In just a few short weeks, Grand River Academy is re-launching its summer tradition of hosting a soccer camp for local children entering first through eighth grade. With the support of area businesses to reduce registration costs for families, GRA is excited to welcome young athletes to its campus in Austinburg to improve their soccer skills and meet new friends. Community partner sponsors include American Electric, Carter Lumber, Roto-Rooter, and Timberland Builders.
“Learning the game with their peers, kids will have the opportunity to build camaraderie, sportsmanship, and their own self-confidence as an athlete,” shares GRA Director of Athletics and Head Soccer Coach Frank Shreve. A USSF nationally licensed coach and former college coach, Shreve brings a wealth of knowledge to GRA, from playing accomplishments that include 3 state championships and a #1 national team ranking in high school, to coaching experience at Virginia Tech and Mount Union.
The camp will run from Monday, June 20th – Friday, June 24th, with days beginning at 9:00am and ending at 12:00pm. Athletes will be divided into training groups based on age and skill level, while the days will include warm-ups, training stations, snacks, and skills review. For more information on costs and to register online today, please visit www.grandriver.org/soccercamp.