Friday, August 10, 2001
By Boog Williams
SJSports Staff Writer
Just like last year, the Star Soccer Academy day camp rolled into South Jersey and so did a heat wave. With temperatures in the high 90's to low 100's, lots of water was being taken in and coaches had to come up with new ways of doing drills to keep the campers happy. The camp was the last stop of the 9 weeks of camps in the Tri-State area. It was held at the Camden County Vo-Tech High School in Sicklerville, NJ.
The camp features each camper getting their own soccer ball, T-Shirt, Free Soccer Gum (which is a Big hit with the campers), soccer strategy and tactics, and on the last day, the ending of the Knockout 3v3 Tourney. The camp ran from 9am until 3pm Monday through Thursday. Thursday night, from 6:30 till 8:00 was Parent's Night. On the last day, Friday, the camp ended at 12, with the MVP campers' awards.
The parent's night was great fun. The Comcast Sportsnet Summer Stops, hosted by Lance Crawford, came and videotaped the campers, parents, and coaches. The parents had to do the same drills as the campers and even had to face the fun consequences if they didn't listen to the directions.
Listening to the parents and campers on the sideline, I repeatedly heard that they had a great time and that the campers can't wait until next year.