Crestview coach: soccer camp’s attendance surprising

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 01:38 PM.

“If they continue developing in the game, hopefully I’ll see them in high school.”

Milton coached campers on the basic skills of dribbling, passing and ball control.

“It’s all about controlling the ball,” he said. “The dribbling is important so they can feel comfortable. And we tried to teach them some one-on-one moves so they can get around the opponent.”

Milton said it was more important for players to learn basic ball skills at the camp than for him to stress the team concepts of passing and sharing the ball.

“It’s OK for the little ones to take the ball the length of the field because that shows they have confidence,” he said. “You can teach them later how to share the ball.”

Miltonsaid there is one big difference between the Twin Hills camp and a camp he might lead with his Crestview High team or a team of older players.

“This one I try to have fun for the kids as they get better,” he said. “I try to sell the sport to them.

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