Free Clinic, Work at Homeless Shelter Highlights Women's Soccer 7th Annual Day of Service
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore women's soccer team held its annual day of service, which included working in a homeless shelter and hosting a free clinic at Clothier Field for girls ages 5 and up. About 170 young girls from Swarthmore and the surrounding communities came out to participate in the clinic where the received instruction and coaching from Swarthmore's players.
The girls were split into five age groups and worked on learning and practicing different skills including dribbling, trapping, passing and juggling. The hour-long clinic was also filled with fun games, like crab soccer and freeze tag. At the end of the session, the girls were divided into teams to put their newly found skills to the test in a game scenario.
This is the 7th Annual Clinic the women's soccer program has held, beginning with the 2005 season. Every year the team acts as role-models in both soccer and life skills through their interactions with girls in summer camps, winter training, and spring and fall clinics. During that time the team has hosted nearly 3,000 girls through their programs. Additionally, they find time to coach individuals and teams in their spare time, thus strengthening the team's bond with the community.