Premier Soccer Academy

The Ultimate Soccer Training Challenge

The SSA 9-Day Premier Academy Soccer Camp build on our Performance Academy by allowing campers to challenge and grow their soccer knowledge over multiple sessions.

The SSA Premier Camps utilize an attention-to-quality-detail approach that will maximize the development of the complete soccer athlete. The Premier Camp is divided into phases, that include intense training and quality active recovery session. This intimate training environment is for the most dedicated players. Enrollment is limited and early registration is highly recommended. 

2019 Camp dates will be announced in December 2018.

Premier Soccer Players

Player Development & College ID Camp

The SSA Camp is a true College I.D. Camp. Our high school participants are coached by a diverse collection of college coaches (ranging from NAIA to D1) providing recruiting exposure in all training session and match games.  Interaction with our college staff during the week also provides College Q&A opportunities, insider information on the recruiting process, the life of a college athlete, and NCAA compliance.

Our Staff Coaches will share their knowledge and passion for the game on and off the field. Following the Evening Session, the Premier Academy will meet with their Staff Coaches to review the day’s events. All residential campers are required to attend these discussions.

Already registered but looking to upgrade from a Performance Academy to the Premier Academy? Let us help you make it happen! Contact us at 970-846-3270 to ensure space is available and you get the best rates!

What's Included:

  • First Class Facilities in a spectacular mountain setting
  • Top level national and international licensed coaching staff
  • Technical, Tactical, and Functional peak performance training sessions
  • Small Sided Competitions and SSA 6-vs-6 tournament
  • Explosive Speed, Agility, Quickness training
  • Classroom seminars on cutting-edge mental skills training, goal setting, college recruiting process and more
  • Specialized Goalkeeper training
  • To maximize quick recovery and regeneration between field session SSA incorporates fun off-field activities such as inner-tube floating the Yampa River, swimming in Steamboat’s world famous hot springs pools, and more
Soccer Players Dribbling Ball

Sample Camp Day Schedule

  • 7:15 Wake-up call
  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:00 Field Session – Fast footwork; tricks with the ball; passing and receiving, angles of support.
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 Power nap!
  • 1:30-2:45 Field Session-Defending: Pressure, Cover, Balance.
  • 2:45-3:45 Match Games
  • 4:00-5:00 Inner tube float the Yampa River – a blast and very refreshing.
  • 5:15-6:00 Dinner
  • 6:15-6:45 Classroom -What it takes to become the best player that you can be; What it takes to become an elite soccer player.
  • 7:30-9:15 Full-sided games
  • 10:00 Lights Out!

More questions about the schedule? Check out this Complete Sample Performance Camp Schedule.

Remember to get our Cancellation Insurance for Peace of Mind from unexpected injuries and changes in plans. Available during Camp Registration.

Soccer Training Session

9-Day Premier Soccer Camp

Residential Camper

Premier Session

Phase I: Training

Bridge Session: Recovery

Phase II: Advanced Training

The Ultimate Challenge
The Premier Academy Soccer Camp is an extended training program and then some

Our 9-day Premier soccer academy program is designed to offer a soccer camp experience like no other.

The premier camp is divided into 3 phases:

Phase I

A 4-day block of cutting-edge training conducted both on and off the soccer pitch. Focus includes Athletic development, Technical development, Game Thinking/Awareness Training, Leadership and Character development. Additionally, teaching aspiring habits for total peak performance, learning new recovery and rejuvenation protocols, and how to better manage the demands of top-level athletic training and competition. Finally, off-field athletic activities will be incorporated such as tube float the Yampa River and more.

SSA at Steamboat Pilates and Yoga

Bridge Session

Steamboat Soccer Academy athletes train and compete hard during each 4-day session so proper rest and recovery are vital.  Phase II provides participants with off-field athletic activities such as a Paddle Boarding trip to Pearl Lake, yoga at Steamboat Pilates Yoga & Fitness Studio, mountain bike rides on Steamboat’s Mt Werner, zip lining and more.  Additionally, participants will be immersed in extra skills training, leadership and character development. Staff interaction with this phase will prepare and motivate campers to continue their development, all while evolving their leadership role, during their third phase with Steamboat Soccer Academy.

Phase II

Each Premier Academy participant will continue their development while incorporating a progression of training skills and topics. Players will be able to incorporate concepts and skills from Phase I and II during their continued training. Training in tactical awareness, technical and functional training, match games, and intense small-sided competitions will help all Premier Academy Athletes maximize their individual development.