Jessie kicks some benders with Ashley Clements, the Recreation Coordinator of the Joplin Athletics Complex and learns a thing or two about their soccer program along the way.
There are leagues for 6 and under, 8 and under, 10 and under, and 12 and under. Last Spring, over 480 kids signed up for the program to learn to love the game and compete against one another.
Ashley says she believes the recent surge in popularity soccer has seen in the United States partly has to do with the ease of entry when it comes to understanding how to play the game.
If you want to sign up for their soccer league, it will cost you $40 per entrant. You will also get a jersey, shorts, and socks when you sign up for the league. The deadline for sign ups will be August 26th at midnight.