Jan. 12, 2012
• Camp registration | Camp information
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women’s soccer program is excited to offer a mother/daughter clinic on Sunday, Jan. 22.
"This is the first clinic of its kind that we have offered," head coach Paula Wilkins said. "I am very excited about this clinic, as I believe it’s a great opportunity for mothers and daughters to get active and spend an afternoon together learning a lifelong activity that can be done together at the park, in the backyard or just about anywhere you have a little bit space."
Taking place at the Dave McClain Athletic Facility from 10 a.m. to noon, the camp focuses on passing, dribbling, ball control and balance. Wisconsin women's soccer players and coaches will be present to facilitate a relaxed learning atmosphere.
"A mother/daughter clinic hits home with me because my mother had a big impact on my soccer career and gave me the support and confidence to follow my dreams," Wilkins said. "I truly wish I had had the opportunity to attend a mother and daughter clinic when I was young that would have allowed my mom and I to be physically active together in a soccer environment. The importance of physical activity cannot be overstated, and using the medium of soccer to be active together is amazing."
The camp costs $10 per person, or $20 per mother/daughter pair. Free parking will be available in Lot 17. Those attending the camp should bring cleats or running shoes, a soccer ball, a water bottle and payment to complete the registration process, if applicable.
"This clinic will give me a chance to give back to the community and show mothers and daughters how they can use soccer to better connect on and off the field," Wilkins said. "So mothers, I challenge you to get your daughters out for an afternoon of fun and soccer in a warm, indoor complex.
"And daughters, I challenge you to get your mothers off the couch and show them that soccer isn’t as easy as it looks from the sidelines. If you want, bring your father instead. Come join us at the McClain Center on Jan. 22."