Guest post by Mary Mitchell, Program Coordinator for Rutland Eagles Special Olympics
This past Saturday, members our Rutland Eagles Special Olympics group had the pleasure of attending another wonderful adaptive soccer clinic presented by The EDD Memorial Fund and the St. Michael’s College Women’s Soccer team. It was a fabulous day with well-rounded and easily accessible soccer practice skills and even a mini scrimmage which was enjoyed by everyone who participated. The volunteers worked one-on-one with the participants on skills that included all levels of the game of soccer.
This clinic afforded the opportunity to watch the St. Michael’s College Women’s Soccer team play and we were impressed with not only the energy with which the women played but that their energy seemed to be renewed when working with the participants of the clinic. Members of our Special Olympics program have attended both basketball and soccer clinics offered by The EDD Memorial Fund and have found these clinics to be high quality, energetic, fun and informative programs offering the opportunity for all individuals, regardless of ability, to participate in the fun of sport. Thank you to Gretchen and her team for presenting these much needed and enjoyable adaptive clinics for all to enjoy.