The Galway Schools’ Soccer and Gaelic Football Academy returns once more this summer.
Directed by Sean Og de Paor (Oranmore, ex Carraroe ), Martin Horgan (Maree ) and Bish teacher Robert Grealish, the camp will be held over two weeks.
The first week takes place in Oranmore, commencing next Monday July 4 at 9am on the Oranmore astro turf, in the centre of the village and will run till Friday July 8.
The second week will take place in St Mary’s College, Galway city, commencing on Monday July 11 where the course directors will be joined by coaches who include Maurice Sheridan, Ger Curran and guests from Galway United and Galway Senior Football squad.
The camps are ideal for children (boys and girls ) from the ages of six to 13 years. Each child will receive camp kit, food, excellent facilities (indoor and outdoor ) and quality coaching. Details from 087-9806489.
Power Soccer is running a host of summer camps throughout the city and county over the next two months.
Established in Galway since 2004, the Power Soccer camps are based on skill learning, with respect and fair play at the root of its philosophy.
The daily schedule is made up of ball technique practice, skill sessions on defending, shooting, ball tricks, receiving the ball with different parts of the body, dribbling, footwork moves, passing and soccer games. Running through the week are fun competitions - penalty shoot-outs, breakaway and luggling, while Wednesday is Soccer Olympics - a skills programme in which each player represents a country and has the opportunity to participate in a specific skill exercise with every coach in the camp.
Players bring their own snacks and lunch, and this year players will receive a Galway United T-shirt. Kits can be purchased at the camp for €20.
Children must already be three years old to participate. Children aged three and four years attend an early touches camp which runs for two hours (12 noon to 2pm ), while the main camp for players aged 6+ runs for four hours (10am to 2pm ).
This year’s camp take place as follows: Headford Moyne Villa - July 4; Clifden Sports & Leisure Centre - July 11; Kinvara Astroturf - July 11; Barna United FC - July 18; Craughwell Astroturf - July 18; Killannin Community Centre - August 2; Knocknacarra Cappagh Park - August 2; Mullingar Town AFC - August 8; Portumna Town FC - August 8. Cregmore Community Pitch - August 15; Mullingar Town AFC - August 8. Lettermore Sportlann - August 15.