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Camps

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 jonpoppen@shakopeesoccer.com

Rec Soccer KICKS CAMP

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: Star Wars Soccer!
Wednesday: Soccer Pirates on a Treasure Hunt!
Thursday: The Ultimate Obstacle Course!
Friday: Make-up Rain Day if Needed

Who: 4, 5, 6 & 7 year old Boys and Girls
When:  July 20-23, 2020 (July 24 rain make-up day if needed)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Where: Shakopee Soccer Complex (17th Avenue Sports Complex)
Cost: $45

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 20-23, 2020 (July 24 rain make-up day if needed)
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 10-13, 2020, 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Where: Either SHS Practice Fields or 17th Ave Sports Complex-TBD
Cost: $45 (camp profits are donated to SHS’s boys and girls programs)