The first of four weeks of soccer schools offered by the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) kicks off Monday.
Running from Aug. 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon daily, the first week is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in the U5 to U13 age groups.
The second school, Aug. 15-19, is for high performance soccer players and features instructors from Stoke City FC of the English Premier League. The camp for girls only in the U10 to U17 age groups is set to run from 9-11 a.m. The camp for boys only in the U10 to U17 age groups is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. There will also be specialized goalkeeper training as part of each school.
The third week, Aug. 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon, is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in the U5 to U13 age groups and also gives players an option to add a hockey skills camp in the afternoon for 5 to 12 year olds from 1:15 -2:30 p.m.
The fourth and last school of the summer is Aug. 29-Sept. 2. During this week there is a general camp for boys and girls U5 to U13 plus an advanced goalkeeper camp for players in U9 to U14 as well as an advanced striker camp for high performing players from U10 to U14. All camps for this week also runs from 9 a.m.-noon.
All KYSA Soccer Schools are being held on Field #2 at McArthur Island.
The registration fee for all KYSA Soccer Schools is $95 per player except for the High Performance Camp featuring = coaches from England, which is $170 per player. Family discounts are available.
The registration fee for the combined soccer and hockey school (Aug. 22-26) is $220 per player. Anyone wishing to register for the combined camp must do so through the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association.
The KYSA’s Soccer School program falls under the guidance of Technical Director Ciaran McMahon.
Parents can register online for any of the KYSA’s soccer camps at www.kysa.net or by calling the association’s office at 250-376-2750.