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The Shakopee Soccer Association offers a wide array of summer camps and training/development opportunities for all ages and level of players. Learn from the S.H.S. Boys Varsity Coach, and SSA’s Camp Director Jon Poppen (U.S.S.F. Nationally Certified Youth License Holder) and his staff of current/former high school and college players.

Questions: please email

Registration for all camps can be found by clicking on the Registration tab above. 


SSA’s Kicks Camp is perfect for both beginning and experienced 4-7 year old players. The focus is on individual skill development, enjoyment for the game, and learning!  Each day starts with a themed game where every player has a ball and works on their skill development in a fun and imaginative way.  Next, kids have skill time where they learn a new move or dribbling pattern.  To finish the day, kids play 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3. 

Camps are led by SSA’s Camp Director, Jon Poppen.  Jon is the boy’s high school coach and a second grade teacher here in Shakopee.  He holds a National Youth Coaching License and makes every camp a fun experience.  

Themed Days for Camp
Monday: Soccer Through the Jungle!
Tuesday: Star Wars Soccer!
Wednesday: Soccer Pirates on a Treasure Hunt!
Thursday: The Ultimate Obstacle Course!
Friday: Make-up Rain Day if Needed

Who: 4 -7 year old Boys and Girls
When:  July 25-28, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Where: Shakopee Soccer Complex (17th Avenue Sports Complex)
Cost: $45

8U - 13U Attacking & Defending Camp

Become tactically aware of how to effectively play on both sides of the ball. Soccer is a player’s game where they are left to make the attacking and defending decisions.  Learn how to handle attacking and defending situations with success.  8U-13U players are ready to understand these strategies and are at the perfect age to learn how to properly attack and defend. 

Each day players will compete in a Tournament, where teams compete to be crowned World Cup Champions.  Players will also further their juggling skills, work on their footwork, and improve their touch on the ball.  Camps are led by SSA’s Camp Director Jon Poppen.  Jon is the boy’s high school coach and a director at SSA.  He holds numerous USSF and United Soccer Coaches Licenses.   

Who: 8U-13U Boys and Girls
When: Tuesday & Thursday, June 21, 23, 28, and 30

Times: 8U & 9U 9:00 -10:30
            10U - 13U  10:30 - 12:00
Where: Shakopee Soccer Complex (17th Ave. Sports Complex)
Cost: $95

SSA's 8U-14U Saber Skills Camp

At camp, players will improve their skills and learn how to best apply them in game like activities. Players are divided into age and level appropriate groups so they are challenged and met developmentally where they are. Both rec. and competitive players are encouraged to attend. To finish each day, players compete in a World Cup Tournament! Current High School Saber Soccer players play with each team and coach players as they play. Championship medals and Team MVP Awards are given at Thursday’s Award Ceremony.  Arrive early for pick up to watch the fun of the World Cup!

Who: 8U-14U Boys & Girls
When:  July 25-28, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Shakopee Soccer Complex (17th Avenue Sports Complex)
Cost: $95

SSA High School Prep Camp

Set up for incoming 8th - 12th grade student athletes, this camp’s focus is to prepare players for high school tryouts the following week. 

Current and former college soccer players will be leading the week. Learn from players who have reached the next level and know what it takes to have a successful season.

Who: Incoming 8th-12th Grade Boys & Girls
When: August 8-11, 2022.  6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Where: Shakopee High School
                    Boys-Turf Fields
                    Girls-Grass fields off of Spencer 
Cost: $45 (camp profits are donated to SHS’s boys and girls programs)

High School Summer Training

Set up for incoming 8th - 12th grade athletes, this camp’s focus is to provide training for Shakopee High School players throughout the summer.   Coach Poppen and Coach Davies will lead players through technical training being mindful that many will have games or practices later that evening.  Mondays and Wednesdays will be led by Coach Poppen and Coach Davies and will be primarily skill-based activities.  Fridays will be led by upper classman and will be pick-up games.  Similar to a captain’s practice.  At the end of Friday’s session, players will join the younger kids at Street Soccer and interact with our Future Sabers!  

Who: Incoming 8th-12th Grade Boys and Girls
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in June and July
June 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
July 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
Where: 17th Ave Sports Complex
Time: Monday & Wednesday
 -- 10th - 12th Grade 9-10:30
 -- 8th & 9th Graders  10:30 - 12:00
 Fridays: Everyone 9-11

Cost: $95