Rebels Host Clinic For Over 150 Kids on Aug. 10

Aug. 20, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -

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On Friday, August 10, the UNLV women's soccer players and coaches hosted a clinic for over 150 kids at Peter Johann Memorial Field on the UNLV campus.

The clinic, which was open to both boys and girls ages 5-12, saw the Rebels run several types of soccer stations over the first hour. Following that, the team split up for a 20-minute intrasquad scrimmage.

"The clinic was a good opportunity for the kids in our community to interact with our UNLV women's soccer team," said senior Julie Owens. "We love being involved with our community, and really enjoyed having the opportunity to play in front of all the kids that attended the clinic because it was a great way for them to see how we are on and off the field. We look forward to seeing them at future women's soccer events."

The night concluded with the Rebels signing autographs for the kids in the clinic. It was successful night for all involved, while the local Las Vegas soccer community got to meet first-year head coach Michael Coll and his new staff as well.

"The clinic put on by UNLV Women's Soccer staff and players was a great environment for the youth players in this community," said Amanda Schmutz, Director of Coaching (Girls) for Heat FC. "The opportunity for our players, from age 5 to some of our pre-ECNL competitive players, to work with the UNLV staff and players is such an inspiring experience. It is so great to have a collegiate team that spends time with the youth and becomes role models for all of the players that came to train. I am sure many of the players that attended have their signed posters hanging up in their rooms, I know both of my daughters do. Michael Coll and his staff are already making an impact in the local soccer scene. As the biggest youth program in Nevada, we are so pleased with the direction of UNLV women's soccer program."