessup University. She has led the Lady Warriors to five conference championships in the past seven seasons. The staff lists “developing the youth’s love for the game” as a key. Many former campers have left reviews listing this as one of their favorite camps due to the fun atmosphere as well as quality skill training.

Age Group: 8 – 18

June 11th – June 13th at William Jessup University

Extended day, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – $395

Overnight – $550

Ultimate Soccer Camp – San Diego State University & Santa Cruz University

Director Chris Makin has played in the English Premiership as captain of Sunderland. The program was designed and developed by Olympic Soccer Coach, US National Champion Youth Coach and European Professiona Head Coach. The Coaches are National Team Players or MLS/Professional/College Players. Their Elite Staff have coached Olympic, College & Professional Soccer Teams and are United State Soccer Federation Licensed. The program has been praised for their individual attention to each child. Their training system  provides you with the most modern soccer tactics, soccer strategies and fitness training methods.

July 19th – July 23rd at San Diego State University

July 22nd -July 26th at San Diego State University

July 29th – August 2nd at San Diego State University

July 22nd – 26th July at Santa Cruz University

July 29th – August 2nd at Santa Cruz University

August 5th – August 9th at Santa Cruz University

Special Mention: Train Effective Online Academy – Everywhere

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Camps play a very important part in fitting an intense amount of training in a short period of time. They’re also important in meeting like-minded people, and of course having FUN! Though to take you or your son/daughter’s game to the next level, a consistent volume of training is needed over a number of months and years.. 10,000 hours to be more specific! Effective gives players an online platform they need to succeed as players and as good people later in life. Train with videos made with top European coaches, drag and drop individual workouts and go out there and work hard before and after your camp!

Age Group: 12 – 35

24/7 access for 3-months  starting from $14/m

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Nick Humphries

Challenging the status quo everyday. Australian, but played for clubs in Hungary, The Netherlands & Switzerland. Spreading the vision that you can become whatever you put your mind to as founder of TrainEffective.com.

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