MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan women’s soccer team are holding their annual soccer camp at NMU this week.
Assistant coach and Marquette–native Haley Boroughf has been running these camps for the last five years and she says the turnout has been pretty good.
“We have a little less than normal. We thought we were only going to have about 25 and we ended up having about 50. It was a pretty big surprise. We have a wide range of kids and a wide range of ages so it’s going pretty well,” said Boroughf.
The campers range from five to 17 years old, taking part in drills that promote fundamentals of soccer. Boroughf says the camps are also used to increase the local interest in soccer among younger athletes.
“We have a tailgate and the local kids come out and do that. Last year, we started recognizing them before the game so they can come out and walk with us on the field, walk with the Northern players. Other than that, we just try to get them to come to our games and make them want to be like us when they grow up,” Boroughf said.
The Lady Wildcats will open their regular season at home against Finlandia on September 1st.