Crestview coach: soccer camp’s attendance surprising


Felicity McCallen, Bryce Nole and Donald Hall battle for the ball at the Crestview Parks and Recreation Department soccer camp.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 01:38 PM.

CRESTVIEW — In the last three years, Scottie Milton has proven himself a more than capable soccer coach as he has led the Crestview High School boys soccer team.

However, even a veteran coach such as Milton can be outnumbered.

Milton took on a new coaching challenge last week as instructor for the Crestview Parks and Recreation Department soccer camp at Twin Hills Park. About 25-30 players between ages 4 and 14 attended the camp.

“It has gone really well,” he said. “The first day was kind of rough because I wasn’t expecting the numbers. I heard it was only going to be 13 kids here and then I walked up (and there were twice that number). It was only me here so it was kind of crazy on Monday.”

Milton called in some of his players as reinforcements for the remainder of the week and things seemed to go off without a hitch.

The campers were divided into age groups so they could play against others with similar size and skill sets.

“I think they want to have success,” he said. “If they were playing with the older kids, they would never see the ball. It’s all about them touching the ball.

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