CHANDIGARH: The much awaited Minerva Academy FC summer camp is all set to kick-start from May 1 at the lush green club campus in Daon, Mohali.
The summer camp is bring organised after the success of the winter camp, where close to hundreds kids were given I-League level training. With demand for another camp coming from all quarters, the Management decided to go the extra bit this time, lengthening the duration and then including girls for the camp.
“Many girls were also interested for the camp and they keep asking us to conduct it for girls also. So seeing the interest, we decided to include girls for the camp,” said club CEO Henna Bajaj.
She also added that, “Last time, the camp was a bit short and the kids wanted more. We also felt the same and want to keep them for few more days so that they could be groom for a longer time and make them accustomed to the life of a professional club.”
The camp will include daily I-League style practice and training to be conducted by the Minerva Academy coaches. Technical and Tactical session will be conducted by AFC A license coach of the club, Surinder Singh while GK coach Sandeep Singh will help in the development of the goalkeepers.
Kids will be educated on common injuries that footballs are prone to and they will be taught as to how they should avoid such injuries and deal with them, in case they get injured.
Apart from all these, to give them a feel of a professional club, they will be taken for Hydrotherapy session, cross-fit training session. Club Director, Ranjit Bajaj, who is a motivational Guru, will take care of the Motivational sessions.
Kids will be given one on one counselling and feedback sessions will also be organised with parents. Lastly, during the course of the camp, kids will be exposed to several practice matches with other clubs or teams.
“I always dreamt of becoming a professional footballer but was confused, how to become one or what I should do. Then, I joined the Minerva Academy FC winter camp and I was exposed to the whole system of how one becomes a Pro. I am so thankful to Minerva for showing me the right path. I am going for the summer camp again, said Abu Osama, a 16-year-old boy from Gujarat.
Registration will close on April 30. Interested candidates are requested to contact +91- 8728089819 for registration.