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The British are coming again

Monday, June 4, 2007

Staff reports

The number one youth soccer company in the United States, Challenger Sports, will conduct its second British Soccer training camp at Big Walnut Sports Park. Last year's camp was extremely well received, and the organizers are looking forward to another successful camp this year.

Putnam County Youth Soccer Association will host the weeklong British Soccer camp June 25-29.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger's British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. This camp is just one of 1,700 that Challenger Sports are running throughout the US and Canada for a record breaking 100,000 boys and girls of all ages.

Challenger has become the largest soccer camp provider in North America by combining consistently 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 of education young athletes. The coaches will also take time out of the busy weekly schedule to teach lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership and discuss how these core values relate to soccer, family and school.

The most popular part of each camp is the Camp Word 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.

Putnam County Youth Soccer is offering British Soccer camp sessions for the following ages.

* Ages 3-4, First Kicks, 9-10 a.m.

* 4-6, Mini Soccer, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

* 6-8, Half Day, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

* 9-12, Half Day, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

* 13-14, Half Day, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

* 15-18, Half Day, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation and end of camp gift.

To sign up for the camp visit www.challengersports.com., and you can contact Rock Kaiser (653-6996 or rkaiser@hughes.net) with any questions regarding the camp.

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