Wetaskiwin Family Fun Day
Alberta Soccer District Outreach
The future of soccer in Alberta is in the hands of players, parents, and coaches.
It’s for this reason that Alberta Soccer’s Grassroots Development Manager and Grassroots Program Assistant travel thousands of kilometers across the province each year – supporting soccer development at the grassroots level through district and community outreach.
Most recently, Sue Herring, Grassroots Program Assistant, supported the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club at their second annual Family Fun Day event. The main goal of this event was to encourage parents to play with their children, while introducing them to new family-friendly activities that they can do at home.
“I truly feel that this message was well received by the majority of families who visited today. We would love to continue this program annually going forward, as we can clearly see the impact that this is having in our community,” said Alison Sherrer, Operations Director at Wetaskiwin Soccer Club. “This program truly exemplifies what it means to be Active for Life.”
The event featured sessions for over 50 players – and their families! – in the Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train stages of development. Keeping with the theme of the day, each session highlighted the importance of Parent Play, seeing parents and their children having fun together on-field.
“The Wetaskiwin Soccer Club would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Sue Herring for…bringing us a fantastic program. The players all really connected with Sue and the games that she selected for each group were just perfect,” continued Sherrer. “Overall, we had a very successful Second Annual Family Fun Day, with every single player leaving with a smile!”