Boys Soccer

The Boys Soccer Camp has grown steadily for more than 40 years to become one of the finest instructional day camps in New England for all levels and ages. We offer a boys camp that delivers diversified training, incorporating both traditional and contemporary techniques in soccer instruction to meet the needs of each camper, from beginner to advanced. Our staff features quality Boston-area instructors, who come from the professional, college, club, and high school ranks, and are proven in their ability to teach, motivate, and communicate with youth players.

Our goal is to ensure that every camper has an enjoyable, positive experience that stresses fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship. All are encouraged to make friends and to be the best player and teammate they can be. We believe soccer is a great game for all ages and abilities. We strive to improve skills, soccer knowledge, confidence, and passion for the game in all players. The camp program is designed to build great soccer habits so that the players will continue their skill development at home.

Group A activities emphasize learning and improving a strong foundation of soccer skills for the beginner to intermediate player. It is perfect for campers who want to advance their soccer skills and enjoyment of the game. Our goal is for all campers to have a fun, productive week of soccer that will enhance both their skills and passion for the game.

Program Objectives

  • Ball mastery and control
  • Offensive and defensive positional play
  • Soccer aerobics
  • Technical and tactical training
  • Small sided training that maximizes touches on the ball
  • Enjoy soccer while learning about the game in a positive environment
  • Ball on their feet all day

Group B focuses on combining advanced training with a fun and enjoyable experience. Our staff is hired for their passion for the game along with their ability to teach. They can adjust to teach players of every ability and make sure all have a productive and enjoyable week. Group B players will be introduced to the following:

  • Specialized individual skill enhancement from fast footwork specialists
  • The art of finishing: accuracy, power, and execution
  • Team tactics: 6x6, 11x11, build up, transition, field vision, and defense
  • Building self-confidence, passion for the sport, and a positive attitude

Individual goalkeeping training sessions, supervised by our experienced staff, cover all aspects of the technical and tactical skills necessary for developing goalkeepers. The program is customized for each goalie’s needs. If you are attending camp as a goalie, please check the appropriate space on the application.

Jon Anderson, Camp Director

Head Soccer Coach, Babson College

Jon Anderson, Soccer Coach

Jon Anderson is in his 34th year as director of the Babson Boys Soccer Camp. As the Babson head men’s soccer coach and a member of the Babson Athletics Hall of Fame, he has guided his teams to 25 winning seasons and 19 postseason appearances. The Beavers have enjoyed unparalleled success with Anderson, posting a 402-183-72 record over 34 years and a New England Division III ranking in all but three seasons. Anderson has been honored as league Coach of the Year nine times and has been named the NSCAA New England Coach of the Year three times. A 1975 graduate of Babson, Anderson was a three-year starter at center midfield, playing on teams that went 56-5-4 and earned three NCAA Tournament berths, including the school’s first national championship in 1975. Following graduation, Anderson was a teacher/coach in Weymouth and Cohasset, before taking over as Babson’s soccer coach in 1986.