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Future Stars Soccer Camp a Success at Lakeland High School

Future Stars Soccer Camp a Success at Lakeland High School

The tenth yearly Future Stars Soccer Camp occurred at Lakeland High School from June 28 to July 1.

Running the camp was Lakeland young men’s soccer mentor, Tim Hourahan, who has done as such for the Shrub Oak Athletic Club since the camp’s origin in 2011, with the exception of last year in light of the pandemic.

“We had 97 all out young men and young ladies from as youthful as 5 years of age through the age of 12,” Hourahan said. “This is our club’s childhood camp and in August, I will run a movement camp for the entirety of our young men travel soccer players and groups U8-U14 that will play in this current fall’s 2021 club season.”

The reason for the camp is straightforward.

“We call it showing players the Lakeland way, however in actuality, it’s truly to simply keep on developing the affection for the game for the more youthful parts in our town,” Hourahan said. “We will show them some essential abilities, however we need them all to make some extraordinary memories, leaving needing more soccer.”

For one Hornet, rising junior Michael Rodriguez, a focal assaulting midfielder, the camp has completed the cycle. Rodriguez assisted as he trained the youths as an advocate this late spring subsequent to being one of the campers in the main year of the occasion.

“I generally delighted in taking an interest in this camp,” Rodriguez said. “It was so a good time for me as a child. Every one of the advisors and mentors were so fun, and I needed to be very much like them.”

He presently partakes in the job as advisor.

“I needed the children to have a good time experience I used to have, and I appreciated it myself,” Rodriguez said. “I love soccer and need to spread however much I think about the game to the group of people yet to come.”

Rodriguez is one of the current secondary school stars on both the Lakeland young men and young ladies varsity programs that were close by at camp, which has been a staple of it from the start.

“It truly helps fabricate the association with have the secondary school players around the more youthful children as they all admire them” Hourahan said. “What’s more, it isn’t simply during this seven day stretch of soccer camp that these young men are near, as we have small bunch of players who are electing to mentor in the rec program on Saturdays all year. I likewise have a couple of my players accompany me when I am preparing the movement groups to assist with exhibiting drills. The entirety of this keeps on overcoming that issue from the young club to the secondary school soccer programs.

“Moreover, I have a few graduated class players who moved on from Lakeland and are presently playing school ball help out,” Hourahan said. “This year, even Johnny Denis returned to work with the adolescent parts locally. It was incredible for youngsters to see that you can go from Lakeland to College to US Youth National group and surprisingly the Cosmos.”

The camp shows is an illustration of how famous soccer has become nearby.

“Our soccer club, in the same way as other towns around us around here, has truly developed over the previous decade or thereabouts,” Hourahan said. “There are such countless more freedoms for youngsters around here to play soccer and our club is the same. I began training for Shrub Oak Athletic Club around 2008, essentially on the movement side of things, yet as time has gone on, I have taken on a couple of various bigger jobs within the club, including running this camp. It has been incredible to see the development and love of the game locally.”

For Hourahan, his association in the club is really an individual one.

“Indeed, I mentor around here at the secondary school, yet I am likewise a father to four young men who are or will all play soccer in this club on an assortment of levels, so we are contributed,” Hourahan said.

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