World famous soccer camp comes To Fort Myers
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - One of the most famous and victorious soccer clubs in the world, the Barcelona Football Club, is bringing their training camp to Fort Myers.
Managing director Marcel explains coming to Fort Myers, just made sense.
"This is our first year here in Fort Myers, so we are very thankful to Lee county, to Jet Blue Park for welcoming us here. Many of the participants had been traveling to Fort Lauderdale, so we figured why not make it easy for everybody, lets go into the community"
The first day of the camp is a coaches clinic, where they spent the first part of the day in a classroom.
"They got into specific drills" coach Nick Erickson from North Fort Myers High School tells us "those drills are translated outside to here"
Along with almost 50 other coaches from across the country, it was their turn to be the students, and learn the fundamentals of the Barcelona Football Club. Once the coaches were let out of class, they hit the fields to learn those drills from one of the best football clubs, in the world.
"Just getting a basic idea of what a top level club expects from players, coaches, at every level. From youth all the way up to their first division team" says Nick
Coaches here in Fort Myers may have gotten the first peek at the team's fancy footwork, but Marcel tells us the real campers, are the kids.
"The idea to go into the communities, and pour out everything we know; the know how, our efforts, our dedications to the sport, and we don't know who we're going to meet, but we know we're going to meet fans and supporters, so we're looking forward to that"