Former Kansas City Chiefs lineman and Pro Football Hall of Famer Will Shields is known for his prowess on the football field, but he loves the game of soccer!
“Most games start with great footwork and angles,” Shields said. “Soccer helps develop both skills. I would take a few weeks in the off-season to work on my soccer skills.”
On Monday, February 20 (President’s Day), Shields is sponsoring the third annual Shields SAFEHOME Soccer Clinic-Tackling Domestic Violence. Shields and his 68’s Inside Sports are teaming up with GSI Sports putting on a three-hour soccer clinic for kids seven to 13 years old. The clinic will offer training by experienced coaches and professional soccer players focusing on skills and drills, moves and small group scrimmaging. Shields will also be on hand for the clinic.
Among those participating in the clinic include KC Comets Players Leo Gibson and Robert Palmer, FCKC Assistant Coach Matt Briggs and Former FCKC player Nia Williams. KC Comets Head Coach Goran Koradzov will make an appearance during the clinic, as well.
The soccer clinic will be held at 68’s Inside Sports, 11301 West 88th Street, in Overland Park from 9 a.m. to Noon; check in begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost per child is only $45 and includes a clinic t-shirt.
All proceeds will benefit SAFEHOME, Johnson County’s only provider of comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and partner abuse. Shields has been a longtime supporter of SAFEHOME and an advocate of tackling domestic abuse.
“For nearly 15 years, Will has been a partner with SAFEHOME to help stop domestic violence in our community – one of the first NFL players to focus on this issue. SAFEHOME is grateful for Will’s dedication and support,” said Janee’ Hanzlick, SAFEHOME President/CEO.
For the morning clinic, kids will be broken into different groups according to age and rotate between skills stations. Space is limited-so parents are encouraged to register their soccer player as soon as possible.
SAFEHOME will score in the evening, too. Pinstripes restaurant, located at PrairieFire, will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from patrons’ meals during its Monday, Feb. 20 pasta night to SAFEHOME when patrons mention “Shields SAFEHOME Soccer”.
Score this President’s Day and help SAFEHOME make a difference in the battle against domestic violence. For more information, please call (913) 660-7763.