Women's Soccer - Wed, Jul. 28, 2010
Almost 30 kids, ranging in ages 5-13, spent five days learning soccer with Georgetown College's soccer teams. Third-year women's coach Leah Crews Castleman, women's assistant Kenyon Matthews, men's assistant Josh Johnson and several players put on a three-hour a night clinic off Lyle Road.
"We had theme nights," Castleman said. "And Friday we played a staff versus campers scrimmage."
The 27 campers defeated the six coaches, 4-3. Keeping things light and fun were nights such as Crazy Sock day and Crazy Hair day, some other themes were Jersey day and Camp Shirt day. Prizes were awarded for best for each theme as voted on by the campers.
Castleman broke the game down into specific skills each day to help the players develop. Monday was dribbling, Tuesday passing, Wednesday and Thursday was spent on working on offense and defense, and the camp wrapped up with goalkeeping and shooting.
The kids were also separated out in age groups to create a better opportunity for personal attention to each athlete. Taylor Henderson
and Katie DeVeau - who each hold ‘E' coaching license - worked with the 5-7 year-olds. Matthews directed the 8-10 year-olds. Johnson instructed the 11-13 year-olds. Goalie Brooke Terrell
joined the staff Friday to help work with the keepers.
Awards were handed out daily for winning various games and at the end of the week Castleman gave out "Campers of the Week" for each division. Those winners were: Alexis Pearlman, 5-7, Isabella Morgan, 8-10, and Samantha Begely, 11-13.
Now camp is over, but the benefits are not. Every camper is invited to "Kids' Night" Sept. 18 as the Tigers battle new conference foe Shawnee State. Each athlete that comes wearing the camp T-shirt will get a free piece of candy at the concession and be invited to participate in halftime events.