Registration is open for a free soccer clinic to be held at the Alma High School football stadium on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club of the Alma Area and Rhodes Chevrolet are partnering to provide the free clinic as a service to all area children ages 6 to 14.
Soccer players of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, said Elaina Damante, Boys and Girls Club of the Alma Area chief executive officer.
“This is a great way for children who are new to the sport to learn the basics of soccer, and for other children to improve and sharpen their soccer skills,” Damante said.
Alma High School is hosting the event at Citizens Bank Field at Airedale Stadium at 101 East Main Street in Alma on Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The clinic also is open to special needs participants of all ages.
Registration for the clinic is online at http://youthsportsclinics.com/. Area participants should register under “NW Arkansas CYS Clinics,” use code “kickit” for free entry, then register for Session 2 at Alma.
Citizens Bank & Trust Co. will be providing a meal for parents and children taking part in the event. The clinic begins at 5:30 p.m., but late check-ins will be accepted.
Players will break out into age groups and rotate through stations to learn the essentials of the game of soccer. Instruction will be provided by professionals from UK Elite Soccer.
“The kids participating in the clinic are going to be learning from the best of the best,” Damante said. “All of the UK Elite coaches are very experienced and enjoy what they do.”
Clinic participants will receive quality instruction through a series of eight creative skills challenges and have the opportunity to work with coaches from a variety of cultural backgrounds and countries including Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, Australia, Poland and the United States.
UK Elite executes Chevy Youth Soccer clinics on behalf of Chevrolet. Their soccer trainers are expected to “represent professionalism and integrity, act as role models to young athletes, and have a wealth of soccer knowledge,” according to a media release provided by Chevrolet.