Skip to comments.Indiana Ready For Soccer School
Posted on 06/07/2013 11:01:28 AM PDT by the scotsman
'RANGERS Soccer Schools coaches are delighted to be heading out to America this weekend for yet another Overseas Camp with Rangers Premier FC based in Auburn, Indiana.
This will be camp number four for the soccer school affiliate club and promises to be the biggest and best yet. Rangers Premier FC are now well in to their 10-year affiliation agreement with Rangers Soccer Schools and have seen their club grow from recreational players only to travel teams now competing at state level.
The travel programme has grown from strength to strength and has even seen their teams make the trip to Glasgow to play in the Rangers International Youth Tournament held every July.
Greg Statt, Overseas Development Officer said: "The coaches cant wait to get started next week and this year we have designed a brand new curriculum for our overseas soccer schools to ensure all the players are continually being challenged and of course have an enjoyable experience on the camp.
"John Good, club president, and all his team over there have shown continued support for Rangers and now you can actually see literally hundreds of young kids playing football wearing official Rangers kits in Auburn Indiana which is a fantastic sight.'
Rangers Soccer Schools 4th Annual Camp, Auburn, Indiana, June 10 - 14, 2013 Venue: Victory Field 5634 County Rd 11A Auburn, IN 46706
Player Development Camp 10am-3pm Age: Boys and girls of all abilities aged between 7 to 18 years Price: $250
Recreational Camp Times: 9:00 - 10:30 am Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm Friday Age: Boys and girls of all abilities aged between 5 to 12 years Price: $55
Phone: 260-927-3188 Email: email@example.com
(Excerpt) Read more at rangers.co.uk ...
‘Rangers Football Club is a football club based in Glasgow, Scotland that plays in the Third Division of the Scottish Football League. Their home ground is Ibrox Stadium in the south-west of the city. Founded in Early March 1872, Rangers were one of the ten founder members of the Scottish Football League, and remained in Scotland’s top division until the end of the 201112 season.
In 2012, The Rangers Football Club Plc became insolvent and entered administration, resulting in liquidation when an agreement could not be reached with its creditors. Its business and assets, including Rangers FC, were bought by a new company, to which the club’s Scottish Football Association membership was transferred in time to enable Rangers to relaunch in the Scottish Football League’s Third Division at the start of season 201213.
In domestic football Rangers have won more league titles and trebles than any other club in the world, winning the league title 54 times, the Scottish Cup 33 times and the Scottish League Cup 27 times, and achieving the treble of all three in the same season seven times. They also won the Third Division title in 2013. In European football, Rangers were the first British club to reach a UEFA tournament final. They won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972 after being runner up twice in 1961 and 1967. A third runners up finish in Europe came in the 2008 UEFA Cup.
Rangers have a long-standing rivalry with Celtic, the two Glasgow clubs being collectively known as the Old Firm, since the late 19th century.’
Soccer gets trashed as “gay” by a lot of the old guard on FR, but I played club soccer 45 yrs ago in college and loved it.
All I know about soccer is gleaned from watching my daughter grow up playing it. I’ve developed a bit of appreciation for it, especially since U.S. football and basketball have deteriorated so severely.
That said, soccer needs just a bit more scoring. Too many ties, too many important games decided by penalty kicks (with the usual ratio of bad or questionable calls), and too many championships decided by shoot outs. I’m a fan of defense, but a bad call deciding a 1-0 or 2-1 game is a problem.
Widening the goal a foot would probably do it. I wouldn’t want to turn the game into a scoring derby, but a bit more offense would be an improvement.
Yeah. Really love to see American kids playing a game that shows the best in cute little shorts and those horrid grass burns and sprained ankles.
This would be great news if it was 2010 and not 2013
Are the Rangers ever going to get back to SPL level? Then, this would be a nice development.
Rangers going belly-up would be like the NY Yankees going bankrupt (if they keep paying for A-Roid, they will)
A few years ago Ajax (Dutch powerhouse) had a developmental school in Orlando...but closed it after a few years. Not a lot of interest in the area at the time...and the immigrants here come from mainly non-soccer playing countries
Yes, there are. Div3 champs last season, and the team Ally McCoist is putting together this summer could frankly win the SPL. Some good quality players coming in, deadwood going out.
The SPL is dying without Rangers. TV money and viewing figures down, attendances well down (esp at Celtic), the SPL and Scottish football need us back in the top league and quickly. Rangers absence is so bad its causing a league reconstruction simply in order to save the game in Scotland.
Without us in the top league, there is little or no interest outside Scotland and less inside.
Yes, Rangers-Yankees is a good analogy. We are the biggest club in Scotland (’the biggest institution in the country alongside the church’ someone once said) and we are one of the biggest clubs in Britain and Europe, and the world. And one of the oldest and greatest. Rangers problems has made world headlines from Japan to Brazil. Many people only watch the SPL for the Glasgow derby matches.
BUT almost all huge clubs have had problems, and this is the first in 140 yrs of our history (barring tragic incidents like 1971). The likes of Juventus, Man U, Liverpool, Fiorentina, Leeds and many giant clubs have had terrible patches, many almost dying completely. In fact Juve (arguably the biggest club in the world) and Fiorentina and Leeds all went through this same problem a decade ago. Yet today Juventus are Italian champions again. And still a soccer giant.
Within 2 yrs, Rangers will be back in the SPL. Within 5, we will start to dominate again (in fact, I believe we’ll win it the first year back). Within 10 years of today, imo Rangers will be back competing at the top in Europe, in the Champions League, beyond the group stages. Back to being in the last 32/16/8 of the CL or Europa League.
Not to mention the Old Firm...as intense as our sports rivalries can get here in the States and Canada, I’m not sure even something like, say, Bruins-Canadiens or Redskins-Cowboys is even on the same planet as the Old Firm. The sectarian and religious undertones in the Celtic-Rangers rivalry just take it to an entirely new level.
I have taken grown American, Canadian and Aussie men (relations, work colleagues) to Old Firm games, and I have seen them shake with the sheer ferocity of the atmosphere and noise.
To be honest, the religious/sectarian element has reduced over the years, but the hatred remains, just two huge clubs and supports who cant stand each other.
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