Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get in touch with the camp?
Check out our Contact Us page for Phone, Email, and Mailing addresses.
Where is the camp based? What facilities are used for the Steamboat Soccer Academy?
For 2024, we will be utilizing the Emerald Field, Ski Town Fields, and Memorial Fields for daily training. Residential campers will be housed at the CMC Alpine Campus.
When and where is check-in/check-out?
Check-in will be held at CMC Alpine campus on the first day of your camp. Complete schedules and locations will be emailed to registered participants the week prior to camp. In General, check-in has begun around 12pm at CMC Alpine Campus, and check takes place after the last session on your final day, around 2 pm. If there are any changes to this, campers will be notified via email by the camp director prior to the start of camp.
Check-Out will be at your player's assigned field.
Is there a sample schedule of the training sessions online?
Check out this Complete Sample Camp Schedule. Final official schedules will be sent to registered campers by email in their camper packet and available for download online the week before your camp.
Your player was registered for camps in 2020 and opted for a credit to your SSA account. How do I use that credit?
Credits from the 2020 camps were only available to be used in the 2021 and 2022 camps.
I had a credit, and after registration, I still have a balance, what happens to that credit?
After the completion of the 2022 camp, any forwarded balances were forfeit, unless available in your Active.com account. Please check your Active.com account to check for any credits.
Is there specific Goalkeeping training?
Yes. Our goalkeeper participants will train with our goalkeeper coaches in specific cutting-edge GK training sessions. All goalkeepers will also be integrated with the field players for match games and small-sided competitions. GK trainers/coaches will work with all goalkeepers during these games on proper warm-ups and game evaluations. GK's receive some field training, however, the majority of their time is spent working on Goalkeeping skills. We have had players join us for one 4-day camp with GK training and one 4-day camp with field training, to stay well-rounded.
Do boys and girls train together?
All players are put into groups based on session, age, and gender when they first arrive at camp. For the younger players(8-13), the boys train with boys and the girls with girls. For some high school age(14-19) sessions, we have limited co-ed tactical training sessions.
What is the advantage of Steamboat Soccer Academy vs a Collegiate Camp?
Steamboat Soccer Academy will offer the best learning environment possible in an awesome mountain location with the best staff available. The learning experience at a collegiate camp will not be as dynamic and diverse as it is at Steamboat Soccer Academy. Collegiate camps will be taught by the coaches from that university and with that university's players. This may mean only one style of play is being taught. If you want to be noticed by that particular coach then going to their collegiate camp will give you direct exposure to him/her, their playing and coaching methods, and the opportunity to experience the campus life at that particular institution.
How long has Steamboat Soccer Academy been conducting camps?
The Summer of 2024 will mark the 29th year of running camps in Colorado. We had to skip a year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020.
What is the best way to get to Steamboat Springs if I am traveling from out of state?
Steamboat is a world-class resort destination. If you are not within a relatively easy car drive and would prefer to travel by air we recommend that you contact our partners at Steamboat Reservations and Travel to assist your needs. Please call them Toll-Free at 1-800-752-8911 or Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We have had participants attend our camp from 25 states and 5 different countries and Steamboat Reservations and travel have helped them every step of the way.
The Local Airport code is HDN (Hayden/Steamboat) and shuttles to Steamboat from the airport (20 minutes) are available from Steamboat Taxi. Also, players can fly into Denver International Airport (DEN) and Steamboat Taxi offers twice-a-day shuttles to Steamboat (4 hour shuttle ride).
I found out all my friends are in another session. Can I change the session that I am attending to join them?
Changes are allowed if there is room available in the session you are hoping to transfer into. There is a $25 administration fee to move campers from one session to another. If you purchased SSA Cancelation Insurance, this $25 fee is waived. If you upgrade to more sessions or to a more costly session (Day Camper to Day Camper Plus or Residential) no extra fees will be charged.
I am a day camper; can I attend more than one 4-day camp session?
Absolutely, just register for each Performance Session you would like to attend. Bonus, you get an extra t-shirt with each registration!
Do you have any specials if I bring my team to train?
Yes! We do offer a deal for teams who sign up together with 8 players or more from a single team. Contact Us for more details.
If a player cannot make it up until the evening of the first day, would that be a problem?
The short answer is that it is not a problem, but not ideal. As camp gets closer, please communicate with us who may need to check in late. We highly recommend attending all the early sessions if at all possible, as this helps the players acclimate to their groups and coaches, and for coaches to assess players' abilities for their group.
Are players able to contact parents while they are in camp if they have a phone?
Players will have access to whichever electronics you provide them while in the dorms, but we do ask that they limit their use. There will be more on that in your check-in packet when we get closer to camp. On the pitch and during sessions, electronics, watches, and jewelry are not allowed, as they are not safe, and are also against the laws of the game.
Do you have trainers or medical staff at your camp if I get injured?
Yes. We have a dedicated trainer available each day and will work with all of the campers if they are needed.
Resident Camper Questions:
How are the campers grouped in the residential dorms?
The campers are paired up in the rooms with someone of their own gender and as close in age as possible. Campers may request a roommate.
How many campers stay in each room?
For this year, all rooms are all doubles with two players per room.
How can I request a roommate?
Roommates requests are part of our registration process, you can update the field by logging into your account with Active.com after registration. We will attempt to honor any roommate request if we are able. Both students must request each other and only each other for us to be able to honor that roommate request.
What kind of supervision is provided for the participants off the field between sessions and overnight?
All participants are supervised at all times in the residence halls by SSA Camp Counselors (current male and female collegiate soccer players), as well as, other Academy staff and Colorado Mountain College Staff.
How are the boys and girls housed at camp?
There are separate dorm floors/wings for the boys and girls at camp. The boys' dorm area is off-limits to the girls' area and vice versa. The female camp staff stays in the same area as the female students and the male staff stays in the same area as the male students.
How much cash should a residential player bring?
Participants do not have to bring any money, however, things that you might want to use the money for include the Camp Store, coin-operated laundry machines, or purchasing extra snacks or food from food trucks on campus from time to time. Some vendors do not accept credit cards or mobile payments, so be sure to provide your players with a little cash to make things easiest.