Santa Barbara SC is excited to announce our Summer Soccer Camp Series. Santa Barbara SC will conduct a Summer Soccer Camp Series to enhance our members experience for the entire summer. The curriculum is designed to benefit players of all age groups and ability levels within our Recreation and Competitive club programs as well as the entire soccer community. The curriculum provides an opportunity to improve individual ball control, skills, and knowledge of the game from the beginner who is just starting in the game to the advanced player who is passionate about taking his/her game to the next level. Their innovative curriculum and passionate coaching staff create the perfect environment for player development. Our camps are offered during the summer.

Gender.             Boys & Girls

Ages.                 5-12 (Junior Program), 9-12 (Club+ Program)

                          Ages 8+ (Birth years 2016 and older) full day permitted

                          Ages 7 and under (Birth years 2016 and younger) only half day option permitted, potty training required

Level.                Juniors Program (Recreation & Beginner Players)

                         Club+ Program (All Star, Select or Club Level Players)

                         Note: Open to all field players and goalkeepers (no separate goalkeeper program)

Location.          Half & Full Day Program: Girsh Park Turf (7050 Phelps Rd, Goleta, CA 93110) 

Format.            Weekly (Monday to Friday) day camps

                         9:00-1:00pm (half day) & 9:00- 3:00pm (full day); Fridays are always half-days! (9:00-1:00pm)

                        Note: FREE early drop off from 8:30-9:00am offered during 5 weeks of Summer Soccer Camp Series.

Tommy Gray- Camp Director           

Originally from Middletown, NJ
USSF B License
15+ Years Coaching Experience
NCAA Division I College Player:
Rutgers University & Monmouth College
MAC Herman Trophy POY Watch List
Professional Player:
Drafted by Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL)
Current SBSC Coaching Assignment:
2014 Elite, 2012 White & 2006 Elite Boys


Brian Hessinger- Juniors Program Director

Originally from New Jersey
USSF Licensed Coach
Collegiate Player
Coaching Experience with Monmouth Youth Soccer
15+ Year of Coaching Experience
2012, 2013 & 2014 Blue Boys


Summer (2023).

             June 12-16             SB Soccer with UCSB Players                   @ Girsh Park, Goleta, CA

            June 19-23            Summer Soccer Camp Series (Week 1)    @ Girsh Park, Goleta, CA

            June 26-30            Summer Soccer Camp Series (Week 2)   @ Girsh Park, Goleta, CA

            July 4-8                 Joga Futsal SB (partnership)                   @ Santa Barbara/ Goleta, CA

            July 10-14               Summer Soccer Camp Series (Week 3)    @ Girsh Park, Goleta, CA

           July 17-22               Joga Futsal SB (partnership).                   @ Santa Barbara/ Goleta, CA

           July 24-28              Summer Soccer Camp Series (Week 4)    @ Girsh Park, Goleta, CA

          July 31-Aug 4           SB Soccer with UCSB Players                  @ Girsh Park, Goleta, CA


Summer Soccer Camp Series

        8:30-9:00am (early drop-off) FREE to all campers with Registration

        9:00-1:00pm (half day) $ 200

        9:00- 3:00pm (full day) $ 275 (NOTE: Fridays are always half-day=9:00-1:00pm)


4-Week Series Discount: $10 Off (each week for a total savings of $40)

Membership Discount: $10 Off (Current member of 2022-23 SBSC Recreation or Competitive teams/programs)

Note: Discounts CAN NOT be combined, maximum $10 off per camper per week. All registrants MUST email Bianca prior to registering to receive discount code

Half & Full Day.

      8:30-9:00am                     Check-In and early arrivals

      9:00- 9:30am                    Mobility, motor skills and running mechanics

      9:30 – 10:15am                  Moves of the Day & Soccer Aerobics

      10:15- 10:30am                 Snack Break (character lesson plan implemented)

      10:30- 10:45am                 Demos by professional staff on Skill of the Day

      10:45- 11:30am                  Dribbling activities & group games (Example- Dribbling 1v1’s & 2v2’s)

      11:30 – 12:00 pm                Lunch

      12:00- 12:15pm                  Free Play games

      12:15- 12:50pm                  Game of the day & Small-sided games (scrimmage).

      12:50- 1:00pm                   Review & Check-out half day

Full Day.

       1:00-1:30pm                     Ball manipulation/ juggling/ challenges

       1:30-2:00pm                    Goals Galore (Shooting & Finishing)

       2:00-2:15pm                    Snack Break

       2:15-2:50pm                    Game of the day & Small-sided games (scrimmage).

       2:50- 3:00pm                   Review & Check-out full day.

The Summer Soccer Camp Series are hosted by Santa Barbara SC and our accomplished staff at Girsh Park in the most beautiful town in the United States, Goleta, CA. The Summer Soccer Camp Series is open to all participants as an introduction to the forging ground that encompasses the technical, tactical, mental and physical aspects of the game of soccer.

The camp program will place campers appropriately within their correct abilities levels and groups. Juniors Program (Recreation & Beginner Players) and Club+ Program (All Star, Select or Club Level Players) in order for participants to have the greatest success and correct challenge. The learning environment will assist players in forming the character traits that will serve children for the rest of their lives.

Enrollment is open to any 5 to 12 year-old boy and girl players. Goalkeepers will be incorporated with field players for each session but will have the opportunity to play in goal whenever small side games and scrimmages are incorporated into the curriculum (no individual goalkeeper sessions).


The camp provides the ideal developmental atmosphere for the next generation of aspiring soccer player with ambitions to learn and enjoy the game. The program will: 

  • Teach players of all ability levels how to develop an appetite for self-improvement and training.
  • Teach individual essential character traits and values. Every camper will have a daily honesty, leadership and teamwork lesson plans incorporated into activities and games.
  • Prepare players with technically and tactically understanding for their desired level of play.


  • Provides technical instruction on passing, receiving, dribbling & shooting
  • Focuses on transitional play and individual attacking & defending
  • Enhances mobility, motor skills and running mechanics
  • Teaches character development lesson plans incorporated into program
  • Develops tactical understanding, spacing concepts and awareness

We believe that winning isn’t everything. But the unwavering commitment to excellence and successfully aspiring to develop the core values will provide a foundation for life.

Safe, Fun Play.

Santa Barbara SC incorporates fun during play while always keeping our kids safe and healthy.

Fostering Community.

Santa Barbara SC is the preeminent soccer resource, building deeper community through soccer from Ventura to SLO.

Character Development & Enhancement.

Leading Central Coast student-athletes to their fullest potential through character enhancement and player development.

Soccer Enrichment.

Bridging the gap between Northern and Southern California while providing advancement for the Central Coast’s student athletes while elevating soccer as the preeminent sport in America.


  • Provides technical instruction on passing, receiving, dribbling & shooting
  • Focuses on individual attacking & defending
  • Enhances mobility, motor skills and running mechanics
  • Teaches character development lesson plans incorporated into program

The campers at Summer Soccer Camp Series will have access to and learn from Santa Barbara SC Camp Director and certified and accredited coach, Tommy Gray. Additional staffing will be comprised of Santa Barbara SC staff, local college stars, and complemented by area High School Santa Barbara SC junior coaches.

Campers will enjoy no greater than approximately a 1 to 10-12 staff to camper to staff ratio throughout the week.

Tommy Gray- Camp Director 


Brian Hessinger- Juniors Program Director 



Dates, Rates, & Discounts.

  • View all dates, rates & discounts prior to registering.
  • All Discount= Maximum of $10 off per camper per week MUST email Bianca for discount code prior to completing online registration.

Jersey. The cost of the official Santa Barbara SC ‘SB Soccer Kids’ jersey is included in all costs.

Payments. All players must register and pay online (in full) prior to the start of the league. Rates do not include a 3% Credit Card processing fee for online payments.

Refund Policy or Cancellations. If you must cancel, please do so as early as possible. All payments are final and non-refundable unless Santa Barbara SC cancels the day camp. Credit towards any future camps, clinics and leagues are applicable, Must be within the same calendar year (2023).

Registration Instructions.

Santa Barbara SC Summer Camp Registration opens January 1, 2023

Weeks of June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, & July 24-28

Register here  for Santa Barbara SC Summer Camps


Register here for Joga Futsal SB Camps


Register here for SB Soccer with UCSB Players

Note: All partnership programs questions, dates, rates, pricing is completely separate from Santa Barbara SC, refer to separate websites for questions.

Contact Summer Soccer Camp Series Administrator Bianca Deardorff at

“Santa Barbara Soccer Club day camps are an excellent alternative skill development opportunity for all ages and abilities levels that can enhance your child’s game outside of our recreation and competitive club wide curriculum.”

— Greg Wilson, DOC


What does my camper need to bring?

  • Soccer shoes
  • Soccer ball
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle 
  • Snack and lunch
  • Sunscreen

When is Check-in/Check-out?

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to camp start time and end time.
  • NOTE: Fridays are always half-day! (9:00-1:00pm) 

Where is the camp located?

  • Girsh Park. 7050 Phelps Road, Goleta, CA, 93117

Can I cancel my registration?

  • If you must cancel, please do so as early as possible. All payments are non-refundable, but you may receive credit towards any Santa Barbara Soccer Club recreational programs valid until December 31, 2023

Can I pay by cash or check?

  • No, all payments must be made online through our registration portal Playmetrics. Link to register can be found on our website here

I’ve registered but have not received camp details via email. When will I receive this?

  • We will send details about camp on the Friday before camp kick off

Do you offer day walk-ups?

  • No, at this time registration must be completed online for the week