The first week of August 2021 marked the first Switchbacks Soccer Summer Camp since moving to the new Weidner Field. Children between the ages of 5 and 18 could sign up for three days of instructional camp taught by certified members of the Switchbacks staff.
The clinic, lasting for three days between August 3rd and 5th, took place from 9 to 11 am every day and included lessons, practices, and some small-scale scrimmages. Ages varied from 5 up to 14, and the almost fifty athletes who attended were sorted into ‘teams’ based on their age and previous experiences with soccer.
On the last day of the clinic, campers were surprised by a few members of the Switchbacks FC team. Rony Argueta and Dillon Serna both showed up to give some advice and playing techniques, as well as playing in a few short scrimmages. The kids had an absolute blast and it was so fun getting to see our players interacting with the young players.
The Switchbacks are currently planning on having the soccer camp be an annual thing, and the hope is that for next season the clinic itself will be able to be held at our very own Weidner Field.
The Switchbacks are halfway through their season! For your chance to see them in action, head to: https://www.switchbacksfc.com/2021season. Make sure to check out our fall concerts and brew fests while you’re there!