Sidekicks Looking to Pass On Skills to Younger Audience

As summer rolls around and the Dallas Sidekicks settle into their long offseason before returning this fall, players are turning their attention to the future stars of the game. This summer, from June to August, veteran defenseman Nick Stavrou and former midfield star Kevin Smith will continue the Sidekicks' tradition of helping advance both the indoor and outdoor game in DFW by directing a series of instructional camps throughout DFW.

“With the World Cup coming up this summer there will be an even bigger spotlight on a sport that is already extremely popular in Dallas, especially among kids. This year, we’re holding both indoor and outdoor camps, so there is something for everyone regardless of their skill level.” Stavrou said.

Dallas Sidekicks Soccer Camps will provide elite instruction and coaching for children five to 12 years of age, with curriculum designed around the fundamentals of passing, controlling, dribbling, shooting, heading and defending. Sidekicks players both past and present will rotate throughout camps to provide additional coaching, and campers will have the chance to pit their skills up against the Sidekicks themselves as they scrimmage against them on the last day of camp.

“We like to change it up so each day is unique and exciting,” Stavrou said. “Our team is full of passionate, seasoned coaches and it’s always fun for us and the campers to bring all of these minds together to share knowledge and real-world experience.”

Each camper will receive a free t-shirt and soccer ball, five days/15 hours of coaching and a ticket to a 2014-15 regular season home game to see their instructors in action. For more information or to register, visit and click the “Camps” tab.

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