Soccer Camps Get Extra Attention Due to World Cup
One of the biggest sport events in the world is influencing an extra boost in soccer camp numbers. The World Cup only comes around every four years, and Macs National Soccer School has seen a spike in participants.
TU Women’s Soccer Coach, Kyle Cussen, feels the World Cup is part of the rise in numbers, but also an opportunity for coaches.
"Part of camp is just trying to create an atmosphere that the kids are passionate about playing, and want to be a part of something big like the U.S. National Team, someday. So, I think anything- either World Cup, Champions Leauge, English Premier League, all those deals - you know, are an opportunity for us to get those kids excited about the sport we love."
Cussen adds that Mac’s National Soccer School is seeing one of the biggest turn outs in its 20 years of existence.
"This is one of our biggest years ever. So, you know it's exciting. I think part of it is the excitement of the World Cup. And so, we're excited to have all these kids here. We had to close this camp, in particular, about a month ago just because it was so big that we just don't have enough room or space to do it all."
USA’s next World Cup match is Sunday against Portugal. The 2014 FIFA World Cup's host is Brazil this time around, and the final is scheduled for July 13th.