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Soccer: Coach Jim's Community Soccer Camp

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4-8 year olds surround Coach Jim in a soccer field
Jim Evans Community Day Camps

Join Coach Jim and Simsbury High School soccer players for this fun and encouraging soccer camp! Camp will run Monday through Thursday. Friday of each week will be a rain date.

4-8 Year Olds
During this week-long camp for 4 to 8-year-olds, Coach Jim Evans will take your child through the fundamentals of soccer in an age-appropriate manner. 
-The beginnings of individual ball mastery
-Glossary definitions of all age-appropriate skills
-The addition of a component
-Competing (winning and losing) and how to do both in the best way possible
-Age-appropriate dribbling, shielding, striking for goals, goalkeeping, ball control, receiving, playing with a partner, and playing with two partners
-Playing the game in formats of 1v1, 1v1, 1v1, 2v1, (3v3 for ages 7-8)
-Parents are welcome to participate

9-12 Year Olds
During this week-long camp for 9 to 12-year-olds, Coach Jim Evans will take your child through the fundamentals of soccer in an age-appropriate manner. 

-Continuation of Individual Ball Mastery
-Glossary/Definitions of All Age Appropriate Skills (Body, Ball, Teammates, Opponents).
-The Playing Triangle.
-Playing Against Opponents. Gaining a Numbers Advantage.
-Competing, aka Winning and Losing  – How to Do Both in the Best Way Possible.
-Age Appropriate Dribbling, Shielding , Striking for Goals, Goalkeeping, Ball -----Control, Receiving, Playing With Two Partners, Playing With Three Partners.
-Playing the Game. 1v1 , 2v1, 3v1, 3v2, 3v3, 4v4.
-For Kids Only! No Parents, no cameras.
 
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Additional Information
Please Bring:
- Sneakers or cleats
- A soccer ball
- A healthy snack
- Water

Shin guards are optional

About the Instructor
About Jim Evans
Jim Evans is a veteran soccer coach currently coaching at Thomas College. Besides coaching college soccer for 40 years, he has conducted soccer camps since 1980. He was the Director of The Maine Soccer School from 1986-2011, the Hendrix College Soccer Camp from 2008-2016, and has coached at Chris Parsons Central Maine Soccer Camp since 2016.
He is an expert at teaching the game in an age specific manner. The most important groups to him are the 4-8 year old's. He's been coaching it since 1980 and loves working with kids of these ages! His BS in Physical Education with an emphasis on K-3 PE and Coaching at UCONN set him up for success with the little ones, and 40 summers of working with these kids gives him a very unique skill set.

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