Summer Camps

MYS offers morning and afternoon half-day and specialty camps for Summer 2024 - full calendar of camp specific dates below.

*For MYS Half Day Summer Camps only - Register by May 1st to save $25 on each registration.

If MYS cancels a camp, fees will be refunded in part or in whole.

Week of June 17 through August 12, 2024
Half Day and Specialty Camps Available

For the 16th year, McLean Youth Soccer will be offering extensive summer soccer camps at Spring Hill Recreation Center and other fields in the McLean area. Regardless of one's level of play, summer camps provide a fun yet focused way of improving your abilities. MYS offers something for everyone from the recreational to the elite player, and we look forward to you taking advantage of our outstanding staff and programs.

Back by popular demand, MYS will again host Specialty Camps in partnership with ECNL Boys and Girls, Coerver, theCoderSchool Kick 'N Code, and new for this summer Brit-Am. Players wishing to participate in the Coerver Camps must register directly with Coerver by clicking HERE.

McLean Youth Soccer strives to make soccer a pleasant, safe and rewarding experience for soccer players on and off the field. The club has a firm belief in the value of sports at the competitive level in promoting the physical, mental and social well-being of dedicated soccer players. Our summer program will provide the best learning environment, social, and competitive training opportunity for players at every level because it is conducted by what has been widely recognized as the finest professional coaching staff in Northern Virginia.

Ages and Calendar

MYS offers camp programs for players ages 7 through 14 featuring age appropriate training of soccer skills in a fun environment. We operate under the philosophy that the game of soccer is the best teacher when played in an enjoyable setting. Coaches will enhance the learning process by providing campers the choice of activities, lots of encouragement, and a light touch on teaching new skills.

You do not need to be a member of MYS to attend. New members will need to create an account when registering.

MYS Camp Program Registration fees are non-refundable.

Week ofMYS Camp - Half Day A.M. SessionsMYS Camp - Half Day P.M. SessionsSpecialty Camp Offered
June 17YesNoCoerver
June 24YesYesGoalkeeper Camp
Kick 'N Code
July 1NO CAMPSNO CAMPSNO CAMPS
July 8YesNoECNL Boys Camp
Kick 'N Code
July 15YesNoECNL Girls Camp
Girls College ID Camp
Kick 'N Code
July 22NoNoKick 'N Code
Brit-Am
Total Futbol Residential
July 29NoNoMinions Camp - Girls
Kick 'N Code
Coerver
Total Futbol Residential
August 5YesYesGK & Finishing Camp
Minions Camp - Boys
Kick 'N Code
August 12YesNoNo

MYS Half-Day Summer Camps

Ages 7-14/Birth Years 2017-2010

Times: Half-day options ONLY from 9 am-12 pm OR 1-4 pm

Fee: $325 *Early Bird $300 through May 1st 

Location: Spring Hill Recreation Center Fields 2 & 3

  • Focuses on developing the fundamental skills of soccer and principles of team play.
  • Teaches foundational skills: dribbling, ball control, turning, shooting, passing.
  • Varies each day's activities to include fun and challenging games.
  • Develops coordination, physical skills, social interaction.
  • Develops technical skills and tactical knowledge of the game.
  • Builds advanced foot and upper body skills - emphasizing creativity to beat an opponent.
  • Teaches advanced shooting, shielding and receiving techniques.

Minions Camp

MYS offers a camp for our youngest Travel Program players ages U8 (Juniors) - U12.  The camp is designed to improve the technical, tactical, and mental abilities of the players which will assist in helping these young players get ready for the upcoming season.  Players will be introduced and taught to understand 2 specific formations through fun and engaging activities, whether a 7v7 or 9v9 setup.  The coaches will create an environment for young players to learn how to make decisions and solve problems while on the field. 
Location: Police Field
Fee: $225
 
Girls Week: July 29-August 1 *4 day camp
  • 5:00-6:30 pm U8-U10 (2017, 2016, 2015 birth years)
  • 6:45-8:15 pm U11-U12 (2014, 2013 birth years)
Boys Week: August 5-8 *4 day camp
  • 5:00-6:30 pm U8-U10 (2017, 2016, 2015 birth years)
  • 6:45-8:15 pm U11-U12 (2014, 2013 birth years)

**Maximum of 48 players per session.

U8-U10 7v7 Focus: 

  • Technical: Ball Control, Dribbling, Passing & Shooting Techniques
  • Tactical: Teaching the 7v7 game emphasizing (1-3-2-1, 1-2-3-1) systems
    • Teaching will be focused on 2v2 and 3v3 small-sided games
  • Other Activities over the 4 days:
    • Monday - Crossing & finishing
    • Tuesday - Building from the back (using the Build out line)
    • Wednesday - Pressing from the build out line
    • Thursday - Corner kicks, throw-ins, goal kicks

U11-U12 9v9 Focus:

  • Technical: Ball control, dribbling, passing & shooting techniques
  • Tactical: Teaching the 9v9 game emphasizing (1-3-4-1, 1-2-4-2) systems
    • Teaching will be focused on 4v3 and 5v4  small sided games & rondos
  • Other Activities over the 4 days:
    • Monday - Crossing & finishing
    • Tuesday - Building from the back (using GK & 2 defenders & 3 defenders)
    • Wednesday - Pressing with attackers to win the ball in opposing team's defensive third
    • Thursday - Working on the width of field

Goalkeeper Camp

This goalkeeper camp is designed specifically for U9-U15 (Birth Years 2016-2010) boys and girls that want to learn how to play the position correctly and safely. You do not have to be a "full-time" goalkeeper to attend the camp.The camp will be led by the club's Director of Goalkeeping John Szaro. You will learn the basic goalkeeping techniques in order to confidently enjoy playing one of the most demanding positions in soccer.

Dates: June 24-27 *4 day camp

Ages and Times:

  • U9-U12 (Birth Years 2016-2013) 5:30-6:30 pm
  • U13-U15 (Birth Years 2012-2010) 7-8 pm

Fee: $225

Location: Lewinsville Park #2

**Camp space limited to the first 10 goalkeepers.**

Goalkeeping & Finishing Camp

This camp is designed and run by Director of Goalkeeping John Szaro and is for players of all levels who are serious about improving their ability to help win games for their team. The camp program will focus on developing each goalkeeper’s technical, tactical and physical component of the game. And will focus on teaching the proper techniques of shooting and effective ways to finish, teaching players to understand the difference between shooting and finishing. Players will learn how to implement the proper shooting techniques in game-like scenarios, thus enabling players to improve their ability to score at a high rate.

Dates: August 5-8 *4 day camp

Ages & Times:

  • U10-U12 (Birth Years 2015-2013) 5:30-6:30 pm
  • U13-U16 (Birth Years 2012-2009) 7-8:00 pm

Fee: $225

Location: Lewinsville Park #2

**Registration maximum 48

ECNL Boys Camp

Dates: July 8-11 *4 day camp

FEE: $295

UPDATED SCHEDULE:

AGE GROUP/BIRTH YEAR/GENDERTIMELOCATION
U9/2016 - U12/2013 Boys5:00-7:00 pmTBA
U13/2012 - U15/2010 Boys5:00-7:00 pmTBA

CHECK IN:  Staff will be available for check-in starting 30 minutes before the start of each camp.

MYS Field Information can be found HERE

**Maximum 150 players**

ECNL Girls Camp

Dates: July 15-18 *4 day camp

FEE: $295

SCHEDULE:

AGE GROUP/BIRTH YEAR/GENDERTIMELOCATION
U9/2016 - U12/2013 Girls5:00-7:00 pmTBA
U13/2012 - U14/2011 Girls5:00-7:00 pmTBA

CHECK IN:  Staff will be available for check-in 30 minutes before the start of each camp.

MYS Field Information can be found HERE

**Maximum 150 players**

Girls College ID Camp

Dates: July 15-18 *4 day camp

FEE: $295

AGE GROUP: U15 and up players who have not committed to play for a college yet.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Thursday 6:00-8:00 PM

LOCATION: TBA

CHECK IN:  Staff will be available for check-in 30 minutes before the start of each camp.

MYS Field Information can be found HERE

**Maximum 150 players**

Total Futbol Residential Camps

MYS is partnering with Total Futbol (TF) Camps to provide travel players with summer residential camp options in Deep Creek, MD. These 4-day camps include technical and tactical training, whitewater rafting, bonfires, and more. All MYS travel players can save $50 during registration if you register by April 30!

July 25-28: VA Union boys and girls players with birth years 2012-2006
July 28-31: MYS boys and girls players with birth years 2014-2006

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Kick 'N Code Camp

Back by popular demand! For the second summer, McLean Youth Soccer is offering a full day summer camp in conjunction with theCoderSchool! This camp blends together an action-packed morning of soccer and an exciting afternoon of educational coding. The full day experience runs from 9am-4pm. The camp is for children with birth years 2018-2012.

Campers will need to be dropped off each morning at the Police Field (Government Center, Balls Hill Road) to KICK off a morning of soccer training and fun.  

Campers will then be transported to theCoderSchool in McLean for an afternoon spent learning coding skills and will CODE the day away until 4 pm.  

Transportation to theCoderSchool will be provided, but campers must be picked up at the school by a parent or guardian promptly at 4pm.

**Spots for this cool coding camp are limited to 12 players per session– register early!


Daily Schedule:

9:00am-9:10am       Drop off at Police Field, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean
9:15am-10:30am   Skill of the Day (dribbling, passing, shooting, etc.)
10:30am-11:15am   World Cup Tournament
12:00pm-12:30pm   Lunch/Snacks (provided by parent)
12:45pm   Transportation to theCoderSchool
1:00pm-4:00pm   theCoderSchool "Theme of the Day"
4:00pm   Pickup at theCoderSchool, 1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean

 

Dates & Ages:

Birth Years 2018/2017/2016:

  • June 24-28
  • July 15-19
  • July 29-August 2

Birth Years 2015/2014/2013/2012:

  • July 8-12
  • July 22-26
  • August 5-9                

Themes:

Birth Years 2018-2016: Game Developer Camp (Scratch)
Birth Years 2015-2012: Scratch, Intro to Python or JavaScript

Fees:
$490 (includes transportation) 

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Soccer shoes
  • Indoor shoes
  • Soccer ball
  • Shin guards
  • Packed lunch/snack
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen

Registration:
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session is capped, so individuals interested in participating should enroll as early as possible. Registration can be completed by selecting 2024 Summer Kick N' Code Camp in your PlayMetrics account. 

Brit-Am Soccer Camps - NEW

MYS partners with Brit-Am to host 3 specialty camps the week of July 22. Brit-AM coaches engage kids in age-appropriate games to help nurture and foster a love for the game.

Players who participate in a Brit-Am camp can expect to:

  • Develop their motor and soccer skills -
    From running to dribbling to moving with and without the ball, our summer soccer day camps can help your child develop fundamental skills.
  • Build confidence -
    Learning basic soccer skills and sportsmanship values positions your child to feel more comfortable on and off the field.
  • Form connections with other kids who are enthusiastic about soccer -
    Soccer is a team sport. Your child will learn the importance of teamwork and teammates while creating some unforgettable memories and bonds along the way.
  • Learn how to play the “real game” -
    Our summer soccer day camps for ages 4-5 serve as an introduction to the sport, allowing children to get the basics down and slowly begin applying their skills to a real game of soccer.
  • Have fun -
    Our coaches know the in-and-outs of soccer and how to teach them in a fun, engaging way. They incorporate plenty of contests like the “Best Dressed Uniform Competition” and “Crazy Hat Competition,” where winners get prizes.
Day Camp Details

From weekly World Cup Scrimmage Tournaments to “Crazy Hat” and “Best Dressed Uniform” competitions, every Brit-Am summer soccer Day camp combines fun and learning into one enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

Dates: July 22-26

Times and Age Groups:

  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Minis Ages 4-5 *morning only*
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Day Camp Ages 6-12

Fee:

  • Minis - $200 **Early Bird $175 through March 31, 2024
  • Day Camp - $350 **Early Bird $325 through March 31, 2024

Location: Spring Hill Recreation 2 & 3

Registration maximum:

  • Minis - 30
  • Day Camp - 80

Morning:

  • Each day starts with energetic and fun games to warm-up soccer players and get them eager to play.
  • The soccer players are divided into groups by age, gender, and skill level where our experienced staff of coaches will teach them how to build upon and improve their individual soccer skills through the use of games, drills, and scrimmages.
  • Each morning will then finish off with the World Cup Competition -a small tournament with prizes for the winners.

Afternoon: 

  • The afternoons are all about being creative, scoring goals, running with the ball, and teamwork. Players will get to participate in some of our camp favorites, such as Escape to Victory, Soccer Cricket, Power and Finesse, Swedish Fish, and Penalty Shoot-Outs.
Goalkeeper Camp Details

Led by Brit-Ams professional goalkeeping staff, this camp begins with 90 minutes of intensive technical training in the morning.  From there players spend the remaining time within the day camp environment fostering their tactical understanding of their role in various team & match-related scenarios.  Our Goalkeeping curriculum is catered to fit all age groups and abilities to ensure your child gets the most out of camp.

Keepers will cover topics ranging from but not limited to stance, footwork, basic shot-stopping, and handling, diving, distribution and pass backs, 1 v 1’s and positioning. All keepers will be shown exercises that they can do on their own at home as well.

Dates: July 22-26

Time and Ages: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages 8-12

Fee: $350 **Early Bird $325 through March 31, 2024

Location: Spring Hill Recreation 2 & 3

Registration maximum: 16

Coerver Camps

McLean Youth Soccer partners with Coerver Camps to host 3 special and distinct camps during the weeks of June 17 and July 29. Please review details and register directly through the Coerver website by clicking HERE.

Performance Academy for ages 5-13 ($275) 9am-12pm

Performance Academy & Scoring Goals for ages 6-13 ($425) 9am-3pm

Center of Excellence for ages 10-14 ($425) 9am-3pm