CHAPMANVILLE — The British are coming! The British are coming!
They are coming to Chapmanville’s Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp that is.
The Coal Field Youth Soccer League in Logan County has teammed up to host the weeklong British Soccer Camp June 17-21 at the Mullins Sports Complex in Chapmanville.
As the number of soccer players in the United States 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 Chapmanville.
The camp will run on Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 and each child will be coached by a member of the Challenger British coaching staff which will be flown to the U.S. exclusively to work on these programs.
Challenger Sports will hold more than 2,000 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach over 100,000 players between the ages of 4 and 18 and more than 20,000 parents and coaches.
Challengers’ 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.
The Coal Field Youth Soccer League is offering British Soccer Camp sessions for the following ages:
* Ages 4-5, 9-10:30 a.m., $92
* Ages 6-9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., $115
* Ages 10-16, 1-4 p.m., $115
This is the second straight year the Coal Field Soccer League has hosted the camp. Last summer, two Brits served as camp instructors.
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 free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and an individual skills performance evaluation.
Space is limited. Parents are encouraged to sign up on line in advance to avoid disappointment.
To sign up for the camp either visit www.challengersports.com or contact Jennifer Trump at 304-784-6970 or visit the league’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/coalfieldyouthsoccer
Challenger has been conducting soccer camps in the U.S. for 20 years and in addition to coaching youth players throughout the country, Challenger also run European Soccer Tours, hold soccer tournaments and now manufacture and sell their own brand of soccer apparel.
To find out more about Challenger Sports visit their web site www.challengersports.com.