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Men's Soccer Teams Hosts Summer Skills Camp

08.03.2013 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Kids attending the Texas Wesleyan soccer camp last week got a big surprise when Dejan Milosevic, pro goalkeeper for the Dallas Sidekicks, stopped by to say hello. Milosevic is a former Texas Wesleyan Ram goalkeeper.

The children, ages 10-15, were on campus for part of a soccer skills summer camp that was hosted by the men’s soccer team.

Campers and staff encountered the very unusual week of isolated showers, but persevered to work on skills training, speed and agility training, team building, and fitness activities. Campers worked through three or four skill sessions a day to hone and sharpen their soccer prowess.

"This year's camp was a huge success," Tyler Powell, head coach, said. "We had to improvise and be very flexible because it rained every day, but that made it as cool as you can ask for in July. We had 30 people at last year's camp and over 70 this year. I can't thank the staff enough for all of their hard work and efforts this week."

Powell had a wealth of soccer knowledge behind him that included assistant coaches Rick Lopez and Cody Powell, former pro player in Germany and Chili and USSF A licensed coach Diego Castro, former female pro player and USSF A licensed coach Kathy Castro, three time national champion and 2012 NCSSA Player of the Year Chelsea Palmer, current University of Dallas player Lindsey Jeo, Texas Wesleyan Ram player Edvaldo Pedro, and Texas Wesleyan Ram player Arturo Sanchez.

Season Opener in August

The Rams will start their season with two exhibition matches against Richland on Aug. 13 and Hill College on Aug. 17, before kicking off the 2013 season with a home opener against the University of Concordia-Texas. The match is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Martin Field.

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