(Kansas City, Mo.) – Under the tutelage of third-year head coach Chris Cissell, the Kansas City women’s soccer program kicked off its first of three designated summer soccer camps yesterday evening at Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field.
With over 16 years of successful coaching experience, Cissell is relishing the opportunity to work with girls who are trying to elevate their soccer skills.
“We’re just excited to able to come out and teach all of tomorrows stars the fundamentals and basics of soccer throughout our time with them,” said Cissell.
Joining Cissell this week are three active Kangaroo players in senior Ashley Gann, junior Presley Chrisco and junior Allison Schau. Gann, who currently sits third in goals (7), first in assists (7), second in points (21) and second in shots (110) on the program’s career all-time list, is definitely enjoying her time with the campers.
“I love being out here,” said Gann, who set a team record for most shots (9) in a single match last season against Oral Roberts. “I’m just having a blast out here while seeing them grow, work with one another and play the game that I love to play.”
Going on this week (June 27 – 30), is the Residential Camp Program, which targets serious soccer players from grades 6 – 12 who want to continue to develop their overall soccer skills.
Up next, will be the ID Camp Program (July 19 - 20) for premier and competitive players (Grades 8-12) who are looking for the opportunity to be trained at the very highest level. In addition, this camp specifically is designed for those aspiring to be a student-athlete at the collegiate level.
To conclude the summer, UMKC’s women’s soccer program will host the Youth Clinic on July 20 (K – 5th grade) that will be a fun opportunity for campers to learn and develop new skills.
*Note: July 5 is the deadline to register for the ID Camp Program. Click here to register for all camps.