Comox Valley soccer players will have a chance to learn from one of Canada’s best.
Shel Brodsgaard, a former Canadian National Soccer Association coach and former professional soccer player residing on Denman Island, is conducting two sets of camps.
Brodsgaard has been running residential soccer camps for the past 10 years with tremendous success on Denman Island – this past summer he entertained almost 100 residential soccer campers. Since his departure from the international game, Brodsgaard has been actively working at the community level with players, coaches and clubs to develop better quality programs and create development opportunities for coaches and players.
The goal of this academy is to bring together a group of young and enthusiastic soccer players to receive training and development. The first phase of programs involves a two-week trial period to assess the quality of play as well as identify the breakdown in ages and skill levels.
The Comox Valley camps will be held at the Cumberland sports field on Monday, Sept. 26 and Monday, Oct. 3. A goalkeeper development program runs 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a player development program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. both nights.
The aim for the initial sessions is to form competitve training and learning environments for both players and goalkeepers. The training sessions will be designed to advance the individuals capacity to play the game with better understanding; improve their respective technique; work to establish the right mentality for selfimprovement and team play; as well as challenge all players physically.
These first sessions will be made available at no cost – however it is essential that all interested confirm their participation by e-mail.
The second phase of programs will start after the Thanksgiving weekend, include a cost for all participants and run for eight weeks. Following these initial fall development programs, Brodsgaard will explore the ideas of indoor Futsal training, expanded development through the new year, and start the ball rolling on spring travel teams. Further information and registration is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org .