The British are Coming to Salem!

Through a collaborative effort of the Salem Soccer Club, the Washington County Family YMCA and Challenger Sports, British Soccer Camp will once again be offered in Washington County this summer the week of July 22 – July 26.  The camp will be held at the YMCA and you can register online or at the YMCA front desk. 

As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States & Canada, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in our community as our soccer programs continue to grow and expand from the YMCA to Soccer Club to the soccer program at Salem Community Schools.   

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,100 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger Sports will hold over 3,500 Soccer camps this summer and will coach over 130,000 players between the ages of 3 and 19. 

Challenger’s new 1,0000 touches coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices & daily tournament play. Challenger also weaves lessons on Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Leadership and Sportsmanship into the camper’s daily routine.  The approaching to coaching is tailored to each age group and their development level.

The British Soccer Camp program also provides a unique cultural experience for the players, highlighted in the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up soccer chants, wear the team colors of their country, bring flags and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

Register by visiting