Local soccer league to host British soccer training camp

Local soccer league to host British soccer training camp
The number one youth soccer company in the United States, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their nationwide British Soccer training camps right here in Vermillion.

The Vermillion Youth Soccer League will host the week-long British soccer camp during the week of Aug. 7-11 at Barstow Park.

The camp will run Monday through Friday. Each child will be coached by a member of Challenger's British coaching staff, who are flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. This camp is just one of 1,500 that Challenger Sports is running throughout the U.S. and Canada for a record-breaking 65,000 boys and girls of all ages.


Challenger Sports has become the largest soccer camp in North America. The camps combine consistent high quality, age-specific soccer instruction, along with equally important elements of character, cultural, and nutritional education.

Each day the children will practice and master new individual skills and understand small group and team tactics through Challenger's innovative camp curriculum. Campers will also scrimmage each day in the always-popular Camp World Cup.

The Challenger coaching staff believes that teaching soccer skills is only a part of the process in educating young athletes. The coaches will also spend time on teaching respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. The coaches will discuss how these core values relate to soccer, family and school.

The most popular part of each camp is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

Vermillion Youth Soccer League is offering British Soccer camp sessions for the following ages.

Ages 3-4 � 9-10 a.m. � Cost $57

Ages 5-6 � 10 a.m.-12 p.m. � Cost $80

Ages 7-9 � 9-12 p.m. � Cost $96

Ages 10-16 � 1-4 p.m. � Cost $96

Each camper will receive a free camp t-shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation and end-of-camp gift. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp (June 24) will receive a genuine British soccer replica jersey (value $30). To find out more about Challenger Sports visit www.challengersports.com.

To sign up for the camp, either visit www.challengersports.com or contact the Vermillion Youth Soccer Coaching Coordinator Tim Gale at(605) 624-2411 or email timgale2411@msn.com.

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