Soccer is last 'Kids in College' sports camp of the summer

Men's soccer coach Jack Adams will offer instruction on boys and girls soccer from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Aug. 8-12, at Penn State New Kensington's final sports camp of the summer.

Adams, who guided the New Kensington Lions to the finals of the Penn State University Athletic Conference in 2010, the team's inaugural season, will focus on shooting, passing, dribbling and defense. The camp is open to children in grades 1-6, and the cost is $110. Participants will receive a T-shirt and are asked to bring shin guards and a water bottle.

A former soccer standout and captain at Grove City College, Adams brings a wealth of energy and passion to the position. A native of Pittsburgh, Adams graduated from Pine Richland High School before earning his bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship with a minor in economics. He was named Grove City's most valuable player in his senior season. After the runner-up finish in the PSUAC tournament, Adams was named the conference's "Coach of the Year."

Soccer is a part of the instructional sports camp lineup that includes wrestling, boys and girls basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading. The camps are a part of Penn State New Kensington's "Kids in College" summer program. For 21 summers, the Office of Continuing Education has offered a variety of academic and sports activities for students in grades one through 12.

The Kids in College program is funded by a grant from the Grable Foundation, whose mission is to enrich the academic, artistic and social experiences for at-risk youth living in the Alle-Kiski Valley. The grant is earmarked for scholarships and materials. Based in Pittsburgh, the Grable Foundation supports community and youth organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania. The foundation reflects the philanthropic philosophy of Erret and Minnie Grable, who were strong believers in the importance of education in helping children build productive, self-sustaining and meaningful lives.

For more information, call the Office of Continuing Education at 724-334-6010.

To view the brochure, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/CE/41091.htm online.

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Last Updated July 27, 2011