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As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States & Canada, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold three of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in the growing soccer community of Macon County.

Macon County Soccer Club has teamed up to host the week long “British Soccer Camp” during the week of July 11-15 at the Macon County Industrial Park Soccer Fields.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,000 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs.

Challenger Sports will hold more than 3,000 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach more than 120,000 players between the ages of three and 19.

The British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot-skills, technical, tactical practices and daily tournament play, Challenger has partnered with the NAIA to help educate players in lessons on Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Leadership and Sportsmanship. New this year is the “1,000 touches” curriculum.

The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries.

MCSC is offering “British Soccer Camp” sessions for the following ages:

— Ages 3-4 - First Kicks, 9-10 am - $65
— Ages 4-6 - Mini-Soccer, 10:30-noon - $90
— Ages 6-14 - Half Day, 9-noon or 1-4pm - $106
— Ages 10-16 - Full Day, 9am-4pm - $150

Advanced player sessions are also available for Challenge level players.

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 from your camp coordinator.

Each camper will receive a free Soccer Camp T-Shirt, a free Soccer Ball, a free Giant Soccer Poster and a personalized 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 (value $39) – www.challengersports.com

Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up on line in advance to avoid disappointment.

Contact Ben Cook at (803) 802-2185 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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