2018 DA Elite Summer Soccer Camps (6/4-6/8)


Chargers Development Academy

Elite Summer Soccer Camps (TAMPA)

Looking to grow as a player and be pushed to the next level? The Chargers DA staff will be offering three Elite Summer Camps (1 week in Tampa & 2 weeks in Clearwater) designed to improve the individual's technical, tactical, and positional play.  

Dates, Times & Location

June 4-8 - 9am-12pm in Tampa (Chargers 30th St. Fields, 11111 30th Street N, Tampa, FL  33612)

Camp Costs by Session

Cost: $175.00 per camp session (before the Sunday before Camp session start date).  $200 after that date.

Links to Register for Each Camp Session

CLICK HERE to register for June 4-8 - 9am-12pm in Tampa

If you want your child to attend 1, 2 or all 3 camps, you will need to register separately for each of them. 


To enhance the individual player’s technical abilities, tactical decision making and to improve their positional understanding and execution to make them more effective as players


Camp will be run by Nathan Bender and Andres Arango both Chargers DA staff members. With a focus heavily on individual technical improvement and adding functional, tactical, and positional elements. Links to types of technical work below.






The sessions focus heavily on individual development. Players will receive over 10,000 touches on the ball at “game speed” every single day. Players will also learn how to apply proper technical execution within tactical situations, as well as applying within game models.

Who is this camp for:

This Camp is open to all players ages 8-16 who want to be pushed in an elite training environment and focused on improving the individual technical components of the game. The players will be expected to train and work at a very high level to force those around them to improve.

3 different age groups: 8-10, 11-13, 14-16. Players may be moved up or down to ensure proper competitive environment. For certain activities players of all ages will be mixed together when working on individual or isolated work.

Camp Model:

While we feel, it is imperative to ensure the environment we create promotes fun, creativity and passion, we create this environment within a well-structured, demanding training environment. The players will finish the camp having been exposed to National level coaching and instruction. Our goal is for them to truly develop as players, while also enjoying the game.



Andres Arango - U-19 Academy Head Coach

USSF B License.

Playing Experience:

2002-2003 Canada U-20 National Team –

2003 FIFA Youth World Cup, United Arab Emirates

2002-2003 Canada U-23 Olympic Team

2003 Montreal Impact

2004-2006 Toronto Lynx

2007 Montreal Impact

2008-2009 Minnesota Thunder

2010 Minnesota Stars

2011-2013 Tampa Bay Rowdies – NASL CHAMPION

Coaching Experience:

Chargers SC, Tampa U-11 Boys, U-12 Boys & U-14 Boys

Tampa Marauders: Men Amateur, Assistant Coach/PLAYER


Nathan Bender - U-15 Academy Head Coach & Junior DA Coordinator

USSF B License

Currently taking the USSF A License Course

Playing Experience

Eckerd College

Nottingham Forest, England

Coaching Experience

Nottingham Forest, England

Eckerd College Mens Soccer

Florida ODP Staff Coach

Chargers DA and NPL