British Youth Soccer Camp Returns

Challenger Sports Comes to Prospector Park June 4-8

With an innovative camp curriculum developed from the country that invented the sport, and with a team of coaches who grew up eating, drinking and breathing soccer, Challenger Sports is bringing young players throughout the US and Canada, an up close and personal opportunity to experience the sport closest to Britain’s heart.

Continuing over 20 years of success as the most popular soccer camp in the United States and Canada, Challenger Sports has teamed up with Apache Junction Parks and Recreation to host the week long “British Soccer Camp” during the week of June 4-8, at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Rd.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of our elite team of 1,200 British soccer coaches, hand selected, trained and flown to the USA exclusively, to work on these programs. Challenger Sports will hold over 4,000 Soccer programs this year and we will coach over 225,000 players between the ages of 4 and 11.

CAMP MISSION

To provide all children with an opportunity to learn, grow and share a positive and educational camp experience, which not only develops success on the field, but also inspires confidence, happiness and builds self-esteem.

WHAT’S PROVIDED

The key to any memorable childhood experience, is fun. The Challenger camp culture is centered around making learning fun and their British coaching staff are famous for the way they are able to entertain, engage and educate the campers throughout the week.

Challenger’s unique 1,000 touches coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play which will enhance technical skill. But it’s not just about the game. Challenger Sports use soccer to teach Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Leadership and Sportsmanship.

Then there’s the ever popular Camp World Cup, bringing both friendly competition and cultural variety to each day. The daily tournament gives campers the chance to represent a world cup team, with extra points being awarded for them making up chants, wearing the team colors of their chosen country, creating flags, and learning as much as they can about their chosen countries culture.

Apache Junction Parks & Rec is offering “British Soccer Camp” sessions for the following ages: 4-6 – First Kicks – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – $75; ages 7-11 – Half Day – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – $120.

Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season – Team Camp Rates are available. Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, a free ball, a free soccer poster and a personalized skills evaluation.

In addition, any child who   signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British socce replica jersey.

TO REGISTER

Space is limited – parents   are encouraged to sign up online in advance.

To register and for more information go to www.challengersports.com or contact Dan Jones, (760) 945-2109, djones@challengersports.com; or Gary Gartner, (480) 474-5999, ggartner@ajcity.net.

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