A record-setting 170 soccer players, boys and girls ages 4 to 14, took over the CSU Main Soccer Field from June 18-22 for the first of two sessions of the CSU Bakersfield Soccer teams' 2012 summer youth and team soccer camps.

The camp helped players improve their passing, dribbling, heading, defensive and shooting skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Run by women's head soccer coach Melissa Phillips and coached by several student-athletes from the CSUB men's and women's soccer squads, campers were also divided up on teams to compete in the annual World Cup with Portugal taking the olders' championship and Greece winning the youngers' title.

"The June camp was a huge success for the CSUB soccer programs. Our aim is to ensure every child has quality skills training and enjoys a safe and successful week," Phillips said. "With 170 kids, our biggest turnout to date, we hope to have the same support at the July 9-13 camp."

The second installment of the camp will be held July 9-13. Click here for more information.

To see photos from the June camp, check out the gallery on this page.

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