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US Sports is thrilled to host The Soccer Academy at the Cate School in Carpinteria, CA! The Academy offers a unique program of instruction that develops each camper's skills and tactical awareness. Our soccer camps were founded by the head coaches at UCLA and UCSB in 1973. The Soccer Academy has been training youth players for 44 years in Southern California and Arizona. Players are grouped by age and ability into teams that are under the supervision of our professional staff of college coaches and professional players. 

Highlights Include
  • Written evaluations for each camper
  • 15:1 Camper to staff ratio
  • Team play, skill development and scrimmages
  • New, fun evening activities!
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Camp Coaches

  • Camp Director Hormoz Tabrizi

    Hormoz has been a senior  staff coach at The Soccer Academy for over twenty years and is the Camp Director at the Cate School.  In his playing career, he was named to the Iranian Junior National Team.

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  • Staff Kristy Walker

    Kristy Walker was an All-American player at Westmont College and set the school's scoring record. She scored the winning goal for the Western U.S. Team and was the MVP for the 1995 Senior Bowl.

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  • Staff Chris Sydney

    Chris learned his soccer in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a USSF A license and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and was an ODP Region IV staff coach from 2001-2007. Chris was a coach for the U.S. U17

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  • Staff Mary Jo Soufl

    Mary Jo Soufl was a CIF Championship player in High School. She went on to play college soccer at Westmont College which recently won thier third straight National Championship. Mary Jo has coaching

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  • Staff Wes Wade

    Wes played professionally for over 15 years and has been on our camp staff for the last 16 summers. He has played outdoor soccer professionally and competed in the Major Indoor Soccer League with the

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  • Staff Omid Azminijad

    Coach Azminijad played on a youth team that won an Iranian National Championship and was on a High School State Championship team. Omid was an assistant coach for Grand Canyon University that won a

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  • Staff Jorge Coch

    Jorge was a professional player for eight years in the First Division of Argentina with Boca Juniors. As a player, his team won both the League and the Argentine Cup. He was also selected as

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  • Staff Robin Kobayshi

    Robin won a CIF Championship as a players and has helped coach San Clemente High School to three straight Southern California Championships. She was also a player and coach at Long Beach State. Her

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    Assistant Coach Zack Soufl

    Zach Soufl is excited to join The Soccer Academy California coaching staff in the summer of 2018.

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Camp Details

Our home is the stunningly beautiful Cate School, located eleven miles east of Santa Barbara.  The soccer fields are in close proximity to the dorms and the cafeteria has lots of healthy options. Cate School also brings many new fun evening activities to our Soccer Academy Campers!

Celebrating our 45th year of camp, we continue to be leader in youth soccer programs. Our campers have won high school championships, state cups, NCAA, NAIA, and junior college national championships. They have also competed on state select, USYSA regional, U.S. Junior National, and U.S. World Cup teams. Our coaching staff has included 34 college coaches, 23 foreign professional players, and 17 American pros.

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Besides the twice a day technical training, campers also participate in scrimmages each evening to integrate their newly learned skills into real game situations. There are also penalty kick competitions, Soccer Olympics, Super Soccer, and the Styro Cup Challenge. At the end of the week, each camper sits down with their coach and receives a full written evaluation to help prepare for the new season. No other camp has developed such a complete program or can match our years of excellence.

What's included in the fee? 

Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction on grass fields, all meals, on-campus housing, supervision and new evening activities. 24-hour supervision is an important feature of every US Sports Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

Extended Day Campers 8:30am-8pm: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities. All sessions are open to day campers. Like the boarders, they attend all five days. Day campers arrive around 8:30am and leave around 8pm each day. Lunch and dinner are included.

Day Campers 8:30am-4pm: Professional coaching and instruction and lunch daily. All sessions are open to day campers. Like the boarders, they attend all five days. Day campers arrive around 8:30am and leave around 4pm each day.

Session Information

Week 1: July 20-25

Week 2: July 26-31

Week 3: Aug 1-6

Check-in: At NOON on first day of camp

Check-out: Styro Cup starts at 10:45 am, followed by awards presentation. Check out at NOON on last day of camp.

HOUSING

Dorm: Cook House
Campers Per Room: 1
Roommates: By request
Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel.
Air Conditioning: No
Spending Money: $50 per week

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Evening activities and games are included in the price of camp - evening activities schedule TBA. 

Can parents visit during the camp week?

Some parents visit their children during the week. If you visit, make sure to check with a camp staff member to let someone know that you are on the campus. The staff person can tell you where the campers are on campus at any given time. After dark, visitors will be stopped by campus security and will have to show identification.

Discounts

Group Discount -

If you have a group of five or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. 

To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.out! 

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What happens after I enroll?  
Within 24-48 hours of enrollment you will receive an email confirmation containing your session details, payment information, and confirmation number. As we get closer to the start date of camp, we will send you another email with a detailed registration packet attached. The registration packet contains all the information you will need for camp including check-in and check-out information, a full packing list, health forms, campus map, etc.

2. How are the coaches selected?  
Every year we turn down nearly a hundred applications from coaches around the world. Our staff is composed of college coaches and players and pro players who are recommended by current or former staff. They are all experienced coaches with outstanding playing and coaching credentials. Most are teachers who have extensive background checks by their state department of education. All the other staff is checked by the camp.

3. How are training groups selected?  
On Sunday afternoon we divide the camp by boys and girls and by age. The coaches do an evaluation to help put you in a group of players about your age and ability. Any questions about the groups will be answered by the Director. If you came with a team, you will stay together to train, except your keeper who will practice with the other keepers during the day and scrimmage with you at night.

4. What do the goalkeepers do?  
Their training is specific to goalkeepers and totally different than practice for field players.

5. Can I have the roommate of my choice?  Most of the dorms at Cate are singles. If we cannot place you in a double, we will try to put you near your friends. The dorms are also split by age so campers of similar ages are on the same floor.

6. Who looks out for me in the dorms if I need some help?  
There are adult counselors on each floor only steps away from your room. Also the camp coaches live in the dorm so there are plenty of adults around.

7. If I have questions during the camp, whom do I see?
  Any of the coaches and counselors will be glad to help you. You can also go to the Director who will make every effort to help. There is also a Head Counselor who's full time job is to help campers with their needs and answer their questions.

8. Can I eat anything I want at meals?
  Yes, with few exceptions; no sodas at breakfast for example. You are the one who will get VERY sick if you do not eat a balanced diet during the course of the week. You will need protein, carbohydrates, and a lot of water to perform at a high level. This is your chance to show some maturity by choosing those foods that are good and good for you. If you have questions, ask any of the coaches.

9. Can parents eat meals with their kids?  
Visiting parents can eat with the campers but they will need to check with the cafeteria staff to pay for their own meals.

10. Can parents visit during the camp week?  
Some parents visit their children during the week. If you visit, make sure to check with a camp staff member to let someone know that you are on the campus. The staff person can tell you where the campers are on campus at any given time. After dark, visitors will be stopped by campus security and will have to show identification.

11. Can campers call home and can I call my son or daughter?  
Some of the campers will come with cell phones. Campers are free to use them at any time. There will be a hassle if campers keep others awake after lights out by using their phones. At check in parents will receive the camp number that goes directly to the Head Counselor. If parents need to get in touch with their child they can leave a message on that phone.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:45 am Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:00 am Field Session 1
  • 11:00 am Free/rest time
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00 -4:00 pm Field Session 2
  • 4:00 pm Day campers depart
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Swimming
  • 5:15 pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8:00 pm Competitions and Games (Field Session 3)
  • 8:00 pm Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 8:00-9:00 pm Indoor soccer, Game Room activities
  • 10:00 pm Dorm meeting, lights out

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Overall Average Rating 4.50 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    A lot of fun!

    My daughter had a lot of fun at camp. She really felt like she had good trainers to help her. She was very comfortable.

    — Sarah P., Parent of Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful

    This was my son's first time to be an overnight camper and he loved it! The bonding aspect was great. These are lifelong friends he's making year over year. Keep location at the beautiful Cate School. And keep the current leadership. Hormoz does a great job and has the kids' interests at heart. Wonderful experience.

    — Seana D., Parent of Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    Loved camp

    Although my son did not know anyone going to the camp, he made friends immediately and really enjoyed his week at camp. He loved the soccer lessons and liked making new friends. The coaches were top notch and seemed to really enjoy teaching the kids. 

    — Adriana G., Parent of Camper, 2016

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    • 5/5.
    Really Great!

    The camp was really great! I'd recommend it to anyone, even if you've never played before. It's a great learning experience. You can make new friends very easily! 

    — Thomas L., Soccer Academy Camper, 2016

    • 5/5.
    Happy Camper

    I have attended the camp for six years now and have always found it to be a place where I improve my soccer skills along with it being a bonding experience with both teammates and new friends. It's an amazing experience that I look forward to every summer! 

    — Josh L., Soccer Academy Camper-2015

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful Experience!

    The Soccer Academy is a wonderful experience for true lovers of the game. There are players from all over the world who end up here and their common love for the game is a real bonding experience. Returning year after year, the campers establish potential lifelong friendships. And the level of coaching and intensity of play can't be beat. Hormoz and Wes run a great camp. You (and your player) won't be disappointed.  

    — Tim L., Parent of a Soccer Academy Camper-2015

    • 5/5.
    Exceeded expectations

    My son and I continue to talk about the fantastic experience we had during the program. My son is using many tools he acquired at the camp in his games now. The level of organization and coaching met and exceeded our expectations, and the facilities were great! 

    — Laura W., Parent of a Soccer Academy Camper-2015

    • 5/5.
    Needs better meal plans

    The afternoon/evening sessions and dinner schedule. The dinner is too early, and eating dinner before playing the evening soccer doesn't always feel so good. And, the snack in the evening is not much or very healthy. Maybe camp can have a light snack in the late afternoon, before the evening session (small sandwich, yogurt, granola bar, etc fruit and drink) and then dinner after the evening session.

    — Tammy M., Parent of Soccer Academy Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Safe and Fun

    The safety was my number one concern, with a young overnight camper. They exceeded my expectations there. My son learned a lot and had a lot of fun!

    — John M., Parent of a Soccer Academy Camper-2015

    • 5/5.
    Gain confidence on and off the field

    My son was saying tonight that the camp was a good all around experience. Tim explained to him what he needed to work on and was very positive which gave him the confidence he needed. Tim’s name comes up often when talking about soccer and college. He left a big impression on my son and it shows in his games this year with the high school soccer team. His confidence level is much higher along with his play. Looking forward to seeing next year’s camp schedule.

    — Jill N., Parent of a Soccer Academy Camper-2014

    • 5/5.
    Can not wait to return!

    This summer was my daughter's first year with your camp and she loved it. We really noticed an increased level in her playing. My husband, who coaches her GU10 team is very impressed with her skills. She can not wait to return next summer and wants to do 2 sessions!

    — Patrick P., Parent of a Soccer Academy Camper-2014

    • 5/5.
    Better medical personnel

    I would like to see a nurse or dr on staff. My daughter hurt her wrist the first day and she relayed to me that a dr looked at it and said sprained but she hurt it again the next day and they told her it was just still sprained. When I picked her up a few days later (overnight camper) I took her straight to the dr as she said it was still sore and it was broken. Come to find out the 'dr' who looked at was a parent not a staff member. Other than this I think she had a great experience.

    — Jessica P.

    • 5/5.
    Should focus more on nutrition

    I think a sports camp should have a clear vision about nutrition. There was too much sugary drinks and sodas. A camp like this has an opportunity to demonstrate sporting as a lifestyle ... not just a game. What does it take to be an athlete and what does that mean. I saw a lot of great sportsmanship which I think is great.

    — Jenna N., Parent of Soccer Academy Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Great coaches

    I want to thank you and all the coaches that worked so hard with my son. He had so much fun and it was a fantastic opportunity for him to become more independent and more responsible. His passion is soccer and he wants to go back next year. Thank you!

    — Liz M. Parent of a Soccer Academy Camper-2014

    • 5/5.
    Academy paid off

    I go to the University of Illinois in Champaign and I have played as the starting keeper for the last 2 years (thanks to my summers at the soccer academy!) I have just been offered a Division 1 Varsity Soccer scholarship at U of I so I will be rostered with them starting this fall. I owe a lot of where I am today to the time i spent with you as my coaches.

    — Alanna M., Soccer Academy Camper-2013

    • 5/5.
    Highly Recommended

    I would highly recommend this camp to others of any skill level. After spending the week with this organization I feel more confident in my skills and abilities. This camp allowed me to grow and test my skills against older kids in the advanced session versus the beginner due to my age. 

    — Makenzie B., Soccer Academy Camper '16

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The Soccer Academy California

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Hormoz Tabrizi, Camp Director
1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, California 93013

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Goalkeeper, Basic Skills, Advanced Field Player
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day (8:30am-8pm) $490.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $740.00
Availability: Open

Day (8:30am-4:00pm) $420.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Goalkeeper, Basic Skills, Advanced Field Player
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day (8:30am-8pm) $490.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $740.00
Availability: Open

Day (8:30am-4:00pm) $420.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Goalkeeper, Basic Skills, Advanced Field Player
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day (8:30am-8pm) $490.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $740.00
Availability: Open

Day (8:30am-4:00pm) $420.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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