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British soccer camp arrives


   Madras's first-ever British Soccer Camp experience arrives Monday. The June 16 - 20 event is being staged with the help of representatives from Jefferson County Youth Soccer.
   Families interested in housing any coaches can receive a credit toward their camp fees.
   Susan Kovari, at 475-7080, has more information on that progam and on limited scholarships. Children needing some financial aid to cover the costs of the camp can have a parent contact Kovari for details.
   Action at this year's first-ever British Soccer Camp in Madras is happening at the Madras High fields. Geared to area players from 7 to 16, the camp offers half-day and full-day options.
   Challenger Sports markets the weeklong British Soccer Camp to local youth soccer groups, such as JCYSA.
   Morning and afternoon sessions are being offered. Some of the teaching is especially for younger participants while older players will have more options.
   Members of the professional British staff train students in areas including foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily tournament. The Madras High School fields are located on the south side of Buff, next to the school district offices.
   While deadlines to avoid a late fee have passed, there might still be room for students in the camps. Call Kovari to check on the status of the camp and what the fee will be. Those who have already registered paid $94 for a week of half-day lessons for children 7 to 16 or $138 per player for those older than 10 who want a week of twice-daily training.
   A free soccer ball, T-shirt and written evaluation will be included for those who registered early.
   The camp was filling quickly, so those interested need to fill out applications as soon as possible.