Bethany Soccer Camp (MLSA)

Camp information

Bethany Soccer Camp (MLSA)

MLSA has once again partnered up with John Cunningham and the Bethany College Coaches to come back to Mt Lebanon and run a 3-day Soccer Camp.   Registration opens on March 1st and will close when we reach our maximum allowed or Registration End Date. 

Camp Locations: 

-6/28: Mt. Lebanon High School Stadium

-6/29: (Upper Practice Turf, aka Rock Pile) @ Mt. Lebanaon High School

-6/30: Mt. Lebanon High School Stadium


Grouping:  (Subject to Change)

All ages:  9am through 12pm

Cost:  $89.00 Per Player 

Registration closes on June 10th.  There is a cap on spots so please do not wait!!!




Information on the Camp Leadership:

John Cunningham – Camp Director

For the 49th consecutive year, Coach Cunningham is conducting these camps with the main objective of developing youth soccer in the United States. He is the former Head Coach of the Bethany Men’s Soccer team. In Cunningham’s 33 years at the helm of Bethany, his teams won the 1994 National Championship, 1995 and 1997 ECAC Championships, 1996 Mid- Atlantic Championship, participated in 17 NCAA tournaments, 28 President’s Athletic Conference titles, and produced 51 All-Americans. While Head Coach, Bethany soccer was recognized for having one of the highest winning percentages of any college during the 1980s and 1990s, further testimony to Coach Cunningham’s philosophy… “Tradition of Excellence.”

Frankie Taal – returned to Bethany College (2019) after 16 seasons at North Carolina Wesleyan with the challenge to have Bethany Soccer return to PAC and NCAA championship tournaments. In the Fall of 2021 Frankie led the Bethany Bison to NCAA Regional play following the President’s Athletic Championship. Both were major milestones.

Frankie is an excellent coach with international experience and a flair that challenges players and coaches to be “students of soccer” and understand the importance of developing individual soccer skills and tactical understanding. Campers and visiting coaches quickly recognize Frankie’s love for soccer and his expectations while in camp.

Taal’s N.C. Wesleyan tenure as both an assistant and a head coach has seen the bishops turn in a 214-93-26 overall record, including five regular season USA South Championships, three USA South Tournament Championships, five NCAA Tournament berths, and two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. In 2017, Taal enjoyed his best season at the helm of the program with a 15-6 overall record won their second consecutive regular season league title, first conference tournament title and a bid to the NCAA tournament.