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Soccer camp shows youngsters the ropes

Building a high school sports’ program starts early, and last Tuesday and Wednesday mornings it was clear that the Newcastle Dogie Soccer teams were doing just that.

Two sessions each day saw a total of 28 young athletes taking advantage of the fifth annual Future Dogie Soccer camp hosted by head coaches Bryce Hoffman and Josh Peterson.

In the early session, ten U8-U10 players honed individual skills such as ball handling and passing/receiving fundamentals.

“We really focus on those types of skills with this level, so we can get the kids introduced to those concepts,” Hoffman explained. “Maybe we teach it differently than their club coaches, so it gives them another avenue to learn and we get to build on their previous knowledge.”

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