Clemson Paralympics Logo

Veterans' Camps

Clemson University Paralympic VA Soccer offers a unique camp and educational experience for Veterans or Current Military Members by providing them with a U.S Soccer Federation Grassroots Coaching Certification, a Mental Health First Aid Certification, and further resources for community involvement.

Clemson Paralympic Soccer is hosting several veterans camps throughout the U.S. in 2022, helping participants learn the rules of the game, how to play the sport, and coaching skills. Veterans who participate will earn their coaching and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certifications.

by clicking one of the boxes below!

For individuals who have attended our camp before and/or are at a more advanced playing level. This camp will focus primarily on playing and therefore the Grassroots Coaching Certification and Mental Health First Aid Certification will not be offered.

Program History

Clemson University Paralympic Soccer is in its 4th year of running camps for veterans where veterans learn how to play the sport, earn a coaching certification, and a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certification. More information on the history of the program coming soon.

Photo Gallery

Browse through the veterans camp photos for a glimpse into the camper experience.

First Veterans' Soccer Camp on the Road

Our first VA Soccer Camp away from Clemson! Participants learned about 7-a-side and 5-a-side soccer, and earned the US Soccer grassroots coaching license.

"VA Funds Clemson Soccer Leadership Camp"

Skye Arthur-Banning, an associate professor in Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department, has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to grow the sport of soccer with disabled veterans.

Clemson Paralympic Soccer Vision Statement:
Clemson Paralympic Soccer seeks to improve the quality of life for various populations of people with disabilities through our Residential Training Program; VA Adaptive Soccer Camps; Tutor, Talk and Train Program; Additional Adaptive Sport Opportunities; Therapeutic Recreation; and continuing research and education.