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CHS soccer players train youth at camp

Published: Fri, August 4, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.


Neighbors | Submitted.Members of the Canfield High School boys and girls soccer helped members of the Canfield Soccer Club recreational league players learn some skills and drills during the Canfield High School Soccer Boosters’ annual Summer Kids Camp June 12-16.


Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School boys and girls soccer Coach Phil Simone (left) drew names for prizes during the annual Soccer Kids Camp for Canfield Soccer Club recreational league players on June 13.



The Canfield High School Soccer Boosters had its annual Soccer Kids Camp for Canfield Soccer Club recreational league players June 12-16.

The boosters sponsored the youth soccer camp, which took place at the Herbert Road Fields, with the help of the Canfield High School boys and girls soccer team members and Head Coach Phil Simone.

Each day, Canfield High School soccer team members helped campers from ages 5-13 practice passing, shooting, dribbling or defense with an emphasis on individual skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. The campers moved from station to station to learn the different skills with the players.

Several days of the camp had a theme, including Tuesday as Crazy Sock Day, during which campers wore any type of silly socks; Wednesday was Favorite Team Day, during which campers were encouraged to wear clothing depicting their favorite team; Thursday was Canfield Cardinal Spirit Night, during which campers could wear Cardinal apparel and Friday was Kids Camp T-shirt Day, during which campers were to wear the T-shirt they received for attending the camp.

As a special treat, the Canfield Cardinal Joint Fire District visited the fields Wednesday at the end of the camp to cool off the campers with their fire hoses.

The camp is a fundraiser for Canfield High School Soccer Boosters, with the proceeds going to the program for various team expenses, including purchasing new uniforms. Each camper received a T-shirt, popsicles and was entered into daily prize drawings.

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