“Kick it off” U-15 Football camp is underway
Friday, August 14th, 2015
The San Pedro Sports Committee (SPSC), through the sponsorship of the Government of Belize (GOB) is holding a football camp under the name “Kick it off” from August 3rd to August 14th. The camp is open for children ages 5 to 15 at the Santiago Castillo property on Blake Street. The training is being conducted by Brazilian “Profe” Jerson Voss along with Councilor Hector “Tito” Alamilla and Alex Sansorez. The camp concentrates on teaching the participants the fundamentals of football in order to further develop the sport in the country. As part of the camp, a local Under – 15 team will be trained in preparations for the National Tournament taking place from August 20th to the 24th in Belmopan City.
Alamilla, Councilor in charge of Sports, indicated that the camp is a great way to discover and develop the skills of talented players, and so far the training has motivated many children. “These young players are the future players of our national selection. This is where it begins, and this is the foundation of the Belizean football sport. If we start training our future players from when they are very young, chances are that we will have a good yield of great players to represent us,” said Alamilla.
Currently, there are two training sessions based on age. “Children 5 to 12 are hosted from 1:30PM to 3PM and then the children between ages of 12 to 15 from 4:30PM to 6:00PM. In this second session we work with our local Under – 15 team, molding and preparing them for the National Tournament taking place in Belmopan later this month,” stated Alamilla.
The camp organizers would like to encourage all parents to have their children participate in this annual camp. The idea is to make it bigger and better every time; however everyone’s support is greatly needed.
The SPSC would like to thank Santiago Castillo for providing their yard space for the camp (the two designated facilities for the camp are currently under renovation), the entire community of San Pedro, and the Government of Belize.
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