The Academy Soccer Camp, coached by Mike Crossin and Bradley Lang, is going on this week from 9:00 a.m.-noon at Cloverdale Elementary School and ends June 30. The camp is in its fourth year running and currently has 43 students enrolled, ages five to 13. Academy Soccer Camp aims to teach basic skills to both those who have never touched a soccer ball before, as well as to improve those who play regularly. No matter what a child’s skill level, Coach Crossin and Coach Lang make the camp fun for everyone, while teaching the kids important soccer skills that will help them improve their game.
“This is one of the biggest turnouts we have ever experienced,” Coach Crossin said.
“We have really been blessed by how great the Botetourt County kids have been this Summer,” added Coach Lang. “They all get along and work together so well.”
Both Coaches teach in Franklin County, and decided to start Academy Soccer Camp as a way to help kids improve their soccer skills, and get those who have never played before interested in the sport through use of different soccer techniques throughout the duration of the camp. They incorporate everything from regular soccer drills, to fun games of “red light, green light” with a little soccer twist.
The last camp of the summer will be held in Franklin County from July 25-28., and the cost is $70.
to view photos from the camp, click here.
written by Kayla Gurley, special to the Botetourt View