Coach Ochse’s “Kick-Arounds” were Great Fun for SV Kids

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Stevie Ochse

These young ladies had a ball at Coach Ochse's kick around.

Stevie Ochse

These young ladies had a ball at Coach Ochse’s Kick Around.

During Wednesday evenings throughout June the Saucon Valley soccer fields were painted with  a lot of pink belonging to the bright, smiling faces of girls who came together for Stevie Ochse’s first ever “Kick Around”.  Coach Ochse provided a series of free clinics geared toward female soccer players in grades 1-6.

42 energetic girls registered and took advantage of the program that was divided into two sessions. The earlier session was reserved for girls entering grades 1-3.  The later session was available to those who were a little older and a little more advanced with their skills. Whatever session was running, it was clear that it was a whole lot of fun!

With the help of about fifteen of her former and current players, Coach Ochse took advantage of the turnout to introduce and refine a little soccer dribbling, passing and shooting.

With positive comments like “Fun!”, “My kid wanted to comeback.” and “It is a nice introduction to soccer.”, Parents seemed very appreciative and happy with Ochse’s first “Kick Around”.

Asked about doing a “Kick Around” again next year Coach Ochse shared, ” I hope so. Hopefully we can get a bigger turnout.  Maybe we’ll try it in the Spring.”

Ochse’s “Kick-Around” was a great idea and another example of the high-quality of life that families enjoy here in the Saucon Valley area.

Scroll down to see some photos of SV’s first ever “Kick-Around”!

Coach Ochse having a little chat with her future players.

Junior Maria Edwards sees the team chemistry already forming between first graders Tori Lanning and Amelia Roberts.

Maria, Amelia and Megan were all enjoying the Kick-Around.

Third grader Dana Holzbaur working on her juggling skills at Coach Ochse’s Kick-Around.

Girl power working on their foot-skills.

Megan Kuronya and Juliette Bidwell shaping their skills under the watchful eyes of Coach Ochse and senior Mackenzie Dickey.

Juliette Bidwell getting ready to pull the trigger as the defense collapses around her.

Ann Marie Andres cooly shows off her juggling skills.

After some foot skills it was time for the girls to practice their shots against SV Alum Annika Sundlof.

Stevie Ochse

The older crew flexing with confidence.

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