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It's all about the technique
Isabella Gutierrez
Tormenta defender Josh Phelps, right, drives an intense private session with former Statesboro High star Isabella Gutierrez, center, and little sister Vivianna, 13, who hopes to follow in her sister's footsteps. Isabella earned a scholarship to play at Furman University.

    The South Georgia heat ain't nothing — when you have a passion for soccer.

Local kids participated this week in Tormenta FC's summer youth soccer training, held at The Clubhouse. Tormenta offers year-round youth soccer training and camps to generate interest in the sport, and to help young players improve their skills under the guidance of professional soccer players and coaches. 

The camp was for boys and girls, in grades kindergarten through 12th, and for all skill levels. 

thomas edge
Thomas Edge, 10, center, Jayden Delfin, 9, left, and Wyatt Meeks, 9, bond over a water break during training. Frequent water breaks and evening sessions help mediate the summer heat.
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Tormenta FC player Alvaró Arché gives Jayden Delfin, 9, some pointers about how to approach the ball. All players on the roster rotate, taking turns hosting training sessions.