You wouldn’t know it from the constant snow and ice, but here in Washington, DC we are getting ready for the start of the soccer season! With over 40 program operators this spring, the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program is gearing up for its largest season ever.
While over 30,000 children are lacing up their cleats, putting on their jerseys, and getting ready for their first game day, they aren’t the only ones excited to get back outdoors and take the field.
It’s funny how working in this sport seems to have brought soccer back into my life in other ways. As young player, I eventually focused my energy on other sports. Yet somehow, I find myself right back in the thick of things as I gear up for my own soccer season to begin in a few weeks.
As goalie of Rock, Flag and Eagle (my rec league team in Washington, DC), I look forward to every Monday night, when I can channel my younger self and have some real fun on the field. Time to lace up and get active! Who knows, we might even win another championship or two!