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

Chris Cushenbery, McCallie’s varsity soccer coach, directs the camp, staffed by experienced high school and college players. The camp aims to develop basic technical and tactical abilities which will enable the individual player to become 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 each individual player receives appropriate challenges.

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

About the Director

Chris Cushenbery, McCallie Varsity Soccer Coach. 

Coach Cushenbery, has worked as a coach with McCallie or Girls Preparatory School soccer since 2007. McCallie was the 2019 TSSAA State Soccer Champions. Denver native, Cushenbery was an all-state soccer player in high school. He graduated from Covenant College with a Double Major in Business and Psychology. As a freshman there, Cushenbery started 21 games on a Scots team that won the conference tournament and was ranked top 25 in the nation. During his 4 years at Covenant, his teams won 3 conference titles, and a Region XII title his junior year en route to finishing 7th in the nation. After graduation, he served as the Director of Athletic Recruitment for Covenant, and helped run the soccer program in the spring of 2005. Cushenbery currently works with the Tennessee Olympic Development Program, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Ohio University Masters in Sports Science and Coaching Education program. He also holds the USSF B license and the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. In 2010, he served as an assistant coach with Chattanooga FC during their run to the National Championship game, and with McCallie as they advanced to the state final. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Chattanooga Sports Ministries, a non-profit which uses soccer as a vehicle to provide mentoring, education, and healthy living choices to at-risk youth.

Coach Cushenbery and his wife (Lauren), live on campus with their daughter (Hope), son (David) and their dog (Lily).

All McCallie Summer Camps begin at 9:00 am with Early Drop Off between 8:00 am and 9:00 am for no extra charge. No campers should ever be dropped off before 8:00 am or picked up after 5:00 pm.  

McCallie Day Camps Cancellation Policy and Refunds

All McCallie Day Camps require a non-refundable $25 registration fee. 

Your credit card on file will be charged to your camp balance on March 1st.  After March 1st camp tuition must be paid in full when registering.

June 1st:  No refunds after June 1st except for documented medical reasons, which will have a $25 non-refundable fee.)

Please let us know if your plans change and your child will not be attending camp so we can give the spot to another child.