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Demopolis soccer camp kicks season off right

DEMOPOLIS-More than 33 children participated in the Alabama Youth Soccer Association Summer Camp held this week at the Demopolis SportsPlex. The camp consisted of the girl’s soccer coach, Ted Flogaites and a player from the men’s team, Stephen Murray from Lambath University in Jackson, Tennessee working on the basic and advanced skills with the campers.

“There has been an excellent turnout for this camp and we’ll continue to look for different camps to bring to the City of Demopolis to further the soccer movement here,” Keen said.

Flogaites said the campers worked all week on skills like turning with the ball, holding the possession of the ball, and many other techniques. These camps will pay dividends in the future for all the children who attended because they will have a little more advanced knowledge about the sport of soccer.

“We have enjoyed using the SportsPlex during this camp, so much so that I’m thinking of bringing my team down for our training camp,” Flogaites said.

The River City Soccer Club held a soccer coach clinic on Thursday at the Demopolis SportsPlex. The President of the RCSC Dr. Peter Keen said there was a good turnout for the coaches’ clinic. The coaches learned all the basics of coaching a youth soccer team as well as some advanced tactics.

“With soccer signup currently underway and the search for team sponsors as well, the league looks to be shaping up rather nicely,” Keen said.

Keen would like to thank the people of the Demopolis SportsPlex for getting the soccer fields ready on such short notice including James Moody, Johnny Brooker, Terry Sprinkle, Walker Reynolds, Mark Pettus, and Danny Wasson. He would also like to like Carla Keen and Amy Rankin for their help with the soccer camp.

“Registration for the upcoming soccer season is currently underway,” Keen said, “Forms can be picked up at OmniSports in Demopolis and the fee is $35.”