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Summer Soccer Academy

We hope to see you in 2020!


The MSYSA Summer Soccer Academy (SSA) is held at the Saint James School in Hagerstown each year, open to all genders, and most recently served players born in 2003-2009. Regarding our return to Saint James, MSYSA President Mark Cantor said, We are excited to return to this venue for our camp again this year. Saint James combines the scenic location, fantastic facilities, and the benefits of a smaller campus that we prefer. With the momentum and popularity the camp has earned the last few years, we are thrilled to be able to return to such a great location that can grow with the camp moving forward!

Run by ODP coaches (including a dedicated goalkeeper staff!), SSA provides a great opportunity for developing your young player's technical and tactical ability. The camp is open to all players regardless of ODP participation.

Residential camps are a great opportunity for players and teams to develop both on and off the field in the off-season. The Saint James provides air conditioned dorms, fantastic food, and around-the-clock supervision and security. The camp maintains a 5:1 supervision ratio with the help of ODP coaches and previous ODP players as counselors.

For more information, please see the drop downs below. We hope to see you at camp!

Registrations and Sessions

Registration for 2019 is now CLOSED. Please check back for information regarding 2020 registration.

Session I Session 2
Birth years 2009-2006 Birth years 2007-2003
July 19-23, 2020 July 26-30, 2020



Costs include room and board (with air conditioning!), four t-shirts, a soccer ball, and camp tuition. Day campers are welcome at a reduced price!

  • $650 - Overnight Camper
  • $550 - Day Camper
  • $575 - Returning Overnight Camper
  • $575/player - Team Overnight. Minimum of 10 players. Discount issued as refund after registration closes.

Required Documents

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About the Saint James School

Founded in 1842, the Saint James School is a coeducational Episcopal boarding school open to children of all backgrounds in grades 8-12. With a current enrollment of more than 230, their community is small, but thriving!

Check In/Out Information

Check in: Sunday 2-4 pm

Check out: Thursday 11-1 pm

Activities and Offerings

Learning Topics Off the Pitch
  • Attacking principles of play
  • Defending principles of play
  • Individual technical development
  • Passing, possession, and combination play
  • Finishing technique and tactics in the final third
  • Goalkeeping technique, tactics and integration with team play
  • Tactical presentations
  • Soccer Olympics
  • Talent show
  • Age appropriate movies
  • Skills competition
  • Snack bar


Our daughter's first experience with a sleep over camp was at SSA last year and she loved it to much she wants to go back every year! The campus was beautiful and easy for kids to navigate with their groups to each training session. The ODP coaches and staff challenged the players with group competitions, training sessions, and offered detailed individual feedback at the end of the four days. We were impressed with the security provided, the efficient check/in out process, and the general organization of the camp. Overall it was a fun experience that resulted in new friendships, fierce competition, and great memories! -Kim W.

My daughter had a wonderful time at camp. She enjoyed the training sessions, led by world-class coaches, and because several girls from her team attended, they had the chance to work together on and off the field. Camp offered them a safe bonding/team building environment, and I highly recommend the camp experience. -Sara V.

I am writing to tell you THANK YOU! My son had an amazing time and would've happily stayed another week. He didn't want to leave! We've been home for around five hours and he's spent most of that time juggling his new soccer ball. From a parents' perspective, the camp was organized and ran smoothly. And there's nothing better than a happy kid! -Jen B


Please contact the SSA Director with any questions.