is a Tampa Bay Fixture
"If man does not keep pace with his
companions perhaps it is because he hears a
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away."
- Henry David Thoreau
has had an amazing journey. Click on
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Summer 2017 will
be our 37th edition.
This summer we will have better facilities
than at any point in our 37-year history.
The Hayes Family Gym and the Wagner Athletic
Complex on the campus of Carrollwood Day
School provide top class state-of-the-art
facilities that will help ensure an amazing
summer camp experience.
- Another dynamic training session under the
direction of Coach Harte.
Marauder Soccer Camp is the
home for the teaching and coaching
philosophy of Coach Jim Harte and the
excellent staff at MSC. Coach Harte started MSC
36 years ago.
Since then he and the staff of MSC have
spread the word of Individual Player
Development in the context of fun and
character development. MSC has set the
pace for local soccer camps using
creativity, innovation, and a high standard of
quality. "In my opinion not only is
Marauder Soccer Camp the best soccer camp
out there but it is the best summer camp of
any kind." - Kaiju Nekvasil - MSC parent.
is it about MSC that has people talking and causes MSC to sell out
every summer? Our coaching staff is second
to none because they are true to the most
important component to motivation - a love
and appreciation for the soccer experience. Our core staff has been
together for many years. Almost every
staff member is a
former MSC camper. Our coaches are
ardent disciples of a way-of-thinking that
uses soccer camp to create a memorable and
unique life experience - the MSC experience.
"If you don't come to this
camp with confidence, you will definitely
leave with it." - Jared Hirschfield, camper.
camper and staff veteran
Thompson of Florida State University
conducts goalkeeper training.
is a unique convergence of serious soccer,
quality teaching, and all-out, irreverent
fun. This camp must be experienced to be
truly understood, but suffice to say that
with very little advertising MSC has managed
to keep the tradition alive! Now based
at Carrollwood Day School MSC and Coach
Harte have found in CDS a home that matches the
underlying core beliefs that have made MSC
great: a commitment to excellence, a strong
character foundation, and a belief in the
fun and adventure of teaching and learning.
MSC was founded and existed
for seven years as Tornado Soccer Camp, then
High Winds Soccer Camp in
St. Petersburg. When Coach Harte took
the Boy's Varsity Soccer Coaching job at
Clearwater Central Catholic High School in
1987, the camp to Clearwater with
him and was renamed Marauder Soccer Camp.
And now Harte has moved on to Carrollwood
Day School in Tampa....and MSC has followed.
McAdams, former camper and starting
goalkeeper for the College of William and
Mary, trains a young goalkeeper.
The goal of the camp is to
make the individual camper the focus. Our very strong
camper-first philosophy forces us to always
ask the question: "Is this decision in the
best interests of the campers and the
quality of the camp experience?"
skills they need to play soccer effectively.
We respect them. We inspire them. We make
them think. We make them smile. We try
to remind them that they are part of a world
much larger than youth soccer. And
year after year they come back for more!
Many of our customers remark
that we have out-paced other
camps because we so truly care about the
experience of each individual camper. We
bring to each camper's feet a stellar
combination of a disciplined environment
where children know and understand what is
expected of them and a knowledgeable and
personable coaching staff that gives 100%
every day, all within an environment which
allows each camper to realize their own
potential and truly enjoy themselves.
trains a camper in the 1-2-3's
Over the years the following
have been guest speakers or staff members at
Assistant Coach at St. John's University in
New York City. Ben is a former MSC
camper, Gopher, and staff member, and still
makes guest coaching appearances.
MacMath - Colorado Rapids of MLS.
Zac was a Marauder Soccer Camper for many
years and began his staff career as a Gopher
before he was brought into the US Soccer
Residential program in Bradenton, FL.
Zac played at
University of Maryland, Philadelphia Union,
29 appearances for the US U17 and U20 Teams.
- Kyle has been associated with MSC for
seven years. He had a 3-year
professional playing career in Finland.
Kyle played a distinguished 4-year high
school soccer career at Clearwater Central
Catholic High School under Coach Harte.
- Tampa Bay
- appeared over 30 times for the US National
Team, played for the original Tampa Bay
Rowdies as well as Team America. Perry
held several positions with the MLS Tampa
Bay Mutiny including Head Coach and Manager.
Robin Confer -
Robin was an MSC staffer in 1995, appeared for the US
National Team 7 times, won 3 national
Championships at University of North
Carolina, set state scoring records while a
player at CCC, and is currently Head Women's
Soccer Coach at the University of North
Nelson Vargas - appeared for the US
Men's National Team; played in MLS with
the Tampa Bay Mutiny and
Miami Fusion, appeared in the film "The Game
of Their Lives" - a feature film about
the sensational 1950 world cup upset when
the unheralded United States beat
heavily-favored England 1-0.
- 1991 British Bodybuilding Champion and
the author of "The Pocket Life Coach"
Youth Development Director
for Norwich City FC, England
Hulk Hogan - World renowned
professional wrestler and TV/movie star
- Tampa Bay
Rowdies Center Back and Scottish
International, Assistant Coach at
Carrollwood Day School
we've had numerous player appearances from
local professional soccer players.
have been featured in the St. Petersburg
Times, The Tampa Tribune, The St. Petersburg
Evening Independent and the Clearwater Sun, as well as Channels 8, 10,
and 44. Marauder Soccer Camp T-Shirts can be
seen all over the Tampa bay Area.
(Gumby) and his 2012 Session 2 League and
Tournament Championship team.
Our camp web site -
www.MSCcamp.com - broke new ground in
the Tampa Bay Area when it debuted in 1999.
It continued a pattern of MSC setting the
pace for local area soccer camps.
There is a Facebook page as well as an
InstaGram account. Our major camp sponsors is
Over the years we have
been sponsored by Adidas, Nike, Lotto,
Allen's Sports, Coke, Pepsi, All-Sport, and
Any young players' journey
through the youth soccer years would not be
complete without a stop at MSC. The Casa
Marauder, The MSC Constitution, The Station 3 First-In Last-Out
Award, The Gold and Silver Nails, the "You
Don't Have to be Crazy But it Helps" Award,
The "You'll Never Walk Alone" Award, League Play, The Tournament, The Fair-Play
Award, Trophy-Building, Uniform Day, Hat
Day, Banner Day, Bowling, the Marauder
Rumble, Rulers of the Soccer Field,
Old-School Soccer, Soccer Tennis, Soccer
Golf, Soccer 4-Square, The Pizza Auction, the list of special
things at MSC just goes on and on. Just ask the
over 9000 campers that have sampled the MSC
experience over the past 36 years.