My son has been participating in the British Soccer camps since he was about 5. As soon as our daughter was old enough she joined in as well. They are now 9 and 7. Last summer was our first time to host one of the coaches. Paul Brown ended up staying with us 3 different time and our kids participated in 3 camps. This summer, once again, Paul Brown has come to stay with us. The kids participated in several camps again and we have now hosted several other coaches in addition to Paul. The kids have thoroughly enjoyed the camps, the coaches all the fun the goes along with it! We really appreciated the hard work, dedication and kindness they have shown our family. We are so happy we made the decision to host. Thank you to Paul Brown, Richard Bywater, Mark Dunckley, Peter Marquis, Dan Tarr, and Shane Harris for being such great influences on our children.
Sincerely, The Spavale Family, Katy, Texas
I wanted to take a minute to write and express my gratitude for such a well run camp. My son Trent attended the Challenger Camp last week at Chinn Chapel soccer fields in Highland Village Texas and simple loved it. I think it was due to the wonderful coaches you had for us. Coach Sam was the director. He was well organized. Funny. Personable. And handled the parents with ease.
Coach Greg and Coach Scott also lent a hand to the fun and activities. They encouraged every step of the way (a lot of good jobs and high fives). Such wonderful positive encouragement that came from the heart. All five coaches were genuinely nice and made time for all of our question and concerns. You pick an excellent group of young men to represent your organization. All were amazing role models. If any of these young men choose to come back, please keep my name and information. My family would love to be a host Family for your
organization. Thank you again for a memorable experience for my son. He walked away with a new love of the sport and that to me is priceless.
Sincerely, The Chalmers
I would like to thank you for sending the finest team of coaches to our camp this year. This years coaches consisted on 3 old friends and 3 newcomers. Adam Carew, Aled Jones and Gail McFarlane were here last year and it was like a homecoming. Joel Andre’, Zac Waterman and Calum Murison were newcomers to our camp , but quickly became close friends with the campers and families. We have never had such a fantastic group before. They taught with enthusiasm and was able to break everything down to the campers level. The First Kicks were taught by Calum and Zac. They maintained order and was able to keep the attention of the younger players for the entire session, which is hard to do. The Older groups were taught by Joel and Gail. These two pushed the older players to learn a new skill every day. The instructions were clear and very professional. These two deserve to be head coach in the future. As always, I save the best for last. Adam Carew and Aled Jones were “Simply the Best”. Organized from the very start, these two handled any situation that deviated from the schedule. From campers not wanting to participate to rearranging the schedules due to rain so every camper received their full instruction. These two did it all. The true magic came away from the camp. They moved into our homes and our hearts. They participated in our family activities and became part of our family. I would like to have these coaches back next year.
Thank you, Parent, Coach and PARDS Soccer Director
I would like to take a minute to let you know what a great experience my eight year old son had at the Midland, TX British Challenger Soccer Camp. Coaches Scott, Owen and Joe went above and beyond in my opinion to set a positive example for our youth. They made every day exciting, challenging, and developmentally appropriate for each skill level. I just wanted to once again let them know what a great job they did. My son said it was the best soccer camp ever and he cannot wait to participate again next summer. Thanks for your hard work!
I enrolled my 2 sons in your soccer camp at Bush Park on July 6th through July 10th. They are both beginners. One is 5 and one is 4. They have never played organized sports. I would like to thank Coach Scott Simpson for the way he worked with my sons. As a public school administrator and a former coach myself; I know good instruction when I see it. He is very organized and wastes little time transitioning between drills. His patience is infinite, and he nurtures a love for the game within the kids. I have observed him encouraging the kids as well as redirecting them when they are off task. Coach Simpson is doing a great job. My two sons just love him. Thank you for allowing Coach Simpson to come here; he is an outstanding young man. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly.
Sincerely, The Session Family
I wanted to write to let you know how impressed my husband and I were with our son’s coach this week, Alex Rahey. Coach Alex was prepared with many activities that appealed to and worked for kids of all ages. My son is 3 and has never played soccer. He was just as involved as the oldest child, who I believe was 12. Coach Alex was wonderful at encouraging all the players. As a 3 year old, my son Rodney sometimes stopped or tried to sit out. Coach Alex found fun ways to get Rodney redirected and re-engaged in the activities with the other players. Rodney looked forward to camp everyday and I marveled at Coach Alex’s skills with all the children. Thanks so much for bringing this wonderful program to my area. I hope that I can take my son to the camp in Woodland during the August session and I would be happy if Coach Alex was there to further my son’s skills. Please forward this e-mail to anyone who can take note of Coach Alex’s skills as an instructor, his ability to relate to children of all ages and his openness in communicating with parents. He is an impressive young man. We felt lucky to have him.
Sincerely, The Hofhenkes
I wanted to take a minute and let you know how great the British Challenger camp was that took place the week of 7-20-09 in Frisco, TX. Rory, Leon, Mark and Sam were wonderful with the kids; they were very enthusiastic and made the camp fun for them. This was my daughter’s fourth soccer camp this summer and she told me it was the one she enjoyed the most because of the coaches, she had Leon for her skills portion and thought he was great. She was able to work on some skills she had already learned as well as learn new ones. I have already told several of her friends from her soccer team that they need to do this camp with us next year.
The Welch Family
I wanted to compliment you and your coaches on a job well done. My son, Bryson Marretta, was fortunate enough to have Coach Chris during Challenger Camp. He was such a professional young man, but most importantly, so knowledgeable in the game of soccer. The drills that your team went over during the week with my son were very valuable. All the coaches did a great job. As a young player, Bryson, is always looking to improve his game. Please let us know when you will be back in our area for further training, or any opportunities that may warrant travelling to in order to advance Bryson to his best level.
Sincerely, The Marretta Family