June 21st, Waltham, MA; Over a dozen GPS staff members, led by Matt Hardiman, travelled to South Boston yesterday morning to visit the James F. Condon Elementary School and put on a free GPS Clinic.
100 kids aged 11 to 12 (07s and 06s) donned their GPS Camps and Vacations gear and took the field to experience a full GPS clinic, complete with a variety of drills and fun exercises.
Kids participated in drills that worked on basic soccer techniques such as dribbling and passing. Drills progressively changed from working on skills to putting them into action with via 1v1 scenarios. In celebration of what has been a very penalty kick heavy World Cup so far, the kids even got to take each other on in a shootout.
“This was a great opportunity to give back to the community,” said coach Matt Hardiman. “Not only was it fun for the kids but it was fun for the coaches as well and the behavior and enthusiasm of the kids highlights the great work that their teachers are doing with them.”
This event is not a one off, and it part of GPS’ emphasis on helping to give back to the community and to provide fun, structured and engaging clinics to children who otherwise may not have that opportunity.
If you are interested in hosting one of these free clinics please contact Matt Hardiman at email@example.com