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www,journalpress,com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5 --- - .. 2~ - m m LEONARD BANKS the ball," Lewis said. With an emphasis on strengthen- Sports editor ing basic attributes such as passing, The British are coming! Actually, shooting, defending and dribbling, several weeks ago, they came to King a major part of the camp's activities George, in the form of the Challeng- is finding out what each athlete has er Soccer Academy. learned through verbal feedback. Every summer, the King George "Every day we gave them home- Parks & Recreation sponsored or- work, featuring the countries of Eng- ganization returns to King George land, Germany, Spain, and Holland" to teach kids, ages 4 to 16 the fun- Lewis said. "On Friday, the kids are damentals of soccer. Four programs, quizzed, and together the coaches, with a creative format provide aspir- parents, and kids share facts relating ing athletes, a unique European in- to the impact of how soccer is played sight into the world of soccer, around the world." After four years of traveling with Established in 1985, the ChaUeng- the Challenger organization, head er British Soccer Camp has continu- coach Ivan Lewis has become an am- ously impacted the United States as bassador of the sport that is played in the No. 1 sports camp organization every country across the planet, in the country. Currently, the CBSC "The main focus for us is to inspire has 3,500 camps, and 120,000 kids kids to practice by touching the ball under its auspices. In addition, the 1,000 times in the morning" Lewis organization coaches nearly 50,000 said. "Every child is good with one players in their year-round club foot; we would like to get them to use trainer programs. that second foot" Hosted by a King George fam- For five days, under the watch- ily, Lewis and his four assistants will ful of eyes of parents, Lewis and his leave with a renewed spirit of inter- assistants enthusiastically focused national enrichment. on broadening the world of soccer Most recently, Lewis traveled to through a host of games, and exer- teach the finer aspect of goal keeping cises, to kids in Springfield, and several cit- "This week I worked with 3 and- ies in Pennsylvania. 4 year-aids on games that consisted Challenger soccer returns to King of cars, red light, will you the ball, George on Aug. 8-12. For more in- green means go fast, yellow light formation, contact Lorenzo Smith at slow down and pump gas--pump540-775-4386. 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LEONARD BANKS Sports editor I For five King George kids, the ex- perience of playing in the Hook-A- Kid on Golf program is priceless. From driving the ball down the linear fairways of Cameron Hills Golf course to using the proper golf dub, the time-honored tradition of introducing kids to the sport of golf through the Hook-A-Kid of Golf program has become an integral part of the King George Parks & Recre- ation summer sports series. Now entering its 18th year under the aus- pices of long-time King George High School retiredgolfhead coach Irving Taylor, the program has recently honored the five golfers with cer- tificates for completing the tee-level portion of the summer activity. Using the grounds of Cameron Hills, Ryan Kendle, Sean McGarrity, Jasmine Moore, Spencer Serpa and Mark Snow focused on the basic as- pects of the game. More importantly, their learning foundation was based on the foundation of the five-step- method. After a fun-filled week of course activities, golf participant, Mark Snow will forever treasure the skills he learned under Taylor and his as- sistant Trevor Parr. "Although this is my first time on the course, I learned a lot useful things, such as how to hit the ball, driving the ball, and how to use my golf equipment," Snow said. While the actual age of compet- ing in golf varies, the knowledge accessed from ages 6 to 7 is gener- ally accepted as the proper starting point in the life of an aspiring golfer. "I highly recommend that kids start the game at between the age of 6 to 7, because their mechanics will never change" Taylor said. Over the years, Taylor has guided 20 King George High School golf Throughout the years, the Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf program has given King George area kids an opportunity to learn the game of golf. teams to winning seasons that in- "He or she can grow into a senior said. 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