Soccer is about more than kicking a ball to make a goal, it’s about supporting your team, having fun, and practicing good sportsmanship. On November 13th, 45 Club members had the opportunity to improve their game and learn a few tricks from local college athletes. The Casper College Thunderbirds Men’s soccer team spent the morning teaching members from kindergarten through 8th grade the basic skills associated with soccer as well as their philosophy of teamwork.
Throughout the gym, stations were set up for members to practice techniques such as dribbling, passing, and blocking. In addition to receiving positive feedback, Club members were encouraged and supported by the Thunderbird athletes. The morning’s excitement culminated with scrimmage games for youth to put their newfound confidence and skills to work. With each point scored, it was evident that the Thunderbird athletes were having as much fun as Club members.
“It was great to see the kids learn elements of the game as well as build a relationship with someone else who has played soccer their whole life,” noted Boys & Girls Club Athletics Director Jake Wilson. Wilson commented that clinics like these are important for extending learning beyond the basic skills members learn during Club sports. Similar workshops have also taken place during Flag Football and Basketball, in which high school and college teams have partnered with the Club to offer unique and fun athletic learning experiences for youth.
Indoor soccer takes place from October through mid-December and is an excellent way for youth in grades kindergarten through eighth grade to participate in physical activity during the onset of colder weather. For more information on our sports leagues, click here!
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Casper, WY 82601
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