Whitecaps teach all levels of soccer

Whitecaps summer camp returns to Nanaimo’s Beban Park Gyro Youth Sports Fields next weekend (Sept. 10-11).

Vancouver Whitecaps FC camp manager Sam Lenarduzzi instructs players at a summer camp earlier this season. The ’Caps hold camp in Nanaimo Sept. 10-11.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC camp manager Sam Lenarduzzi instructs players at a summer camp earlier this season. The ’Caps hold camp in Nanaimo Sept. 10-11.

Nanaimo soccer players are excited about the start of another season and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC are excited to be a part of it.

Whitecaps summer camp returns to Nanaimo’s Beban Park Gyro Youth Sports Fields this weekend (Sept. 10-11).

Boys and girls in the U9-U14 brackets can participate, and will be split into two groups: development and performance. The lower level will stress the fundamentals of the game like passing, shooting and ball control, said camp manager Sam Lenarduzzi.

“If you don’t learn the basic skills, you’re not going to get to that next level,” he said.

“The performance level is more for the select players. It’s more for those kids that theoretically should have the art of all the skills down pat and then we just put them into situations where they need to use those.”

Cost is $129. On-site registration will be available, or parents can call 1-778-330-1354 or click here.