Polar Bear Soccer Camps

The best and most affordable soccer camps in the Midwest

Soccer Skills

Check out the soccer clinics we offer. We have clinics for ages 6-18, in Lima and Sidney, Ohio.


Summer College Prep Camps

College Prep Camp is intended to give players advanced soccer concepts and an idea of what it takes to play in college.


High School Team Camps

We offer team practice sessions, games, and time together, all in a professional, safe, and first class environment.


Individual Residential Camp

Our sessions are geared towards improving fundamental skills through enjoyable games and competition.


About Us

Our Mission

For over 15 years the Directors of Polar Bear Soccer Camps have provided soccer players of all ages a positive learning environment focusing on improving the technical, tactical, physical, and mental demands of the game.

To ensure player development, our staff customizes proven curriculum for players of all ages and abilities - from elite college bound athletes, to our youngest campers just learning the fundamentals of the game. Our staff expose players to a challenging learning atmosphere; with the mission of assisting them in reaching their individual potential by placing the players in a competitive setting with high level instruction.

Polar Bear Soccer Camps is not affiliated with Ohio Northern University and acts as an entirely separate entity.

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Led by the award winning coaching staff of the 2012 National Runner Up Ohio Northern University Men's Soccer, Polar Bear Soccer Camps provide soccer players of all ages a positive learning environment focusing on improving the technical, tactical, physical, and mental demands of the game.

To facilitate the player's development, we offer elite college prep camps, on-site day camps, residential team camps, individual field player camps, and goalkeeper camps. Polar Bear Soccer Camps players will be exposed to a professional curriculum and competitive settings so players may reach their full short and long term potential.

Specializing In:

Brent Ridenour, Camp Director

  • 16 Seasons as Head Coach of Ohio Northern Men's Soccer
  • 2012 NCAA National Runner Up
  • 6 Consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 5 Time Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2 Time Ohio Division III Coach of the Year
  • NSCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year - '11 & '12
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ONU Turf Field

First Class Facilities!

Polar Bear Soccer Camps also offers full use of the multifaceted facilities on the campus of Ohio Northern. ONU has just installed two lighted, state-of-the-art artificial turf fields, including one with only soccer lines!

Campers and teams have access to:
  • meeting rooms
  • indoor facilities (in case of inclement weather)
  • 6 grass fields
  • 2 brand new artificial turf fields

See what past campers had to say:

Thank you so much for putting on such a great camp. I am sure my daughter will be there next year! - Ben
My son loved it and felt he learned more to improve his game. - Ellen
Thank you for a wonderful camp. Both my daughter and my son had a great time. This camp really brought out their best. - Anastasia
It has been a pleasure coming to your camps and we look forward to more good things in the future. - Roger
Your camp was great, the new turf fields are awesome! - Sam, Camper U10

Polar Bear Soccer Camps

4565 Elida Rd.
Elida, Ohio 45807

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