Preparing Boys for Life

Sports Academy: Soccer


The Sports Academy – Soccer Camp is a day camp where young players from K-8 will develop their skill and understanding of the beautiful game. This coed camp will divide appropriate groups related to age and/or ability. The week of soccer-specific games and activities will develop passing, dribbling, shooting, field spacing, defending, and goaltending. The camp will be run by The Haverford school soccer coaches and a collection of collegiate soccer players who played for The Haverford school.

Most importantly, we will maintain a supportive environment that is safe, fun, and exciting. The emphasis on positive coaching reflects the values of The Haverford School soccer program. We believe in the pursuit of individual excellence, but also believe in teaching about team culture and helping players to learn what it means to be a good teammate and competitor.

We look forward to working with the next generation of Philadelphia soccer talent.



Dates and Details

June 28 - July 2, 2021


Open to rising K-8th grade boys

Location: Sabol Field


Dan Keefe
Head of the Soccer Program, The Haverford School 

Field Directors
Andrew Poolman
Assistant Varsity Coach, The Haverford School

Matt Ator
Varsity Goalkeeping Coach, The Haverford School

Other staff will include Haverford School assistant coaches and players, both former and current.

Daily Schedule


8:30 a.m. Drop Off; 2:30 p.m. Pick Up

On Field - Warm Up
On Field Session I - Instructional Stations/Skill Based Development
Instructional Period - Coach Demonstrations, Guest Speakers
Lunch Break/Indoor Teaching Period
On Field Session II - Instructional Stations/Small Sided Games/Games


8:30 a.m. Drop Off; 12 p.m. Pick Up 

On Field - Warm Up
On Field Session I - Fun Stations/Competitions
Age Appropriate Games (Parents are welcome to attend)
11 a.m. - Demonstrations/Camp Awards Ceremony

What to Bring

  • Bagged lunch (we are nut-free)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • All proper equipment (cleats, indoor shoes, shin guards)