Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College soccer team hosted the local Winston-Salem/Forsyth County adult Special Olympics soccer team for a clinic this week. The Spirits trained the team with drills focused on passing, shooting, and dribbling.
Special Olympics Forsyth County is a year-round sports training and competition program for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Their program is the 3rd largest Special Olympics program in the state, with more than 1,600 athletes training and competing in 15 different sports. Throughout the season, athletes grow by demonstrating courage, experiencing joy, engaging in new friendships, and enhancing their skills.
"We had a great time with the Special Olympics program," said Head Coach Jay Callahan. "Our student-athletes did an excellent job interacting and teaching their team some new soccer skills. I was very proud of the team, and we made some great new friends through hosting this clinic."
The Spirits split into groups after warm-ups and played games like soccer bowling, soccer red light green light, and power and finesse shooting. Afterwards, the Special Olympics team creamed the Spirits in a six vs. six scrimmage.