The 2013 Citadel Soccer Camp began last week and we had a great turnout of boys and girls ages 4 to 12. Bob Winch, who in his seventh year as the Citadel women’s head soccer coach, features a camp built around technique, skill, effort and fun.
The camp, which is held on the parade deck on The Citadel campus, is broken down into two parts of full day and half day campers. Both groups are together until noon Monday through Thursday and work on various skills such as passing, shooting, dribbling, fast footwork and heading. Each day the coaches focus on a specific area to teach the campers. I was fortunate enough to help out during the camp as a coach for the 7-8 age groups. It was a very enjoyable experience working with Coach Winch during the week and helping teach these young people soccer skills that they can use to help them enhance their overall performance.
After noon, the full day campers enjoy lunch, an opportunity to swim in The Citadel pool and learn advanced soccer skills. During past week, which featured over 100 campers, they were able to learn a lot about the game of soccer and skills that they can practice each day on their own or with a teammate.
“With an excellent coaching staff the participants put forth a great effort and had a lot of fun in the process,” said Coach Winch.
The Citadel Soccer Camp will continue throughout the summer with two more sessions (June 17-20 and June 24-27) on the beautiful campus of The Citadel. To learn more about The Citadel Soccer Camp and to apply visit www.citadelsoccercamp.com.
Currently, The Citadel women’s soccer players are gearing up for the upcoming season that begins with an exhibition matchup at the University of Georgia on August 16. To get the complete schedule visit http://www.citadelsports.com/sports/wsoc/2013-14/schedule.