Swedes Connect Through Youth Soccer
The City of Lindsborg’s youth soccer program continues to be a springboard for learning and growing on the soccer field.
Recreation Director Beth Ferguson says the program is a chance for area kids to run and play and also be taught the finer points of the game by coaches who were in their shoes just a few short years ago. “We have a great connection with the Bethany soccer program,” she said.
“Players from both the men’s and women’s soccer teams coach the kids and work as officials during the youth season.”
That mentorship is providing top-notch coaching and tips from players who grew up in competitive soccer programs across the country—and even around the world—before coming to Bethany College.
The program boasts 16 teams and about 140 children in the three upper divisions for children who are in first through eighth grades. There are 30 children who comprise the younger division, ages 3 to 5.
According to Ferguson, Monday’s upper division games were rained out and will be played on Wednesday, May 9, at the soccer fields. Saturday’s final matches for the 3-5 year olds will begin at 8:30AM, followed by the older divisions beginning at 9:30AM.
PHOTOS BY OLIVIA GARRETSON