Soccer Boarding Camp

The 2023 McCallie Soccer Camp packs plenty of soccer fun and learning into one week.   

  • The Director, Chris Cushenbery, and his assistant stay in the dorm and his staff is made up of current and former McCallie players as well as collegiate and semi-pro players from around the country.
  • Time is structured and the boys are always supervised. McCallie Soccer Camp has boys from throughout the southeast.
  • Soccer Camp aims to develop basic technical and tactical abilities which will enable the individual player to become more versatile. Various small-sided games allow players to learn and practice skills in the context of the game which makes learning fun and realistic.
  • Players will be grouped by age and ability so that the individual player receives appropriate challenges.

2023 Session Dates:


  • DATES: Sunday June 4 - Friday June 9
  • Drop off at the Rotunda 1:00-2:30pm on June 4
  • Pick Up: After the Final Game on Friday, time TBD – Parents are encouraged to attend.  Boarding campers will pick up camper items from dorm rooms after the final game.
  • Grades:  Rising 5th – 9th, boys only, No beginners.
  • Fee: $650: Required deposit of $250.
  • Early Bird Discount $50 until March 1st
  • $50 Discount for McCallie School Alumni: call for Coupon Code 423-493-5886

  • After March 1st fees must be paid in full.

    Your card will auto-charge on March 1st, 2023  for your balance or you can make ongoing payments in your online account at any time before March 1st, 2023.  

Cancellations: Before May 1st full refund minus $100 processing fee .  After May 1st no refunds except for documented medical reasons ($100 processing fee.)


Boys will have the option to go to the lake after that and swim if they’d like. Their dorm rooms will be cleaned/packed except for clothes they may want to change into if they wish to shower and get clean.

You are welcome to observe the instruction on any day. Please feel free to come out to meet the coaches and to help collect the player’s equipment.

If you are interested in the McCallie Soccer Boarding Camp please click this link.

Daily Schedule

8:00     Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 Individual Skills Training
10:30 – Noon 4 v. 4 Camp-wide Tournament
Noon – 1:15 Lunch, Video (Down Time)
1:15 – 3:45 Play 6 v. 6 by Age & Ability
4:00 – 5:00 Swim
5:00 – 6:00 Dinner, Game Room
6:00 – 8:00 Instruction by Coach Cush
8:00 – 9:30 Back to Dorm, Lights Out by 9:30

Please let us know if your plans have changed and you will not be attending camp so we can give the spot to another camper.

Camp Director Chris Cushenbery:

McCallie soccer has been awarded the NSCAA National Team Academic Award 14 times which ranks among the top 10 in the nation and is best all-time in the state of Tennessee.
But the soccer program strives to be about more than trophies and honors. The overarching sense of purpose for the young men in this program is to “make McCallie the best place in the country to play high school soccer.” Rather than a focus on winning, the team strives to create the best environment for players to grow both on the field and as men.
That focus is solidified in the team’s core values listed below:
  • Place the team over individual
  • Be relationally invested
  • Seek excellence
  • Choose to be positive
  • Work hard
  • Be mentally tough
  • Be accountable to one another
  • Seek to be men of character