Organizations know volunteers are what help make good programs great, and SELCRA has some of the best volunteer coaches around. SELCRA had over 60 volunteer coaches attend the coaches training meeting on Monday, August 20. SELCRA held the meeting in a different fashion than years before. The coaches received a packet of information about their team and participated in a training session held by Sara Kloosterman. She was on hand to give the coaches ideas for drills and games for their team practices. Sara has a Master’s in Sport Management from Northern Illinois University, and has been involved in soccer her entire life. She has coached soccer on the recreational, travel, and collegiate level all around the U.S. She attended MSU where she was the starting Goal Keeper from 97-2000. Sara coached at IU, Columbus State (GA), and NIU. Then, while living in Bloomington was the Director of Recreation for the Cutter’s Soccer Club. She has countless experiences in every aspect of the game of soccer. With her help the coaches now have new resources and tools to help their team be better this season and for seasons to come. During the training the parents were a little hesitant to really get into the game, but afterwards they were buzzing with excitement about the drills, practices, and games that lay ahead. The teams are all set and the first game will be on September 8 at Scranton Middle School. With all of the enthusiasm going into this fall season it is sure to be the best one yet! SELCRA has been making changes to ensure each season is bigger and better. So, if you are hesitant or missed out on registration this fall there is always the spring season to look forward too!