At ETSU Soccer Academy, we have a variety of camps and speciality sessions to help improve all levels of players. Review our different camps below and when ready, register online now at the button below.

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Elite Residential Academy 

Dates: July 24th-27th, 2013

Ages: Boys 12-18


  • $465 resident per player
  • $365 commuter per player
  • $420 per player for teams of 13 or more players.

The ETSU Elite Residential Academy will provide the serious soccer player with an opportunity to improve their present skills and to effectively apply their abilities in match situations. A carefully planned curriculum will maximize the players’ development by placing each player in tactically challenging situations. A ETSU Soccer Academy All-Star match will put the “Top” academy players on display while the remainder of camp enjoys a highly contested match in the Summers-Taylor Stadium.

The Elite Residential Academy will feature a college coaches “recruiting seminar” which will help aspiring young players to understand the process and the level of commitment required to be a college athlete.

The level of coach and player at last year’s camp was outstanding. Individuals or teams may attend this camp.

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Previous Elite Camp Coaches:

  • Ian Luya – ETSU Assistant Coach
  • Justin Maullin – UNC-Greensboro’s Head Coach
  • Daniel Ridenhour – Winthrop University Assistant Coach
  • Adam Laney – Milligan Head Coach
  • Jon Baker- Maryville Associate Head Coach
  • Barry Slagle – Wofford Assistant Coach
  • Jeremy Blake – GK1 Staff Coach

Elite Residential Academy 

Dates: July 24th-27th, 2013

Ages: Boys 12-18

Price: $465

The ETSU Soccer Academy will work with GK1 during the Residential Elite Academy. Head Coach, Scott Calabrese, has constructed a curriculum that is designed for the serious goalkeeper. This camp challenges goalkeepers both physically and the mentally. Its goal is to enhance each player’s technical, tactical, physical and psychological ability to become a successful goalkeeper. The camp’s experienced and professional staff will train and mentor the goalkeepers to ensure that they maximize their potential and improve their skills. In addition to teaching the technical and tactical skills required by goalkeepers, coaches will also focus on teaching the goalkeepers to establish a presence and to be leaders on the field.

GK1 founder, Phil Wheddon, is a two-time Olympic gold medal winner with the US Women’s National Team and has attended the World Cup with the US Men’s National Team. Our goalkeeper coaches have coached along-side both Wheddon and Calabrese to ensure that campers receive the most comprehensive training a camp environment can provide.

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Day Camp

Dates: June 10th-13th, 2013

Full Day Camp

Ages: Boys 10-14

Price: $195 Full Day

9AM – 4PM


Half Day Camp

Ages: Boys 6-10

Price: $115 Half Day

9AM – 12PM

The Full Day Camp is an action packed week filled with fun. This camp focuses on soccer techniques as well as introductory tactical aspects of the game. Throughout the week each player will work on forming good soccer habits and learning new skills. This will be accomplished through individual instruction by our highly qualified coaching staff along with games played daily. Full day campers will eat lunch daily in the ETSU dining facilities.

The Half Day Camp will be filled with games and drills that are fun and exciting. The focus will be on developing good technique as the foundation to become a better soccer player. Though basics are the key at this age in terms of instruction, sportsmanship and teamwork are key ingredients that when established at a young age help children develop into better players and people in later years.


  • 8:30 Arrive at fields
  • 9:00-10:00 Technical Training
  • 10:15-11:30 Coaching Sessions
  • 12:00 Half-Day Campers – Pick-up time
  • 11:45-12:45 Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45 Various Soccer Activities/Videos
  • 1:45-3:45 Competitions and small sided games
  • 4:00 Full-Day Campers – Pick up time
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Satellite Camps

Please continue to check this site for updated information on the Buccaneer Soccer Academy Satellite Day Camps. We have begun to work on a potential Day Camp in Kingsport, TN for 2013. Please check back for additional details.

Typical Day

Residential Camp:

This schedule is a typical outline for each day. The Residential Elite Academy will run according to this schedule while the day camps will be modified to fit the appropriate schedules.



  • 7:00 Wake Up
  • 7:15 Breakfast
  • 8:45 Technical Training
  • 9:15 Break
  • 9:30-11:30 Morning Field Session



  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00 Afternoon Field Session



  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:30-8:30 Match Play (depending on light available)
  • 9:00 Snack Bar*
  • 10:45-11:00 Lights Out
*Activities dependent upon available facilities

Commuting Campers for Elite Residential:

Those campers not staying overnight should arrive at camp on the first day for the first field session and at 8:30 each day after that. Each evening, commuters should be picked up after the last field session of the day. If for some reason a commuter is not able to attend a session or will be late for the morning drop off please notify the Camp Director if possible. We take role before each session so it is imperative we know if someone will not be there. The ETSU Soccer Academy will make every effort possible to arrange a room or area for the commuters between sessions. Commuters can become residential campers at any time if housing space allows it.

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