ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The Lobo Soccer Academy will once again be in full swing this summer as the women's soccer program has announced summer dates for the Lobo Soccer Academy.
The various camps will run over a three week period, with the first camp from June 23-26, the second camp July 7-10, and the final camp from July 28-31. All o fthe camps run Monday through Thursday. Goalkeeper training is available at every camp session, and all campers will be provided with a camp T-Shirt and camp ball.
"The thing I love about our camps is we have kids of all ages and skill levels, and our student-athletes love the chance to teach the game to our young fans," said head coach Kit Vela.
The opening week of the Lobo Soccer Academy is June 23-26, and consists of Junior Lobos and the regular Academy Program. The Junior Lobos is for boys and girls ages 5-8, or for young players just starting out as the focus is on fundamentals and teamwork through short-sided games and other fun training techniques. The Junior Lobos runs from 9 am - 3 pm and costs $150.
Along with Junior Lobos is the Academy Program, for girls ages 9-18. The Academy Program also runs 9 am - 3 pm and costs $250. The Academy Program is for more serious and experienced players with girls broken out into skill and age groups. The overall theme of the camps is individual skill improvement, teamwork and speed skill work. The training techniques are some of the same used by the UNM women's soccer team in their season preparations.
The two weeks of July camps are similar to the June camp, with the addition of two other programs, the Night Program and the Residential Camp.
The Night Program runs in tandem with the day camp, going from 5-7 p.m., focusing on on skill per night, such as shooting, possession, or speed work. The Residential Camp, for girls ages 9-18 is an expansion of the Academy Program, with girls spending the night in the UNM Dorms. Transportation to the camps will be provided from the dorms by UNM soccer staff with 24-hour supervision, and all Residential Campers will be provided with three meals per day..
For a full package of information on any of the camps available through the Lobo Soccer Academy, contact the women's soccer staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the official camp website at www.nmlobowsocceracademy.com. Information on various camp discounts for UNM Employees, families, teams, and multi-camp discounts are available there as well.
The check-in for all camps is on Monday of camp week from 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.