CVA Thunder boys soccer builds skills over the summer

Central Valley's 19 players with their coack

For the fourth straight year, the CVA Boys Soccer team took their show on the road St. Lawrence University to attend the Lake Placid Soccer Coerver Soccer Camp at St. Lawrence University.

This summer’s trek marked Coach Jim Mott’s 12th trip to the camp over his coaching career.

These off-season visits have yielded big dividends as the players develop individual and team skills and that translates into the win column. From their first year in the Tri-Valley League (a disappointing 0-for season), the Thunder boys improved to last year’s undefeated season in their division.

The camp celebrated in its 40th year and each year brings in professional and college coaches from around the world to teach players and teams the famous Coerver method. The camp is an intense six day retreat that includes individual training, team tactics, controlled scrimmages, and games.

CVA sent 19 boys to camp with the help of the CVA Soccer Boosters Program. The best teams from New York and Canada attend the camp each year. Coached his year by English “footballer” Pete Brown, CVA beat powerhouses Lake George and Queensbury in convincing fashion as they prepare for the 2017 campaign.

Colin Stephenson was named the team’s Most Improved Player.

hundreds of soccer player seated on slope by St. Lawrence stadium