Number of Participants: 21
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $355
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 2, 2013
300 Carleton Avenue Central Islip
New York 11772, United States
The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team hosted its third annual Soccer Youth Day on Saturday, September 21st at UDC Athletic Field before its 1:00 p.m. game vs. NYIT.
Over 30 of the area’s youth soccer players came to participate in the event with several sticking around to watch the Firebirds take on the Bears. Third-year head coach Matt Thompson and his assistants Danny Wadeson, Thomas Pool and Derek Biss welcomed the participants and introduced them to the Firebirds team. Then there was a skills clinic which focused on passing, receiving, possession, shooting and short-sided games. The Firebirds players worked with small groups to teach the young, eager players the sport’s fundamentals.
Following the skill session, there was an open forum for the youth players and the Firebird players to socialize. The Firebirds signed autographs and posed for pictures.
“The Youth Day event was a huge success,” Thompson said. “The feedback I got was that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the entire day, and we certainly had fun putting the event on.”
Provided by the District of Columbia Sports Information Department.