Tabor hosts soccer academy

Last week, boys and girls ages kindergarten to eighth grade got to learn some fundamentals of soccer and then practice what they have learned while participating in the Tabor College Soccer Academy put on by the TC Women’s Soccer team.

The team usually put the academy on every spring but they were unable to this past spring due to the pandemic. With some new safety precautions in place, they were able to put a week long session on.

It went really well. The team did a great job of coaching the players and having fun while doing it. We had to add a few wrinkles with COVID safety in the form of temp screenings and limited contact with the players.The team was screened as well and wore masks during the sessions. The kids seemed to enjoy playing and it was good to see them out playing and having fun with the team. That’s why we did it in the fall, to give them that chance,” said the women’s head coach Ian Thompson. “We saw how it was possible from Tabor guidance, screening and the use of masks to be safe. We wanted the team to have the chance to work with the youth and for the youth to have some fun and play soccer as well. It has been difficult for everyone and I hope this was a week that gave joy and relief to the players and parents.”