BROWNSVILLE – The University of Texas at Brownsville Ocelots men's soccer team held its 2014 Summer Camp Monday through Thursday at the UTB Soccer Field.
Overall, 23 boys and girls 4-16 years old attended camp and learned from Head Coach Dan Balaguero, Assistant Coach Omar Apodaca, community soccer coach Lalo Mata, and Ocelot player Ahmed Zaky.
"It went really well. We had a great group of kids, some very good players and they were a very attentive group." Balaguero said, "It was fun."
Campers went over drills concentrating on individual and team play. The camp was split up in groups. Campers 4-7 years old were on the north half of the field and the rest of the campers were on the south side of the field.
"Everyday we warmed up with some technical stuff and focused on a different aspect of the game daily." Balaguero said, "Monday was dribbling, Tuesday was passing and shooting, and Wednesday was heading and defending and then we had a tournament today to finish the camp with."
Balaguero added, "It's been great and I feel blessed to have been able to touch a lot of different youth in the area. Every year we had a good turnout and we have had positive feedback."