On Saturday, April 16, Frisco ISD partnered with U.S. Women’s National Team soccer star Sydney Leroux to host a free soccer clinic at Heritage High School for students with disabilities.
As a member of the USWNT, Leroux won an Olympic gold medal in London in 2012 and won the World Cup in 2015. Leroux has a passion for soccer and wants to share that love of the game with kids who may not always have an opportunity to participate.
On Saturday morning, students with disabilities participated with student volunteers from Heritage High School’s girls’ soccer program.
“While our soccer team works hard to improve their game, volunteering and helping at community events like this is what we really want to teach our athletes,” said Heritage girls' soccer head coach Oscar Bersoza.
The students ran drills, practiced new soccer skills and played games.
Leroux visited with all the students after the clinic to share her soccer journey and answer questions from the students and volunteers. Leroux highlighted the importance of inclusiveness and community service.