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Posted on: May 8, 2018

British Soccer Camp



The most popular soccer camp in North America is coming this summer to Apache Junction


With an innovative camp curriculum developed from the country that invented the sport, and with a team of coaches who grew up eating, drinking and breathing soccer, Challenger Sports is bringing young players throughout the US and Canada, an up close and personal opportunity to experience the sport closest to Britain’s heart. Continuing over 20 years of success as the most popular soccer camp in the United States and Canada, Challenger will be holding one of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in the growing soccer community of Apache Junction, AZ.

Challenger Sports has teamed up with Apache Junction Parks and Recreation to host the week long “British Soccer Camp” during the week of June 4-8, at Prospector Park (3015 N. Idaho Rd.)

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of our elite team of 1,200 British soccer coaches, hand selected, trained and flown to the USA exclusively, to work on these programs. Challenger Sports will hold over 4,000 Soccer programs this year and we will coach over 225,000 players between the ages of 4 and 11.

What is our mission?

To provide all children with an opportunity to learn, grow and share a positive and educational camp experience, which not only develops success on the field, but also inspires confidence, happiness and builds self-esteem.

What does the camp provide?

The key to any memorable childhood experience, is fun. The Challenger camp culture is centered around making learning fun and their British coaching staff are famous for the way they are able to entertain, engage and educate the campers throughout the week.

Challenger’s unique 1,000 touches coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play which will enhance technical skill. But it’s not just about the game. Challenger Sports use soccer to teach Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Leadership and Sportsmanship.

Then there’s the ever popular Camp World Cup, bringing both friendly competition and cultural variety to each day. The daily tournament gives campers the chance to represent a world cup team, with extra points being awarded for them making up chants, wearing the team colors of their chosen country, creating flags, and learning as much as they can about their chosen countries culture.

Apache Junction P&R, is offering “British Soccer Camp” sessions for the following ages:

Ages 4-6 First Kicks 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $75

Ages 7-11 Half Day 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $120

Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season – Team Camp Rates are available. Please contact the Challenger representative listed below.

Each camper will receive a free camp t-shirt, a free ball, a free soccer poster and a personalized skills evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online with challenger at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer Replica Jersey (value $39).

Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up online in advance to avoid disappointment. To register and for more information please go to or contact your local Challenger representative:

More information please contact: Dan Jones - 760-945-2109 – or Gary Gartner - 480-474-5119 – 


Challenger Sports is a corporation registered in Kansas which provides Camps, Clinics, Tours, Tournaments, Team Trainers, uniforms and equipment to soccer clubs in each US state and throughout Canada. In addition to coaching youth players Challenger will also run hundreds of free parent/coach soccer clinics throughout the country in partnership with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Challenger Sports is the only soccer camp that has been accredited by The American Camping Association. (ACA). ACA is the national camp accreditation body in the US and verifies that a camp has complied with up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality, recognized by courts of law and government regulators.

For more information on additional programs and services, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 480-983-2181 or visit our website at You can also follow AJ Parks and Rec on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links/logos on the website.

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