Residential Camps

The Cal South PRO+ ODP summer residential camps continue the tradition of offering a challenging, holistic environment for all players – male and female – to develop their overall game. Each residential camp consists of ten (10) technical, tactical and functional positional training sessions to help players develop to their full potential while being placed out of their comfort zone.

Our long-running and highly successful Cal South PRO+ ODP Residential Camps are held at the historic Thacher School in Ojai Valley. Each member of the staff that work at our camps are SafeSport and Risk Management certified and hold U.S. Soccer National Coaching Licenses.

Our program emphasizes proper camp philosophy, quality facilities, a progressive and well-planned curriculum, organized administrators, and an experienced, licensed coaching staff held to the highest standards. Our PRO+ODP Residential Camps are open to players in the 9-16 years age brackets.

This year, we offer our hugely successful 4-day Finishing and Goalkeeping Camps for boys and girls and a 4-day All-Girls Elite Development Camp. After the completion of each year’s Pro+ ODP Summer Camps, we invite 36 players from our Residential and/or Morning Camps to attend our ODP Winter Player Pool training sessions, giving these players an opportunity to compete for a roster spot and possibly represent Cal South at the US Youth Soccer West ODP Championships the following January.

All Girls Elite Development Camp

  • The most popular camp with top training sessions, access to the swimming pool, and indoor soccer games
  • The players are grouped by year of birth and/or teams 
  • Talent show or dance-off competitions 
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor soccer

Our Coed Finishing and Goalkeeping Camps run simultaneously, but as totally separate camps:

  • The Finishing side of this camp focuses solely on the player’s ability to score goals, preparing scorers for any situation. Our mission is to have players take hundreds of shots through the four days of the camp. The camp’s theme is “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!”
  • The Goalkeeping side of this Camp focuses on one of the most demanding and mentally challenging positions on the field. We make sure that the players face hundreds of different types of shots over the five days of camp. This camp’s specialized training develops a player’s presence in the goal, as well as their tactical awareness, leadership, and consistency.  In 2023 we had 50 goalkeepers attend the camp where they were challenged technically, tactically, and physically. 

New for 2024: This year we have added an Elite Player Development Camp so players can focus and better understanding the roles and responsibilities in the game at their position.

  • We will introduce to players the term “position-specific”: If you play as an outside back, your role in possession of the ball is different than that of a center back. Likewise, looking up the field, a wide forward player’s role and responsibilities are different from those of a center forward. Helping players break down these differences will be done through functional training sessions and classroom sessions. All players must play with the ball and without the ball.

In addition to the on-field activities throughout the week at all of our camps, we will introduce mental concepts as well as educational sessions on fitness, nutrition, PRO+ ODP, college, and the National Team programs.

Finally, each camp offer a series of 10 challenging training sessions which shall test each player’s game knowledge to the max both on the field and off the field. 

Join in on the fun!

The Cal South PRO+ ODP Program offers Day Camps and Residential Camps during the summer. Take your skills to the next level and register now! Click here to register!

SOCCER all day
QUALITY FIELDS
Quality COACHES
PERSONALIZED EVALUATION
all around SAFE fun!
discounts available

PRO+ ODP Residential Camp Objectives:

  • Create a positive and safe environment and expose players to the U.S Soccer Player Development Standards
  • Four-day camps with each feature 13 sessions for exposure of top-level youth players with high-quality coaching staff and advanced player development methods
  • All camp players will have the opportunity to be scouted to possibly be included in PRO+ ODP Player Pools
  • Functionally and positionally train the players
  • Introduce mental concepts and improve coaching effectiveness through sessions with a sports psychologist
  • Motivation through interaction with Youth National Team players
  • Teach about the game on the field and through video reviews
  • Introduce Youth National Team-level fitness
  • Give players feedback via both written individual evaluation and oral meetings

Camp Staff & Highlights:

  • All coaches that work for Cal South are SafeSport Certified and have cleared the Cal South KidsSafe Program
  • Staff consists of United State Soccer Federation fully-licensed professional coaches
  • Cal South Pro+ ODP scouts and coaches will also attend the camp allowing for PRO+ ODP player identification opportunities
  • Highest standard of fields and facilities at the Thacher School campus
  • Excellent coach-to-player ratio
  • Camp curriculum modeled after U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Team programs

Residential Camp Daily Schedule

  • DAY ONE: Check-in at 12:30 p.m. Mandatory Parent & Player Meeting will be held in the Auditorium at 1:oo p.m.
  • DAY ONE: 2 sessions
  • DAY TWO: 4 sessions
  • DAY THREE: 3 sessions
  • DAY FOUR: 1 session | TOTAL SESSIONS DURING CAMP: 10
  • DAY FOUR Check-Out at 11:00 a.m.

About The Thacher School:

Founded in 1889, the Thacher School is a coeducational boarding high school located 85 miles north of Los Angeles, California. This picturesque campus is nestled in the beautiful Ojai Valley on over 140 acres of lush grounds accommodating facilities of the highest standard.

The Thacher School facilities include beautifully maintained soccer fields, a first-class dining hall offering a nutritious menu, single-occupancy dorm rooms, a beautiful outdoor pool, game rooms, and top-notch classroom and video presentation halls.

These incredible facilities, set in the isolated serenity of the Thacher School campus, will provide for a focused, fun, and formative learning experience for players striving to take their game to the next level at all Cal South PRO+ ODP Residential Camps.

Camp Facilities:

• Brand-new state-of-the-art cafeteria
• Fantastic facilities for Indoor Soccer
• State-of-the-art Theater for lectures and watching games
• Swimming pool
• Individual dorm rooms
• Team members will have rooms in the same dorm building

DISCOUNTS:

DISCOUNT CODE POLICY: Promo codes must be used at the time of online purchase in order to receive rebate. All players must be registered at the same time using the same Credit Card to receive multiple player rebates.

Important: Once individual registrations have been paid, they cannot be added to a group rebate. All rebates have an expiration date; please see below.

RESIDENTIAL CAMP DISCOUNTS

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at (714)519-8411 or odpcamps@calsouth.com.

Registering at once Savings

Small Group Discount
Expires June 14, 2023

2-9 players 5%

Large Group Discount
Expires June 14, 2023

10 or more players 10%


CANCELLATIONS

All customers cancelling a Residential Camp must send an e-mail to ODPcamps@calsouth.com

Cancellation Policy for PRO+ ODP Residential Camps:

  • All cancellations will pay a $150 administration fee
  • Cancellations 14 days before the first day of camp will pay a $250 administration fee
  • Cancellation 72 hours before the first day of camp will incur a refund, minus a $475 administration fee
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of the first day of camp will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Due to fixed costs for our program we have a strict REFUND policy.
  • All customers canceling a camp/academy must send an email to ODPcamps@calsouth.com