Dreadhead soccer camps kick off in August

Camp Director Mike Navarra, left, and Dreadhead soccer camp founder Kenny Bonnett Jr. pose for a photo with the Dreadhead soccer camp sign in Lake Placid. (Provided photo)

LAKE PLACID — For more than 20 years, the Dreadhead soccer camp has been hosted in Lake Placid, and this year will be no different — the camp will return from Aug. 1-5.

The soccer camp, which will be held at the Lake Placid Elementary School, is for soccer players aged 7 to 17. The campers will be separated based on age.

The campers, 7- to 12-year-olds will also be separated by skill level, while the 13- to 17-year-old campers will participate in the camp’s advanced academy. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Every day the camp aims to teach the campers something different, such as ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting and defense.

Participants of the camp often play indoor soccer, watch soccer videos in a classroom, speed train and participate in the camp’s “socctagon.”

“Socctagon” is an enclosed game where players can participate in 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 competitions inside a hockey rink-type setup and use boards to play the ball off of.

At the end of each day, campers participate on the field for small-sided games and are reinforced the daily topic of the day.

Early signup for the camp ends on July 15.

For more information, visit www.dreadhead.com/soccer.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that the Dreadhead soccer camp will have a half-day program for 4- to 6-year-olds. The half-day program was discontinued and the camp is all day for kids 7 to 17 years old. The Enterprise regrets the error.


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