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 Friday marked the end of a five-day soccer clinic hosted by Liverpool FC. It's the first time Liverpool FC has delivered it's Soccer School program while touring the U.S.

Families traveled from as far as Florida to enroll their kids in the unique camp. For most of them, it was as close as they will get to the Liverpool Football Club.

The Liverpool International Soccer Academy program takes a page straight out of the Liverpool FC handbook when it comes to coaching philosophy and drills.

Vedad Delic, 12, and his family came from St. Petersburg, Florida so he could train with his favorite club. He called it a "lifetime experience".

Head coach Adam Flynn says improving the skills of campers isn't the only goal.

"We hope their experience with us in an enjoyable one, that's the most important thing, and if they can take something away in terms of skills...something that they've practiced with our coaches then we've done our jobs," said Flynn.

The soccer camp ran ahead of Liverpool FC's 'friendly' against AC Milan Saturday at Bank of American Stadium. Over 65,000 tickets to the game have already been sold.

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