The Brother Martin Crusaders welcomed participants ages five to twelve years old to the 2017 Brother Martin Soccer Camp. The five-day camp was held in July at the Audubon Park soccer fields behind the Zoo. Varsity coach Stephen McAnespie along with junior varsity coach Josey Portillo oversaw camp activities where campers practiced their hand and feet skills with members of the Brother Martin soccer team. This past soccer season, the Crusaders claimed the outright District 6-I title and coaches and teammates were eager to get back on the field to showcase their talent and love for the game to campers. McAnespie said, “I worked on all aspects of the game including the four key components of the game which can go with any sport. The technical, tactical, physical and psychological components all play a big role, but for the most part we focused this camp primarily on the technical side of the game.” He also wanted to make sure the participants progressed from day one to five and could take away skills learned to benefit themselves and their fellow teammates on club teams outside of Brother Martin. McAnespie concluded that he wanted to create a competitive and challenging environment, but fun enough where campers would look forward to coming back next summer for more great fun and instructional activities.
Thank you to all the campers and the Brother Martin soccer program for a great camp!