Apr 2, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT
Recently, James Madison University’s women’s soccer team took some time to host a clinic in association with the Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Harrisonburg, Va., at the Next Level Athletic Development Center of Harrisonburg.
The event focused on young children from ages 4-12 and allowed the youth athletes to learn soccer skills and be able to share hands-on experiences with the Dukes’ student-athletes.
Junior Stephanie Hamilton commented on the significance of the opportunity,
“It’s an awesome opportunity to help children learn a sport we are so passionate about,” Hamilton said on jmusports.com. “It’s great having the ability to give back to the community and especially share our love of soccer with young athletes.”
This is not the first event that JMU has assisted the local community with, having also reached out through FCA with baseball clinics as well. Hamilton also works with the organization’s leadership board, so the opportunity was hard to pass up.
“These events are great for the Valley FCA to host for its members, and having JMU athletes involved only improves the quality of the event,” said FCS leader Jason Stuhlmiller, also on jmusports.com. “The athletes can teach the skills better than we would be able to as well as serve as role models for the children.”
To read the full release and to learn more about JMU’s women’s soccer team and the recent clinic, please click here.
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