- Hundreds of young soccer players hit the fields this weekend for one of the biggest youth tournaments in the Northwoods.
The Headwaters Soccer Association hosted ten communities to wrap up its six-week long season.
The program has been going strong for almost 30 years.
The league is 100 percent run by volunteers.
Teams ranged from four to thirteen-year olds.
Organizers hope this program encourages the kids to focus on learning skills but most importantly, having fun.
"You get this great representation at a community driven event," said Headwaters Youth Soccer President John Welsh. "It's just a fun activity for kids where we want them to have fun with soccer but at the same time we want them to be stretched too from the standpoint of just personally growing in character and that's what the whole goal of the program is."
More than 300 kids played in the tournament.
Some of them say they enjoy getting to grow together.
"Getting to hang out with my friends and just having fun out on the field," said Sugar Camp teammates. "Well we also communicate, that's one thing, we pass really well and teamwork."
Sugar Camp won the U12 Championship, winning all 5 games over the weekend.
For more information on how you can get your kids involved in the program, click the link below.
Headwaters Youth Soccer Association