|Canadian soccer heroine Kaylyn Kyle hosted an uplifting camp in Saskatoon.|
For the young players that are heading to Kaylyn Kyle’s soccer camp in Regina, they are in for a treat, if the camp she held in Saskatoon is any indication.
The Saskatoon product, who is a star on Canada’s national women’s soccer team, is hosting a skills camp on Saturday and Sunday in Regina at Evraz Place. On the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4, the prodigal daughter returned to her home city stomping grounds to host an extremely success event at the SaskTel Sports Centre.
There were hundreds of youngsters filling out all the spots at the Saskatoon camp in the under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-16 age categories, and some traveled in from centres like Vancouver and Winnipeg. They all wanted to see a Canadian heroine.
When you look at Kyle, you see an athlete that you feel should be up on a high pedestal for having the complete package like a Tom Brady. She has amazing natural athletic talent, her physical conditioning and fitness level is off the charts, and she is the image of perfect beauty.
|Kaylyn Kyle offers words of encouragement to a young player.|
While she has all these incredible traits, her best characteristic is the fact she is human. The players at the Saskatoon camp seemed to be blown away by how personable and down to earth their hero was.
Kyle took on the coaching duties first hand. She did have a number of top rate soccer coaches out to help her, but she took the initiative in ensuring things ran well.
The Saskatoon camp had five difference skill stations, and Kyle went from station to station demonstrating how things should be done and offering positive words of encouragement. Her comfort level was visibly high.
It was obvious she was home, and there was a family atmosphere to the event. Helping out were her father, Doug, mother, Pat, and older sister, Courtnee. Due to the fact Kaylyn literally travels and plays all over the world, the soccer camp provided an opportunity for her to have some family time.
Her parents and older sister were outstanding to deal with, and it became easy to tell where Kaylyn, who turned 27 on Tuesday, got her personable side from.
|Kaylyn Kyle demonstrates a drill at her Saskatoon soccer camp.|
The soccer star even admitted she couldn’t believe what she was seeing at her hometown camp. Kyle noted that she never had the chance to go to a camp like the one she hosted, and growing up playing soccer in “the Bridge City,” she never dreamed about hosting a skills camp let alone one that was well attended and extremely successful.
When the sessions ended on the first day of her Saskatoon camp, Kyle held a question and answer session with the players and was pretty charismatic in answering some of the queries that were questions only kids would think about asking.
She also signed autographs and took pictures with each player, and she never seemed to tire out in continuously have positive energy. Most people would have.
Anyone that anything to do with Kyle’s camp in Saskatoon would have to conclude they had a great day. It is always cool when your hometown heroes can return, give back, and make people feel genuinely special.
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