FARMINGTON — So what if it’s raining? Participants in soccer camp this week won’t let a little drizzle stop them.
Soccer camp at the University of Maine at Farmington began Monday with 88 area children participating, said Molly Wilkie, head coach for UMF women’s soccer and lacrosse. Wilkie and men’s soccer and lacrosse Head Coach Christopher Parsons, are running the camp.
The young players ran for the goals at UMF’s Prescott Field on Monday afternoon despite wet clothes and sneakers. They didn’t seem to mind. They actually slide better, Wilkie said.
The coaches kept them in for a while Monday morning, but the children wanted to get out and try some of the basics they were learning, Wilkie said.
During the one-week camp, the coaches will progress from teaching the fundamentals of soccer to team techniques and things they can use on their school soccer teams.
The students are from all around Franklin County, with some visitors to the area also taking part. The camp is for children ages 5 to 15. A half-day is held for ages 5 to 7, with ages 8 to 15 staying from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Formerly a camp offered by Rob Lieb for a number of years, UMF assumed sponsorship for the camp this year. Soccer coaches from Mt. Blue High School, Mt. Abram and UMF soccer team players are helping the young players.

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Gray skies and drizzle didn’t stop these young soccer players Monday afternoon at Prescott Field in Farmington as they participated in Soccer Camp.The camp, sponsored by the University of Maine at Farmington, is being held this week for children ages 5 to 15.

Gray skies and drizzle didn’t stop these young soccer players Monday
afternoon at Prescott Field in Farmington as they participated in
Soccer Camp.The camp, sponsored by the University of Maine at
Farmington, is being held this week for children ages 5 to 15.

Gray skies and drizzle didn’t stop these young soccer players Monday
afternoon at Prescott Field in Farmington as they participated in
Soccer Camp.The camp, sponsored by the University of Maine at
Farmington, is being held this week for children ages 5 to 15.


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