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Camp teaches soccer skills

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Tahoe Soccer Academy is a community-based soccer organization committed to developing local Tahoe youth soccer through the teaching of “movement-directed soccer exercises” providing fitness, skill and knowledge development.

Summer camp has been scheduled Monday through Friday, July 17 through July 21, at the Al Tahoe Elementary School fields. Campers will be divided into groups according to age and skill level. The camp will strive to provide a fun, energetic learning environment where every child feels welcome.

The camp is for both girls and boys and is divided into five age groups – ages 4- 5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The half-day camp takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. The full-day camp, for ages 10 to 13 only, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes lunch break with swim and beach time. Participants should bring lunch and a swim suit. A lifeguard will be on duty.

The cost is $120 for a half-day and $195 for full-day. Advance registration is required by July 3. Space is limited to 14 campers per age group. To make a reservation and for more information, contact Tim Johnson at (530) 544-7579 or (530) 318-5452.

Tahoe Soccer Academy is directed by Johnson, physical education chair at Lake Tahoe Community College, where he teaches physical education and health.

Prior to LTCC he taught and coached men’s and women’s soccer at Mission College in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Division III in Chicago. He competed at a premier amateur level, which also toured internationally to Asia and Europe. He has a master’s degree in exercise physiology and a bachelor’s degree in physical education and history. He is also a certified clinical exercise specialist.

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