2021 Boys High School –Gettysburg Team Soccer Camp at St James School

August 1-4, 2021 - St James School, Maryland

About Our Camp

We are excited to invite 2021 HS teams to our Team Training Camp held at the beautiful and historic St James School in Maryland. Founded in 1842, Saint James School is a coeducational, Episcopal boarding school located in Western Maryland. The camp is designed to prepare HS teams for the fall season. Your team will benefit tremendously from a balance of strong competition, intense training, and play on excellent full size fields. We will provide a college coach dedicated totally to training the goalkeepers. Camp is a great time for your team to come together on and off the field. Your team will receive first class personal attention and service. The camp usually has around 16-18 teams, giving us great training and plenty of competition against similar caliber teams. There is no limit to the number of players/JV teams that are welcome…just ask us how we handle them. Every team will be trained by their own college coach. Our camp takes place entirely on the scenic St James School campus. Our staff will focus on your areas of concern and team needs. If your state allows, you are welcome to join your team for the week if you would like to observe and/or help coach. All coaches stay at the camp at no cost and all meals are provided. Please call us if you have any questions about this camp please contact co- director Todd Helbling at 540-809-9147.

Along with the rest of our staff, we hope to work with you and your teams in helping you achieve your goals.

About The Camp Director

Mark Mettrick

A former Division1 Head coach, Division 1 All-American and professional athlete, Mark Just completed his seventh season at Gettysburg. In Mettrick’ s seven seasons he has logged a record of 61-37-1.and recorded three back to back Centennial Conference playoff seasons. The Bullets turned in their best campaign during Mettrick’ s tenure in 2019, making a run to the Centennial Conference semifinals and qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time in 18 years. Gettysburg opened the NCAA playoffs by shutting out the nation’s second-best offense, Oglethorpe University, 5-0. The team spent six weeks ranked among the top-10 teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Five Bullets were tabbed all-conference, while three earned regional accolades, marking the program’s most all-region honorees since 2007. In 2017 Mettrick mentored the first Gettysburg All-American at Gettysburg College in two decades and coached the first Rookie of the Year in program history in 2018. Prior to Gettysburg Mettrick coached at Loyola University Maryland and Mount St Mary’s University where he enjoyed two Regional Coach of the Year awards and five NCAA tournament bids. Mettrick has directed camps for over 25 years and holds a USSF “A” license and his United Soccer Coaches’ Premier coaching license.

Cost Per Camper

We are proud to offer this excellent camp for a very reasonable price - $385 per player (Day campers are $310)

Teams appreciate our low cost.

Teams are expected to bring at least 16 players. This is a team only camp and we do not place individuals on other teams.

High School Coaches stay and eat at no cost to you during camp week.

We are committed to increasing our price only to cover our actual increased expenses, such as meal prices, rooms, staff cost, etc.

REFERRAL PROGRAM: We give our staff and our attending coaches $300 or one free camper if you refer a team that comes to boys camp this summer.


Payment and Registration

Price - $385 per player

We do not offer online registration to keep our costs and your price down.

CAMP is limited. To insure that we stay full, have an easier check-in process, and provide an excellent camp experience for every team, registration is done as a team.

A $1,500 non-refundable deposit is required (made out to Gettysburg Team Soccer Camp) for all TEAMS which is due by March 1st

Please send deposit with the following registration to:  Todd Helbling, Co- Director of HS Soccer Camp at Gettysburg College, 6 River Bluffs Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Download Registration Information Form (.docx)

Once your team is confirmed, we will be in touch with the coach or team contact/manager to obtain a list of your team members and their pertinent information. Check-in instructions, directions, medical forms, etc.… will be mailed to each team for distribution in May, before school gets out. The balance of the camp fees will be due at registration in one payment. Each team is expected to bring a minimum of 16 players

For more information please contact Co-- Director Todd Helbling at 540-809-9147.


Our staff is the backbone of our camp. It is made up of college coaches from Division I, II, and III programs all over the east. These coaches work on areas of concern you have with your team, getting to know the team’s strengths, weaknesses, and personnel. This is also great exposure for your players to the college game. Our staff conducts a seminar on “Playing College Soccer”, discussing the recruiting process, differences between NCAA divisions, questions to ask coaches, and more. These coaches also stay on campus and help with dorm supervision and interact with the players throughout the week. Some of our staff and the school they coach at include:

Mark Mettrick - Gettysburg College

Zach Ward - Haverford College

David Yates - Mary Washington

Daniel Krzyzanowicz - Penn State Harrisburg

Matt Garrett - Gettysburg College

Matt Thompson - UDC

Steve Clark - Wesley College

Michael Piranian - Wilkes University

Michael Kovach - Gettysburg College

Alfonso Meneses - York College NY

Evan Scheffey - York College

Camp Schedule

1:00 – 2:00 pmRegistration
2:30 - 5:00 pmFirst Session
5:00 pmDinner
6:30 - 8:30 pmTraining Session / Games
Monday / Tuesday
9:00 – 11:00 amTraining Session
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
2:00 - 4:00 pmTraining Session / "Team Need"
4:00 - 5:00 pmSwimming or Rest
5:00 - 6:00 pmDinner
7:00 - 8:30 pmSession / Games
8:30 – 10:00 amSession / Games
10:30 amCheckout

Camp Highlights

  • Great competition with teams from around the region.
  • Certified Athletic Trainer on duty at all times.
  • Olympic size pool during breaks.
  • Excellent food.
  • Camp T-shirt for all players.
  • SEMINAR on “Playing College Soccer” presented by our staff of college coaches.
  • Each team is trained by one college coach

Please Direct All Camp Questions To:

Todd Helbling


An Ideal Location for a Soccer Camp - Saint James School is located in Hagerstown, MD, approximately 70 miles from both Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. Our picturesque Georgian-style campus is surrounded by more than 600 acres of farmland owned by the School.

Saint James School; 17641 College Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Athletic field’s map - St James Athletic Facilities

Approximate Distance from St. James

Allentown, PA - 151

Kent Island, MD - 153

Harrisburg, PA - 69

Washington, DC - 113

Philadelphia, PA - 150

Dover, DE - 158

Pittsburgh, PA - 209

Wilmington, DE - 137

Baltimore, MD - 88

New York, NY - 245

Frederick, MD - 73

For more information, contact TODD HELBLING, 540-809-9147 or thelblin@umw.edu

Past Teams In Attendance

Aberdeen (MD), Audubon, Baltimore Lutheran, Biglerville(PA), Blackhawk (PA), Cedar Grove, Clearview Regional(NJ), Cranford, Cumberland Valley, DE Valley (PA), East Juniata, Great Valley, Greater Latrobe, High Point Regional(NJ), Keystone Oaks, Leonia (NJ), Littlestown, Jackson Memorial, Kittatinny HS (NJ), Littlestown, Millville, Moorestown, North Carroll, Pennsbury, Pequea Valley, Pinelands, Pottsgrove, , Southern Regional, St. John Vianney(NJ), St. Mary’s, Southern Lehigh, Springfield, Susquennita, Upper St. Clair, Wayne Valley (NJ).

Quotes from Attending Teams

We have loved your camp in the past and I firmly believe that with your “preseason” camp, it really helped my team get off to a fast start. And this past season we went on to win the state championship in MD (1A)! It was our first in school history, so the kids were really excited and pumped to do camp again next year.

~ Andrew Harrell, North Carroll HS2015 State Champions!

Nothing beats Gettysburg Team Soccer Camp!! There are two tactical training sessions a day, followed by a competitive team game at night. We have been coming to Gettysburg for five years now and every year gets better and better!”

~ Steve Bado, Jackson Memorial High School, NJ

The Gettysburg Team Soccer Camp is a great way to get your team ready for regular season play. The very experienced coaching staff works on the individual needs of your team and the challenging scrimmages give your players a competitive edge as they go into the season.

~ Uwe Schneider, Upper St. Clair High School
2003, 2004, 2012 and 2013 Pennsylvania State Champions