The Bellevue Wolverines girls soccer program didn’t hesitate to give back to the community that helped mold their soccer careers.
The Wolverines, who have put together a perfect 14-0 season on the soccer pitch thus far, hosted a free soccer clinic/jamboree for the Bellevue Youth Soccer Club on Oct. 25 at Bellevue High School. The players in attendance ranged in age from ages 6 to 11.
Each Wolverine soccer player set up stations where groups of eight different youthful soccer players went through a barrage of instructional drills with a focus on enhancing their skills. Bellevue head coach Matt Dorman said he was proud of his team for sharing their expertise with youngsters pursuing soccer in the Bellevue region.
“They know these kids are looking up to them and are following in their footsteps. When they were young players, they had a lot of support that helped them get to where they are today,” Dorman said. “Our team wants to help grow, expand and improve the game in our area. Supporting the community is important to them. This is something we want to continue for years to come down the line. I know everyone enjoyed the experience.”
Over the years, I have covered a plethora of different camps featuring a wide array of different sports. The impact these high school student athletes make on the youngsters of their respective communities is undeniable. Youngsters faces light up with glee when they get to interact with high-school athletes.
I commend the Wolverines for spending a Saturday afternoon with the youth of the region. I wouldn’t be surprised if a decade from now a slew of kids in attendance at last weekend’s clinic are doing the exact same thing for the community.
Shaun Scott: 425-453-5045; email@example.com