By Joe Naiman
British soccer instructor Tyrone White will return to Ramona for the first time in several years and will be featured at coach Michael Jordan’s Ramona Soccer League Summer Soccer Camp, to be held July 22-26.
“It just all kind of came together,” said Jordan, who is also Ramona High School’s varsity boys soccer coach.
White is with UK International. He instructed at previous Ramona Soccer League camps. In 2000, Jordan was White’s roommate in Ramona.
“That was before I was married or had kids,” Jordan said. “Soccer just was our life back then.”
Michael and Sarah Jordan married in 2002, and White sang their wedding song.
Ramona Soccer League began working with UK International in the late 1990s. Jordan was Ramona Soccer League’s director of coaching for eight years. He coached club soccer teams for six years and also coached his sons’ recreational teams. Jordan, a 1989 Ramona High School graduate, was also a player on Ramona Soccer League’s first travel team.
Jordan organized a soccer camp during winter break, which led to his decision to have a summer camp.
“There’s really nothing for the kids in the summertime,” he said.
That led to the invitation to White to return to Ramona.
“I’m really excited to see him again,” Jordan said.
The five-day soccer camp, for ages 6 to 16, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the Ramona Soccer League fields. The cost is $115 for the week or $30 per day. For more information see www.ramonasoccer.com.