British Soccer Camp coming to Greencastle

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The No. 1 youth soccer company in the United States, Challenger Sports, will hold its fifth annual British Soccer Camp at Big Walnut Sports Park hosted by the Putnam County Youth Soccer.

The camp will run June 25-29 and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger's British coaching staff flown to the United States exclusively to work on these programs. This camp is just one of nearly 2,000 Challenger Sports is running throughout the U.S. and Canada for over 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.

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.

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

Divisions and Times

Ages 3-4 (First Kicks) -- 9 to 10 a.m.

Ages 4- 6 (Mini Soccer) -- 10 a.m. to noon

Ages 6-8 (Half Day) -- 9 a.m. to noon

Ages 9-12 (Half Day) -- 5 to 8 p.m.

Ages 13-14 (Half Day) -- 5 to 8 p.m.

Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt and soccer ball. To sign up for the camp visit or can contact Rock Kaiser at 653-6996 or with any questions regarding the camp. Sign-up by May 11 to receive a free Challenger British Soccer Camp Jersey in addition to the camp T-shirt.