FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU men’s soccer program held two summer camps in June, and both were a huge success. Campers, ranging in age from 6-18, worked directly with the FGCU staff both on and off campus.
The Day Camp held at North Collier Regional Park in Naples, FL increased its numbers from the 2007, and the group had a blast spending the morning session on the field and the afternoon session at the water park. The combination of productive soccer instruction and fun on the water park’s slides, diving boards and pools is perfect for the mid-June weather in Southwest Florida.
The Overnight Camp was held at the FGCU main campus and marked the men’s soccer program’s inaugural year of holding an overnight session. The turnout of over 120 campers was a talented, competitive and respectful group that received focused instruction and participated in some very competitive games. The level of soccer improved over the course of the camp, and with tired legs all campers went home better players.
“We couldn’t be happier with how our camps went this summer,” said FGCU head men’s soccer coach Bob Butehorn. “We were able to work with many young local players, and we also got the opportunity to train older players from around the country. We expect all of our camps to continue to grow in the years to come.”
FGCU Men’s Soccer is currently preparing for the opening of its fall season in August, when they will travel to Columbus, Ohio to open the season with games against Ohio State and Penn State. The Eagles’ first home game will be September 12 at 7 pm against Seattle.
FGCU Men’s Soccer will also hold its second annual Winter Camp in January of 2009. Stay tuned to www.fgcuathletics.com for details.