On heels of World Cup, Troy Parks and Recreation bringing British soccer to town

Published 8:07 pm Thursday, July 3, 2014

The World Cup is coming to Troy on behalf of the Challenger British Soccer camp. This is the fifth year of the camp and children ages 4-16 will have an opportunity to learn foot skills and technical skills. A professional British soccer player will be coming to coach as well.

The British Soccer camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country with 125,000 kids attending the camp across the nation.

“Mark Head and the parents have gone above and beyond to make this the best camp Troy has seen,” director of Troy Parks and Recreation, Dan Smith said. He said he could not say enough about the parents and the kids who came together to make the camp a success.

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He is proud that this is the largest camp they have had in four years.

“We are fortunate to have a number of parents who are supportive of the local soccer program and this camp,” he said.

The kids will learn all of the basic fundamentals of the game. Also, they will learn sportsmanship and philosophies of soccer.

Smith hopes that the camp will continue and gain support and add interest to the local soccer camp. He also wants the kids who attend to stay interested and hope they will continue to play throughout high school.

The weeklong camp will begin Monday and end Friday with the World Cup. Parents still can register kids throughout the weekend and the morning of the camp. The mini soccer is $92 for the week and half day camp is $122.

The camp will begin at 9:00 a.m. for the morning sessions and at 5:30 p.m. for the evening.

“I want the kids to have a lot of fun and enjoy learning about the game of soccer,” he said.