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Potomac State to hold summer Soccer Camps

West Virginia University Potomac State College will once again offer summer Soccer Camps to players who want to further develop their skills, and to players who are new to the sport.  A discounted ‘Early Bird Registration Special’ is in effect through May 31.    

Soccer camps provide players with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation to help them at every level of the game.   The camps are open to both boys and girls, with the camps running from June 17 to 21.  All camps will meet at Stayman Field.  All campers must bring shin guards, cleats, a soccer ball, and a water bottle. 

Micro Soccer Camp: 

This camp is geared toward three- to five-year-olds and will meet from 8 to 9 a.m.  Participants will learn fundamental ball control, body control, and foot coordination, along with developing socialization skills and the ability to follow directions.

Skill Development Camps: 

Three days of skill development followed by two days of game play experience will provide a well-balanced opportunity for participants to advance their athletic skills while being given the opportunity to put those skills to the test in game settings.

The Youth Skill Development Camp is geared toward six-year-olds through eighth grade and will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The High School Skill Development Camp is geared toward ninth grade through twelfth grade and will meet from 5 to 7 p.m.

Scrimmage Days:

Scrimmage Days will run from June 20 – 21.  These two days of strictly game play will enable participants to find enjoyment and a love for the game without the rigorous daily training. 

Youth Scrimmage Days are for six-year-olds through eighth grade and will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

High School Scrimmage Days are for ninth grade through twelfth grade and will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The camps are coordinated by Ethan Patrick, who was named the PSC men’s head soccer coach earlier this year.  Patrick previously served as a physical education teacher in Puebla, Mexico; Shenzhen, China; and Paramaribo, Suriname, where he also held the position of athletic director.

After three years of international experience, Patrick returned to the Scranton, Pa. area to focus on a career in coaching soccer.  He currently holds a "D" license with the United States Soccer Federation, as well as his Advanced National Diploma and Goal Keeping Level II diploma through United Soccer Coaches.

For more information about the camps, complete a registration form. For any other questions, contact Coach Patrick at ethan.patrick@mail.wvu.edu, or 304.788.7124, or at 315.576.4444