The InSports Foundation is excited to share our partnership with the MN Thunder Academy. Both Non-Profit organizations strive to provide opportunities to youth through sports. The MN Thunder Academy’s mission is to develop great players and great people; to help all our players and teams reach their highest potential, in an environment of excellence, determination, unity and integrity. The InSports Foundation’s mission to help kids get in game was fulfilled for almost 100 kids with the help of the MN Thunder Academy this past weekend. We held our first InSports day with the MN Thunder and the 04/05 ECNL boys’ team and their coaches led the free soccer camp with the help of our InSports team. Through skills stations and games, it was evident the MN Thunder Academy’s love for soccer. They were phenomenal mentors and were able to teach and inspire the participants to continue to love the game. These youth were from across the metro and the camp was entirely free for the participants.
All participants of the InSports Day were also educated on our “Being the Best YOU” curriculum. Bridget Smith on our InSports team led the session and helped develop this program that includes three important pillars. Self-Regulation, Self-Confidence, and Goal Setting. Through various exercises the kids were able to learn different techniques to help them develop each of these crucial areas.
The InSports Foundation look forward to continuing this partnership with the MN Thunder Academy with future InSports Days. InSports also helps provide financial assistance to some of the MN Thunder Academy players through their financial aid program. These funds help cover registration costs, travel, and equipment so they can continue their soccer journey. The MN Thunder provides opportunities for youth to train with the best coaches and athletes, improve themselves on and off the field, and pursue college and professional success.