Six Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) players will join First Lady Michelle Obama in hosting a “Let’s Move!” clinic on Thursday, Oct. 6 on the South Lawn of the White House to teach kids soccer skills and highlight the importance of physical activity.
Nicole Barnhart (Philadelphia Independence), Rachel Buehler (Boston Breakers), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Kelley O’Hara (Boston Breakers) and Becky Sauerbrunn (magicJack) will represent the U.S. Women’s National Team on Thursday. All six players taking part in the clinic were members of the U.S. Women’s National Team that reached the final of the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany. Additionally all six players returned from the mid-summer tournament to help their clubs to appearances in the WPS Playoffs, where Morgan and the Flash captured the WPS Championship.
The WPS stars will lead local kids through a soccer clinic based on the principles of U.S. Soccer’s coaching curriculum. The curriculum is designed to improve development of players in the U.S., concentrating on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating a fun environment.
WPS has continuously supported the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” initiative since its launch in Spring of 2010. In addition to participating in multiple events hosted at the White House, WPS has also hosted a series of Get Active with Citi Soccer Kids clinics, delivering the Let’s Move! message of the importance of physical activity to youth in WPS markets across the country through fun and engaging soccer clinics with WPS players and coaches.
(WPS Press Release)