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LPSC overnight camps canceled

LAKE PLACID — Overnight youth soccer camps operated by Lake Placid Soccer Centre have been cancelled for this summer. The eight-day camp at St. Lawrence University was scheduled for July18-25.

Lake Placid Soccer Centre opened its first summer camp in 1976, and the 43 years since then have seen more than 75,000 young soccer athletes from 30 countries come together in common love of soccer.

“The shared reality of our extended soccer family is the game is at a half-time pause and we are all sitting on the bench talking about ‘How the Game’ is going so far,” said Twig McGlynn, the co-founder of LPSC. “The real game, the game of life, has us all into a deep freeze. Speaking on behalf of the LPSC staff, we miss you and the Camp 2020 experience already.”

The essence of a LPSC camp week is the individual development and improvement set in the context of soccer team and group play in the world’s largest sport.

“The smiles on our campers told the story each summer,” McGlynn said.

Over the years, LPSC has pioneered several soccer educational initiatives that have been copied nationwide, organized around a staff of coaches, teachers and certified athletic trainers that provided a safe and secure week away from home. Camp gave more than just soccer, and our camps had a unique style which allowed kids to make new friends with quality off-field social activities.

McGlynn said there are plenty of workouts that campers can do to stay fit and enhance skills while they huddle with family and persevere with possible yet unknown challenges that will cross their paths.

“The best boredom breaker is daily soccer skills exercise (with both feet !) utilizing the Coerver Coaching Method,” McGlynn said.

There are more than 40 Coerver Coaching Method programs in countries around the world — with thousands of drills online to view. All these individual drills can be accomplished in the backyard.

At this time, there may be the possibility of soccer day camps in early to mid-August in both Canton and Lake Placid. Check in with Lake Placid Soccer Centre in late June as health advisories and updates occur in our region. Stay in touch with LPSC at www. lakeplacidsoccer.com. The best contact is by email at: coach @ lakeplacidsoccer.com

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