The daily schedule is a cornerstone to the success of MSC.  The schedule has been in development for 38 years and it works

 Theme Days

Monday - The Naming of the Teams

Tuesday - USA Day (optional) - honor America by wearing red, white, or blue or US National Team gear

Wednesday - Hat and Hair Day (optional) - bring out your favorite head-gear or hair-style

Thursday - Uniform Day - save your favorite uniform for this day - it doesn't even have to be a soccer uniform

Friday - Banner Day - make a banner honoring your team to get them fired up for the Tournament.

Sample Daily Schedule

What do we do for 8 hours a day?  So much!  The time flies by...

8:30 - check in, opening talk, themes and news of the day are discussed,

the daily plan is reviewed, the pizza order is taken.

The mood of the day is set.  The proper mentality for training is set.

This can be a very motivational time for players.  Audio and video enhancements are often used.

9:00 - camp-wide warm-up for training. 

9:15 to 10:30 - morning training session - players are grouped by ability and trained at their level.

Major points of emphasis:

- proper technical training,

- building a comfort level with the ball,

- small-group tactical training (1v1, 2v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4)

- Goalkeeper training

10:30 to 11:15 - morning break, campers interact with one another and with staff,

Casa Marauder snack bar opens.

11:15 to 12:45 - League Play.  All campers are placed on a team with their own coach. 

The team is the core organizing unit of the camp. 

The teams are named by coaches and campers on Monday. 

The team plays three games per day on Monday through Thursday.

Monday games are "practice" games. 

Tuesday through Thursday game results are kept as teams try to win the "League Championship".

Friday is a Tournament.

12:45 to 1:30 - Lunch - pizza delivered for those that have ordered it.

Casa Marauder opens again.  Fun thing happen at lunch:

- "No Soup For You" games,

- social interaction at team tables with other campers and staff,

- card games,

-coin soccer games,

- Gopher combines (training for future staff members),

- the pizza auction: this may happen if there is extra pizza - but it may not...big bargains can be had,

- camp-wide discussions of the issues of the day.

1:30 to 2:45 - afternoon free play options, including

- optional extra training for field players or goalkeepers,

- age appropriate strength, conditioning, and speed training for soccer,

- Rulers of the Soccer Field,

- Old-School Soccer,

- Soccer 4-square, tennis, croquet, or golf

- futsal (indoor soccer on a basketball court)

2:45 to 3:15 - Afternoon break, Casa Marauder opens one last time.

3:15 to 4:15 - closing activity: could include

- the Marauder Rumble,

- the soccer Olympics,

- knock-out tournament (soccer or basketball version),

- futsal

- guest speaker

On Friday this time period will be Closing Ceremonies where t-shirts and awards are handed out.


2015 was a big year for Coach Harte - career high school win number 500.  The breakdown: St. Petersburg Catholic 23, Dixie Hollins 14, Clearwater Central Catholic 427, Carrollwood Day School 90 .... and counting.


Above: in 2001 we got our own private label water!


Above: Clearwater Central Catholic High School 2007 State Runner-Up at Lockhart Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale

This team contains 20 former Marauder Soccer Campers

Jim Harte is at far left; Josh Kent is kneeling at right




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