Reed City girls complete soccer camp

50-50 BALL: Reed City's Tia Lintemuth fights for the ball during the Coyotes' soccer camp on Monday. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)
50-50 BALL: Reed City's Tia Lintemuth fights for the ball during the Coyotes' soccer camp on Monday. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Reed City soccer coach Bryan Hall has some players that are busy with other sports during the summer, including basketball and volleyball.

But the Coyotes were still able to have an impressive turnout of 27 players at a two-day overnight camp Sunday and Monday at the high school. Hall called it an “excellent” turnout.

“It was a lot of team bonding and getting to know each other,” Hall said.

The camp included instruction plus scrimmages. Kelly Davis, a former Reed City boys soccer team goalie, who has played club soccer at Ferris State, provided instruction for goalkeepers.

“He did a good job with them,” Hall said. “They got some specialized training.”

The camp started at 1 p.m. and continued to 11 p.m. Sunday night. The girls stayed overnight in the upper gym bleacher area in the school. The camp resumed for most of the day on Monday.

“We had a good turnout for soccer in the offseason,” Hall said. “A lot of the players are in other sports. Some of the girls have done three of these”

On Monday afternoon, Jeff Beilfuss, a former Reed City athlete, gave the group a pep talk.

”He talked about having your role on the team and living out your role on the team and how that can help you in life,” Hall said.

It was the first soccer camp the Reed City girls have had, Hall noted.

“I’m very happy with the turnout,” Hall said.