Frequently Asked Questions
Does Steamboat Soccer Academy have a Residential Camp option in 2024?
For the 2024 sessions, we do NOT have a residential camper option. We do offer Day Camper Plus option, which allows families to drop their players off in the morning of each day of the camp, and pick them up at the end of the day. For Day Camper Plus campers, we will take care of food and transportation during the day, ensuring campers get the most out of their participation in the Academy, but parents/guardians still need to drop off and pick up their player each day.
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.
When and where is check-in/check-out?
Check-in will be announced to registrants via email 1 week prior to camp. Complete schedules and locations will be emailed to registered participants the week prior to camp. In General, check-in begins around 12pm, and check-out 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.
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. Families can also plan to drive from Denver International Airport via a rental car, about 3-hour drive, or 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 $35 administration fee to move campers from one session to another. If you purchased SSA Cancelation Insurance, this $35 fee is waived. If you upgrade to more sessions or to a more costly session (Day Camper to Day Camper Plus) 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?
For the 2024 sessions, we will not be offering team discounts.
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, 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.