Bainbridge coaches host youth soccer camp

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2016



Bainbridge High School soccer coaches Chip Arial and Jamie Ard have already started developing the next generation of talent. They hosted a summer soccer camp at the YMCA to help teach younger kids how to play the game of soccer.

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“I thought it went well,” Arial, who coaches the Lady Cats, said. “The kids seemed to have a good time. Seemed to be learning and they had a lot of energy on the field.”

The camp, which was open to 6 to 14 year olds, was attended by about 30 kids according to Arial. The kids were taught the fundamentals of soccer and shown what skills they will have to learn if they hope to continue playing into high school.

For players with a more advanced skill set, Vinny Gill, the current head soccer coach at Middle Georgia College, will be hosting a “Summer Nights” soccer camp starting July 11.

“We’re trying to introduce the kids to what it would be like to play in college,” Gill said.

The camp is open to kids 13-and up and will focus on improving fitness and teaching tactics.

“Expectations is one,” Gill said of what the difference is between high school and college soccer. “Fitness levels and intensity levels is another thing.”

To help teach the students, he said they will go through fitness drills and take part in competitive games.

“Put them in situations where it isn’t easy for them,” Gill said.

The camp costs $50 to attend. To register, you can contact Chip Arial at dariail[at] or 229-400-0263.


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