Campers learn how much work goes into playing soccer at Centennial
Last week Centennial girls soccer coach Kara Cuellar and new boys soccer coach Brian Boydston held their annual soccer camp at Centennial High School’s stadium.
Cuellar said the camp helped her by giving her a sneak peak at her future players. The campers included incoming fifth- through ninth-grade boys and girls.
“I’m able to see the girls that are going to be trying out this year, and it gives me kind of a feel of what the future is going to hold,” Cuellar said.
The camp has come along way since it was held on the grass fields at Burleson High School, while Centennial’s fields were under construction.The numbers for this year’s camp are down a bit. After holding the biggest camp ever last summer their were around 30 at the camp.
“We’re kind of battling with some of the other camps number-wise,” Cuellar said. “But I think every year it has gotten a little bit better because the community wants to be involved with the school and we try to get out there and invite the younger girls to come here and get familiarized with the traditions here at Centennial.”
According to Cuellar her favorite part of the camp is working with the younger kids “who are just a ball of energy.”
She said the younger campers soak in everything they are taught and are hard workers.
The campers are learning from one of the best coaches around in Cuellar, who started the program at Centennial six years ago. In five varsity seasons, she has taken the Lady Spartans to the playoffs each year.