Botetourt County man brings free soccer camp to Roanoke - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Botetourt County man brings free soccer camp to Roanoke

Posted: Updated:
FINCASTLE -

Soccer is Erryn Barkett's passion.

So much so that he's made it his goal to teach as many kids as possible how to play.

It started with a camp in Fincastle and quickly went international.

Last year Barkett took a group to Rio Bravo, Mexico and taught a free soccer camp to deaf children.

It was an amazing experience, but this year he wanted to do something a little different.

"It's important that if we're going to do things off shore, we need to do things on shore," he said.

It lead the group back to the Roanoke Valley where they will hold a free soccer camp next week at East End Baptist Church.

"Whether it's domestic or abroad, I think it's very important to continue to plant things here locally," Barkett said. "We've got some wonderful international flavor in Roanoke and the soccer is actually amazing in Roanoke."

The requirements for the youth camp are simple, just have your own soccer cleats and shin guards.

All kids 5-12 years old are welcome.

Barkett is excited to share his passion for soccer with a whole new generation while teaching some life skills along the way.

"The goal is to bring children together and adults together using soccer at the medium," he said. "Playing the game creates the ability to share values, to share friendships, and ultimately we better the game of soccer."

If you're interested in registering click here.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.
  • Roanoke City Police taking another look at 1981 cold case

    Roanoke City Police looking into 33-year-old cold case

    Roanoke City Police looking into 33-year-old cold case

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:07:59 GMT
    June West was 22 years old when she was murdered.June West was 22 years old when she was murdered.
    The unsolved murder case of a woman found dead over 30 years ago is getting another look by Roanoke City Police.
    The unsolved murder case of a woman found dead over 30 years ago is getting another look by Roanoke City Police.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.