Soccer camp planned

Challenger Sports is bringing young soccer players an up close and personal opportunity to experience soccer, the sport closest to Britain’s heart. Continuing over 20 years of success as the most popular soccer camp in the U. S. and Canada, Challenger will hold one of its highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” in Sylvania.

Challenger Sports has teamed up with Sylvania YMCA/JCC to host the week-long “British Soccer Camp” July 11-15 at Sylvania YMCA/JCC, 6465 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.

The camp runs Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of the Challenger elite team of 1,200 British soccer coaches.

There will be an innovative daily regimen of foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play,which will enhance technical skill. Challenger Sports also uses soccer to teach respect,responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.

In addition, the Camp World Cup, brings 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.

Each camper will receive a free camp Tee shirt, a free ball, a free soccer poster and a personalized skills evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online with Challenger at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British soccer replica jersey. Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up on line at