The McCallie Soccer Camp packs plenty of soccer fun and learning into one week.

  • The Director, Chris Cushenbery, and his assistant stay in the dorm and his staff is made up of current and former McCallie players as well as collegiate and semi-pro players from around the country.
  • Time is structured and the boys are always supervised. McCallie Soccer Camp has boys from throughout the southeast.
  • Soccer Camp aims to develop basic technical and tactical abilities which will enable the individual player to become more versatile. Various small-sided games allow players to learn and practice skills in the context of the game which makes learning fun and realistic.
  • Players will be grouped by age and ability so that the individual player receives appropriate challenges.

Daily schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 Individual Skills Training
10:30 – Noon 4 v. 4 Camp-wide Tournament
Noon – 1:15 Lunch, Video (Down Time)
1:15 – 3:45 Play 6 v. 6 by Age & Ability
4:00 – 5:00 Swim
5:00 – 6:00 Dinner, Game Room
6:00 – 8:00 Instruction by Coach Cush
8:00 – 9:30 Back to Dorm, Lights Out by 9:30

Camp Director Chris Cushenbery:

McCallie soccer has been awarded the NSCAA National Team Academic Award 14 times which ranks among the top 10 in the nation and is best all-time in the state of Tennessee.
But the soccer program strives to be about more than trophies and honors. The overarching sense of purpose for the young men in this program is to “make McCallie the best place in the country to play high school soccer.” Rather than a focus on winning, the team strives to create the best environment for players to grow both on the field and as men.
That focus is solidified in the team’s core values listed below:
  • Place the team over individual
  • Be relationally invested
  • Seek excellence
  • Choose to be positive
  • Work hard
  • Be mentally tough
  • Be accountable to one another
  • Seek to be men of character

Remember to bring the following items each day of camp:

  1. Both soccer cleats and athletic shoes because time will be spent both indoors and outdoors each day. An extra T-shirt is also helpful, especially if it is rainy.
  2. Each player will be given a camp ball on the first day, which will be labeled with the player’s initials. The ball should then be brought each day the rest of the week.
  3. All meals are provided, but players may want to bring snacks and/or change for drinks.
  4. Please, ensure that your camper brings his own water bottle or water cooler to camp each day. As a health precaution, it is imperative that each camper has one. Campers will be able to refill their water bottles or water coolers at the fields, but we will not provide cups for drinking out on the field.
  5. Please, provide your child with a distinctive towel (pure white is easily confused) and a swimsuit for swim time. McCallie Life Guards will conduct a swim test on the first day of camp. Please advise us if you’d prefer your player to not take part in swim time.
  6. Players must wear shin guards whenever any soccer activity is being engaged.
  7. Each player should have his or her own carry bag in order to keep track of all equipment and to be able to carry all belongings wherever he or she goes.
  8. Players will verify their desired T-shirt size at registration and be given a camp T-shirt on the last day of the session.

NOTE: Protective suntan lotion, and a baseball or painter’s cap are suggested for children who are sensitive to the sun.

2017 Soccer Boarding Camp

  • 2017 Session Dates: July 9 – 13. (Sunday – Thursday)
  • Drop off/Pick Up: Sunday is the first day of camp with registration from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for Boarding Campers at the Sports and Activities Center, pick up is after the Final Game on Thursday, time TBD – Parents are encouraged to attend. Boarding campers will pick up camper items from dorm rooms after the final game.
  • Eligibility: Rising 5th – 9th graders, boys only
  • Fee: $550

Early Bird discount: $50 off camp fee if registered before April 1.

  • A $150 deposit is required to secure a place in the camp.  There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee included in the deposit.
  • Your method of payment will be charged on April 1st.

You are welcome to observe the instruction on any day. Please feel free to come out to meet the coaches and to help collect the player’s equipment.

Should you have questions or concerns prior to the first day of camp, please, do not hesitate to contact the McCallie Summer Programs office at 423-493-5886.

Camp Information

Remember to bring the following items each day of camp:

  1. Both soccer cleats and athletic shoes because time will be spent both indoors and outdoors each day. An extra T-shirt is also helpful, especially if it is rainy.
  2. Each player will be given a camp ball on the first day, which will be labeled with the player’s initials. The ball should then be brought each day the rest of the week.
  3. All meals are provided, but players may want to bring snacks and/or change for drinks.
  4. Please, ensure that your camper brings his own water bottle or water cooler to camp each day. As a health precaution, it is imperative that each camper has one. Campers will be able to refill their water bottles or water coolers at the fields, but we will not provide cups for drinking out on the field.
  5. Please, provide your child with a distinctive towel (pure white is easily confused) and a swimsuit for swim time. McCallie Life Guards will conduct a swim test on the first day of camp. Please advise us if you’d prefer your player to not take part in swim time.
  6. Players must wear shin guards whenever any soccer activity is being engaged.
  7. Each player should have his or her own carry bag in order to keep track of all equipment and to be able to carry all belongings wherever he or she goes.
  8. Players will verify their desired T-shirt size at registration and be given a camp T-shirt on the last day of the session.

NOTE: Protective suntan lotion, and a baseball or painter’s cap are suggested for children who are sensitive to the sun.

Please let us know if your plans have changed and you will not be attending camp so we can give the spot to another camper.

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