The Delta Youth Soccer League has teamed up to host the weeklong British Soccer Camp July 9-13 at the Antioch Youth Sports Complex, Wilbur Avenue and Apollo Court.
Each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,100 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger Sports will hold more than 3,500 soccer camps this summer and will coach more than 130,000 players between the ages of 3 and 19.
Challenger’s new coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play. Challenger also weaves lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship into the camper’s daily routine.
The British Soccer Camp program also provides a unique cultural experience for the players, highlighted in the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other nations. The campers are asked to make up soccer chants, wear the team colors of their nation, bring flags and learn as much as they can about the nation they represent.
Delta YSL is offering British Soccer Camp sessions for the following ages: 3-5 – mini soccer, 9 to 10:30 a.m., $83; 6-10 – half day, 9 a.m. to noon, $110; 11-16 – half day, 9 a.m. to noon, $110; 8-16 – full day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $155; under 12-18 – team camp, 5 to 8 p.m., $1,000.
Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season.
Each camper will receive a soccer camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant poster and personalized skills performance evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British soccer replica jersey.
Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up online in advance to avoid disappointment. Sign up at www.challengersports.com or for more information, call Will Linville at 510-812-1241 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.