|Youth soccer camps for ages 5 and 6 and 7 to 12 begin in late May|
Separate soccer camps for two different youth age groups are set to begin in late May at Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park.
The camps, which are offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in conjunction with Challenger Sports, include: Challenger Mini Soccer Camp for ages five and six, and Challenger Half Day Soccer Camp for ages seven through 12. Both camps begin May 26 and meet Tuesday through Friday for a total of four sessions. To find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under sports. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword "soccer."
Challenger Mini Soccer Camp offers a fun introduction to the game of soccer. This camp involves small groups, lots of kicking, laughing, and making new friends. The aim is to introduce young children to the concepts of fun and interaction within a relaxed environment. Parents and Guardians are invited not only to stay and watch, but even to join in! Participants will learn from the best professional coaches in the business. This program meets at 10 a.m. on Field B. The cost for four 90-minute sessions is $95 per person. To register online at www.jcprd.com, follow the "Register for Activities" link and complete a barcode search for 28151.
Challenger Half Day Soccer Camp is designed to keep children active. This program features professional coaches form the United Kingdom and incorporates Challenger Sports' 1,000- touch curriculum, which will cover individual foot skills, fakes, moves and turns, freestyle soccer, dribbling, passing and receiving, shooting, heading, tackling, defending, and the camp world cup. Each camper should bring a soccer ball. This program meets at 8 a.m., also on Field B. The cost for four three-hour sessions is $120 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, follow the "Register for Activities" link and complete a barcode search for 28147.
For more information about either of these youth Challenger camps, call (913) 826-2850. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359.
Both of these programs are also eligible for credit in the Physical dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and awards. To register for JCPRD U, contact Sarah Shaw at (913) 826-2953 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.