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KILLBUCK -- The West Holmes Soccer Club (WHSC) is now running youth soccer without the Holmes County Park District's assistance. This was an amicable agreement by both parties.
Josh Wengerd is a member of the new West Holmes Soccer Board.
"We have Jen Halverson's blessing to run this organization," Wengerd said. "We are not in competition with the Park District. For now, things will look very similar to youth soccer in the past, but we have a board with a vision to grow and promote and strengthen soccer in our area.
"If you are waiting for Park District soccer to sign your child up for fall soccer, please know that it is now West Holmes Soccer Club. Think of it as re-branding," he added.
Wengerd is also happy to promote a foot skills clinic for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.
"I would like to tell you about an exciting opportunity for our K-6 grade students," Wengerd said. "Beginning Wednesday, June 21, at Killbuck Elementary School, Pat and Steve Obrst will be running a free, coed foot-skill/open field clinic. This clinic will take place Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Killbuck Elementary School."
Grades K-3 will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. and grades 4-6 will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Again, this is a free clinic for both boys and girls.
Registration for the fall soccer programs include a local option for the younger players, which will be more of a developmental approach to soccer. There is also a Wooster option for older players U12-14.
"This is a more competitive league," Wengerd said. "Both options are available for U8-U10. Please feel free to contact me at this email or by phone at 330-231-3688 with any questions. We are looking for coaches and team sponsors as well. You can also join our Facebook page."
Deadline for registration is July 15.
Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.