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The Catalan Secret Camp Comes to Missoula

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The relationship between Big Sky high school soccer and coaches from Barcelona goes back to 2011, when the Eagles boys team visited Spain.

"We went to a pro game and saw a Spanish team, RCD Espanol play, we also did some sight seeing, but mostly it was training, and we got to

play a couple competitive games as a team,"  says Sam McKay, a Big Sky senior forward.

This is the second year, professional coaches from Spain have put on the Catalan Secret camp for high schooler's in Missoula, a style of play the athletes enjoy.

"It's not like the kick and run style.  It's more possession based, little passes, better runs, and it's a simpler game," says Casey Nelson, a Big Sky junior forward.

For camp director Pere Bascu, he admits he would never have guessed coaching would have taken him to Montana.

"I think that I would never have expected that in my life, it was being in the right time at the right moment," says Pere Bascu, Director of The Catalan Secret.

The coaching staff all have their EUFA A Coaching licenses, which is no easy feat.

"These guys go to two years of schools, which is a 10 month long program, three days a week for 10 months in two years, just to earn their EUFA A license, so it's extraordinary what these coaches have been through, as far as being professional coaches," explains Big Sky coach Jay Bostrom.

While English is a second language for all the coaches, with their years of experience, and passion for the game, it gives the Montana players a unique perspective.

"We really get a better understanding of how the game is played, and the tactics that are involved with it, so we get a deeper look into soccer that we wouldn't experience outside of this camp," says McKay.

As for the coaches themselves, many who had never heard of Montana until a year or so ago, they are very thankful for their short time here.

"They are really impressed by the quality of life you have in regard to nature and wilderness.  The kindness of the people, the way they treat you when you go the stores and restaurants in town, it's really warm, and it's so nice," says Bascu

More information on the camp can be found here If you are interested in signing up, here's the registration form

 



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