Applications for Kirby Cup Soccer Camp now available

Published 8:00 am Saturday, April 28, 2018

The 14th annual Kirby Cup Soccer Camp is now officially scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, through Saturday June 23, at Harmon Field in Tryon

This grant-funded, free event for boys and girls in third to eighth  grade (ages 8-13) has been approved the Kirby Harmon Field Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.

Applications are available at local schools and the town halls in Tryon, Columbus and Saluda as well as at Polk County Recreation soccer games. Submission deadline is May 18.

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The mission of the camp is to teach fundamental soccer skills and create a global awareness by exploring other countries’ heritages.

This year, players will be divided into four teams representing countries from the Americas that qualified for the World Cup — Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Uruguay. Each day, players will learn about the country and then train in their style of play.

The camp ends with a round robin tournament and picnic on Saturday. Enrollment is limited to 80 players on a first-come, first- serve basis.

– Submitted by George Alley