Rochester kids learn from international soccer players

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – Rochester kids who love soccer are learning from some of the best this week.

Their coaches have come all the way from Brazil and the UK.

More than 100 kids packed the fields at Calvary Baptist Church in Rochester Monday morning.

They learned new soccer skills, and also learned about their faith.

This is the fifth year the church has held the camp for first through sixth grade students.

Organizers say the camp helps teach life skills in a fun environment.

There are eight coaches: six from Brazil and two from England. They say they hope they can be good role models for the students.

“It brings a joy to just be able to share the passion and the skills that we have,” said Wesley Costa, a Brazilian soccer player. “It’s a gift that we share to the kids and just make sure they’re having some fun and learning some skills and also, of course spreading the word and the gospel to them.”

Organizers say they are running out of space, which is why they capped registration at 120 students this year.

The camp continues through Thursday.

Rochester students learn soccer skills from professional coaches.
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