Summer Camps

SOCA offers a variety of summer camps and academies in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area for all ages and levels of players.  Check out the descriptions and schedule below, to find the camp that is right for you!

We’re Back!  Summer 2021 will have a full line-up of Camps, Academies and Clinics.  Check the 2021 information on the tabs below.


Due to continuing COVID-19 complications we will not be hosting the Blue Ridge Residential Soccer Academy in 2021.  We plan to return in 2022!


All Summer 2021 programs will operate under prevailing COVID-19 restrictions and protocols in place at the time of the activity.

  • Summer Academy Description

    2021 Summer Academy Info 

    SOCA’s Summer Soccer Academy features individual player development within a dynamic small group training environment. The focus is on the developing technical components of the game with high repetition and precise movements. In each Academy players will work toward mastering age appropriate individual skills.  These skills will be applied toward learning small group tactics in a game environment. The Academy seeks to help players establish and develop excellent training habits to facilitate continued soccer development.

    The Academies are intended for eager players who are high achieving within their age group and level.  Training will be age appropriate, focused, challenging and fun!

    Field player sessions are 75 minutes long.  Goalkeeping sessions are 45 minutes long.  Each Academy has a low player-to-coach ratio (12 players maximum) allowing focused skill training.

    For Ages U7-U19 (players born 2003-2015); Boys, Girls and Co-ed sessions  (see Schedule of available Academies on following tab)

    $150 per Field  Player Academy.  $100 per Goalkeeper Academy.

    Note!  Unique Format For GK Academies!  Five consecutive Monday evenings, small groups, 45 minute sessions, great price.

    All Summer Academies take place in the SOCA Field House!  Central Virginia’s finest dedicated indoor soccer facility.

    Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

  • Summer Academy Schedule

    2021 Summer Academy Info 

    SOCA Summer Academy Series

    NOTE:  All field player Academies are four consecutive days within a week.  Goalkeeping Academy is five consecutive Monday evenings, see below.

    All Academies located at SOCA Field House: 875 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. 22901.  No rain-outs!

    Academy 1: July 6-9 (Tuesday-Friday). Available to all players.

    Registration Deadline:  July 3, 11:59 pm.  Closes when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

    • U8 Skill Builder (players born 2014, 2015) Co-ed, 9:00-10:15 am.  FULL!
    • U10 Skill Master (players born 2012, 2013)  Co-ed, 9:00-10:15 am  FULL!
    • U12 Skill Master (players born 2010, 2011) Co-ed,  9:00-10:15 am  FULL!
    • U15 Skill Master (players born 2007-2009) Co-ed, 9:00-10:15 am  FULL!

     

    Academy 2: July 26-29, 2021 (Monday-Thursday). Advanced Academies, Invited and Travel Players Only

    Registration Deadline:  July 22, 11:59 pm.  Closes when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

    • U10 Boys Jamboree (2012, 2013), 9:00-10:15 am
    • U10 Girls Jamboree (2012, 2013), 9:00-10:15 am
    • U11/12 Boys Travel (2010, 2011), 9:00-10:15 am
    • U11/12 Girls Travel (2010, 2011), 9:00-10:15 am

     

    Academy 3: July 26-29, 2020 (Monday-Thursday). Advanced Academies, Invited and Travel Players Only.

    Registration Deadline:  July 22, 11:59 pm.  Closes when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

    • U13/14 Boys Travel (2008, 2009), 10:30-11:45 am  FULL!
    • U13/14 Girls Travel (2008, 2009), 10:30-11:45 am
    • U15/16 Boys Travel (2006, 2007), 10:30-11:45 am
    • U15/16 Girls Travel (2006, 2007), 10:30-11:45 am

     

    Goalkeeper Summer Academy:  Mondays;  June 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12

    Registration Deadline:  June 10, 11:59 pm.  Closes when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

    • U9-U15 Recreation & Challenge (2007-2013), Co-ed, 5:00-5:45 pm  FULL!
    • U11-U19 Travel-Only (2003-2011), Co-ed, 6:00-6:45 pm

    Groups will be subdivided by age, ability, experience.

    Note!  Unique Format For GK Academies!  Five consecutive Monday evenings, small groups, 45 minute sessions, lower price.

    View your personal SOCA account to see the specific options available in your age group.  All registration is via your personal SOCA account on the SOCA web site.

     

  • Summer Soccer Day Camp

    2021 Summer Day Camp Info 

    SOCA Day Camp Series


    Week 1: June 14-18, 2021  (Monday-Friday)
    .  SOCA Field House, Charlottesville.  Registration deadline June 9.  FULL!

    Week 2: June 21-25, 2021 (Monday-Friday).  SOCA Field House, Charlottesville.  Registration deadline June 16.  FULL!

    All Summer Day Camps located at the new SOCA Field House.  No rain-outs!  Fabulous indoor, soccer-specific facility!

    • Available to all players, all levels, including novices.
    • Ages U7-U14, Co-ed.  For players born 2008-2015.
    • All camps are Half-Day Camps, 9:00 am-12:00 noon
    • Play fun training games, learn soccer skills, make new friends!  Five-day (Monday-Friday) recreational soccer day camp. No playing experience required.  Fun learning activities, and lots of games. Players receive a camp t-shirt and soccer ball.
    • Snack breaks provided.
    • Cost: $160

    All Summer Soccer Day Camps are strictly limited in size.  Registration will close at the deadline, or when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

    SOCA Field House: 875 Belvedere Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

     

  • Striker-Keeper Camp

    2021 Striker-Keeper Camp Info 

    Due to Scheduling Difficulties no 2021 Striker-Keeper Camp is scheduled.

    For 2021, we recommend the Summer Academy for Goalkeepers and the Summer Soccer Skills Clinic #2 “Attacking”, for Strikers.

     

    We plan to Return in 2022

    Score great goals and save the day!  Master the finer point of soccer’s most specialized positions.  Strikers spend valuable time learning the finer points of creating attacking moments, shooting, striking and finishing.  Goalkeepers are trained in the essentials of catching/handling, footwork, positioning, shot stopping, diving progressions, cutting out crosses, defending breakaways and more.

    • This camp is recommended for all levels of players.
    • Ages U10-U16, Co-ed.  Players born 2005-2011.
    • Players register either for “Field Player” or “Goalkeeper” portion of the camp.
    • Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and soccer ball.
    • Players are organized into age/level appropriate training groups.
    • Each evening includes league format matches, with the opportunity to apply striking and ‘keeping skills in live action.
    • Camp runs Monday-Thursday, with a rain make-up day on Friday.
    • Cost: $165

    Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

     

  • World Cup Camp

    2021 World Cup Camp Info 

     

    SOCA World Cup Camp

     

    July 19-23, 2021 (Monday-Friday); South Fork Soccer Park, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Fun international soccer environment for all levels of play. The World Cup Camp is a Charlottesville soccer tradition.   The camp creates an exciting and positive learning environment for players to develop their soccer skills and increase their enthusiasm for the world’s game. All sessions include expert instruction and demonstration, small-sided games, and a fun World Cup tournament format. Players receive a camp t-shirt, soccer ball, and Friday night pizza party!

    • Ages U6-U15, Coed.  Players born 2007-2016.
    • Players are placed on teams (countries) and train together in essential skill areas.
    • Players grouped by age (U6, U8, U10, U12-15) for best learning environment.
    • Matches each evening in fun World Cup format.
    • Trivia contest and prizes nightly.
    • Big Fun on Friday!  Pizza, drinks, etc.
    • Cost: $155

    Registration Deadline:  July 14

    Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

  • Summer Soccer Skills Clinics

    2021 Summer Soccer Skills Clinic at the SOCA Field House


    Back by popular demand!
      Structured to safely operate under prevailing COVID-19 restrictions and have a great time developing soccer skills.  

    The Summer Soccer Skills Clinics are a skill development program intended for all players.  The program focuses on individual player development within a small group setting.  The clinic will be formatted in a unique structure, with players rotating through four skill stations each day.  Over the three clinic days players will receive training in twelve essential topics.  The emphasis is on learning important skills such as ball mastery, dribbling, receiving, passing, shooting, defending, and other fundamental skills.

    Each session includes rotation through a variety of technical topic stations.  Players will be grouped by age, experience, and ability.

    Low player-to-coach ratio enables individual attention.  Twelve players maximum per training group. All Summer Soccer Skills Clinics are three days in duration, each daily session is 90 minutes long.

    Sessions are active, fun and focused.   Players will enjoy the fast pace and variety of activities.

    All instruction will be provided by SOCA staff coaches and other selected, experienced coaches.

    Location:  SOCA Field House; 875 Belvedere Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

    Registration Fee:  $65 per player, per clinic.  Great price!

    Includes:  Great instruction, training in small groups, fun format and emphasis on skill development.


    Come to more than one clinic and learn new stuff!

    Clinic #1: July 13-15 (Tuesday-Thursday), 9:00-10:30 am, (U7-U12, born 2010-2015). Registration deadline June 11.  FULL!

    Clinic #2:
    July 13-15 (Tuesday-Thursday), 11:00 am-12:30 pm, (U9-U15, born 2007-2013).  All About Attacking!  Registration deadline June 11.  FULL!

    Clinic #3:
      August 3-5 (Tuesday-Thursday), 9:00-10:30 am  (U7-U15, born 2007-2015).  Registration deadline August 1.  FULL!

    All Summer Soccer Skills Clinics are strictly limited in size.  Registration will close at the deadline, or when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

  • Summer Programming COVID-19 Safety Protocols

    SOCA Summer Program Safety Protocols
    SOCA is pleased to offer summer programming in compliance with Virginia COVID-19 safety guidelines.  All programs will be conducted under the prevailing restrictions and requirements present at the time of the program activity.

    SOCA’s greatest priority is to establish a training environment that is safe for all players and coaches.

    At this time, the anticipated guides are described below.  Note: requirements and guides are constantly changing.  We expect that by the start of the various programs conditions and requirements may differ.

    • Training will be conducted in small group settings, of approximately 12 players maximum.
    • Players will be allowed contact during some play; however, we will have physical distancing mandates in most activities and when not playing.
    • Players will have their own designated hydration station separated from the nearest player.
    • Each coach will have a mask and must wear it whenever within 10 feet of a player; however, may remove it to coach while distanced 10 feet or greater. Players are recommended to arrive and depart the fields with a mask but should remove it during training.
    • All players and coaches must have their temperature checked at home prior to coming to training. Players and coaches are not permitted to come to training if they have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more, or feel sick.
    • All players must have their own water, hand sanitizer, and a soccer ball. Players are not allowed to share water.
    • Contact with equipment will be minimized.
    • SOCA provides hand sanitizing stations at its facilities; however, we recommend players also bring some for their own personal use.

    Guidelines for Players

    • Cannot be feeling sick or have a temperature of 100.4 or more. Stay home if either of these apply.
    • Cannot come to training if they have a family member in the household who has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
    • Must bring their own ball, water and hand sanitizer.
    • Cannot share water.
    • Must follow social distancing protocols when not in play.
    • Must sanitize hands before sessions.
    • High fives, handshakes, hugs, and any other greeting or celebration that involves contact will not be permitted.
    • When arriving and departing the field players must maintain safe distance.

    Guidelines for Coaches

    • Must take their temperature prior to the session. Any coach with a temperature of 100.4 or more or feels sick cannot come to training.  Any coach who has been exposed to COVID-19 cannot come to practice until cleared by a medical professional.
    • Must wear a mask when within 10 feet of a player.
    • Must sanitize hands before and after sessions.
    • Must wash all training vest prior to each session.

    Guidelines for Parents

    • Must take child’s temperature prior to attending training. Must keep child at home if they are feeling sick or have a temperature of 100.4 or more.
    • Must practice social distancing when at SOCA facilities.
    • After drop-off, parents and other family members are not permitted in the playing area, unless in emergency.
    • Make sure your child has the above-mentioned items.
    • Must notify SOCA staff (Bill.Mueller@SOCAspot.org) if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a SOCA summer program.
  • Summer Academy Description
  • Summer Academy Schedule
  • Summer Soccer Day Camp
  • Striker-Keeper Camp
  • World Cup Camp
  • Summer Soccer Skills Clinics
  • Summer Programming COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Summer Academy Description

2021 Summer Academy Info 

SOCA’s Summer Soccer Academy features individual player development within a dynamic small group training environment. The focus is on the developing technical components of the game with high repetition and precise movements. In each Academy players will work toward mastering age appropriate individual skills.  These skills will be applied toward learning small group tactics in a game environment. The Academy seeks to help players establish and develop excellent training habits to facilitate continued soccer development.

The Academies are intended for eager players who are high achieving within their age group and level.  Training will be age appropriate, focused, challenging and fun!

Field player sessions are 75 minutes long.  Goalkeeping sessions are 45 minutes long.  Each Academy has a low player-to-coach ratio (12 players maximum) allowing focused skill training.

For Ages U7-U19 (players born 2003-2015); Boys, Girls and Co-ed sessions  (see Schedule of available Academies on following tab)

$150 per Field  Player Academy.  $100 per Goalkeeper Academy.

Note!  Unique Format For GK Academies!  Five consecutive Monday evenings, small groups, 45 minute sessions, great price.

All Summer Academies take place in the SOCA Field House!  Central Virginia’s finest dedicated indoor soccer facility.

Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

Summer Academy Schedule

2021 Summer Academy Info 

SOCA Summer Academy Series

NOTE:  All field player Academies are four consecutive days within a week.  Goalkeeping Academy is five consecutive Monday evenings, see below.

All Academies located at SOCA Field House: 875 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. 22901.  No rain-outs!

Academy 1: July 6-9 (Tuesday-Friday). Available to all players.

Registration Deadline:  July 3, 11:59 pm.  Closes when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

  • U8 Skill Builder (players born 2014, 2015) Co-ed, 9:00-10:15 am.  FULL!
  • U10 Skill Master (players born 2012, 2013)  Co-ed, 9:00-10:15 am  FULL!
  • U12 Skill Master (players born 2010, 2011) Co-ed,  9:00-10:15 am  FULL!
  • U15 Skill Master (players born 2007-2009) Co-ed, 9:00-10:15 am  FULL!

 

Academy 2: July 26-29, 2021 (Monday-Thursday). Advanced Academies, Invited and Travel Players Only

Registration Deadline:  July 22, 11:59 pm.  Closes when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

  • U10 Boys Jamboree (2012, 2013), 9:00-10:15 am
  • U10 Girls Jamboree (2012, 2013), 9:00-10:15 am
  • U11/12 Boys Travel (2010, 2011), 9:00-10:15 am
  • U11/12 Girls Travel (2010, 2011), 9:00-10:15 am

 

Academy 3: July 26-29, 2020 (Monday-Thursday). Advanced Academies, Invited and Travel Players Only.

Registration Deadline:  July 22, 11:59 pm.  Closes when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

  • U13/14 Boys Travel (2008, 2009), 10:30-11:45 am  FULL!
  • U13/14 Girls Travel (2008, 2009), 10:30-11:45 am
  • U15/16 Boys Travel (2006, 2007), 10:30-11:45 am
  • U15/16 Girls Travel (2006, 2007), 10:30-11:45 am

 

Goalkeeper Summer Academy:  Mondays;  June 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12

Registration Deadline:  June 10, 11:59 pm.  Closes when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

  • U9-U15 Recreation & Challenge (2007-2013), Co-ed, 5:00-5:45 pm  FULL!
  • U11-U19 Travel-Only (2003-2011), Co-ed, 6:00-6:45 pm

Groups will be subdivided by age, ability, experience.

Note!  Unique Format For GK Academies!  Five consecutive Monday evenings, small groups, 45 minute sessions, lower price.

View your personal SOCA account to see the specific options available in your age group.  All registration is via your personal SOCA account on the SOCA web site.

 

Summer Soccer Day Camp

2021 Summer Day Camp Info 

SOCA Day Camp Series


Week 1: June 14-18, 2021  (Monday-Friday)
.  SOCA Field House, Charlottesville.  Registration deadline June 9.  FULL!

Week 2: June 21-25, 2021 (Monday-Friday).  SOCA Field House, Charlottesville.  Registration deadline June 16.  FULL!

All Summer Day Camps located at the new SOCA Field House.  No rain-outs!  Fabulous indoor, soccer-specific facility!

  • Available to all players, all levels, including novices.
  • Ages U7-U14, Co-ed.  For players born 2008-2015.
  • All camps are Half-Day Camps, 9:00 am-12:00 noon
  • Play fun training games, learn soccer skills, make new friends!  Five-day (Monday-Friday) recreational soccer day camp. No playing experience required.  Fun learning activities, and lots of games. Players receive a camp t-shirt and soccer ball.
  • Snack breaks provided.
  • Cost: $160

All Summer Soccer Day Camps are strictly limited in size.  Registration will close at the deadline, or when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

SOCA Field House: 875 Belvedere Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Striker-Keeper Camp

2021 Striker-Keeper Camp Info 

Due to Scheduling Difficulties no 2021 Striker-Keeper Camp is scheduled.

For 2021, we recommend the Summer Academy for Goalkeepers and the Summer Soccer Skills Clinic #2 “Attacking”, for Strikers.

 

We plan to Return in 2022

Score great goals and save the day!  Master the finer point of soccer’s most specialized positions.  Strikers spend valuable time learning the finer points of creating attacking moments, shooting, striking and finishing.  Goalkeepers are trained in the essentials of catching/handling, footwork, positioning, shot stopping, diving progressions, cutting out crosses, defending breakaways and more.

  • This camp is recommended for all levels of players.
  • Ages U10-U16, Co-ed.  Players born 2005-2011.
  • Players register either for “Field Player” or “Goalkeeper” portion of the camp.
  • Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and soccer ball.
  • Players are organized into age/level appropriate training groups.
  • Each evening includes league format matches, with the opportunity to apply striking and ‘keeping skills in live action.
  • Camp runs Monday-Thursday, with a rain make-up day on Friday.
  • Cost: $165

Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

 

World Cup Camp

2021 World Cup Camp Info 

 

SOCA World Cup Camp

 

July 19-23, 2021 (Monday-Friday); South Fork Soccer Park, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Fun international soccer environment for all levels of play. The World Cup Camp is a Charlottesville soccer tradition.   The camp creates an exciting and positive learning environment for players to develop their soccer skills and increase their enthusiasm for the world’s game. All sessions include expert instruction and demonstration, small-sided games, and a fun World Cup tournament format. Players receive a camp t-shirt, soccer ball, and Friday night pizza party!

  • Ages U6-U15, Coed.  Players born 2007-2016.
  • Players are placed on teams (countries) and train together in essential skill areas.
  • Players grouped by age (U6, U8, U10, U12-15) for best learning environment.
  • Matches each evening in fun World Cup format.
  • Trivia contest and prizes nightly.
  • Big Fun on Friday!  Pizza, drinks, etc.
  • Cost: $155

Registration Deadline:  July 14

Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

Summer Soccer Skills Clinics

2021 Summer Soccer Skills Clinic at the SOCA Field House


Back by popular demand!
  Structured to safely operate under prevailing COVID-19 restrictions and have a great time developing soccer skills.  

The Summer Soccer Skills Clinics are a skill development program intended for all players.  The program focuses on individual player development within a small group setting.  The clinic will be formatted in a unique structure, with players rotating through four skill stations each day.  Over the three clinic days players will receive training in twelve essential topics.  The emphasis is on learning important skills such as ball mastery, dribbling, receiving, passing, shooting, defending, and other fundamental skills.

Each session includes rotation through a variety of technical topic stations.  Players will be grouped by age, experience, and ability.

Low player-to-coach ratio enables individual attention.  Twelve players maximum per training group. All Summer Soccer Skills Clinics are three days in duration, each daily session is 90 minutes long.

Sessions are active, fun and focused.   Players will enjoy the fast pace and variety of activities.

All instruction will be provided by SOCA staff coaches and other selected, experienced coaches.

Location:  SOCA Field House; 875 Belvedere Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Registration Fee:  $65 per player, per clinic.  Great price!

Includes:  Great instruction, training in small groups, fun format and emphasis on skill development.


Come to more than one clinic and learn new stuff!

Clinic #1: July 13-15 (Tuesday-Thursday), 9:00-10:30 am, (U7-U12, born 2010-2015). Registration deadline June 11.  FULL!

Clinic #2:
July 13-15 (Tuesday-Thursday), 11:00 am-12:30 pm, (U9-U15, born 2007-2013).  All About Attacking!  Registration deadline June 11.  FULL!

Clinic #3:
  August 3-5 (Tuesday-Thursday), 9:00-10:30 am  (U7-U15, born 2007-2015).  Registration deadline August 1.  FULL!

All Summer Soccer Skills Clinics are strictly limited in size.  Registration will close at the deadline, or when full.  Registration is through your personal SOCA account.

Summer Programming COVID-19 Safety Protocols

SOCA Summer Program Safety Protocols
SOCA is pleased to offer summer programming in compliance with Virginia COVID-19 safety guidelines.  All programs will be conducted under the prevailing restrictions and requirements present at the time of the program activity.

SOCA’s greatest priority is to establish a training environment that is safe for all players and coaches.

At this time, the anticipated guides are described below.  Note: requirements and guides are constantly changing.  We expect that by the start of the various programs conditions and requirements may differ.

  • Training will be conducted in small group settings, of approximately 12 players maximum.
  • Players will be allowed contact during some play; however, we will have physical distancing mandates in most activities and when not playing.
  • Players will have their own designated hydration station separated from the nearest player.
  • Each coach will have a mask and must wear it whenever within 10 feet of a player; however, may remove it to coach while distanced 10 feet or greater. Players are recommended to arrive and depart the fields with a mask but should remove it during training.
  • All players and coaches must have their temperature checked at home prior to coming to training. Players and coaches are not permitted to come to training if they have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more, or feel sick.
  • All players must have their own water, hand sanitizer, and a soccer ball. Players are not allowed to share water.
  • Contact with equipment will be minimized.
  • SOCA provides hand sanitizing stations at its facilities; however, we recommend players also bring some for their own personal use.

Guidelines for Players

  • Cannot be feeling sick or have a temperature of 100.4 or more. Stay home if either of these apply.
  • Cannot come to training if they have a family member in the household who has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Must bring their own ball, water and hand sanitizer.
  • Cannot share water.
  • Must follow social distancing protocols when not in play.
  • Must sanitize hands before sessions.
  • High fives, handshakes, hugs, and any other greeting or celebration that involves contact will not be permitted.
  • When arriving and departing the field players must maintain safe distance.

Guidelines for Coaches

  • Must take their temperature prior to the session. Any coach with a temperature of 100.4 or more or feels sick cannot come to training.  Any coach who has been exposed to COVID-19 cannot come to practice until cleared by a medical professional.
  • Must wear a mask when within 10 feet of a player.
  • Must sanitize hands before and after sessions.
  • Must wash all training vest prior to each session.

Guidelines for Parents

  • Must take child’s temperature prior to attending training. Must keep child at home if they are feeling sick or have a temperature of 100.4 or more.
  • Must practice social distancing when at SOCA facilities.
  • After drop-off, parents and other family members are not permitted in the playing area, unless in emergency.
  • Make sure your child has the above-mentioned items.
  • Must notify SOCA staff (Bill.Mueller@SOCAspot.org) if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a SOCA summer program.