Youth soccer camp stresses fundamentals, fun

Action on the practice field was fast and furious at Wednesday morning's session as the youthful players worked on their passing and ball handling skills. The Eagle/Tim Adams

JOHN DAY - Organized by Grant Union High School head soccer coach Ken Purnell, 10 current and former members of the Western Baptist College soccer team conducted a youth soccer camp for local kids in grades three through high school last week at the Seventh Street Athletic Complex.

"Coach Purnell contacted our head coach, Justin Revard, and made the arrangements for us to come over to teach the camp," said Brandon Weber, who graduated this year from Western Baptist and is now an assistant coach for the Saints.

Approximately 30 younger players in grades 3-6 were on hand for the morning session of the camp, where they were instructed on the basics of the game, while the older players worked on more advanced skills during the afternoon session.

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