By: Jill Wunrow (@JillWunrow)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - With one week off to prepare for its
final game of the 2012 season Nov. 3 against Cleveland State, the Green Bay
men's soccer team took time out of its preparations and gave back to area youth
soccer players by hosting the first annual Howard Hurricanes FC Clinic at the
Kress Events Center.
"It's been a goal of coach Popik's
and I to give back to the community since we were hired here," said assistant
coach Logan Hoffman who spearheaded the free clinic. "There's a lot of support
out there in the community we just have to be able to connect with people and
let them know they're valued."
Approximately 50 area youth soccer
players from the Howard Hurricanes FC Club attended the 90 minute clinic featuring
skills taught by members of the Green Bay men's soccer team and coaches. The
youth players worked on skills such as shooting and dribbling techniques and
had the opportunity to play games with the coaches and players on hand.
"We know that if we give back as a
program, it will come back to us as well so we're excited to start this clinic
and continue it in the future," Hoffman said. "It's always nice to get youth
players in front of our student-athletes that can be role models to them both
on and off the field."
The Green Bay men's soccer program
plans to offer the clinic to other area youth clubs in the community. For more
information on clinics, please contact Logan Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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