Camps

Camps

 Santa Barbara SC is excited to announce our Summer Soccer Camps. Santa Barbara SC will conduct Summer Soccer Camps to enhance our members experience for Summer Break. The curriculum is designed to benefit players of all age groups and ability levels within our Recreation and Competitive club programs as well as the entire soccer community. The curriculum provides an opportunity to improve individual ball control, skills, and knowledge of the game from the beginner who is just starting in the game to the advanced player who is passionate about taking his/her game to the next level. Their innovative curriculum and passionate coaching staff create the perfect environment for player development. Our camps are offered during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Summer Vacation.  

Gender.             Boys & Girls

Ages.                 5-12

                          Ages 8+ full day permitted

                          Ages 7 and under only half day permitted

Level.                Recreation & Beginner Players

                         Note: no separate goalkeeper program

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

Format.            Half & Full Day Programs

       March 25-29, 2024:   Spring Day Camp: Week 1 (9-1pm ONLY) for $200 

                                         5-Day Camp: Monday through Friday 

       June 24-28, 2024:   Summer Day Camp: Week 1 (9-1pm) for $200 or (9-3pm) for $275

                                        5-Day Camp: Monday through Friday

       July 8-12, 2024:       Summer Day Camp: Week 2 (9-1pm) for $200 or (9-3pm) for $275

                                        5-Day Camp: Monday through Friday

       July 15-19, 2024:     Summer Day Camp: Week 3 (9-1pm) for $200 or (9-3pm) for $275

                                        5-Day Camp: Monday through Friday

       July 22-26, 2024:     Summer Day Camp: Week 4 (9-1pm) for $200 or (9-3pm) for $275

                                        5-Day Camp: Monday through Friday

 
NOTE: 8:30-9:00am (early drop-off) FREE to all campers with Registration

Half & Full 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

Full Day.

       1:00-1:30pm                     Ball manipulation/ juggling/ challenges

       1:30-2:00pm                    Goals Galore (Shooting & Finishing)

       2:00-2:15pm                    Snack Break

       2:15-2:50pm                    Game of the day & Small-sided games (scrimmage).

       2:50- 3:00pm                   Review & Check-out full day.

The Summer Day Camps are hosted by Santa Barbara SC and our accomplished staff at Girsh Park in the most beautiful town in the United States, Goleta, CA. 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 5 to 12 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

We believe that winning isn’t everything. But the unwavering commitment to excellence and successfully aspiring to develop the core values will provide a foundation for life.

Safe, Fun Play.

Santa Barbara SC incorporates fun during play while always keeping our kids safe and healthy.

Fostering Community.

Santa Barbara SC is the preeminent soccer resource, building deeper community through soccer from Ventura to SLO.

Character Development & Enhancement.

Leading Central Coast student-athletes to their fullest potential through character enhancement and player development.

Soccer Enrichment.

Bridging the gap between Northern and Southern California while providing advancement for the Central Coast’s student athletes while elevating soccer as the preeminent sport in America.

Instruction.

  • Provides technical instruction on passing, receiving, dribbling & shooting
  • Focuses on individual attacking & defending
  • Enhances mobility, motor skills and running mechanics
  • Teaches character development lesson plans incorporated into program

The campers at Summer Soccer Day 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).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

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Note: All partnership programs questions, dates, rates, pricing is completely separate from Santa Barbara SC, refer to separate website for questions

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

“Santa Barbara Soccer Club day camps are an excellent alternative skill development opportunity for all ages and abilities levels that can enhance your child’s game outside of our recreation and competitive club wide curriculum.”

— Andrew Montenegro, DOC

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 club level players sign up?

  • Yes, camps are open both recreation and competitive club level players. Club player only camp is August 5-9, 2024.

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?

  • Yes, walk ups must pay the CASH rate. Please bring exact change. (prorated fee)

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) 

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 recreational programs valid until December 31, 2023

 

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?

  • Yes, walk ups must pay the CASH rate. Please bring exact change. (prorated fee)