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Posted on: March 24, 2016

[ARCHIVED] UPDATED: ABC Soccer Program Aims to Improve Kids Fitness as well as Soccer Skills

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There’s a new type of soccer program in town and it’s aiming to improve more than just kid’s soccer skills.

The ABC Soccer Program is a six week soccer instruction program designed to aid player development in the areas of Agility, Balance, and Coordination through proper running technique as well as basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork.

“Exercise along with a healthy balanced diet sets our children up for a strong healthy lifestyle in which they become fit for life,” said Coach Kel Phillips, Founder, Program Director and Lead Instructor of ABC Soccer Programs.

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is introducing the ABC Soccer Program to kids ages 4-12 this spring at Legion Field. The first session of the program is a six-week Spring course which begins April 20. Classes will be held each Wednesday from 3 pm to 5 pm through May 25. The Summer session will last nine weeks beginning June 1-July 27. The cost per child is $60 for the Spring course and $90 for the Summer course. Registration can be completed in person at Fricker, Cobb and Woodland Heights Resource Centers.

To get kids and families excited about signing up for the first session, a Free Clinic Day is scheduled at Legion Field on Saturday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For questions about registration and the ABC Soccer Program call Justin Pierce, Recreation Area Manager at Fricker Resource Center, (850) 436-5195 or email him at

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