Santa Ana Schools Score Big With Free After School Soccer Program

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A antheral   plays shot    astatine  the Orange County Great Park successful  Irvine, Calif., connected  May 6, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

A antheral plays shot astatine the Orange County Great Park successful Irvine, Calif., connected May 6, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Eight Santa Ana schools volition enactment successful a escaped aft schoolhouse shot programme to thatch students shot fundamentals, teamwork, and younker leadership, according to a section shot foundation.

The Orange County Soccer Club Community Foundation started the program, assisted by a donation from the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation.

The 10-week programme begins Aug. 29 and is for 4th- and 5th-grade co-ed students.

“Santa Ana is simply a assemblage filled with shot fans, and we cognize that these students volition payment greatly from vulnerability to the ‘Orange County Way’ of younker shot training,” Lisa Keston Executive the Director of the shot instauration said successful a statement.

While this caller league volition beryllium its first, officials from the enactment said they anticipation to grow to much schools and districts passim Orange County.

Training volition beryllium age-appropriate shot curriculum, with practices being held connected Wednesdays and games connected Fridays.

Aimee Watters, Executive Director of The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation said it is arrogant to supply a harmless abstraction for younker sports and is excited to assistance bring the programme to the Santa Ana Unified School District.

School District Superintendent Jerry Almendarez said the territory is “incredibly grateful” for the shot foundation’s contribution.

“Exercise done organized sports offers our children different accidental to larn teamwork, collaboration, discipline, and different important skills that tin construe straight into their education,” helium said.

Players and coaches from the county’s nonrecreational shot team, known arsenic the Orange County Soccer Club, volition marque impermanent appearances arsenic the programme kicks off.

Rudy Blalock

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