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Santa Monica  Soccer Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most common questions:


Where is the camp located?


Our Beach Soccer Camp is located right on the beach next to the boardwalk at 2600 Barnard Way,  just South of Lifeguard Tower 26.


What are the hours of the camp?


Our Beach Soccer Camps start at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM


What do I need to wear?


Sunscreen, appropriate soccer gear -  Socks/Sand Socks are allowed.  

Please Note: Shin guards and cleats are not allowed in beach soccer. 


What do I need to bring?


Lots of sunscreen, water bottle, set of dry clothes and a towel is a must. A healthy lunch and snack for the breaks is a good idea too.


Is there parking for our parents?


There is a 2 Hour lot ($1 per hour) as well as the larger All Day lot ($8-10/day) located at the beach at 2600 Barnard Way just south of Ocean Park Blvd.


Will water be provided?


There are water fountains available to refill water bottles but players should bring a reusable water bottle.


Do we need to bring snacks?


Snacks are a good idea for our shorter breaks but players can buy lunch at Perry's Cafe located next to the training facility.


Do we need to bring lunch?


Players can pack a healthy lunch or may buy lunch at Perry's Cafe located next to the training facility.


Do we need to bring shoes?


No. Beach soccer is played barefoot. No cleats, sneakers, running shoes, etc. required. Sand socks & flip flops recommended on hot days.


What happens if it rains?


We use the shelter of the Perry's Cafe although the famous song lyric is pretty accurate..."It never rains in sunny Southern California."


Do I need to bring a soccer ball?


Soccer ball is optional. We provide soccer balls to all of our camps. 


What age groups participate?


The camp is open for boys and girls age 6 to 15.

Depending on the camp attendance list we will break down into groups based on age, size and ability.


Are the teams mixed, boys and girls?


Yes, most of the time we will mix boys with girls within the groups again based on age, size and ability.  


Do we need to bring Sunscreen?


Sunscreen is mandatory for every beach soccer camp.


How intense are the trainings?


The intensity is adjusted accordingly, depending on the groups and their age, ability and experience.


How much fun can my child expect to have?


Fun is what Beach Soccer is all about with Santa Monica Soccer Academy Beach Soccer Camps being among the most popular with the kids. Many of our campers are returning players who have already experienced the fun, healthy, and rewarding benefits of Beach Soccer.


A Note Regarding Electronics:


Campers are discouraged from bringing electronic devices to camp and do so at their own risk. SMSA will not assume any responsible for the loss, theft or damage to any device.


Refunds?


Camp refunds will be issued with medical documentation or if requested at least 5 calendar days prior to the first meeting. Refunds will be prorated. A $15.00 processing fee applies for each activity session refunded. Requests must be made in writing to the Program Supervisor in person or by email (info@santamonicasocceracademy.com). Material fees are not discountable and are nonrefundable.


Makeups will not be offered for days missed by the student. All camp dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change without notice. Programs are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.