Youth Programs

About Ventura County Fusion Soccer Camps

Ventura County Fusion offers dynamic soccer camps designed for youth players to have fun and develop their soccer skills. For younger players ages 4-5 the focus is on technical aspects of the game by using Story Book techniques. The camp will not only introduce and develop basic skills, but are devised to nurture a love for the game. For older players ages 6-14 the focus is on the fundamentals of soccer with ball familiarity, unopposed activities progressing to small sided games. This "learning through games" process focuses on technical aspects (i.e. dribbling, passing, shooting) and progresses into group and team related activities.

Fusion soccer camps empower each child to reach his or her maximum potential through customized, one-on-one instruction. Beyond skills, soccer camp participants also learn the value of good sportsmanship and friendly competition, while being able to meet new people and make friends from around the world in a fun atmosphere that fosters rewarding relationships, in-depth knowledge, and improvement.

Camp Programs


First Kick Ages 3 to 5 • 45 min per day
A fun introduction to the very basic elements of the game. The focus is on technical aspects by using Story Book oriented techniques. The camp will not only introduce and develop basic skills, but are devised to nurture a love for the game.




2017 Spring League Program

Develop Your Skills In A Fast Paced Dynamic Way!




Mini Kick Ages 5 to 6 • 1.5 hours per day
A fast paced non-competitive dynamic soccer program designed for developing basic motor and cognitive skills. The program consists of fundamental practices, fun activities and small sided games.


Camp Staff

The camp is coached by Fusion staff coaches and professional Fusion players. Participants have the bonus of being able to meet their instructors at a Fusion home game and watch the team in action. All participants receive a certificate of participation, a Fusion pin and a ticket to a Fusion game.

Pat O'Brien

Director of Grassroots Soccer (USSF B Coaching License). Pat has been coaching soccer for over 20 years.

Mike Elias

Ventura County Fusion Youth Academy Director of Coaching, Head Coach of Girls U9, U11 & Boys U17, PDL Assistant Coach (USSF B Coaching License, UEFA B License, NSCAA National Advance Coaching Instructor and AYSO National Senior Coaching Instructor)

Ray Smith

Ventura County Fusion Head Coach Girls U12, former Director of ODP - Idaho, Division I College Head Coach & Collegiate Athlete (USSF A License, Master of Arts Education)


Why Fusion Camps

  • VC Fusion PDL Collegiate & Professional Players
  • VC Fusion Youth Soccer Academy Coaches
  • Qualified Fusion Staff and Guest Coaches with extensive experience  

Session Information*
5 day camp, each session runs 90 minutes
Individual sessions consist of many short, fun activities
A non-directive, fun-based coaching style is adopted

What to bring?

All players are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, snacks, and age appropriate soccer ball.