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Youth soccer camp has international flavor

Coaches from Italy teaching European aspects of game

Coach Carlo Ferri instructs Adem Jones, center, and Suki Kingra, left, on ball control Tuesday afternoon at the Rotterdam Youth Soccer camp.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Coach Carlo Ferri instructs Adem Jones, center, and Suki Kingra, left, on ball control Tuesday afternoon at the Rotterdam Youth Soccer camp.
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In Italy, soccer is much more than just a sport. Short tap-passes, dribbling and trapping are just a fraction of the fundamentals studied by young Italians as they begin learning the style of soccer coached on the Mediterranean peninsula. Italy’s youth soccer coaches break the game down to the individual movements, train their players to hone these skills and then teach them how to focus on the mental aspects of the sport. Now young soccer ...


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