The British are Coming! The British are Coming!

The Brits will lead youth soccer camps through Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation

Thursday, May 09, 2013

As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation has invited Challenger Sports to hold three weeks of their nationwide program of British Soccer camps right here in the area. The British Soccer Camps will be held


The camps will run Monday through Friday, with each child will be coached by a member of challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challengers’ British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.


The most exciting part of each camp is the Camp Word Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.


Each camper will receive a free camp t shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and an individual skills performance evaluation. Those who register 45 days prior to the camp will receive a free jersey. A Virginia Beach recreation center membership is not needed for the British Soccer Camp.


To register or to learn more information, please visit or call Phil at (443) 681-7826.


Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community.  We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), visit or sign up for our email newsletters at


Challenger has been conducting soccer camps in the United States for 20 years. In addition to coaching youth players throughout the country, Challenger also runs European and South American Soccer Tours, holds soccer tournaments and manufactures and sells their own brand of soccer apparel. To find out more about Challenger Sports visit their web site