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July 19, 2024

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FREE Soccer Clinic for Special Olympics’ Athletes

Two programs unite to bring back a free clinic for kids with special needs.

Tennessee Soccer Club (TCS) and Special Olympics Tennessee (SOTN) bring back the FREE Spring 2019 Soccer Clinic. The program consists of free clinics over a five-week period. TSC coaches and high school age players lead the soccer instruction at each of the clinics and SOTN athletes from across the area can participate. It takes place Tuesdays, April 2 – 30 from 6 – 7 p.m. at WCSA Soccer Complex (3157 Boyd Mill Ave., Franklin). This clinic restarts SOTN’s soccer program, which has not been in place for the last several years. 

“We have had a great working relationship with Special Olympics Tennessee for the last several years,“ said TSC Tournament Director & Event Coordinator Jimmy Drain. “It only made sense to try and extend our relationship to support them on a more consistent basis and we are really excited about the new program this spring.” 

On an annual basis, TSC and SOTN come together for TSC’s Soccer-A-Thon, a fundraising event held in February over the course of approximately 10 weeks. Toward the end of the fundraising window, TSC players, coaches and families come together and play soccer in one-hour time blocks. Staff and athletes from SOTN join in on the fun during the event, with TSC players and coaches hosting a free clinic for the SOTN athletes followed up with a fun scrimmage match. 

Recently, a Special Olympics athlete, Matthew, spoke to a group of TSC players to share his story (photo above). This shows how TSC and SOTN athletics learn from and help one another, which both organizations agree is the ultimate goal of their partnership.

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