For the first time in UW history, the Badger mens and womens soccer programs combined efforts taking the Wisconsin Soccer Camp for 6-14 year olds on the road. UW mens head coach Jeff Rohrman and his assistants Jon Szczepanski and Nick Pasquarello and womens head coach Dean Duerst and his assistants Kristie Braunston and Zac Shaw took their expertise on the road.
This year's camp was a tremendous success as we were able to see a number of kids from around Madison, said Rohrman. It was a great week of soccer where the kids had the opportunity to learn some more about the game as well as have a lot of fun doing it!
Soccer camps were held not only on the UW campus, but in Middleton, Monona and Verona, bringing UW soccer into local community backyards. Badger student-athletes from both teams were also involved in the camps, which were extremely successful.
The 2003 Soccer Day camps for the mens and womens soccer programs were a huge success in our first year of joining forces to expand our outreach to the community, said Duerst. The soccer staffs and Badger players worked well together to create a tremendous learning experience for the young campers. We all look forward to growing with our day camp outreach for next year.
The mens soccer program holds its camp for 10-18-year olds later this month from July 13-17. The camp features not only Rohrman and his two assistants Pasquerello and Szczepanski, but current players, former pro players and college and high school coaches from the midwest.
Cost of the camp is $400 for those staying overnight and $350 for commuters. This camp is a great opportunity for players to see the UW campus and interact with the Badger coaching staff.
Some spots are still available for this camp and you can register online at www.uwcamps.com. For further information contact assistant coach Nick Pasquerello at (608) 262-5298 or by fax at (608) 263-7849.