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Join us for an amazing week of camp at San Francisco Soccer Camp. Team up with Camp Director and 2023 Pac-12 Coach of the Year Leonard Griffin for the ultimate soccer training camp! San Francisco Soccer Camp (SFSC) offers so much more than your average soccer camp for players of all ability levels! Camps are led by a College Coaching Staff and additional support from elite college players to bring the camper-to-coach ratio down.

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from Collegiate athletes and Cal coaches
  • Curriculum centered on 5 core values (respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership, & sportsmanship)
  • Campers earn Pod Points and stickers (see breakdown below)
  • Elite technical training & game knowledge development
  • Competitive and Fun Scrimmages
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Campers grouped by age and ability level
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes
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Camp Coaches

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    Head Coach - Cal Men's Soccer Leonard Griffin

    Leonard Griffin, a former California men’s soccer assistant with more than a decade of collegiate coaching experience, was named the head coach of the Cal men’s soccer program of March 31, 2022.

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    Assistant Coach - Cal Men's Soccer Ricardo Gutierrez

    Over 20 years of youth coaching experience where he has mastered the art of connecting and developing rising stars.

    View Ricardo's Bio

Camp Details

SECURE YOUR SPOT!

You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

CAMP INFO:

*Check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time

SKILL LEVELS

Youth Academy is for grades K-4th and will focus on team building, social skills, and technical skill development. The emphasis of the camp is to help the youngest players foster a love of the game! Camps will include individual instruction, world cup day and theme-based days, short-sided games, and scrimmages each day. We will also include additional soccer-themed enrichment activities throughout the three weeks such as art, Soccer story-time, and other fun!

Junior Premier Camp is for our more seasoned 4th - 6th grade Club Level campers we offer specialized training sessions and an elevated soccer camp for club level players focused on high-level skills training for your advanced soccer player! Our coaches focus on technical development, improving tactical awareness, and increasing decision-making ability in order to conquer more challenging game situations.

POD POINTS & STICKERS

Each of the individual days of the week is also broken down into a Character Skill and a Soccer Skill. Throughout the week campers can earn Pod Points for their groups when they display one of the Character Skills or Soccer Skills throughout each day. Pod Points can also be earned for working towards improving their soccer juggling (Juggle Master) or from a creative soccer skill (Joga Bonito).

At camp, each coach carries a red and yellow card like a referee. At San Francisco Soccer Camp these cards are only used for positive acknowledgment. So when a camper is shown a red or yellow card it’s because they are earning one of the following Pod Points (which are given out in the form of a sticker).

We have a three-week tracker that coaches use to track and record stickers given in order to ensure every camper does end up receiving at least 7 out of the 9 stickers. The only two that your camper might not receive is the Juggle Master and Joga Bonito sticker as they are only given out to two campers each day.

The stickers are intended to be earned and meaningful and the coaches provide a speech at the end of the day where they acknowledge the campers who received yellow/red cards, they recap the reason the sticker was earned and issue the sticker.

  • Mondays: Soccer Skill: Dribbling (change of direction) | Character Skill: Respect
  • Tuesdays: Soccer Skill: Dribbling (to beat an opponent) | Character Skill: Responsibility
  • Wednesdays: Soccer Skill: Passing | Character Skill: Integrity
  • Thursdays: Soccer Skill: Shooting | Character Skill: Leadership
  • Fridays: Soccer Skill: Game day | Character Skill: Sportsmanship

JUNIOR PREMIER WEEKLY FOCUS

Week 1 - Individual

All staff members are trained and certified through the Positive Coaches Alliance. The training helps staff gain the tools to coach while instilling a growth mindset in each camper so that they focus more on their individual improvement/growth and less on competition and results. Also, in order to incorporate the theme of “Self” we include individual art projects and throughout the week will talk about their own personal soccer stories as they relate. Players will have the opportunity to learn more about their coaches and their soccer journey that landed them as collegiate players or college coaches.

Week 2 - Team

This week we are focused on the TEAM and working together to achieve common goals. Each pod comes up with their own team name and team chant. For this week players will have deeper discussions about the teams that their coaches have played for and lessons learned from being on a team. Coaches will share their favorite moments and stories about how being a part of a team has impacted their lives.

Week 3 - Futbol Around the World

This will be the World Cup-themed week. Campers will learn about different countries and their cultures and how soccer has helped bring people together from all over the world. This week, coaches will focus on facilitating discussions around teams that players are familiar with and begin to discuss different styles of play from different teams around the world. An emphasis will be on helping campers understand the value of studying soccer when watching teams play to better understand various styles of play.

YOUTH ACADEMY WEEKLY FOCUS

Week 1 - Individual

All of our staff members are trained and certified through the Positive Coaches Alliance. The training helps our staff gain the tools to coach while instilling a growth mindset in each camper so that they focus more on their individual improvement/growth and less on competition and results. Also, in order to incorporate the theme of “Self” we include individual art projects and throughout the week will talk about their own personal soccer stories as they relate. Art is limited to 30 minutes, so there is still plenty of time for soccer! The coaches and campers spend time during circles sharing information about themselves and also about their soccer story in order to start building relationships with campers. Also, we have a short reading time (about 5-7 min max) focused on learning about professional players and their soccer story and the impact they had both in soccer and life.

Week 2 - Team

EACH POD HAS A TEAM FOCUS and works together to achieve common goals. Each pod comes up with their own team name and team chant. For art this week we use 30 minutes per day to collaborate with one another to design something spectacular! We are still reading for about 5-7 minutes and are learning about different teams in the book 5 of The World’s Greatest Clubs (World Soccer Legends).

Week 3 - Futbol as a World Sport

This will be our World Cup-themed week. Campers will learn about different countries and their cultures and how soccer has helped bring people together from all over the world.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?

  • Instruction: Training from the San Francisco Soccer Camps coaching staff

  • Day campers: Lunch or snacks are not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a water station available to fill up and stay hydrated

  • Supervision: Staff members are strategically placed throughout the camp to provide optimal supervision and participate in all activities

  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Nike Soccer Camps t-shirt and prizes

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.

  • Facility: Beach Chalet Athletic Fields

  • 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

TEAM DISCOUNT

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.

CANCELATION POLICY

At US Sports Camps, we hope you will not have to cancel your enrollment in camp. If you do though, there are options. San Francisco Soccer Camps offers RISK-FREE registration when canceled on or before April 1st. All registration fees are fully refundable before April 1st*. Pro-rates for missed days are not available.

Any cancelations beyond April 1st will fall under the USSC cancelation policy. For details on our Cancelation Policy, including cancelations of camp by US Sports Camps, please visit: www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy

*This policy applies only to camps run by San Francisco Soccer Camps. Campers enrolled using credit vouchers are NOT eligible for refunds.

NIKE SOCCER CAMP FAQ

For general questions about our soccer camps please see our FAQ page.

***Camps are open to any and all entrants. Enrollment in our camps is limited only by age, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.

Click see more camp details below for skill levels, schedules, and additional camp details

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Youth Academy Sample Daily Schedule
  • 8:45-9:00am Check-in
  • 9:00-9:20am Camp Pep Rally: Character and skill of the day
  • 9:20-10:00am Skill of the day instruction
  • 10:00-11:00am Game or fun activity that relates to skill of the day
  • 11:00-11:15am Lesson of the Day team meeting facilitated by coach
  • 11:15-12:00pm Mini games to goal
  • 12:00-12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30-1:15pm Enrichment activity or soccer story
  • 1:15-1:45pm Camp Pep Rally- Highlighting campers and soccer moves
  • 1:45-2:30pm Soccer Olympics Training/Skills measurement
  • 2:30-3:30pm Scrimmages
  • 3:30-3:45pm Team meeting and Character Stickers
  • 3:45-4:00pm Camp Pep Rally and Individual Character Awards
  • 4:00pm Campers depart
Junior Premier Elite Camp Daily Sample Schedule
  • 8:30-9:00am Early check-in if needed
  • 9:00-9:20am Camp Starts - Pep Rally: Character and skill of the day
  • 9:20-10:00am Skill of the day instruction
  • 10:00-11:00am Game or fun activity that relates to skill of the day
  • 11:00-11:15am Lesson of the day conversation facilitated by coach
  • 11:15-12:00pm Mini games to goal
  • 12:00-12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30-1:15pm Enrichment activity or soccer story
  • 1:15-1:45pm Camp Pep Rally- Highlighting campers and soccer moves
  • 1:45-2:30pm Soccer Olympics Training/Skills measurement
  • 2:30-3:30pm Scrimmages
  • 3:30-3:45pm Team meeting
  • 3:45-4:00pm Camp Pep Rally
  • 4:00pm Campers depart

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Previous locations have been Beach Chalet and Margaret S Hayward Park

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    June 13, 2023: Fun competitions and recognition for the kids at all skill levels. Wasn't boring for advanced players as players were grouped by skill as well as age.. Friendly coaches focused on fun.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 26, 2023: Kids love the staff, the camp is well organized, the kids have fun

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 16, 2023: My kid asking to go back. He loved the coaches and all the new skills he learned.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    June 18, 2023: Greatly run program, very organized day for kids, very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 12, 2023: My son loved it. He’s been to several other soccer camps and he said this one was the best

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 17, 2023: Outstanding coaches and well run program! Handwritten thank you note at the end is an amazing. Touch.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 17, 2023: Paige is great at communication, my kids have a great time there, learn a lot of skills and have a lot of fun

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 17, 2023: Everything. My son came home talking about the skill he learned and practiced. He seemed happy with his pod and coach.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 14, 2023: The little things that the camp does is amazing. Stickers, focus on positivity with the boys and the little notes for theboys

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 12, 2023: My son had a great time at camp, the coach for his pod was very attentive. We really loved the handwritten note w/ photo, it was so special.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 14, 2023: My kiddo had a GREAT time! Came home evert day and wanted to play soccer and show off his new skills. Super easy and organized pickup and drop-off.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: The coaches and staff were engaging, friendly, approachable. Bryce loved the camp and said he enjoyed doing and learning something different everyday.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: Seeing how excited my son was to go back every day was the highlight for sure. He had an excellent time and every day would show me a different trick he had learned.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: My son loved the daily recognition and stickers. He was super proud to receive many of them and it really motivated him. He enjoyed the staff and the mix of soccer and other activities

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 13, 2023: Fun competitions and recognition for the kids at all skill levels. Wasn't boring for advanced players as players were grouped by skill as well as age.. Friendly coaches focused on fun.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 26, 2023: My kiddo LOVES SF Soccer Camp (this is our third year). We love that it is family owned/run, the coaches are friendly, knowledgable and approachable and they build sportsmanship in addition to skills.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: The coaches were amazing and really knew how to speak with kids and make it fun for them. The swag was a super fun, appreciated bonus!! And the personal card with a picture of the team of friends at the end was so special!!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 12, 2023: I love how the camp legitimately teaches soccer skills, but they also focus on things like Responsibility, Leadership, and Teamwork. My son is very motivated by the little sticker recongnitions, and the end of day shout outs.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 13, 2023: We have recommended this camp to so many friends. The camp directors did an amazing job of keeping the friends together as well as maintaining the experience level. We loved our coach, this is definitely our child's favorite camp!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 12, 2023: Coach Wisdom made our 9 year old love camp. The handwritten note at the end made clear he really knew who our child was. He loved all the games and stickers and awards and swag. Honestly, best soccer camp ever. We'll be back next year.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: Our son loved this camp and talk often about how much he enjoyed his counselor Gabe. He loved the giveaways (water bottles, soccer ball, tshirt etc) and sticker rewards and theme days. He was so happy and wants to attend again next summer.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 12, 2023: Developing more interest, skills, and love for soccer by learning from "real" soccer players and coaches. Loved the strong team feel that developed with the pod over the week, and the wonderful note with photo from pod coach at the end of the session.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 13, 2023: Growth! Our daughter had an amazing time every day, but our son really struggled on days 1 and 2. By day 3, he had figured things out, and the rest of camp was fantastic. I credit the coaches and leadership with these improvements, as he felt so supported.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 14, 2023: My son's skills and love for soccer really blossomed during camp - everyday at pick up, he wanted to show me some new skills and techniques he'd learned, and wanted to stay and play longer (even after 7 hours of camp). He also thought it was great to be learning from "real" soccer coaches and players :) Great camp.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2023: My son's loved their coaches and the variety of the activities they provided, which can be hard for such a long day. My sons enjoyed the art projects. And the stickers really motivated them and they took pride in earning them. The last day cards from the coaches with the pictures and individualized handwritten notes were so nice.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2023: My son loved camp!! He came home every day wanting to play more soccer, talk about his camp counselors, sing the songs he listened to at camp, and share the soccer facts he had learned. The love of soccer seed had been planted!! Also, the counselors were a true highlight--each one was enthusiastic, happy to be there and coach the campers and clearly very experienced and talented players. Thank you!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 17, 2023: Everyday the kids had so much fun! Not only did they learn great soccer skills from their coaches, they also learned solid values for sportsmanship. Leonard and Paige Griffin run an exceptional program. It's organized, well-thought through, and they build community. Another surprising aspect was how much schwag they provided. Each day there was a new surprise: jersey, soccer ball, badges, etc. Kids had a blast and can't wait to do it again! :)

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    She liked getting the feedback

    — Anonymous

San Francisco Soccer Camp

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Leonard Griffin, Head Coach - Cal Men's Soccer
Beach Chalet - 1500 John F Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California 94121
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Nike
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https://www.ussportscamps.com/soccer/nike/nike-soccer-camp-san-francisco
San Francisco Soccer Camp
USD
67383
San Francisco Soccer Camp - Youth Academy II (SOLD OUT)
Co-Ed
5-9
Jun 17-Jun 21, 2024
595.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 5 - 9
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will be held at Beach Chalet
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $595.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
67384
San Francisco Soccer Camp - Junior Premier II (SOLD OUT)
Co-Ed
9-13
Jun 17-Jun 21, 2024
595.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 13
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will be held at Beach Chalet
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $595.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
67388
San Francisco Soccer Camp - Youth Academy III (SOLD OUT)
Co-Ed
5-9
Jun 24-Jun 28, 2024
595.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 5 - 9
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will be held at Polo Fields
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $595.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
67389
San Francisco Soccer Camp - Junior Premier III (SOLD OUT)
Co-Ed
9-13
Jun 24-Jun 28, 2024
595.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 13
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will be held at Polo Fields
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $595.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
67390
San Francisco Soccer Camp - Youth Academy IV
Co-Ed
5-9
Jul 8-Jul 12, 2024
595.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 5 - 9
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will be held at Polo Fields
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $595.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
67391
San Francisco Soccer Camp - Junior Premier IV
Co-Ed
9-13
Jul 8-Jul 12, 2024
595.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 13
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will be held at Polo Fields
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $595.00 USD
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
67392
San Francisco Soccer Camp - Youth Academy V
Co-Ed
5-9
Jul 15-Jul 19, 2024
595.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 5 - 9
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will be held at Polo Fields
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $595.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
67393
San Francisco Soccer Camp - Junior Premier V
Co-Ed
9-13
Jul 15-Jul 19, 2024
595.00
Programs: All Skills
Age Group: 9 - 13
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp will be held at Polo Fields
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $595.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.

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