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Welcome to Hare Goalkeeper Academy Camps!


Welcome to the Hare Goalkeeper Academy Camps. Our mission is to provide young players with the opportunity to learn and prepare for a higher level of goalkeeping and competitive soccer. We want to maximize the potential of individual players in a challenging, fun atmosphere. Whether you are a player just starting out, a seasoned player looking for an edge to raise his or her game to a higher level, or an experienced player looking to find out what it takes to play at the collegiate level, the Hare Goalkeeper Academy offers a training program and environment for you that is second to none. The Academy is open to boys and girls who are entering grades 3-12 and college goalkeepers in the fall of 2016.


Junior Goalkeeper Camp (Half-Day) (CLOSED)

Who: Boys & Girls, entering grades 3-5.

Date: June 27-July 1, 2016 (Monday-Friday).

Time: 9:30-12:00pm.

Cost: $225


Middle School Goalkeeper Camp (Half-Day) (CLOSED)

Who: Boys & Girls, entering grades 6-8.

Date: June 27-July 1, 2016 (Monday-Friday).

Time: 9:30-12:00pm.

Cost: $225




(Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh, PA)


HS & College Goalkeeper Pre-Season Camp (Residential) (CLOSED)

Who: Boys & Girls, entering grades 9-12 and College.

Date: July 30-August 3 (Saturday-Wednesday)

Residents: Saturday 2:30pm-Wednesday 12:00pm.

Extended Commuters: Saturday 2:30-8:45pm, Sunday-Tuesday 9:00am-8:45pm.

Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm.

Costs: $575 for Residents, $450 for Extended Commuters




(Saltsburg, PA – 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh, PA)


DISCOUNTS: ($20 - $40 off)

Please visit our registration info page for complete details.


Download HGA Camps Registration and Medical Release / Parent Consent Form


Junior Goalkeeper Camp (Half-Day Camp)

The Junior Goalkeeper Camp is designed for boys and girls entering grades 3-5 in the fall of 2016 who are developing players or first-time players. The experience will help to provide participants with an understanding and appreciation of proper goalkeeping skills and techniques. Time will be devoted to basic skills and concepts important to the younger player in a positive atmosphere. Under the direction of Jerry Hare and his staff, camp participants will learn the importance of proper preparation such as warm-up and stretching prior to participation as well as foundation skills and tactics. The Hare Goalkeeper Academy also stresses the importance of enjoying the game of soccer, even while learning. Campers will be able to showcase their new skills in a series of fun and challenging games!


Middle School Goalkeeper Camp (Half-Day Camp)

The Middle School Goalkeeper Camp is designed for a more serious player that is looking for a more challenging level of instruction. It is geared for goalkeepers who are entering grades 6-8 in the fall of 2016. Our camp program utilizes the latest methods in training and instruction. Our nationally-licensed coaching staff will expose the campers to various game environments using modern equipment and excellent facilities to help take their game to the next level of the development process. Each camper will be challenged in training sessions for individual skill development, as well as application of these skills in group tactics. All campers will be provided with instruction based on their individual needs and abilities. This is also an excellent camp to prepare them for the upcoming season.


High School  & College Goalkeeper Pre-Season Camp (Residential / Extended Day)

The Hare Goalkeeper Academy offers a truly unique opportunity for serious and dedicated goalkeepers, to get themselves prepared for their elite club, ODP, high school and college seasons. This camp is designed to fine-tune and prepare the motivated goalkeeper to enter his / her team pre-season camp with confidence and a competitive edge. The training would stress how to compete to WIN the starting job, or how to KEEP the starting job by preparing the goalkeepers in all levels of the position. This camp creates an environment to challenge the goalkeeper to advance to a higher level of performance. This camp is an excellent preparation for the incoming college freshman entering into collegiate level. The training is intense and competitive. The camp includes technical training, footwork training, pressure training, psychological preparation and competitive games. The format of this camp involves a combined conditioning-technical training session in the morning, functional-tactical training session in the afternoon and goalkeeper competitions or games in the evening. Goalie Wars are one of the campers’ favorites. The number of campers is limited to insure maximum results for each keeper. There will be separate sessions for high school and collegiate goalkeepers. The campers will have opportunities to meet and train with other goalkeepers from around the country. With special permission from Camp Director Jerry Hare, a high school senior goalkeeper would be able to participate in the college session. Each player will receive a written evaluation at the end of camp.


Coaching Staff


The coaching staff will be lead by Gerald “Jerry” Hare, Owner & Director of Hare Goalkeeper Academy and Goalkeeper Coach at Shady Side Academy. The HGA Camps Coaching Staff includes top-level college, high school, ODP and club coaches. They all have many years of experience playing and teaching soccer of all levels. The coaches on the staff are all certified and nationally licensed from National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA), United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United European Football Association (UEFA).


For listing of our camp staff, click here.


DAILY SCHEDULE - Junior Goalkeeper Camp & Middle School Goalkeeper Camp


Registration Check-in on First Day


Commuter Campers Arrive


Warm-Up, Stretch and Flexibility Exercises


Individual Technical / Skill Training


Small-Sided Games / Cool-Down Period


Campers Depart


SCHEDULE - High School & College Goalkeeper Pre-Season Camp




Registration Check-in for All Campers at Assigned Dorm


Staff Introductions / Camp Meeting


Report to Field


Field Training




Residents Report to Dorm / Prepare for Evening Session


Report to Field.


Field Training / Handball / Goalie Competitions. ***


Commuters Depart / Residents Report to Dorm.


Rest / Movie / Games / Snacks. **


Light Out

Daily (Sun.-Tues.)



Wake Up




Report to Dorm / Rest / Prepare for Morning Session


Commuter Campers Arrive.


Residents Report to Field.


Field Training *** 

11:30am -12:15pm



All Campers Report to Dorm  / Rest / Activities. **


All campers Report to Field.


Field Training ***




Residents Report to Dorm / Prepare for Evening Session


Residents Report to Field


Field Training / Goalie Wars / Games. ***


Commuters Depart / Residents Report to Dorm.


Lecture / Rest / Movie / Games / Snacks. **


Light Out




Wake Up




Report to Dorm / Prepare for Morning Session


Residents Report to Field.


Commuter Campers Arrive.


Field Training. *** 


Award and Closing Ceremonies.


Check-Out (All Campers)


**Activities include swimming (outdoor / indoor) depending on weather, frisbee games, basketball, tennis, fitness (weightlifting / cardio training) in the gym, family room activities such as table tennis, pool table, table hockey, card / board games, video games, and tv/dvd.


*** During inclement weather, the training will move indoor into the new 75,000 square ft. athletic center includes a new multi-purpose gym used as a training area for soccer, lacrosse, tennis, and baseball, as well as an indoor walking track, new weight and cardio training rooms and the total renovation of the existing basketball, wrestling, and swimming areas. We will have classroom-video sessions on tactical aspects of goalkeeping and a lecture (45 minutes) along with field of questions and answers on college recruiting on Wednesday for high school student-athletes.




·        T-shirt for every player.

·        Air-conditioned dormitory (Kiski School).

·        Training on new turf field and grass field.

·        Train and play indoor in the new athletic center (Kiski School).   

·        Small college campus-like setting.

·        1:8 coach-to-players ratio.                            

·        Speed, Agility & Quickness training / Plyometric training.

·        Lectures & videos.

·        Pre-season preparation for the upcoming fall season.

·        Coaches with passion for the game.

·        Meet and create new friendships with other goalkeepers from around the country.

·        Certified athletic trainer at all sessions.

·        Written evaluation for high school goalkeepers.


Weather Policy: Our top priority is the campers’ safety. We will train and play outside in the rain. If we are outdoors and lightning occurs, we will immediately leave the field to go indoors. We will not return outside until 20 minutes after last lightning strike.


Scheduled check-in and check-out times must be met by all campers regardless of weather conditions. During inclement weather, the drop-off / pick-up locations for daily commuter campers at Kiski School will be at the athletic center / gym. For the half-day campers at Shady Side Academy, the drop-off / pick-up locations will be at the ice hockey arena.


Tuition: Tuition for residential campers includes instruction, a HGA t-shirt and all meals beginning with dinner on first day and breakfast on the last day of camp. Tuition for extended commuter campers includes instruction, a HGA t-shirt and three lunch meals and four dinner meals. Tuition for half-day campers includes instruction and a HGA t-shirt.


Facilities: Our High School and College Goalkeeper Pre-Season Camp will be held at Kiski School, one of the oldest all-boys college preparatory boarding schools in the United States. Located on an expansive, yet intimate campus in rural Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, The Kiski School is a residential college preparatory school that has excelled in educating boys for 125 years. Kiski’s beautiful 350-acre campus rivals the facilities and quality of the finest small colleges. The field training sessions will be held on the school’s new stadium with turf field, John Andreini Field (grass) and the new athletic center for indoor training. The outdoor fields have lights for night activities. The camp is located 30 miles east from downtown Pittsburgh, The Kiski School is easy to get to by car from all directions, and is a 60-minute drive from the Pittsburgh International Airport.


The Junior & Middle School Goalkeeper Camps will be held on the beautiful 125-acre campus of Shady Side Academy Senior School, a college preparatory school in the heart of suburban Fox Chapel. The SSA Stadium, a 120x72 yard multi-purpose turf field, Middle Field and the Varsity Field are primarily used for multi-sport programs at Shady Side Academy. The camp is located 15-20 minutes drive north from downtown Pittsburgh.


Meals: Pre-Season campers will eat their meals (buffet-style all-you-can-eat meals) at The Kiski School Dining Facility. No meals for half-day campers at Shady Side Academy.


Medical: A certified athletic trainer will be on duty at all sessions. A doctor is on call at Saltsburg / Excela Health Center and Family Practice (5 minutes from The Kiski School Campus). There are three hospitals within a half-hour drive from HGA Residential Camps. The school’s student health facility is readily accessible. Because of the rigorous daily schedule, each camper should come to camp in good physical condition. The camps assume no responsibility for accidents or illnesses. Please bring your own athletic tape if you need to be taped before playing. Our medical staff will be on hand at check-in to answer any questions or address any concerns regarding medication or other medical issues.


For half-day camps at Shady Side Academy, a doctor is on call at the UPMC St. Margaret Hospital (3 miles from camp) and the student health facilities are readily accessible.


Medical History Form: Upon receipt of a camper registration and medical release forms, a confirmation packet, which includes a medical history form, will be sent out by email that needs to be completed by parent or a medical doctor. Physical exams conducted as of September for the current school year may be attached to our Medical Form provided all necessary information is provided. It is imperative that you remember to bring your medical form to camp. Please note that a camper cannot participate without a completed medical history form.


Parking: For commuter campers driving each morning to camp at The Kiski School Campus will leave their car in the parking lot next to John Andreini Field. For residential campers who are attending the HGA Camps, will be directed to designated parking lot near the dormitory on the first day of camp. All car keys must be turned in to the camp director. The camp director will return keys to the commuter campers at end of each day and for those residential campers, will get their keys back at check-out on the last day of camp.


For those parents who are driving their child to camp at Kiski School , can park their car in the parking lot in front of the new athletic center or at the dining hall parking lot.


For those parents who are driving their child to camp at Shady Side Academy, can park their car in the lower parking lot next to the stadium.


IMPORTANT RULES: No tobacco, alcohol or drugs of any kind are allowed at the Hare Goalkeeper Academy Camps. Any violation of this rule will result in immediate removal from camp at the parent's expense. Also, the campers are responsible for any damages they might cause to any camp facilities or equipment, except when on the field during training. Thank you for your understanding.


Download HGA Camps Registration and Medical Release / Parent Consent Form