The Soccer Institute at Berkshire School is the elite soccer camp for domestic and international players, ages 11-15 (Middle School). Our 4-day, top-flight residential and day experience is for male and female players looking to excel on and off the field. The session includes unparalleled training and game play in both soccer and futsal at Berkshire School's state-of-the-art athletic facilities. All technical skills and game play incorporate Berkshire Soccer’s philosophy of excellence and proven track record of player development. Participants who are interested in learning more about the prep school admissions process will have opportunities to gain more information.
OUR CAMP DEVELOPS THE WHOLE PLAYER
#1 ENVIRONMENT FOR SOCCER, ACADEMICS, AND LEADERSHIP
Notable Alumni (pictured L-R): Ahria Simons '18 (Dartmouth), Jack Harrison '15 (Wake Forest, 2016 MLS #1 overall pick), Mo Omar '18 (Notre Dame)
Dates and Times:
Residential Camp Session:
Check-in on Sunday (7/22) at 1:30 PM to Wednesday (7/25) at 12:00 PM
Day Camp Session:
Sunday (7/22) 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday (7/23) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday (7/24) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Wednesday (7/25) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ages 11-15 years old (Middle School)
What to bring:
For soccer/futsal: Water bottle, sunscreen, outdoor cleats, indoor shoes (flat-soled, NON-marking), running/jogging footwear, shin guards, plenty of t-shirts, shorts, and soccer socks.
For lodging (Residential Camp): Bedding (sheets, blankets or sleeping bag, pillow and case), fan, towels, comfortable footwear, clothing for downtime and sleeping, toiletries.
•Emphasis on technical development
•Premier soccer facilities
•Futsal (Indoor soccer with a low-bounce ball)
•Leadership and character development
•Team building activities
•Prep school recruitment information if desired
•Prep school application workshops
•Nutritious meals in top-notch dining facilities
A Winning Tradition - During the 1960s and 1970s, Coach Jackman Stewart made Berkshire one of the premier soccer programs in New England. As a fitting tribute to his remarkable career at Berkshire, the New England Prep School Soccer Association has named the New England Class A Championship Trophy, the Stewart Cup, in his honor. The proud winning tradition and passion for the game of soccer that Jackman Stewart cultivated in his players has remained a trademark of Berkshire Soccer over the years and continues today. Berkshire annually competes at the championship level, winning the Class A title in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 while earning the No. 1 ranking among the nation's prep schools in 2017 with a record of 19-1-1. Character and leadership development is paramount in our program culture. Our players also hail from all over the United States and the globe. In the past few years we have had players from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, Scotland, Venezuela, and Zambia, to name a few.
All of the coaches in the program remain committed to the development of each player and the success of each of the three teams. With daily training sessions, a competitive match schedule, and an overall commitment to excellence, Berkshire has been able to remain a leader in the New England Prep School Soccer Association
Our campus features state-of-the-art athletic facilities on a stunning 400-acre campus in the Berkshires. Athletic facilities include: 10+ pitches and fields, 2 indoor ice rinks, 18 tennis courts, 10 international squash courts, 2 basketball courts, dance studio, fitness room, training areas, 18 locker rooms, climbing wall and a fully-equipped weight-training area.
Coach Charlie Bour is recognized as one of the top coaches in prep soccer. In 2017, Coach Bour led Berkshire School to a 19-1-1 record, the team's only defeat coming in a 1-0 double-overtime loss in the NEPSAC Class A championship.
Prior to taking over at Berkshire, Coach Bour spent several seasons as the Head Coach at The Loomis Chaffee School where he earned 2014 Prep Coach of the Year after his team went 17-1 and earned the #1 ranking in the nation at the end of the regular season. He also coached at his alma mater, St. Lawrence University. In his second year at St. Lawrence, the Saints championed both the Liberty League regular-season title and the Liberty League Tournament, earning an automatic NCAA tournament bid.
As a player for the Saints, Bour recorded 22 career goals and six assists, and his teams went 67-10-4 overall while earning four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
Coach Tony Amolo is a 2013 graduate of Berkshire School where he was a standout player and key member of the 2012 and 2013 NEPSAC Class A Championship Teams. Upon graduation, he became a four-year starter as a Forward on the Kenyon College Men's Soccer Team. During his stellar collegiate career, his teams went a combined 73-12-6 and reached deep into their Conference and NCAA Tournaments all four seasons. Additionally, Tony was a 2-time NSCAA All-American and is listed within the Top 7 all-time in almost every Kenyon College offensive category, including 3rd all-time in scoring and goals. Currently, Tony Amolo is a Berkshire School Faculty member teaching Science and an Assistant Coach for Men's Varsity Soccer. Coach Amolo brings his recent years of championship-caliber play and technical proficiency to the coaching staff, able to demonstrate to each camper what it takes to play and win at a high level.