because every child derserves a positive and rewarding youth sport experience!


We help parents navigate a better youth sports experience for their kids, and enjoy the journey themselves.


We help coaches build future leaders by creating magical moments for personal growth experiences.


We help youth sport organizations deliver a positive and rewarding youth sport experience.

Better Youth Sport Camps build character, life skills, better athletes and personal leadership through teamwork, resilience, effort and responsibility.

Athlete Leadership

Our Leadership & Athlete Development Program focuses consists of performance observation and development, personal leadership seminars and character building, as well as confidence/competency building in the sport of your choosing.  Performance training workouts, life skills teachings, and personal growth reflection are also a part of our Athlete Leadership Training. Coaches and/or organizations interested can email us for a tailor made experience!

Soccer Camps for Clubs and Organizations

 For any organization, team, or program looking to bring a professionally run soccer camp to your own backyard.   We have 25 years experience running soccer camps. We have run college prep camps, tryout prep camps, recreational camps, high school captains’ practice camps, even college camps.

FootHolde Soccer Camps

For players of all ages and levels, learn soccer from the pros who have built the largest and most reputable soccer camp program in Minnesota over the last 20 years. Caution: Players will learn; players will meet new friends, players will have fun.


We provide solutions!

Better Youth Sports believes every child deserves a positive and rewarding youth sport experience.



We help youth sport organizations create quality products and services that meet the needs of its players.



We help youth sport organizations increase revenue and eliminate unnecessary spending.


We foster a positive growth culture that elevates the customer experience and keeps children playing longer.


Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Camps run by Jon Schaefer are solid!  My son and daughter are excited every morning to attend and leave feeling more confident and empowered.  They always have a new skill to share!  It’s apparent that Jon works hard to assess individual abilities and builds upon them.  He wants each kid to be his/her best self!

Chelsea Ihnat

mother of a 9-yr old soccer player, 1st year experience with Jonathan’s camp programs

Schaefer’s camps are a wonderful experience for both my son and daughter. In a fun, positive and competitive environment they learn attacking skills that increase confidence in their shooting, dribbling and passing abilities.

Eric Vernon

Dad of son and daughter that have attended Jon’s camp program for multiple years

Jon Schaefer’s FootHolde soccer camps have been great for our kids. They provide a structured environment for kids to play and learn soccer with their friends but in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Kids compete for the the coveted “Player of the Day” bag tags to pumping music from an energetic staff. Good luck with Better Youth Sports. Thanks for helping the next generation of kids.
Lisa and Ike Pohle

Parents of 3 young athletes who have attended Jonathan’s camps for 2-3 years

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