Angelina College Soccer Hosting ID and Youth Camps Taking Place in May, June

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Angelina College’s soccer programs are ready to return to the pitch, and the coaching staff will welcome players to a series of camps taking place in May and June.

On May 8 and 9, the Roadrunner soccer teams will host two identification (ID) camps for prospective players, whether those players currently are in high school or are college transfers. The women’s ID evaluation will take place on Saturday, May 8 from 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. The men’s ID evaluation will take place on Sunday, May 9 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The ID camp is geared toward providing high school students and transfers the opportunity for training and evaluation from college coaches while learning valuable information about the recruiting process.

The cost of each session is $40. The camps will take place on the Angelina College campus.

In addition, the AC staff is excited to announce its “Little Runners Camp” geared for boys and girls between the ages of three and 12 years old. Those sessions begin on May 10 and run through June 14 and will take place on Monday evenings. The six sessions will cost a total of $55 and will also take place on the AC campus.

The training program is designed with a progression guiding a child’s discovery of the various soccer skills while being challenged and supported as they learn. Each session will end with unrestricted game play so each young player can experience the speed of an actual match.

All camps will be conducted under current COVID-19 protocols, including distancing guidelines. The camps are open to any and all entrants (limited by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

The camp schedule, along with registration and payment information, are now available online at https://www.natakistewartsocceracademy.com/.

For further information, contact Angelina College soccer head coach Nataki Stewart at nstewart@angelina.edu.

StartEnd CampCostTimeNotes
May 8, 2021May 8, 2021Women’s ID Camp$401:30 PM -6:00PMGK+Field Players
May 9, 2021May 9, 2021Men’s ID Camp$409:00 AM – 1:30 PM GK + Field Players
May 10, 2021June 14, 2021Little Runners Camp$555:30-6:15PM & 6:30-7:15PMAges 3-6 (MONDAYS ONLY)
Ages 7-12 (MONDAYS ONLY)

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.