The day will start out with a soccer camp before Taft College hosts an alumni game

In a leadup to the new West Side Youth Soccer League, the Westside Recreation and Park District along with the Taft College soccer program will present Taft Soccer Day on Saturday, Aug.18 at the Taft High soccer fields.

The first order of business that day is the WSYSL soccer camp. The soccer camp is an opportunity to meet the coaches, assistant coaches and referees of the WSYSL.

Players can also get instruction from the Taft College coaching staff, the 2012 team and state champion Taft College soccer alumni.

There will also be age appropriate sessions like a technical and agility session, a drill session and game session. It will be a fun filled learning experience for soccer players of all ages. All camp participants will receive one free admission to the Taft College alumni soccer game.

Participants must wear cleats and shin guards.

The camp is open to boys and girls four years old and up and will go from 9 a.m.-noon with check in set for 8:15 a.m. The cost is $30 per participant. The deadline is Thursday, Aug.9.

Following the camp, a soccer match will take place between the Taft College alumni soccer players at 12:30 p.m.

The game will take place at the Taft High soccer fields and will cost $6 for adults, $3 for children and students and free for those under four years old. The proceeds from the game will benefit the Taft College soccer program.

For more information, contact the Rec at 763-4246.