Cal Girls Soccer Camp
Improve Your Skills And Have Fun at Cal Soccer Camp
YOUTH DAY CAMPS: Train like a Cal Bear at Cal Soccer Camps in Berkeley, CA this summer! The Cal Bear coaching staff believes in providing the opportunity for players to reach their greatest potential by challenging them technically and tactically, in a fun and encouraging environment. Our curriculum has been developed to offer successful methods for players of all ages and skill levels!
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE ID CAMPS: The ID camps are designed to give players ages 8th grade-12th grade, a day in the life experience, into what it means to be a Bear. Train like a Cal women’s soccer player! In these one-day camps, players will be challenged by sessions that replicate the same high level that our Cal players train at daily. Led by our current Cal women's soccer coaching staff and our current Cal players, campers have the opportunity to compete and showcase their skills in this unique and fun environment.
All Cal Soccer Camps are directed by Cal Women’s Soccer Head Coach Neil McGuire, Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach Cori Callahan, Assistant Coaches Alec Sundly and Rachel Mercik, and many of the current and former Cal Women’s Soccer players.
***Per NCAA rules, The California Soccer Camps are open to any and all entrants. Enrollment in our camps is limited only by age, grade level, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.***
- Unique & structured curriculum
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Elite technical training & game knowledge development
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Head Women's Soccer Coach - Cal Neil McGuire
Head coach Neil McGuire is entering his 15th season with the Bears in 2021. Throughout his time in Berkeley, he has led the California women’s soccer team to unprecedented success. The program’s all-time wins leader with 160 career victories at Cal, McGuire has an overall record of 160-93-32 during his tenure at Cal, good for a .618 winning percentage. McGuire has led the Bears to the NCAA Tournament in 12 of his 14 seasons in Berkeley, helping Cal to a streak of 14 consecutive tournament appearances from 2004-17, ranking among the longest streaks in all of Division I soccer.View Neil's Bio ⟩
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach - Cal Cori Callahan
Cori (Alexander) Callahan is entering her 11th season with the Bears in 2021. Since joining the women's soccer program in 2011, she has been an instrumental force, serving first as a volunteer assistant and most recently as the team's first assistant and goalkeeper coach. Callahan - who has earned her USSF "B" license - boasts more than 20 years of experience as a goalkeeper on the collegiate and professional level, and more than a decade as a goalkeeper coach.View Cori's Bio ⟩
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach - Cal Alec Sundly
Alec Sundly made the return to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the Cal women's soccer team in January of 2023. He enter his first season in that role.View Alec's Bio ⟩
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach - Cal Rachel Mercik
Bears alumnae Rachel Mercik joined the Cal women's soccer team as an assistant coach in January of 2023. She enters her first season in that role.View Rachel's Bio ⟩
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
ID CAMP INFO:
- Camp Date: April 21, 2024 (Sunday)
- Ages: 13-18 (8th-12th grade)
- Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch
- Location: Golden Bear/Clark Kerr Track
- About: Join the entire Cal Women's coaching staff for this Spring ID camp! There will be goalkeeper-specific coaching & training available.
YOUTH DAY CAMP INFO:
- Camp Dates: (Mon-Fri)
- June 10-14, 2024
- June 17-21, 2024
- July 8-12, 2024
- June 10-14, 2024
- Ages: 6-13
- Gender: Girls
- Half-Day Hours: 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Full-Day Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm *The last day of camp concludes at 12:00pm for all campers
- Check-in & out Locations: TBD
- Meals: Lunch is NOT provided
- Field Location: TBD
- General field info including directions and parking can be found here: https://recsports.berkeley.edu...
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
Instruction: Training from the Cal Women's Soccer team coaching staff
Day campers: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Supervision: Staff members are strategically placed throughout the camp to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, & FACILITY
Ratio: Low camper to coach ratio
Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience
Equipment Needed: All campers must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, athletic shoes, and a water bottle.
Youth Camp: TBD
Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Athletic clothing
- Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
- Packed lunch and snacks
- Small gym bag/backpac
If you have a group of 4 or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. If you have a group of 8 or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please fill out the Team Discount - Soccer form with the name of your group and the names of each camper enrolling in the camp and we will create a unique discount code for your group.
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Warm up/Skills stations
- 10:00am Training/Games
- 12:00pm Half day campers depart
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Training
- 1:30pm Games
- 3:30pm-4:00pm Clean up/Full day campers depart
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July 23, 2022: I left work early and watched my kid from the bleachers one day and got to see her playing a scrimmage. She looked like a different player. She was in a different position. She was focused and energetic even after a long hot day. So, she was into it and she had improved!
July 17, 2023: Playing with college players. Fun with her current teammates. Great camp for multiple players to attend together.
June 17, 2023: The joy in my child's eye when she told us about a goal she scored! Her confidence during the week skyrocketed.
June 25, 2022: scrimmages, trip for frozen yoghurt, surviving the 100 degree day with water play
July 23, 2022: A highlight would be scrimmaging with new friends who were skilled at soccer..
July 17, 2022: The connection with the coaching staff and our team bonding
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.