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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, 5, 6, & 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: Soccer in Outer Space! 
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 22-25, 2024 8:30-9:45am
(if needed, July 2 6 make-up/rain day)  
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.       

Camps are led by Shakopee High School varsity coaches Jon Poppen and Bobby Davies.  Coach Poppen is the boy’s high school coach and Coach Davies leads the girls program.  Both hold numerous USSF and United Soccer Coaches Licenses.  Skill development and fun are their top priorities.           

Day 1: An attacking 1st touch and moves to break free.
Day 2: Finding an advantage and combining with teammates.
Day 3: Aggressive defending with discipline.
Day 4: Understanding how to defend as a team.

Who: 8U-13U Boys & Girls from both the Rec. & Comp. Programs 

When:  Monday & Wednesday June 10, 12, 24, 26  2024

(Monday June 17 and Friday June 28 will be used as rainout dates)  

Times: -8U & 9U 9:00-10:30am  

                -10U to 13U 10:30am-12:00pm 

Where: 17th Ave. Soccer 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 Saber Soccer players play with each team and coach players as they play.  Championship metals and Team MVP Awards are given at Thursday’s Award Ceremony.  Pick up early and watch the fun of the World Cup!  

Who: 8U-14U Boys and Girls 

When:  July 22-July 25, 2024 - 10:00am-12:00pm (if needed, July 26 rain make-up day)  

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.  

The high school staffs will be working with the kids.  Due to high school league restrictions prior to tryouts, the boys staff will work with the girls and the girls staff will work with the boys.   

Who: Incoming 8th - 12th Grade Boys & Girls 

When: August 5-8, 2024: 6:00-8:00pm 

Where: SHS Practice Fields 

Cost: $60 (camp profits are donated to SHS’s boys and girls programs) 

High School Summer Training

Set up for incoming 7th – 12th grade Shakopee high school student athletes, this camp’s focus is to provide training for 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.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 7th - 12th Grade Boys and Girls                          

When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in June and July  of 2024

June 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, July 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays
-10th -12th Graders 9:00-10:30 
-7th - 9th Graders 10:30-12:00 
Fridays: Everyone 9:00-11:00 

Where: 17th Ave. Soccer Complex 
Cost: $125

Summer Goal Keeper Training

Summer Goal Keeper Training is for SSA's Competitive Players ages 9U-19U.

Players that are goalies should attend and any players that may be interested in being a goalie should attend. 

Goalie Training will be led by SSA GK Trainers: Terry Harding and Shane Coleman

Who: Competitive Players 9U-19U
When: Saturdays June 3 to July 15.  No training July 1st. 
Times: 9:30-10:30 9U & 10U
                10:30-11:30 11U-13U
                 11:30-12:45 14U-18U
Where: 17th Ave. Sports Complex Field 2
Cost: $25