2017 Boys Soccer Summer Camp Babson College Boston registration now is open for girls ages 7-17 at Babson sports camps on July 10-14, July 17-21.
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.
Junior camp activities emphasize learning and improving a strong foundation of soccer skills for the beginner to advanced player. The junior camp 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.
The senior camp is designed for the club or high school player who desires in-depth tactical and technical training. This section combines 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.
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.
On September 3, 1919, with an enrollment of 27 students, the Babson Institute held its first classes in the former home of Roger and Grace Babson on Abbott Road in Wellesley Hills.
Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere. From the beginning, Roger Babson set out to distinguish the Babson Institute from colleges offering instruction in business. The Institute provided intensive training in the fundamentals of production, finance, and distribution in just one academic year, rather than four. The curriculum was divided into four subject areas: practical economics, financial management, business psychology, and personal efficiency (which covered topics such as ethics, personal hygiene, and interpersonal relationships).
Believing experience to be the best teacher, Roger Babson favored a combination of class work and actual business training. Seasoned businessmen made up the majority of the faculty. To better prepare students for the realities of the business world, the Institute’s curriculum focused more on practical experience and less on lectures. Students worked on group projects and class presentations, observed manufacturing processes during field trips to area factories and businesses, met with managers and executives, and viewed industrial films on Saturday mornings.
Babson holds accreditation from NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System).
Jon Anderson is in his 31st year as director of the Babson 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 358-159-62 record over 29 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.
This camps 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.