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MONTE DRAPER \ BEMIDJI PIONEER Learning the placement of a header is an important tool in soccer. German soccer instructor Tim Döering works with 16- year-old Cole Wright, giving him four tries to a head the ball into a specific target Wednesday morning at Waldsee, the German village at Concordia Language Villages.

Soccer scores big at CLV: Famous German football team Bayern München visit Waldsee


BEMIDJI -- It took 9-year-old Denali Dean 22 seconds to dribble a soccer ball around eight poles, pass it twice to himself and then power it through a small goal.

"It's going pretty good so far," said Denali, who typically plays forward, upon finishing the drill.

Dozens of local soccer players like Denali spent a few hours Wednesday at Concordia Language Villages, participating in the first-ever local Bayern München soccer challenge.

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