Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Grassroots Soccer Festival at Gordon School in Welland

What a great day!
  • Gordon School, Welland, Ontario.
  • 146 players from Grades 3,4 and 5.
  • 48 Group and Station leaders from Grade 8 (and some grade 7s)
  • Equipment from 4 supporting organizations
  • Unexpected hot weather
  • Lots of soccer
Last September, with the help of my good friend and teacher, Rino Berardi, we organized a grassroots festival at St Christopher School in St Catharines.  You can read my reflections from that festival.

Today, I was joined by my good friends Carl Horton and Ramin Mohammadi, Grassroots Advisors from the Ontario Soccer Association.  We all attended the FIFA Grassroots Workshop together last year.  They had not been to a festival of this structure and I was only too happy to have a "3 heads are better than one" scenario.