2023 BOY’S HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM TRAINING CAMP AT GETTYSBURG COLLEGE
July 30 - August 2, 2023 - Gettysburg, PA
About Our Camp
Dear High School Coach,
We are excited to invite you to the 2023 Team Training Camp held at beautiful Gettysburg College. The camp is designed to prepare your team for your fall season. Your team will benefit tremendously from a balance of strong competition, intense training, and play on excellent full-size fields. We will again provide a coach dedicated totally to training the goalkeepers. Camp is a great time for your team to come together on and off the field.
Your team will receive first class personal attention and service. The camp usually has around 16-18 teams, giving us great training and plenty of competition against similar caliber teams. There is no limit to the number of players/JV teams that are welcome…just ask us how we handle them. Every team will be trained by their own college coach. Our camp takes place entirely on the scenic and historic campus of Gettysburg College. Our staff will focus on your areas of concern and team needs. If your state allows, you are welcome to join your team for the week if you would like to observe and/or help coach. All coaches stay at the camp at no cost and all meals are provided. Please call us if you have any questions about this camp. We look forward to working with each coach personally in providing you and your team a positive and memorable experience on and off the fields at Gettysburg
Please contact Todd Helbling if you have any questions about this camp at 540-809-9147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Camp Directors
Mark Mettrick - A former Division 1 Head Coach and professional athlete, Mark just completed his ninth season at Gettysburg. In Mettricks nine season’s he has logged a record of 74-43-9 and two recent NCAA Championship bids. Mettrick mentored the first Gettysburg All-American at Gettysburg College in two decades and coached the first Rookie of the Year in program history in 2018. Prior to Gettysburg Mettrick coached at Loyola University Maryland and Mount St. Mary’s University where he enjoyed 2 Regional Coach of the Year awards and five NCAA tournament bids. Mettrick holds his USSF “A” license and his United Soccer Coaches’ Premier coaching license.
Todd Helbling - Todd has been involved with Gettysburg Team Camp for over 25 years. He began his career as Head Coach of men’s soccer at Washington College in Maryland while also serving as assistant tennis coach. Playing college tennis, he transitioned to tennis only and has been the men’s tennis coach at University of Mary Washington in Virginia for 24 years. His teams have been nationally ranked every season and have made over 20 NCAA appearances, including 5 Elite 8’s. He loves being on the beautiful Gettysburg College campus every summer and reuniting with coaches and teams who have been coming to Gettysburg year after year.
Cost Per Camper
We are proud to offer this excellent camp for a very reasonable price. We are committed to increasing our price only to cover our actual increased expenses, such as meal prices, rooms, staff cost, etc. Teams appreciate our low cost. Cost is $450 per player. Teams are expected to bring at least 16 players. This is a team only camp and we do not place individuals on other teams. High School Coaches stay and eat at no cost to you during camp week.
Payment and Registration
Price - $450 per player
We do not offer online registration to keep our costs and your price down.
CAMP is limited. To ensure that we stay full, have an easier check-in process, and provide an excellent camp experience for every team, registration is done as a team.
A $1500 non-refundable deposit is required (made out to Gettysburg Team Soccer Camp) for all TEAMS which is due by March 1st
Please send deposit with the following registration to: Todd Helbling, Co- Director of HS Soccer Camp at Gettysburg College, 6 River Bluffs Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
Download Registration Information Form
Once your team is confirmed, we will be in touch with the coach or team contact/manager to obtain a list of your team members and their pertinent information. Check-in instructions, directions, medical forms, etc.… will be mailed to each team for distribution in May, before school gets out. The balance of the camp fees will be due at registration in one payment. Each team is expected to bring a minimum of 16 players
For more information please contact Co-- Director Todd Helbling at 540-809-9147.
Our staff is the backbone of our camp. It is made up of college coaches from Division I, II, and III programs all over the east. These coaches work on areas of concern you have with your team, getting to know the team’s strengths, weaknesses, and personnel. This is also great exposure for your players to the college game. Our staff conducts a seminar on “Playing College Soccer”, discussing the recruiting process, differences between NCAA divisions, questions to ask coaches, and more. These coaches also stay on campus and help with dorm supervision and interact with the players throughout the week. Some of our fantastic staff of all current college coaches have come from the following colleges and universities, all divisions. Gettysburg College, Loyola, UMBC, Rochester, UDC, Shippensburg, McDaniel, York, Lynchburg, Hamden Sydney, Juniata, Albright, Penn State Harrisburg, Randolph and many others.
Mark Mettrick - Gettysburg College
Michael Kovach - Gettysburg College
Zach Ward - Haverford College
David Yates - Mary Washington
Steve Clark - Wesley College
Michael Piranian - Wilkes University
Alfonso Meneses - York College NY
Evan Scheffey - York College
|1:00 – 2:00 pm||Registration|
|2:30 - 5:00 pm||First Session|
|7:00 - 8:30 pm||Game|
Monday / Tuesday
|9:00 – 11:00 am||Training Session|
|12:00 - 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|2:00 - 4:00 pm||Training Session / "Team Need"|
|4:00 - 5:00 pm||Swimming or Rest|
|5:00 - 6:00 pm||Dinner|
|7:00 - 8:30 pm||Game|
|9:00 – 10:30 am||Game|
- ALL ROOMS ARE AC!
- Great competition with teams from around the region.
- Certified Athletic Trainer on duty at all times.
- Olympic size pool during breaks.
- Excellent food.
- Camp T-shirt for all players.
- SEMINAR on “Playing College Soccer” presented by our staff of college coaches.
- Showcase game for rising seniors.
- Seminar on playing college soccer and the recruiting process.
- Each team is trained by one college coach
Please Direct All Camp Questions To:
An Ideal Location For A Soccer Camp . . . .
Gettysburg is located in south central Pennsylvania and enjoys access to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (45 minutes), Baltimore, Maryland (60 minutes), and Washington, D.C. (80 minutes). The College shares a border with the 3,825 acre National Military Park and lies three blocks from the center of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Because of its historic significance, this town of 10,000 welcomes over two million visitors annually from around the world. Many families who visit Gettysburg indicate that they wish they had planned more time to see the area. If your schedule permits, we suggest you explore the Gettysburg National Military Park during your visit. The Visitor’s Center, located on the Baltimore Pike, offers a host of programs about the park.
Gettysburg College 300 N. Washington Street Gettysburg, PA, 17325
Approximate Distance from Gettysburg
Allentown, PA - 118
Kent Island, MD - 120
Harrisburg, PA - 36
Washington, DC - 80
Philadelphia, PA - 117
Dover, DE - 125
Pittsburgh, PA - 176
Wilmington, DE - 104
Baltimore, MD - 55
New York, NY - 212
Frederick, MD - 40
Past Teams In Attendance
Aberdeen (MD), Audobon, Baltimore Lutheran, Biglerville (PA), Blackhawk (PA), Cedar Grove, Clearview Regional (NJ), Cranford, Cumberland Valley, DE Valley (PA), East Juniata, Great Valley, Greater Latrobe, High Point Regional (NJ), Keystone Oaks, Leonia (NJ), Littlestown, Jackson Memorial, Kittatinny HS (NJ), Littlestown, Millville, Moorestown, North Carroll, Pennsbury, Pequea Valley, Pinelands, Pottsgrove, Southern Regional, St. John Vianney (NJ), St. Mary’s, Southern Lehigh, Springfield, Susquennita, Upper St. Clair, Wayne Valley (NJ).
Bold teams have attended at least 10 years.
Quotes from Attending Teams
We have loved your camp in the past and I firmly believe that with your “preseason” camp, it really helped my team get off to a fast start. And this past season we went on to win the state championship in MD (1A)! It was our first in school history, so the kids were really excited and pumped to do camp again next year.
~ Andrew Harrell, North Carroll HS 2015 State Champions!
Nothing beats Gettysburg Team Soccer Camp!! There are two tactical training sessions a day, followed by a competitive team game at night. We have been coming to Gettysburg for five years now and every year gets better and better!”
~ Steve Bado, Jackson Memorial High School, NJ
The Gettysburg Team Soccer Camp is a great way to get your team ready for regular season play. The very experienced coaching staff works on the individual needs of your team and the challenging scrimmages give your players a competitive edge as they go into the season.
~ Uwe Schneider, Upper St. Clair High School
2003, 2004, 2012 and 2013 Pennsylvania State Champions