Britannia Soccer Camp back
by Misty Volaski
For the 21st year in a row, the Britannia Soccer Camp will
be held at Ojai Valley School.
Taught by English coaches, attendees will improve their playing
skills and develop team tactics.
In past camps, kids from all over have flocked to OVS at the
end of July to get a chance to learn under some of England's
top soccer players. This year's coaches include Steve Hoffman
of theUnited States, a license coach who was also a former professional
Of the camp, Hoffman said, "The players will participate
in fundamental skill and advancement sessions. We have emphasized
tactical play and correct technique, and everyone enjoys a very
full day of soccer."
Graham Smith, current pro player in England, will be coaching,
as well. Smith holds a full license from the Football Association
and was a staff coach at Lilleshall, the National Soccer Headquarters
"Every player is given a detailed evaluation from their
coach. Everyone improves and everyone has fun doing it,"
said Mike Hall-Mounsey, Britannia Soccer Camp director and OVS
lower campus headmaster.
The week-long coaching session will begin July 28 and run through
Aug. 2, for girls and boys ages 7 to 15. There will also be a
Junior Camper program for players ages 5 to 7, which will begin
Though the camp is a day camp, boarding is available in the OVS
dorms. Space is limited, so call OVS at 646-1423 to reserve a
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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