(Photo by BYU Athletic Communications)
PROVO – Young players have taken to BYU's facilities and fields this summer to practice soccer and receive instruction from BYU women's soccer coaches and players.
More than 2,700 players registered to participate in BYU summer soccer camps in 2016. Boys and girls ages 5-18 have taken part in camp, or will over the next couple of weeks.
"We love doing camps here," BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "It's something we spend a lot of time and energy on. Players get to come from all across the country and get to know us as a staff and a team. It's fantastic for our program."
The camps provide an opportunity for coaches and players to work as counselors over the summer and teach younger players. Every member of the team is working at the camps this summer.
"Our players are such great role models and they know the game so well," Rockwood said. "These young players love to come here and work with them."
Campers get playing experience and practice through drills, training games and scrimmages. They get to take advantage of BYU's food and services and receive free team swag. The camps are an opportunity to give the women's soccer program more exposure and also serve as a recruiting tool.
BYU annually offers Cubs Camps for kids ages 5-12, and its full overnight camps for players ages 10-18. Players of all skill levels and positions, including goalkeepers, receive personalized training.
More information and registration for summer soccer camps can be found at byusportscamps.com.