Cornwall Ontario — Olympic athlete Christina Julien, who was born in Cornwall Ontario, and played Timbits Soccer as a child, is returning to her home town this summer.
Christina Julien and Alana Brady are co-organizing and hosting the Fancy Feet Soccer Camps for girls at the Benson Centre from July 7th to the 11th.
“I always wanted to do my own camp and teach kids what I learned. My friend Alana Brady initiated this and was the driving force behind this camp”, says Julien.
Both Julien and Brady have an impressive resume of experience.
Christina Julien has represented Canada as an alternative player for the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team. She also has international experience playing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, at the Pan American Games, and winning a Gold Medal at the CONCACAF Championship in 2010.
Alana Brady has four years of CIS experience playing for Laurentian University and was their team captain.
Their combined experience will hugely benefit the girls participating in these camps.
“The most important lesson a young athlete can learn is to have fun and follow your passion, not to get to caught up with the present, but instead to see the end goal, and where they want to go”, explains Julien.
Christina Julien has worked with soccer camps before, but this is the first one that has her name associated with it. She thrives on taking a leadership role working with young athletes as a teacher.
“I like the fact that I can influence them and encourage them to do something they want to do and to get better at it. To make them realize their goals are not beyond their reach.
Julien who has been training hard for twelve years knows exactly what it takes to reach those goals. At higher levels of soccer there is more focus on the mental aspect of the game and on proper nutrition. However for the young athletes participating in this camp, the focus is on proper techniques.
“To teach them to break down the movements, master each step, and see it as a whole”, says Julien.
What’s next for Julien after the Fancy Feet soccer camps?
Christina Julien will continue to play professional soccer and her goal is to once again adorn the red and white at the next Olympics in 2016.
The deadline to sign up is this Sunday. There are only a few spots remaining. For more information or to register your child to the Fancy Feet Summer Camp visit the official website: http://www.christinajulienfutbal.com/