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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 her or his 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 5-12 in the fall of 2015 and college goalkeepers.


Middle School Goalkeeper Academy

Who: Boys & Girls, entering grades 5-8


College Bound Goalkeeper Academy

Who: Boys & Girls, entering grades 9-12


Advanced College Bound Goalkeeper Academy

Who: Boys & Girls, entering grades 11-12, who have already been accepted

to play in college and college goalkeepers..


Residential Dates

Camp Session 1: June 27 - July 2, 2015 (Saturday-Thursday) (CLOSED)

Camp Session 2: August 1-6, 2015 (Saturday-Thursday) (CLOSED)

Saturday 2:30pm to Thursday 12pm


Commuter Dates

Commuters: Sunday-Wednesday 9am-5:15pm & Thursday 9am-12noon

Extended Commuters: Sunday-Wednesday 9am-8:45pm & Thursday 9am-12noon



$500 for Residents, $400 for Extended Commuters and $350 for Commuters.




(Saltsburg, PA – 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh)


DISCOUNTS: ($20 - $50 off)

Please visit our registration info page for details on available discounts.


* The registration deadline for August camps has been extended to July 29th.


Download HGA Camps Registration and Medical Release / Parent Consent Form



The success of the Hare Goalkeeper Academy Camps is built on the 3-tier philosophy of player development - technical, tactical, and competition. Players will receive technical skill training from elite level and college coaches during the morning session. Our coaches use a variety of drills and games to improve your skills in all aspects of goalkeeping. The afternoon will be full of small-sided games to work on techniques and strategies under high pressure. In the evening, all players will compete in matches and goalie competitions including Goalie Wars. This will be a unique opportunity for goalkeepers from around the country to train together in a specialized environment. We look forward to seeing you there and to watching you maximize your potential!


The above paragraph applies to all three of the following goalkeeper camps.


Middle School Goalkeeper Academy

The Middle School Goalkeeper Academy 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 5-8 in the fall of 2015.


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.


College Bound Goalkeeper Academy

College Bound Goalkeeper Academy is designed for the advanced goalkeeper, who wants to get on a pathway to college soccer. This camp is geared for boys and girls entering 2015 fall grades 9-12 with unique opportunity to be trained by college coaches as well as HGA staff. Our program has an emphasis on whole player development with both on the field and off the field learning opportunities.


This camp program creates an environment where identification and learning merge. You will focus on advance topics that will help prepare you for the challenges that college soccer brings. This includes leadership & self-development, mental conditioning, skill development, tactical awareness, time management and the college recruitment process. Each camper will receive a written evaluation at the end of camp. This camp is a MUST for any player considering playing at the next level as well as preparing for the upcoming soccer season. All players will be given a written evaluation after the camp to assist with their future development.


Advanced College Bound Goalkeeper Academy

This program is geared for the college bound high school goalkeepers, who have already been accepted to play in college and players already in college looking to prepare themselves for the upcoming season. The camp is open for high school juniors, seniors and college goalkeepers only. Players will be surrounded by their peers who are equally as strong as they are. They will be challenged and pushed in every aspect of the game, while provided a competitive atmosphere for all participants. The program is all about goalkeeper training and fitness. Every exercise that you will do will be in front of the goal and the focus will be on being technically and mentally sharp. We begin to place you in different simulated situations and see how well you perform and make decisions. Having the element of fitness testing is another way that we prepare players for college. The player also works on our basic model of fitness, agility, and defending shots. Time is also spent on getting ready for the Cooper Test (running two miles in under 12 minutes, a must during pre-season at almost every college soccer program). All players will be given a written evaluation after the camp to assist with their future development.


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.




For Residential Campers Only


Registration Check-in Procedures at Assigned Dorm


Staff Introductions / Camp Meeting


Report to Field.


Field Training


Residents Report to Dorm / Rest / Prepare for Dinner




Residents Report to Dorm / Prepare for Evening Session


Report to Field.


Field Training / Handball / Goalie Competitions. ***


Residents Report to Dorm.


Rest / Movie / Games / Snacks. **


Light Out

Daily (Sun-Wed)

Commuters’ Check-in Time: 8:30-9:00am on Day 1


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 ***


Commuter Campers Depart.




Residents Report to Dorm / Prepare for Evening Session


Residents Report to Field


Field Training / Goalie Wars / Games. ***


Extended Commuters Depart / Residents Report to Dorm.


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


Light Out


Parents are Welcome to Observe the Sessions.


Wake Up




Report to Dorm / Prepare for Morning Session


Commuter Campers Arrive.


Residents Report to Field.


Field Training. *** 


Award and Closing Ceremonies.


Check-Out (All Campers)


**Activities include swimming (outdoor), family room activities such as table tennis, pool table, table hockey, card / board games, video games, frisbee games, and tv/dvd.


*** During inclement weather, there will be classroom-video sessions on tactical aspects of goalkeeping. There will be a lecture (45 minutes) along with field of questions and answers on college recruiting on Wednesday for high school student-athletes. College goalkeepers are welcome to join the lecture and share experiences with group of high school goalkeepers.




·        T-shirt for every player.

·        Air-conditioned dormitory.

·        Training on new turf field and grass field.

·        Small college campus-like setting.

·        1:8 coach-to-players ratio.                            

·        Speed, agility & quickness training (SAQ).

·        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 and college players.


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.


Inclement weather does not affect parents of boys and girls at residential camp. Regardless of weather conditions, parents pick up their son / daughter at scheduled time for check-in on Saturday and check-out on Thursday. For parents of commuter campers at residential camp, pick up their son / daughter at daily scheduled time for drop off and daily scheduled time for pick-up.


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


** Players with Hard of Hearing or Deaf: Players who are deaf or hard of hearing are welcome to attend. Any player who requires special needs such as oral interpreter, sign language interpreter or other means of communication, please indicate your need at the bottom of the camp registration form. Our staff is prepared to assist with your needs to make your camp experience worthwhile.


Facilities: All Camps will be held at The 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 gymnasiums. The 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.


Meals: All campers will eat their meals (buffet-style all-you-can-eat meals) at The Kiski School Dining Facility.


Medical: A certified athletic trainer is on duty at the camp at all times. 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 camp assumes 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.


Parking: For commuter campers driving each morning to camp at The Kiski School Campus will leave their car in the parking lot next to the Varsity 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 HGA Camps at The Kiski School Campus, can park their car in the parking lot in front of the fieldhouse / gymnasium.


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

* The registration deadline for August camps has been extended to July 29th.