The British are coming!

  • Sat Mar 28th, 2009 2:07am
  • Life

As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States, Canada and Australia, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their nationwide program of British Soccer training camps right here in the growing soccer community of Orcas Island.

The Orcas Island Recreation Program has teamed up to host the week long British Soccer camp during the week of August 3-7 at Buck Park.

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. Challenger will hold over 2,000 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach over 100,000 players between the ages of 4 and 18 and over 20,000 parents and coaches.

Challenger’s British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.

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.

Each camper will receive a free camp t-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and an individual 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.

Parents are encouraged to sign up online in advance at www.challengersports.com or contact the Orcas Island Recreation Program at www.orcasrec.org.