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The Soccer Academy returns to the Cate School in Carpinteria, CA for another year of camp! 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, Alan Meeder. The Soccer Academy has been training youth players for 48 years in Southern California and Arizona. Players are grouped by age and ability into teams, under the supervision of our professional staff of college coaches and professional players.

Highlights Include
  • Unique & structured curriculum
  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt & camp prizes
  • Elite technical training & game knowledge development
  • Position specific training
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Camp Coaches

  • Camp Director Hormoz Tabrizi

    Coach Tabrizi 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 Wes Wade

    Coach Wade played professionally for over 15 years and has been on our camp staff for the last 17 summers. He has played outdoor soccer professionally and competed in the Major Indoor Soccer League with the with the Kansas City Comets.

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  • Staff Jorge Coch

    Coach Coch 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.

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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


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


  • Camp Dates: July 21-26, 2024 (Sun-Fri)

  • Ages: 8-17

  • Gender: Coed

  • Options: Day, Extended Day & Overnight**

  • Day Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm (Last day concludes at 12:00pm)

  • Extended-Day Hours: 9:00am-8:00pm* (Last day concludes at 12:00pm)

  • Check-in & out locations: First day between 1:00-2:00pm for all campers at the Cate School residence hall

  • Meals: See meal breakdown below

  • Location: Cate School

*Daily check-in starts 15 minutes before camp start time

**View Overnight camp information below


This program is geared towards Player Development & High-Performance campers. Players will work on mastering the proper fundamentals, techniques and advancing their overall skills and knowledge of the game. A great opportunity for players to learn through a mix of drills, games, and competitive play. With a number of different camp options for all to enjoy!


Player Development is for campers ages 11 and under of all skill levels. These camps are designed to maximize player participation and ensure each camper develops in all aspects of the game in a fun and engaging environment. Coaches will implement a wide range of technical, physical, and tactical activities with a focus on fun so campers get to improve with a smile on their faces.

High Performance is for campers ages 12+ looking to improve their game in a fun and fast-paced environment. These camps are designed so players leave the camp week more prepared for their club and high school seasons. Experienced coaches will provide campers with a fresh perspective and challenge them to develop technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of their game through a progressive curriculum.

*NOTE: If you believe your camper should be in a different skill level than the age requirement listed, please add a note at check-out and mention it to the camp director on day 1.

The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.


The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year. Final housing information for this camp will be provided in the Information Packet, emailed to all campers closer to the camp’s start date.

  • Number of Campers Per Room: 2

  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual, If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!

  • Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel

  • Air Conditioning: No, AC is not available. Campers may bring fans


  • Check-in: First Day from 1:00-2:00pm at the Cate School residence hall

  • Check out: Last day 12:00pm at the Cate School residence hall

  • Meals: Day 1: Dinner | Days 2-5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Day 6: Breakfast

  • A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony.


  • First Day Hours: 1:00pm-8:00pm (Day and Extended Day campers)

  • Daily Hours:

    • Day Campers: 9:00am-4:00pm

    • Extended Day: 9:00am-8:00pm

  • Final Day check-out: 12:00pm

  • Meals: Lunch is provided for Day Campers. Lunch & Dinner is provided for Extended Day Campers

  • A closing ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to camp check-out on the last day. Parents are invited to attend! Departure immediately follows the closing ceremony


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.


  • Instruction: Training from Coach Tabrizi and his coaching staff

  • 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, Nike soccer ball, and prizes


  • 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: Cate School

  • 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


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 (1-2 pairs/day)
  • Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
  • Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
  • Swimsuit and beach towel (May or may not be needed)
  • Pajamas
  • Bathrobe
  • Flip flops
  • Laundry bag
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Personal items & medications
  • Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
  • Washcloth and bath towel
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan (optional)
  • Bedsheets
  • Comforter or sleeping bag
  • Pillow and pillowcase


  • Athletic clothing
  • Soccer Cleats (no metal studs)
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Small gym bag/backpack


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.


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


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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:45 am Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:00 am Field session 1
  • 11:00 am Free/rest time
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30 -3:00 pm Field session 2
  • 3:00-4:00 pm Free Time
  • 4:00 pm Day Campers Depart
  • 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

Cate School Field

Founded in 1910 and located in Carpenteria, the Cate School offers a 150 acre campus, complete with great fields, dorms and recreational facilities. Just 15 minutes from Santa Barbara and 90 minutes from LA, the Academy is easily accessible for all. Campers eat in Raymond Commons and stay in the dorms on campus. As the Cate School proclaims, "Let the ocean sing you to sleep".

Camp Reviews

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

    July 31, 2023: My daughter loved her camp counselor Sofia. For her first sleep away and I loved that for 12 and up you had to be club of competive so that she was challenged all week. The director was so personable. She also liked her coach - she was in the 12 year old group

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 5, 2023: Zachary learned so much. Most everyone was supportive and fun. The coaches were amazing. Such a great experience.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 31, 2023: Bob and Hermos were incredible people and made my 8 year old feel so welcomed for his first camp.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    August 1, 2023: My camper had rave reviews about how fun it was

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Making new friends.​

    — Anonymous

Nike Soccer Camp at Cate School - Academy

Hormoz Tabrizi, Camp Director
Cate School - 1960 Cate Mesa Road
Carpinteria, California 93013
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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 Soccer Camp at Cate School - Academy
Nike Soccer Camp at Cate School - Academy
Jul 21-Jul 26, 2024
Programs: Basic Skills, Advanced Field Player, Goalkeeper
Age Group: 8 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
First day check-in: 1:00-2:00pm Final day check-out: 12pm
Overnight $925.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Extended Day (9am-8pm) $725.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Day (9am-4pm) $495.00 USD
Availability: Yes

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

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