LITTLE ROCK – Head coach Adrian Blewitt and the UALR soccer team enjoyed a strong turnout for the program’s soccer clinic on Sunday, April 21 at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex. With the Trojan players and coaches providing the instruction, 205 boys and girls ages 5-16 took part in the clinic, with many traveling from over an hour away to attend.
“I am extremely excited about the response we have had from the surrounding community,” said Blewitt. “It’s nice to know there is such an interest in both youth and college soccer in the area. I know our players and coaches at UALR are excited about seeing many of our new friends in attendance at our games this fall and at our summer soccer camps in June. The support of Little Rock and the Central Arkansas community means a lot to us.”
The clinic took place on Sunday, April 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex. Participants sampled eight skills involved in soccer, such as dribbling, passing, ball control, shooting, goalkeeping, small-sided games, relays and heading during the two-hour event. The clinic was highlighted near the end with some of the youngest participants being able to play in short games against the UALR players.
“The UALR clinic was a huge success,” said West Little Rock Soccer League Director Paul Kroger. “The combination of first-class facilities and engaging coaches, comprised of UALR’s soccer players under coach Blewitt’s direction, was a winning combination.”
Blewitt and the Trojans will host two additional camps this summer at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex. The first will take place June 17-20, while the second camp session will run June 24-27. Both camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-16. All information and registration can be found at GoldenTouchSoccer.com.