By Max Smith,
On April 25th, the Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) Dragon Soccer team hosted a free soccer clinic to kids ages 4-14 in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Despite the cold weather, 55 young soccer players showed up for the clinic instructed by the players and coaching staff. According to MSUM Soccer Assistant Coach, Uchenna Ogbonnaya, “Our goals for the clinic were not only to get kids and the community involved with MSUM, but to get the kids and community involved with Dragon Soccer.”
The clinic consisted of an hour of skill work followed by small games. Even though participants varied in skill level and age, the MSUM Soccer team was able to make the clinic fun and beneficial for everyone.
MSUM Soccer player, Lindsey Micheletti shared the best part of the clinic was, “being able to work with the players who came. It was fun doing the drills with the kids and seeing how they reacted to actually playing with a college player. Being interactive along with giving tips and encouragement on the go was a great experience!”
The InSports Foundation was a proud sponsor of this event and enabled the MSUM Soccer program to provide a shirt for every kid who attended. Participants also received scholarship information for the upcoming MSUM Youth Camp on June 15-18th where kids from preschool through 8th grade can apply for on the InSports website.
InSports would like to thank the entire MSUM Soccer team for playing-it-forward and their involvement and dedication to the youth in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
“I think it’s important for kids to play sports because sports are how kids learn so many key lessons in life. How to win graciously, how to lose, how to be creative, how to be independent, how to be dependable, and much more,” said Ogbonnaya.
If you are interested in signing for the June 15-18th Dragon Soccer Youth Camp click HERE
If you are interested in apply for a scholarship click HERE