Otero Junior College’s Soccer Team will offer area youth the opportunity to attend a Soccer Camp during the upcoming Spring Break on March 18-20. The camp will be taught by OJC Head Soccer Coach Mike Bielski and OJC soccer players.
The camp will be held at Rattler Field on the OJC campus behind the Kiva, from 9 a.m. – noon on March 18-20. Registration is open to all youth ages 5 to 14 that will be entering kindergarten through 9th grades in the fall of 2013.
Mike Bielski, head coach of the Rattlers, said he and his team are excited to offer the camp for its third year to ignite interest and develop skill in soccer in the local youth.
“There’s a tremendous amount of interest in soccer at the youth levels, and we really feel like this an opportunity for us to give back to the community. We want to make it our priority that each player has a great time and leaves the camp a better player,” said Bielski.
Camp highlights will include individual instruction on passing, trapping, dribbling, shooting, turning, heading and other basic skills of soccer. All players will receive a camp T-shirt and soccer ball, opportunities for awards and lots of personal attention.
“We are more than just a soccer camp, as we will stress sportsmanship, partnership and work ethic principles. Our goal is to have each camper gain a better understanding, appreciation and love of the game,” said Bielski.
Pre-registration for the OJC Soccer Camp is currently being accepted. Registration forms can be accessed at:http://www.ojc.edu/content/soccer/SoccerCampBrochure_2013.pdf or picked up at the OJC Student Services Center.
Cost for the three-day camp is $65.00 if the registration is mailed by March 11, 2013 and $70.00 if mailed after March 11. Registrations will be accepted on the first day of camp if space is available.
Campers should arrive at Rattler Field behind the Kiva on Monday, March 18 at 8:30 a.m. Each camper will need cleats or flat gym shoes, shin guards, a t-shirt and athletic shorts which should be worn to the field each session. Water jugs will be provided, but each child will need to bring a water bottle and snacks for breaks. Participants are asked not to bring valuables.
For more information contact Chris Smith at 719-384-6870 or Gary Addington at 719-384-6859.