UT Martin soccer players to help with local league
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 12:02 am
Registration for the league is next Tuesday, March 15 from 6-7 p.m. at the Martin Recreation Complex soccer fields located beside Westview High School. The league is for U-6 to U-18 boys and girls and will take place between 6-8 p.m. with exact times being determined based on numbers following registration.
“We are really excited about this opportunity to assist the local soccer community,” McNamara said. “Our players have so much to offer the local soccer players. They have enjoyed the rewards associated with playing soccer the past 10-15 years and it’s an opportunity to give back to the sport. Nothing beats working with the youth.”
The league is similar to the fall recreation league and with Skyhawk soccer personnel overseeing the action, the responsibility is taken off of the parents who volunteered several early Saturday morning hours.
There is no charge for players who participated in this past fall league. New participants are also welcome for a small $10 state insurance payment. Each participant will need to bring their own soccer ball.
“I expect our players to gain a lot from the experience,” McNamara said. “It should help our team’s cohesiveness and encourage players to step up and be leaders. I hope our players can become positive role models for our local soccer players. This league will encourage a better awareness for community involvement at our college soccer events in the fall.”