Discounts available for early camp signups

Discounts are available for players who register online for the Team Soccer Direct camps which are open to boys and girls from ages 5 through 17.

The TSD camps will be held from June 23-26 at the Island School soccer complex and is open to players from the Kaua‘i Soccer Association as well as the American Youth Soccer Organization.

During the camp, players will be working with TSD coaches and staff on positional training, goalkeeping and shooting.

The half-day camp starts at 9 a.m. and runs through noon at a cost of $95 for KSA and AYSO members.

The full-day camp runs from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. at a cost of $150 for KSA and AYSO members.

A special high school camp is being planned for Monday and Tuesday between 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Kevin Devitt, the Kaua‘i connection to TSD, said, “This would be a great way for the older kids to get a look at what the high school kids are doing on the Mainland and what players at a high level train like.”

He added that parents have been asking for this type of training here, and this is the result.

“I hope we can get at least 20 high school aged students to participate,” Devitt said.

Players receive instruction, a T-shirt, quality Brine Ball and an award certificate for the tuition.

Half-day campers should bring a snack, water and sunscreen, and full-day campers must bring lunch, water, snack and sunscreen.

According to the TSD, the staff is composed of the best coaches in the Western region of the United States and includes several college coaches, players and nationally licensed coaching staff.

Many of the coaches have either played on collegiate teams, or have United States Soccer Federation Coaching licenses.

George Kuntz from D1 University of California Irvine and the HYSA DOC along with the University of Hilo soccer coaching staff will lead the instruction.

TSD has been coaching youth for 30 years.

Players are given professional instruction in areas such as skill training, tactical decision-making and postion play.

Additional benefits include the learning of the meaning of camaraderie, team play, sportsmanship and spirit through a curriculum developed by NCAA coaches.

For more information, or to register online, visit the TSD Web site at www.TeamSoccerDirect.com

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