Challenger Sports


What is the difference between a Challenger Sports Camp and other camps I could send my child to?
Challenger's Camps are staffed exclusively by coaches from Great Britain and Brazil who are selected and trained specifically to give your child the best possible camp experience. The camp curriculums have been created to maximize your child's contact with the ball and to provide the maximum opportunity to learn. In addition to some serious coaching, we weave in just the right amount of fun and cultural education to make this a magical week for your child!

How long do camps last?
Summer programs take place from June-August and last for one week. The players will meet at the same time and place every day (M-F) that week for camp.

What are Academy programs?
Academy programs take place during the spring and fall and are 6-8 week long instructional programs that meet once, or twice a week (depending on the program).

What’s the difference between British Soccer Camps and TetraBrazil soccer camps?
Both camps provide similar technical coaching to mostly the same age group however each has a very unique cultural emphasis and teaching style influenced by their coaches.

The TetraBrazil camp is heavily influenced by the Brazilian culture and will include warming up to music, practicing skills to a samba beat, learning Portuguese words and numbers, and the curriculum will focus heavily on individual footwork and skills.

British Soccer
The British Soccer Camp will help players develop improved core skills, will teach them new fakes and moves, and features World Cup style games each day where campers are encouraged to learn about the customs and cultures of different countries.

First Kicks – One hour per day ages 2-4.
This innovative program, created by childcare specialists, to introduce children to the very basic skills of soccer. First Kicks activities will include running, turning, stopping, kicking, throwing and catching and will help improve balance, agility, coordination and social skills.

Minisoccer – One and a half hours per day ages 4-6.
The Minisoccer Camp will provide children with a wide variety of individual and small group practices which will help them develop the fundamental technical aspects of the game such as: dribbling, turning, stopping, passing and shooting. The practices are coached in a positive and upbeat way and feature lots of fun games and competitions that the kids love!

Half Day Camp – 3 hours per day ages 6-16
This is our most popular camp program and will feature individual skill development, core techniques, one on one skills, freestyle soccer and small sided games. This program is suitable for all skill levels and the campers will be separated by age.

Full Day Camps – 6 hours per day ages 8-18
A more advanced camp for serious players which will follow the half day camp syllabus in the morning and then will focus on game related techniques, tactical development and coached match play in the afternoon. Includes a one hour supervised sack lunch break.

Golden Goal. Ages 6–14, 2 hours per day, Mon.–Thurs.
This is an optional bonus camp session for half day campers which will feature a more relaxed and fun series of games, competitions and scrimmages.

How do I search for a camp?
From the homepage, click on “search for a program” in the top left corner of the page.
On the next screen you can choose to search for a specific camp type or “all summer camps” (for programs running June-August) or “all academy programs” (for programs running September-May)
Enter your zip code/postal code and then click the “search for a program” button to view all the camps in your area. You can then click on each of the individual camp names in blue to view the sessions available within that program, times, prices, age restrictions, etc. Click the “view/register” next to a session for more details. To register, scroll down the page to input your participant’s information. You may register as a guest or set up an account to save time on future registrations. Select “add to cart” at the bottom right of the page to continue through the registration process. If you are still having difficulty, we can be reached at 1-800-878-2167 ext. 239.

My credit card was declined, my next step?
To ensure your financial security online, we will not be able to process cards with mismatched billing addresses (even if this works for you on other websites). So should your card come up as declined, try an older billing address. Even if you’ve not moved recently or have updated your address with your bank, more often than not a different address will fix the problem!

I cannot find the camp I am looking for?
If you’re having difficulty finding a camp in your area, refer to the “How do I search for a camp?” section above. If you are a resident of Canada, be sure to type in your code in all caps with a space after the third letter like this: V1N 3B2

Why is the free jersey showing up as $34.95?
The British soccer and TetraBrazil promotional jerseys are an incentive for early registration and are  free (pay only $6.95 S&H) if registration is completed more than 45 days prior to the start of your camp. If you sign up after this date, the jerseys are still available but at the regular price of $34.95. If you are registering before the deadline, the price of the jersey will show up in your cart on the discount line like this: (34.95) which means that this amount will not be applied to your total.

What do I do if I do not want the free replica jersey?
If you do not wish to pay the $6.95 shipping for the free replica jersey simply select “no thank you” from the drop down box where the sizes are listed. If you do not see “no thank you” as an option, give us a call at 1-800-878-2167 ext 239 and we’d be happy to take care of that for you.

What the latest I can register?
You can register up until the first day of camp. There is a $10 late fee that is applied to registrations processed within 10 days of the start of camp.

Do I need to pay the total amount on registering or can I pay later?
Payment in full is required at the time of registration or the registration will not be complete.

I ordered a free ball and shirt with my registration but haven’t received anything in the mail.
A free soccer ball and t-shirt are given with most of our summer programs. These items are not shipped to your home but given out on the first day of camp. Only the promotional jersey (should you choose one) and any additional merchandise ordered are shipped to your residence.

What happens if we sign up for camp late? Does my child still receive a ball and shirt?
Your child will receive a ball and shirt, however not on the first day of camp. Please bring a ball until your child's new camp ball arrives.

Does Challenger Sports provide scholarships for camps?
Challenger does not provide scholarships for campers. Please contact your local soccer organization hosting the camp to explore scholarship opportunities through them.

How do I enter a promotional code?
Should you be granted a scholarship through a recreation department, you will be given a code than can be entered (copy & pasted) on the payment page of registration and your order total will be adjusted.
I am the coach of a team, can you do something special for my players?
Absolutely, we can create a custom camp specifically for your team. We will send you a team analysis sheet so that you can help us identify the strengths and weaknesses of the team. Please contact your local Challenger Regional Director for more details.

Who should I call if the weather is bad during the camp?
Please contact your local camp coordinator who is listed on the front of your camp brochure and on your confirmation email if you signed up on line. If you cannot find their contact details please contact your local Challenger Regional Director.

If I cancel due to a conflict in our plans, do I lose my entire registration fee?
No, you will only lose the non-refundable deposit of $40 as long as you cancel at least 10 days prior to camp. If you cancel within 10 days of camp you will forfeit the entire camp fee.

What is the host family program?
This is one of the most popular parts of our camp program. If you would like to host a coach for the week, please contact your local camp coordinator or your Challenger Regional Director for more details.

Do you offer child care before or after camp?
No our coaches are not able to provide this service.

Who can I talk to further about the camps?
For general questions call our customer service team 1-800-878-2167x239
For questions regarding a specific camp, pease contact your local camp coordinator who is listed on the front of your camp brochure and on your confirmation email if you signed up on line. If you cannot find their contact details please contact your local Challenger Regional Director.