Camp History

The Edge Soccer Camps – also known as Gregg Thompson Soccer Camps –  are the longest running and most successful residential soccer camps in the Midwest. We will be re-celebrating our 33rd year in 2021 having had to take 2020 off due to the pandemic!

The Edge Soccer Camps were started in 1988 by Gregg Thompson, a Minnesota Soccer icon. Hailing from Stillwater, MN – Gregg played collegiate soccer at Indiana University and captained the Hoosiers to their first NCAA National Title in 1982. He was the number one selection in the 1983 Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Draft and was selected by the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League as their first pick in the NASL college draft, earning the 1983 title of NASL Rookie of the Year. Gregg was a US Olympic Team and US National Soccer Team member. He was traded to the Minnesota Strikers of MISL in 1984, where he remained until his professional soccer retirement in 1988.

We are proud to provide an excellent coaching staff with various levels of experience, some who have been involved in the Edge Soccer Camps since the very beginning (Hats off to Dan King “Dip”who has been a camper favorite since 1988!) In 2017, long-time coaches of the camp – Greg Cane and Barry Chastey – took ownership over from Gregg Thompson and relaunched with the same cornerstones that has made GT Soccer a household soccer name for so many years.

The Edge Soccer camps have seen years of player success stories – ranging from Division I, II and III Collegiate recruitment all the way up to Professional, National and International levels of play. The success and longevity of the camps come from a foundation built by Gregg and his model for success – exceptional staffing, fun atmosphere and attention to player skill development.

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