Fall 2019 Clinic Program
This fall, A Soccer Life Foundation ran clinics each Tuesday for 10 weeks at Armbrister Park. The clinics were led by ASLF’s members and Coach Fernando Chele. We taught and played soccer with students from GW Carver Elementary School. Our intention was to spread our knowledge about the game, while also promoting teamwork and friendship in a soccer environment. We started each clinic by facilitating some drills and games, and then transitioned into finishing the day with a proper scrimmage. The kids’ immense passion for the game led to some exciting scrimmages, and the participants had a lot of fun competing and learning the game. We would like to thank Coach Chele and Armbrister Park for helping us pursue the foundation’s missions, and also to the children for their constant desire and motivation to learn and develop their skills.It was a pleasure to watch the children enjoy the clinics and become better players and people in the process, and we cannot wait to be back in a few months.
We are very pleased to announce that we have identified the first-ever recipient of the A Soccer Life Foundation player scholarship. Juan Camilo Daza was identified by his coaches at Miami Breakers FC as a great student and athlete that embodies all the qualities that the foundation stands for. We have granted him a $1,000 scholarship, intended to cover his traveling and coaching expenses associated with the club. Funds are available to Juan Camilo for the remainder of the season and if any is left over, it will be transferred for use during the following season. Juan Camilo is a very fine young man and was overwhelmed with happiness when being recognized for his dedication and character on and off the field. It is our pleasure to be able to recognize him and look forward to watching his growth over the coming year.
Winter 2019 Clinic Program
On January 14, we held our first of 10 clinics as part of our 10-week program at Armbrister Park, in West Coconut Grove. The program will run from the beginning of January, and last until the beginning of April, providing the kids in the after-school program with professional instruction and a chance to learn the fundamentals of soccer and have fun! With the help of Coach Daniel Villegas, the founding members of ASLF are excited and enthusiastic about beginning their first official program.
On October 10th, 2018, A Soccer Life Foundation conducted its first ever free clinic at Armbrister Park, Miami. The founding members worked with kids from an after school program at the park, and focused the clinic on the development of basic techniques and drills. The clinic was successful in introducing the sport of soccer to over 50 kids, and allowing them to develop some of the techniques that serve as foundations for the sport. The kids were thrilled to be part of the clinic and are looking forward to future clinics with A Soccer Life Foundation.