by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University women's soccer team will host two elite soccer camps and one kids day camp this summer, the sports information office announced today, Feb. 10.
This season the Bobcats made their first trip to the National Tournament under new head coach Juan Pablo Favero. Georgia College finished the regular season ranked No. 19 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll with a 13-3-4 overall record.
The nationally-recognized team plans to hold two elite soccer camps this summer, June 12-16 and July 18-22. The camps are designed for 14-18 year-olds and will involve advanced training. The goal is to build on the success of last year's camp. This year the elite camps will concentrate on technical skills, tactical decision making and will feature a mental training component, drawing from Favero's sports psychology background. The camp staff will consist of college soccer coaches with the assistance of current GCSU players.
"We want players to be challenged both technically and physically," Favero said. "Our goal is to help them grow in their level of play and in their knowledge of the game."
The child's soccer camp is scheduled for July 22-25. The day camp will begin at 8 a.m. each day and will be over by noon. This camp is designed to teach children the basics of soccer. The cost of the day camp is $100 for a week of fun.
The cost of the elite camp is $385 for residential campers and $250 for nonresidential campers. The residential price includes three meals per day and the nonresidential price includes two meals a day. To reserve your spot now, visit www.gcsucamp.com.
Visit www2.GCSU.edu/Bobcats to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.