By Jamison Hooks
The Morgan County Recreation Department’s summer soccer camp hosted another successful year as 42 camp-goers of all ages began with the basics and then sharpened their skills as the days went on.
The week-long camp run by Morgan County High School Soccer Coach Aaron Paul along with his JV and Varsity players coached the campers on a wide range of soccer skills.
“We focused on skills early in the week followed by four versus four and five versus five tournaments on Thursday and Friday. All of the campers seemed to have a really good time and enjoyed working with the high school players,” said Coach Paul.
After the week of drills and tournaments, campers were given the opportunity to cool down with a giant slip and slide.
“This camp is a great way for our high school program to connect with the community, especially some of the younger players in the community. The
high school players really enjoy working with the kids as well and they (the high school players) have just as much fun, if not more than the kids attending the camp,” explained Paul.
Coach Paul was pleased with this summers turn out as the camp’s attendance numbers doubled.
The MCHS soccer program had a great time coaching those who attended the camp and are excited to begin their own season.
“The boys soccer team has implemented a new summer weight lifting program
to supplement the off season training that the players do.”
“We have had great attendance at weight training so far this summer and the kids camp was a great way to spring board the team into the last part of summer and into the fall to begin preparations for the season in January of 2017,” said Paul.