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Jul, 2020

A look at our TOPSoccer Camp

Though this summer has looked a bit different, we’ve had a unique opportunity to provide new ways for our players to get back on the fields. Many of our players hit the fields in June for free optional training under our Return-to-Play protocols. And, for our TOPSoccer players who also lost most of their spring season, their eagerness and excitement to get back on the fields was evident at this past week’s first ever TOPSoccer camp, presented by Aetna.

Players were reconnected with their Spring season buddies for the week-long camp under the direction of TOPSoccer Director, Melissa McGuire. Each morning, players and buddies took the field for a fun-filled, socially distant session. Sessions were modified to accommodate Phase 2 on-field safety protocols, and buddies masked up to ensure they could still assist their athletes if / when needed. Despite the extra pre-cautions taken and the sessions looking a little different, camp was a great way for our athletes to re-engage with the sport they love and re-connect socially with friends.

“Matthew looks forward to being out on the field every weekend, and this week has been so much fun for him to get back out to do what he loves,” commented TOPSoccer parent, Amy Bratager. “The staff and buddies did an amazing job making sure the kids were all having a great experience! In Matthew's words, this week was just awesome!”

Camp wrapped up with a medal ceremony after Friday’s session, which gave our TOPSoccer buddies a chance to say something special to each of their players. It was a phenomenal week to see the love each of our players and buddies have for the game and the special bonds created between athletes and buddies.

Coach McGuire added, "Our first TOPSoccer Camp was such a success thanks to the hard work of the athletes and the enthusiasm of the buddies. The athletes came out each day and gave their very best. By the end of the week, each athlete had improved and, more importantly, had a great time at camp!"

We are looking forward to another fun season of TOPSoccer. Registration for the Fall season will open soon. To learn more about TOPSoccer, click here.


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