Homeschoolers came in droves for soccer
MIDDLEBURY — This fall in Middlebury a large group of homeschoolers got together and formed a soccer team to practice and improve our skill. Our team consisted of around 50 kids (ages 1-16) from in and around Addison County. Elizabeth Curran of Whiting organized the group and was amazed at the awesome turnout from our homeschool community.
Our team practiced every Tuesday at the Middlebury Rec. Field and all us kids had a blast! The coaches decided to divide the group up according to age and ability because there were so many of us. The scrimmage after each practice was always the best part.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, our Homeschool Soccer Team attended an awards ceremony for all who participated or helped out on the field. We were awarded medals with our names engraved on the back and certificates of achievement. The assistant coaches were awarded gifts and the head coach was presented with a soccer ball-shaped thumb drive.
“The Coach,” as the kids called him, was Dave McKinnon, selectboard member and homeschool dad from Goshen. Coach McKinnon donated his time and awesome ability to help us all improve our game. In his day, he was an amazing soccer player and, according to us kids, he still is. From all the players: “Thanks, Coach McKinnon!” Also thank you to all the great soccer moms and dads that helped out with the younger kids, teaching them cool games that helped improve their skill. We had a great season, see you in the spring!
Editor’s note: This article was contributed by Rose Curran, a 10th-grade homeschooler.
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