This week, my daughter has been attending British Soccer Camp, which we received a free week of. While she did enjoy the camp, we also determined that she is not the competitive athlete type. Not that surprising – she takes after me!
She did learn a lot at the camp, since she didn’t know a whole lot going in and she seemed to have a pretty good time. They practiced a lot of skill drills, and while she said that there were children there who seemed to already play a lot of soccer, she still was confident in what she was doing. She had a lot of fun playing the different games they did that helped them learn more about soccer. They also threw in some silliness, which she loved!!
At the beginning of the week, they were split up into teams, and each team was assigned a country. I thought this was pretty neat because they were encouraged to learn interesting facts about their country when they were at home.
One thing I didn’t like was that there was no water provided – considering how hot it was, they should have provided a water cooler for everyone in case someone forgot their water bottle. My daughter left hers at the summer camp one day, and they had two water breaks where she didn’t get any water at all. Fortunately, my husband stopped by to check on her and was able to get a cooler brought out from the summer camp.
The location was very convenient for us, since she was attending summer camp at the rec center next door. The summer camp counselors took her to soccer camp when it started and picked her back up when it was over. I love how they built on the previous day’s skills each day. This would be a great camp for a soccer lover!