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Passing On a Passion for Soccer

The Tolland High School soccer teams have been fundraising and sharing their love of the game this summer at the Eagle Soccer School.

The soccer teams shared their hard-earned soccer skills and tips at the Eagle Soccer Camp this summer, which helped its young campers work on their game while fundraising for the high school's upcoming season.

"The best part is watching the young kids interact with the big ones," said boys soccer coach Jim Leahy. "I'm not sure who has more fun."

The one-week camp, which is held at , is in its second year and has already seen its participants number double, Leahy said.

The high schoolers help the 5- to 12-year-olds improve with age-appropriate training and drills. Leahy said that the school is popular amongst kids who play soccer recreationally.

And for the high schoolers, Leahy said that the camp helps alleviate the cost of pay-to-play fees. He anticipates the soccer school will raise around $3,600 for the high schoolers this year.

"I tell them, 'This is your team, and it starts now,'" Leahy said of the teamwork necessary to run the camp. 

Anyone looking for more information on the camp for next summer should visit the Tolland Soccer Club website.

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