Lady Bobcats get ready for camp

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Berryville girls soccer team will be holding a team camp from July 18-20 at the Berryville Community Center. There will be a kids camp for ages 6-12 from 10 a.m. to noon for $40. There will also be one from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for any girls entering high school who are planning on playing soccer next season. That camp costs $25. Alex Burgess, who played professional soccer for Manchester City and currently works with a club team in Central Arkansas, will be one of the instructors at the camp. Berryville coach Aaron Hall believes his team can learn a great deal from Burgess

"He got to know the Jacksons somehow," Hall said, referring the parents of the Lady Bobcats’ Mary Kennedy Jackson. "They called him up and he said he would be willing to do it. We are going to pay him a fee and whatever we have left over is going to go toward our new uniforms we are planning on getting next year."

Hall hopes the girls can learn a great deal from Burgess and what he will teach the team.

"We feel like we are building the soccer team and the program," Hall said. "We feel like we are heading in the right direction, making the final four and we thought we were every bit of good, if not better than the team that beat us. We are trying to get better and take the next step. That is our ultimate goal."

Hall hopes to see some new players at the camp in a few weeks.

"Soccer is one of those sports where you can get really good in a hurry," Hall said. "You never know who didn't play and a school might have had a lot of really good players who didn't play, but all of a sudden they decided they wanted to play."

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