Tue, Jul. 24, 2012 - [Men's Soccer]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men's Soccer team has had yet another successful soccer camp this summer, bringing in teams from East Carter, Whitley County, and South Laurel High School's.
The camp consisted of three sessions per day, each focused to build teamwork and better each player's grasp of the game. Session one consisted of assessing basic soccer skills, such as dribbling, passing and shooting, as well as testing each campers physical endurance and improving their overall fitness. Session two was made up of defensive and offensive training, and goalkeepers worked on perfecting their techniques in the goal. Session three consisted of scrimmages in either 11 v. 11, 8 v. 8, or indoor games.
The camp staff consisted of the UC Men's Soccer head coach Brenton Benware and assistant coaches Craig Cook and Chris Ulmer. Also joining the staff was former Patriot Bosco Cupac, the all-time assist record holder at UC and now Head Boys Soccer coach at Whitley County. Aaron Kimball, the Goalkeeper Coach at Montreat College, also helped the camp staff as well as several UC team members.
When asked about the camp, Coach Benware commented, "The camp was a huge success, mainly because of the staff we had on hand. There was a lot of individual attention and instruction given to each camper, as our goal is for every single camper to walk away from camp a better player."
The camp ended with a trip to Kentucky Splash Water Park and an All-Star game which incorporated those campers that excelled during the week against the coaching staff.
For more information on the Patriots Men's Soccer program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.