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In advance of PCA's National Youth Sports Awards and Benefit, kids and parents alike joined us under the lights at Avaya Stadium for a youth soccer clinic. PCA hopes every kid had a blast kicking it with the 99ers Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm and honorary coaches Joe Cannon, Kelly Gray, Ricky Lewis, Brian McBride, and Leslie Osborne. What a wonderful Friday evening spent at the San Jose Earthquakes home, Avaya Stadium!
A huge thanks goes out to Jerry Smith, Santa Clara University’s head women’s soccer coach, and his entire women’s soccer team for designing the clinic and thanks to Stanford Women’s Soccer team for collaborating to be clinic coaches! Throughout the clinic, some of Positive Coaching Alliance's top trainers also led Junior Triple-Impact Competitor® workshops on the field!
Thank you to the Santa Clara University and Stanford University Women's Soccer teams for running the clinic (pictured above).
As kids went from station to station, they had the chance to interact with ALL their favorite US Soccer legends, including the ones pictured below:
Brandi Chastain (Santa Clara Women's Soccer Alumni) and Julie Foudy (Stanford Women's Soccer Alumni) also got the chance to thank their former teams at the clinic. Brandi's SCU team even struck their best 'Brandi goal celebration' pose!
After the clinic, while parents and kids enjoyed food provided by Nybll (and served by PCA staff!), the 99ers legends participated in a panel discussion moderated by PCA President Tina Syer, as they shared wisdom on bouncing back from mistakes, dealing with nerves, and more.
To close out the evening, Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, and Mia Hamm stayed for autographs and photos with the kids!
This clinic would not have been possible without our generous sponsor Dick’s Sporting Goods, who provided soccer balls and swag bags, as well as this additional coupon.
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Also, thanks to SportsHouse for providing our hydration station, Beyond Pulse for providing PCA’s Positive Sports Parenting books, Brew Dr. Kombucha for providing Kombucha, Nybll for providing the delicious meal, Navitas for providing snack bars, Kidz Love Soccer for providing equipment, One, Two, Smile Photo Booth for providing the Photo Booth, and an anonymous donor who covered the cost for some children to attend at no cost.
Thank you to our clinic sponsors and supporters!