Soccer is on the rise in Montana, and Havre is making sure it keeps pace with the rest of the state.
The U19 Hi-Line United coed team has been crowned state champions two times in the last three years, and local athletes can get in on the action Aug. 5-9 at the Havre High soccer fields, just south of the gymnasium. The United programs are once again teaming up to bring in the British Soccer Camp, the No. 1 youth soccer camp in the United States and Canada.
British Soccer Camp runs for a week, but time is precious, as professionally trained coaches bring an intense, but fun approach to soccer to the Hi-Line.
The camp hits nearly 2,000 communities in the United States each year. And coaches from the age of 19 to 25 come in with the goal of advancing a wide variety of soccer skills. And with the campers ranging from three, to 19 years old, a wide variety of drills and experience levels will be hit. The camp believes in it 1,000 Touches Curriculum, and it has been created to develop technical skills. But when campers aren’t actually working with a soccer ball, they will also pick up skills in the areas of character development, respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. But the history of the game is also on the menu, as players are also introduced to geography, traditions, and culture of other soccer playing countries.
And a week sounds like a long camp, but everyday stations include The ABC’s, The Moves, Freestyle Soccer, Dribbling, Passing/Receiving, Shooting, Heading, and Tackling/Defending.
The British Soccer Camp runs Aug. 5-9 at the Havre High School soccer fields.