Anderson Soccer Camps

For 25 years, Anderson University has been home to Anderson Soccer Camps. More than 6,500 players have attended since this camp was founded.

We focus on developing the whole player. Stay overnight with our residential option, or come and go with our day camp option.

Have a player who is just starting out? Check out Anderson Kickers.

Looking for a team camp? Check out Men’s Soccer High School Team Camp.

Contact Us

For questions about the program, contact Coach Scott Fridley.

For questions about billing or registration, contact Jill Goodwin.

Camp Information

Ages

8-18

Dates

July 7-11, 2019
Sunday-Thursday

Times

Overnight: 
Check in on Sunday from 5-6 p.m. Check out at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday immediately following the awards ceremony.

Day:
Check in on Sunday from 5-6 p.m. and pick up at 8:30 p.m.
Arrive daily at 9 a.m. and pick up at 8:30 p.m.
Pick up at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the close of camp

Tuition

Overnight: $399, includes room, meals, t-shirt, ball, swimming, camp picture, counseling awards, and an individual evaluation.

Day: $299, includes meals, t-shirt, ball, swimming, camp picture, counseling awards, and an individual evaluation.

Staff

Scott Fridley, Camp Director

Coach Fridley is the founder and director of the Anderson Soccer Camps. Coach Fridley coaches the Men’s Soccer team at Anderson University. He has also coached the AU women’s team . Coach Fridley was a four-year starter in goal for the Ravens and continues to hold many of the University’s keeper records.

He is nationally licensed by the NSCAA and the USSF. Coach Fridley’s men’s team has won 2 conference championships and 2 Post Season tournament championships in his tenure and registered 186 wins on the men’s side. His team has been named NSCAA National Academic Award Winner for 18 years keeping over a team 3.0 GPA and has won the NSCAA Team Ethics awards for sportsmanship 5 times. Coach Fridley served 4 terms on the NCAA Tournament selection committee for Men’s and Women’s soccer and serves on the NSCAA National Ethics committee, currently as the secretary.

He served as the DOC for Hoosier FC, (6 Years 2009-2015) a small elite, regional youth soccer club based in Noblesville, Ind. Coach Fridley has coached 26 years of youth travel soccer and has recorded over 350 wins in his club career, he currently coach’s the HFC U16 Boys. Coach Fridley graduated from Anderson University with a degree in business and a minor in Christian Ministries. He graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he played High School and club for the Milwaukee Kickers. He resides in Anderson, Ind. He is married to Wendy and has five children Aaron, Austin, Casey, Madison, and Mason.

Mabuchi Kalua, Assistant Director

Coach Kalua was a 3-year letter winner at Anderson University on the men’s team. He is currently starting his 6th year as the assistant coach for Anderson University’s Mens Soccer Team. Coach Kalua works at Hoosier FC as the coach of the U16 boys who play in the MRL. He has spent the previous 7 years as a staff coach with the 98/2003 Indiana ODP boys team. He holds the NSCAA Advanced National coach’s license. Coach Kalua resides in Carmel, Ind.

Jennifer Myhre, Camp Staff

Coach Myhre is the Anderson University Women’s Soccer Coach, where she has gotten the women’s program turned around. She was previously the assistant women’s soccer coach at Carnegie Mellon University and Luther College. Coach Myhre graduated Summa Cum Laude from Messiah College in 2008. During her four years playing at Messiah, the Falcons captured the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2005, were semi-finalists in 2004 and 2006, and tournament finalists in 2007. Coach Myhre holds her NSCAA National Diploma, as well as a USSF “C” coaching license. She coaches club soccer for Hoosier FC’s Under 17 girls elite team. She currently resides in Anderson, Ind.

Drew Zellers, Camp Staff

Coach Zellers is currently coaching in Columbus, Ohio for Classics Eagles FC. Coach Zellers holds the NSCAA Advanced National license and the USSF C license. He resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Jodi and kids Emerson and Gabe.

Bobby Holden, Goalkeeping Staff Trainer

He was a four year Letterman at Anderson University as a goalkeeper. Coach Holden played at Greenfield Central High and club for the Greenfield Strikers. He also played 1 year for the Indiana Select Amateur team. Coach Holden does individual, team, and club goalkeeping instruction. He served 4 years as the New Palestine High School Men’s Soccer Coach, after coaching the Pendleton Boys team. Coach Holden is the DOC for USF Real Soccer Club and runs his own keeper programs. He has become known as one of the top keeper trainers in Indiana. Coach Holden holds the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Coach Bobby currently resides in Greenfield, Ind.

Daily Activities

8 a.m. – Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – Session I

11:30 a.m. – Lunch

Noon –  Rest Time

1:15 p.m. – Session II

3:45 p.m. – Free time / Pool

4:45 p.m. – Dinner

6:15 p.m. – Games Session III

8:30 p.m. – Videos, Games/Swimming

10:15 p.m. – Lights out (intermediate)

Packing and Rules

What to Bring

  • Change of clothes for a possible 4 sessions a day
  • Swimsuit/towel
  • Cleats and/or flats (playing shoes)
  • Inside shoes (tennis shoes) for the KWC mondo surface
  • Flip Flops are a good idea for back and forth from the fields
  • Sunscreen is suggested for the hot, sunny days of course. This is to your child’s discretion.
  • Shin guards will be mandatory at all sessions
  • Athletic tape (if a player needs to be taped by the trainer)
  • Small bag to keep equipment to and from field

Soccer Notes

  • Full Keeper staff with daily instruction and training sessions.
  • Goalkeepers will have daily sessions
  • Groups for training will be separated by gender and skill at different sessions.
  • Evening sessions will be game sessions with a variety of games being played.

Camp Rules

  • NO CLEATS will be allowed in dorms or dining hall
  • In the dorms, boys will NOT be allowed on girls floors and vice versa, NO Exceptions.
  • When away from the dorm, all campers must stay with their counselor.
Overnight Campers

Need to Know

  • Meals are in the Olt Student Center.
  • Housing in Martin Hall with counselors.
  • Boys and girls stay on different floors and are monitored while in the dorm.
  • Water is provided at the fields.  Water Jugs are welcome.
  • The awards ceremony will be shortly after our last session.
  • You will get your room assignment and roommate at check-in.
  • Licensed athletic trainers on site for the entire camp.
  • Bring your own athletic tape if you need to be taped by the trainer.
  • All medicines need to be brought to the trainer table at check-in and explained if the child needs assistance.
  • Pool opportunities will be available each day.
  • Rain plans include campers playing inside the 133,000 sq. ft. Wellness Center.

 

Packing List

  • Plenty of clothes for a possible 4 sessions a day
  • Swimsuit/towel, shower towel, toiletries
  • Sheets and blanket or sleeping bag for bedding with pillows (residential campers only)
  • Cleats and/or flats (playing shoes)
  • Inside shoes (tennis shoes) for the KWC mondo surface
  • Flip Flops are a good idea for back and forth from the fields
  • Sunscreen is suggested for the hot, sunny days of course. This is to your child’s discretion.
  • Shin guards will be mandatory at all sessions
  • Athletic tape (if player needs to be taped by the trainer)
  • Spending money for camp store, game room, snacks, and pizza at night
  • Small bag to keep equipment to and from field
Day Campers
  • Day Campers will stay in the dorm lobby for free time or are welcome to hang out the rooms of their friends who are residential campers.
  • Day Campers will need to be at the dorm by 9 a.m. each day. DO NOT DROP OFF AT THE FIELD as they need to be accounted for BEFORE we leave. (Sunday night please be checked in before 6 p.m.)
  • Day Campers should be picked up at the dorm ONLY at 8:30 p.m.
  • DO NOT PICK YOUR CAMPER UP AT THE FIELD.
  • Meals are in the Olt Student Center.
  • Water is provided at the fields.  Water Jugs are welcome.
  • The awards ceremony will be shortly after our last session.
  • Licensed athletic trainers on site for the entire camp.
  • Bring your own tape if you need to be taped by the trainer.
  • All medicines need to be brought to the trainer table at check-in and explained if the child needs assistance.
  • Pool opportunities will be available each day.
  • Rain plans include campers playing inside the 133,000 sq. ft. Wellness Center.
Contacting Camp

If you need to contact the camp during the week please email the director.

Cards to campers during the week should be addressed to:
Anderson Soccer Camp
c/o Coach Scott Fridley
<Child’s Name>
1526 University Blvd.
Anderson, IN 46012

(to guarantee delivery during camp, mail by the previous Friday)

If you decide to stop by camp during the week, we ask that you stay out of view of the camper so during sessions so we can keep the campers attention.

FAQ

Q: Can I send mail to my child during camp?
A: Yes, we deliver daily when the campers are together, follow directions on the website.

Q: Can we bring birthday treats for our child?
A: Yes of course, please work it out with the Director so we know when to expect you.

Q: Can we come watch training?
A: We would prefer if you want to check in with your child to do so when they are in free time or in the dorm. We would like their full attention during training sessions.

Q: Should my child bring a water bottle?
A: They can, but there is also water available while at the fields.

Q: Will the trainer tape my ankle if need be?
A: Yes they will, but you will need to bring it with you or buy some at the camp store.

Q: What do we do if we are running late to camp check in from a vacation or another event?
A: Please contact the director and let him know when to expect your child to camp.

Q: Do you offer scholarships? 
A: We do, there aren’t many, contact the director to find out more about scholarships available.

Q: Can I combine discounts?
A: No, take the discount that provides the most advantage for you.

Q: Can Day Campers swim during camp? 
A: Yes, in the afternoon after the 2nd session there is free time when the camper can go to the pool.

Q: How much spending money should I send with my child to camp? 
A: Over the years, the standard has been between $25 and $50 depending on camp store, evening pizzas, and game room.

Q: Can we have an odd number of campers room together at camp?
A: Please contact the director, we will explain what we have done in these cases over the years.

Q: What happens if my child needs to take medicines during camp week?
A: When you check in you will bring your child’s medicines to the trainer and explain what they need. They will be administered as needed for those campers that need assistance.

Q: Can my child bring a phone with them?
A: Yes, but we ask for them to leave them in their dorm rooms so it isn’t a distraction.

Q: Should my child bring Sunscreen?
A: Yes, it is advised for the hot, sunny days.

Q: Can my child bring snacks/drinks to camp?
A: Yes

Q: Is ice available for injuries, coolers, and drinks
A: Yes

Q: How many sets of clothes should my child bring to camp?
A: They will need clothes for a possible 4 sessions a day.

Q: Does my child need to bring a ball with them to camp?
A: They will get one at check-in, but they are allowed to bring one if they choose to.

Anderson Kickers

For ages 4-7. This camp is for new soccer players, introducing all the basics to the game.

Anderson Kickers Skills

For ages 6-9. This camp is for soccer players that have already started playing and want extend their ball skills. The camp will not only introduce all the basics to the game, it will also focus on ball-mastery and getting comfortable with the ball.  

Dates and Times

July 8-11, 2019
Monday-Thursday

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Bring your child to the 5th Street fields at 9:30 a.m each day and pick them up at 11:30 a.m. each day.
On Thursday, there will be a short awards ceremony at 11:15 a.m.

Cost

$80 – includes a t-shirt, ball, camp picture, and awards/certificate.