Soccer Day on Saturday, July 29, was the concluding event for the Huntsville Soccer Club’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) house league soccer players.
There were nine divisions competing this year for players 12 and under – U4 Timbits, U6 Girls and Boys, U8 Girls and Boys, U10 Girls and Boys and U12 Girls and Boys – with approximately 450 kids registered in the league.
It was a beautiful day for soccer, with the sun shining and an easy breeze to cool down the players after their division games. Each team played and then received medals from their coaches for participating in the season.
The day included games and medals for the athletes, along with a hot dog or pizza donated by Pizza Nova and a drink, to show appreciation for all of the athletes’ dedication to the sport of soccer.
As part of the festivities, the club wanted to give back to the community and brought in a dunk tank for the kids to dunk their coaches and club executives. It was a popular feature of the day and $350 was raised for the Muskoka Children’s Foundation to help more families in Muskoka put their kids into fun sports and activities like soccer. The club thanks all who attended the Soccer Day and supported the fundraiser.
The event also offered a soccer skills course for the players to practice their ball foot work and their aim shooting into a net. In addition, there was a competition for the ‘hardest kick’ for different age categories. Winners of the hardest kick were:
- Youth Boys – Zachary Caplan, 70 km per hour
- Youth Girls – Mya Marshall, 67 km per hour
- Adult – Scott Wood, 98 km per hour
Huntsville Soccer Club President, Dave Caplan, noted that the club had almost 70 teams and approximately 700 players ranging from young children to adults. Overall, the club had a great season, despite the bad weather! Caplan would like to thank all of the parents, coaches, volunteers and sponsors for their hard work and support for the 2017 soccer season.
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