Club Player Camps

Santa Barbara SC/CCA is excited to announce our Summer Soccer Camps for membership. The camp is designed to benefit players of all age groups in our Competitive club programs. The curriculum provides an opportunity to improve individual ball control, skills, and knowledge of the game from the beginner club athlete to the advanced player who is passionate about taking his/her game to the next level. Our innovative curriculum and passionate coaching staff create the perfect environment for player development. Our camps are offered during winter break, spring break, and summer.

Gender.           Boys & Girls

Ages.               Ages 7-17

Level.               Competitive Club Players

Location.          Girsh Park Turf (7050 Phelps Rd, Goleta, CA 93110)

Format.            Half & Full Day Programs

Coaches.         Peter Aguilar, Antonio Alonso, Hans Diaz, Tommy Gray, Brian Hessinger

       August 5-9, 2024:    Summer Day Camp: Week 5 (9-1pm) for $200

                                        5-Day Camp: Monday through Friday

 

                     FREE early drop off from 8:30-9:00am offered during camp weeks.

 

Half Day.

      8:30-9:00am                     Check-In and early arrivals

      9:00- 9:30am                    Mobility, motor skills and running mechanics

      9:30 – 10:15am                  Moves of the Day & Soccer Aerobics

      10:15- 10:30am                 Snack Break (character lesson plan implemented)

      10:30- 10:45am                 Demos by professional staff on Skill of the Day

      10:45- 11:30am                  Dribbling activities & group games (Example- Dribbling 1v1’s & 2v2’s)

      11:30 – 12:00 pm                Lunch

      12:00- 12:15pm                  Free Play games

      12:15- 12:50pm                  Game of the day & Small-sided games (scrimmage).

      12:50- 1:00pm                   Review & Check-out half day

Striker & GK.

      2:45-3:00pm                     Check-In and early arrivals

      3:00- 4:30pm                    Mobility, motor skills and goalkeeper mechanics

                                               Crossing & Finishing

      4:30- 5:30pm                    Topic of Day: Distribution & Playing out of the back

                                               Playing with your back to goal

      5:30- 7:00pm                    Goalie & Striker Wars (Goal scoring & Shot Stopping)

The Summer Soccer Camp Series are hosted by Santa Barbara SC/CCA and our accomplished staff at Girsh Park in the most beautiful town in the United States, Goleta, CA. The Holiday Soccer Camp Series is open to all participants as an introduction to the forging ground that encompasses the technical, tactical, mental and physical aspects of the game of soccer.

The camp program will place campers appropriately within their correct abilities levels and groups to have the greatest success and correct challenge. The learning environment will assist players in forming the character traits that will serve children for the rest of their lives.

Enrollment is open to any 7 to 17 year-old boy and girl players. Goalkeepers will be incorporated with field players for each session but will have the opportunity to play in goal whenever small side games and scrimmages are incorporated into the curriculum (no individual goalkeeper sessions).

Philosophy. 

The camp provides the ideal developmental atmosphere for the next generation of aspiring soccer player with ambitions to learn and enjoy the game. The program will: 

  • Teach players of all ability levels how to develop an appetite for self-improvement and training.
  • Teach individual essential character traits and values. Every camper will have a daily honesty, leadership and teamwork lesson plans incorporated into activities and games.
  • Prepare players with technically and tactically understanding for their desired level of play.

Instruction.

  • Provides technical instruction on passing, receiving, dribbling & shooting
  • Focuses on transitional play and individual attacking & defending
  • Enhances mobility, motor skills and running mechanics
  • Teaches character development lesson plans incorporated into program
  • Develops tactical understanding, spacing concepts and awareness

Our Club.

Santa Barbara SC/CCA is committed to developing the individual person and player within the organization to their full potential. First and foremost to creating a positive environment for development through instilling excellence in each individual person while providing the platform for aspiring players to play at the next level; high school, college, national team, college and professional teams. 

Players & Parents.

Membership is expected to be loyal and adhere to and aspire to develop as a person and player in all facets of the club.  Our membership actions must strive towards the learning and nurturing of our core values as the foundation for life. Throughout the club experience players will continually improve as a person and player while holding themselves to high expectations as they learn to develop into future leaders on and off the playing field.

Goals.

We are here first and foremost to develop quality people.  Through soccer we look to develop quality players through a well-organized and developed individual development plan adhering to systems, styles and methods of play. The club will create a culture for learning for all facets (players, parents and coaches) that everyone in the community can take pride in.  All of our thought processes from the Director of Coaching all the way down to the individual player themselves will keep the individual player in mind with ALL decision making.

Instruction.
  • Provides technical instruction on passing, receiving, dribbling & shooting
  • Focuses on transitional play and individual attacking & defending
  • Enhances mobility, motor skills and running mechanics
  • Teaches character development lesson plans incorporated into program
  • Develops tactical understanding, spacing concepts and awareness

The campers at Summer Soccer Camp Series will have access to and learn from Santa Barbara SC Camp Director and certified and accredited coach, Tommy Gray. Additional staffing will be comprised of Santa Barbara SC staff, local college stars, and complemented by area High School Santa Barbara SC junior coaches.

Campers will enjoy no greater than approximately a 1 to 10-12 staff to camper to staff ratio throughout the week.

Tommy Gray- Camp Director 

 

Brian Hessinger- Juniors Program Director 

Jersey. The cost of the official Santa Barbara SC ‘SB Soccer Kids’ jersey is included in all costs.

Payments. All players must register and pay online (in full) prior to the start of the league. Rates do not include a 3% Credit Card processing fee for online payments.

Refund Policy or Cancellations. If you must cancel, please do so as early as possible. All payments are final and non-refundable unless Santa Barbara SC cancels the day camp. Credit towards any future camps, clinics and leagues are applicable, Must be within the same calendar year (2023).

Santa Barbara SC Players- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

CCA Players- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact Summer Soccer Camp Series Administrator Bianca Sweeney at bianca@santabarbarasc.org

FAQs

What does my camper need to bring?

  • Soccer shoes
  • Soccer ball
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle 
  • Snack and lunch
  • Sunscreen/hat
  • Jacket

When is Check-in/Check-out?

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to camp start time and end time.
  • NOTE: Fridays are always half-day! (9:00-1:00pm) 

What should I wear to camp?

  • Campers will receive a SBSC Camp shirt at check-in and it should be worn every day of camp.
  • Campers should also wear comfortable athletic shorts, soccer socks, shinguards, and athletic shoes/soccer cleats.
  • NOTE: Campers will receive the shirt size that is submitted on their registration form. NO exchanges for a different size

Can I request to be in the same group as my friend?

  • Simply fill in the friend request section on the registration form with the names of players you’d like to be grouped with.
  • If the friends are the same birth year (or very close in age) this is typically not a problem. 
  • We cannot guarantee all requests but always try our best to accommodate. 

Can recreation level players sign up?

  • Our Thanksgiving and Winter Striker & Goalkeeper Camps are reserved for SBSC competitive club players only. 
  • Recreation players are invited to join us for Winter Break: Session 2. You can learn more HERE.

Can I pay by cash or check?

  • No, all payments must be made online through our registration portal Playmetrics. Link to register here

I’ve registered but have not received camp details via email. When will I receive this?

  • We will send details about camp on the Friday before camp kick off

Do you offer day walk-ups?

  • No, at this time registration must be completed online for the week

When is Check-in/Check-out?

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to camp start time and end time
  • Fridays are always half-day! (9:00-1:00pm)

Where is the camp located?

  • Girsh Park Turf Field. 7050 Phelps Road, Goleta, CA, 93117

Can I cancel my registration?

  • If you must cancel, please do so as early as possible. All payments are non-refundable, but you may receive credit towards any Santa Barbara Soccer Club programs valid until December 31, 2023

Can I pay by cash or check?

  • No, all payments must be made online through our registration portal Playmetrics. Link to register can be found on our website here

I’ve registered but have not received camp details via email. When will I receive this?

  • We will send details about camp on the Friday before camp kick off

Do you offer day walk-ups?

  • No, at this time registration must be completed online for the week