For the second straight year, Ashe County Middle School soccer coach Alex Wray will be hoping for yet another big turnout for his soccer camp.
Last year, Coach Wray saw more than 100 kids come out to his camp, held at Family Central. This year, he expects much more of the same.
“There are a lot of good coaches on top of the mountain, but Coach Wray’s camp is the best,” said Wray.
His unique camp presents young athletes with eight different stations designed to teach a wide variety of individual skills, as well as team-building skills. Players will learn proper ball handling techniques, defensive techniques, and how to attack the ball. Groups will rotate between stations every 30 to 45 minutes.
Campers will also get the experience of competing against one another in tournaments with teams facing each other in live game situations.
To Coach Wray, this camp isn’t all about soccer. He wants the kids to have fun while also becoming better citizens in the community.
“This is more than just a soccer camp. It’s something to put these kids on the right path in life,” said Coach Wray.
The camp will be a three-day event July 11-13 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at Family Central.
Young athletes ages six through 15 are eligible to attend with the cost of the camp being $40. Registration forms can be picked up at Good Ole Days, the Ashe County Parks and Recreation office, Magic Video and Year Round Sports.