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Soccer camps next week

Middle Georgia College Soccer Coach Vinny Gill

Ireland native and Middle Georgia College Warriors and Lady Warriors soccer coach Vinny Gill will instruct two local soccer camps next week.

Next week, Coach Gill will be instructing a camp for 8-year-old and older boys and girls at the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA soccer field. The camp will be held Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day.

Coach Gill will also be instructing a Monday through Thursday soccer camp for middle and high school girls at the Centennial Field practice field. Camp sessions will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Midfielder Hal Clement, the  outstanding midfielder award winner as a senior for coach Jamie Ard’s Bainbridge High School Bearcats soccer team this past season, will be a freshman for Coach Gill’s Middle Georgia Warriors this season. He had 26 goals and 10 assists as a Bearcat and is the top scorer in school history.

Midfielder Aubrie Provence, who had 17 goals and 19 assists for coach Chip Ariail’s Bainbridge High School Lady Cats in 2010 when she was named most valuable midfielder, recently completed her freshman season with coach Gill’s Middle Georgia Lady Warriors.

Registration deadline for the YMCA camp is Friday. The cost is $65 for YMCA members and $75 for non- members.

The cost for the night girls camp is $50, which can be paid when campers arrive.

During both camps, Coach Gill will instruct the youngsters in the basic soccer skills of ball control, passing, dribbling, heading, defense and shooting.