The Enterprise High School soccer team hosted its Third Annual Future Cats Camp at EHS on Monday, June 24.

More than 60 campers came out to learn from EHS coaches and varsity players at the camp.

“This is our third year and every year we’ve had right at 60 and this year we had about 65, so we’ve added a few more,” Enterprise coach Bruce Ladner said. “High school soccer depends on kids that get to high school that can already play.

“Soccer is a wonderful sport but you need to learn it at a young age. It’s kind of like driving, you don’t want to learn how to drive at 30. We want to get kids out there at a young age and show them the correct way to play the game, so that they are ready when they get to high school.”

Ladner said it’s also a big benefit for his players to serve as coaches at camp.

“That’s a real benefit of it,” Ladner said. “All of a sudden they show a little more patience when I’m trying to explain something to them because now they’ve dealt with short attention spans.

“It’s also good for them to have to explain how to do something that they just automatically do because they’ve been doing it for so long. It makes them see the game in a different way.”

Future Cats are taught the fundamentals of the game along with holding scrimmages each day at a camp, as well.

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