Oklahoma State soccer coaches are in town for a girls’ camp, being held at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex.
“We had some contact with a couple of local players that expressed an interest in coming to Oklahoma State,” said OSU assistant women’s soccer coach Justin Elkington.
“We have just expanded our camps so instead of kids coming on campus, we’re now bringing our camps out to the communities.
“We’re just trying to reach out in Oklahoma and give back a little bit.
“Some of the kids are not able to afford the travel and the cost of doing our residential camps so we thought we would bring the camp to them,” he said.
The stop in Durant is just one of four for the coach this summer, with two camps planned in Tulsa and one in Tahlequah.
About 30 girls are participating in this week’s camp, including most of the Durant Lady Lions soccer team.
“We’ve worked a lot on some of the first touch stuff, which is really important to give yourself time and space on the ball,” Elkington said.
The girls have also been working on finishing and shooting, possession, one-on-one, two-on-two and three-on-three situations, working up to a full game.
“The girls have been great, haven’t complained, and have had a great mentality,” Elkington said. “The week has flown by for us and been a pleasure so far.”
The camp consisted of six two-hour sessions that conclude today.