Most of the time when you hear the words, 'Spring Training' they are reserved for baseball, but not this time! AC Portland held its first ever 'Spring Training' last Friday at the adidas Village. We trained 25 coaches, helping to prepare them for our spring programming! We will have 400 students at 8 elementary schools participating in America SCORES and US Soccer Foundation's Soccer for Success Program.
The training event was a huge success! The morning got off to a great start with Christa Thoeresz, from the Portland Timbers, as our keynote speaker. Christa shared several stories about how sport can make a difference. Maureen Quinn and Stacey Sowders from OSU Extension Services helped lead the morning sessions, which covered mentoring and behavior management. The afternoon session had Zola Short from the US Soccer Foundation work with the Soccer for Success coaches, while AC Portland staff went over the America SCORES curriculum and led a soccer workshop on the adidas field!
If you are interested in volunteering at one of the schools once a week, please contact Ben@acportland.org