Welcome to the Soccer Academy. Our soccer camps were founded by the Head Coaches at U.C.L.A. and U.C.S.B. in 1973. The Soccer Academy has been training young players for 40 years at residential and day camps. Our campers have won High School Championships, State Cups, NCAA, NAIA, and Junior College National Championships. They have also competed on State Select, USYSA Regional, U.S. Junior National, and U.S. World Cup Teams. Our coaching staff has featured 31 college coaches, 23 foreign professional players, and 16 American pros.
Our residential Camp was founded in 1973 at the Ojai Valley School. The camp is now located in the cool weather and the beautiful campus at Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo. From the beginning, The Academy has offered a unique program of instruction that develops each camper's skills and tactical awareness. Players are grouped by age and ability into teams that are under the supervision of our professional staff. Besides the twice a day technical training, campers also participate in scrimmages each evening to integrate their newly learned skills into real game situations. There are also penalty kick competitions and the Styro Cup Challenge. At the end of the week, each camper sits down with their coach and receives a full written evaluation to help prepare for the new season. Free time is filled with a swim at the campus pool or a visit to the rec room to play some ping pong, foosball, or compete on the camp's videogames. No other camp has developed such a complete program or can match our 40 years of excellence.
There are sessions for beginners (8-10), Advanced (10-13), and a High School week (14-17). Each session also has a goalkeeping session and each is open to boys and girls and boarding and day campers. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about session placement.