Written by J. Patrick Eaken
April 03, 2009
The East Suburban Soccer League will be hosting a Challenger camp the week of July 20-24 at Fireside Park in Millbury for kids aged 3-18 and there’s even a chance to host a British soccer coach for a week.
Staffed by a team of British experts, Challenger Sports British Soccer camp is traveling across the country to offer camps for over 100,000 boys and girls this summer. Campers will each receive a free British Soccer Ball & T Shirt, a personal skills evaluation and a giant soccer poster. Plus, if campers register at least 45 days prior to camp at www.challengersports.com, campers will get a British soccer game jersey which retails at $39.99 for free.
The Lenexa, Kansas-based Challenger Sports Corp. is considered the largest soccer camp provider in the United States, Canada and now Australia.
With 92,000 campers in 2008, Challenger Sports blew past its 2007 camp enrollment numbers of 82,000. And 2009 looks to be just as promising. Already the company is forecasting it will conduct over 2,000 soccer camps this summer.
About 750-plus British coaches work for Challenger each year. In return, organizers say, “Coaches are usually spoiled to death by the local host families who they live with each week throughout the summer.”
Besides soccer and leadership skills, additionally, coaches provide basic information on nutrition fundamentals. The company refers to its distinct approach to reaching kids as coaching the “Challenger Way.” Visit www.challengersports.com or call 913-599-4884.