In its second year offered for students in grades Pk4 – 5th grade, Westminster’s Intramural Soccer league was again a huge success.
With two divisions, Junior and Intermediate, comprised of 64 players, this season allowed for ideal team sizes coached by volunteer parents and high school students. Prior to each game, players received 25 – 30 minutes of skill introduction and development, with the focus on a new skill each week.
The low key, yet structured format of the league provided families as well as students the opportunity to not just play soccer, but to enjoy it, learn more about it and build a great tool set of skills including team work and perserverance that can be used both on and off the field.
The league was orchestrated by Lower School principal Becky Callaway with the advisement and help of Athletic Director Matt Payne. The two did a tremendous job spearheading the season, but the true credit goes to the 14 coaches without whom there would be no teams.
The hard work of the coaches and of course the players was recognized at during an end-of-season banquet Monday, Nov. 19. During this celebration, families enjoyed a delicious meal together and each player was presented with a trophy. Mrs. Callaway recognized the work of the coaches.
This year’s champions are: Junior Division-Fusion 8-0, coached by Westminster students Sarah Rawls and Lindsey Vinson; and Intermediate Division–Rapids 6-1-1, coached by Hunter Bates and Red Bulls 6-1-1, coached by Jason Green.
Students and families had a great time during the soccer season, and are now switching gears as they eagerly anticipate the January start of Intramural Basketball.