REED CITY — Challenger Sports has been invited to host a “British Soccer Camp” in Reed City.

AYSO 872 Osceola County has teamed up to host the week long “British Soccer Camp” during the week of Aug. 8 through 12 at Footloose Field at the corner of U.S. 10 and Church Street in Reed City .

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,000 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger Sports will host more than 3,000 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach more than 120,000 players between the ages of 3 and 19.

In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot-skills, technical, tactical practices and daily tournament play, Challenger has partnered with the NAIA to help educate players in lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.

The British Soccer Camp program also provides a unique cultural experience for the players, highlighted in the Camp Word Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up soccer chants, wear the team colors of their country, bring flags and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

Costs for the camp range from $69 to $157. 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 from your Camp Coordinator.

Each camper will receive a free soccer camp T-Shirt, a free soccer ball, free giant soccer poster and a personalized skills performance evaluation.

In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British soccer replica jersey.

Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up on line in advance. To sign up, visit www.challengersports.com. For more information please contact Tara Lee at (231) 832-9242 or e-mail taralee9242@charter.net.