April 28, 2010

SIUC to host Challenger British Soccer Camp

by Amanda Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Division of Continuing Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale brings the popular Challenger British Soccer Camp to campus this summer.

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp is for grades 1-12 and focuses on a framework of character development based on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Players will receive instruction in key techniques and technical components of soccer. They’ll also learn about the geography, traditions and culture of great soccer-playing countries.

This year’s camp will be June 14-18 at Stehr Field on the SIUC campus. The camp will meet each day from 9 a.m. to noon for players in grades one through four and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for players in grades 5-12.

The camp fee is $125 for registrations received by June 3. Registrations received after the June 5 early registration deadline pay a late $10 fee. Registration fees include instruction, a camp T-shirt and a soccer ball. Participants who register by May 1 will also receive a complimentary Challenger Sports game jersey.

To register for Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, visit www.challengersports.com. For more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit https://www.dce.siu.edu/.