The primary goal of the Moose Jaw Soccer Association’s U8 Storm Soccer Festival was to end the indoor soccer season with a ton of fun.
According to John Liguori, director of the Storm Training Academy, the goal was not only reached, but exceeded as everybody seemed to have a ton of fun over the weekend at the Moose Jaw Field House.
“They all have big smiles on their faces and at this age, that’s what it’s really all about,” said Liguori. “It’s kinda nice to see parents, siblings, grandparents out and they’re all cheering. It’s kinda nice.
“Really this is about fun. We really try to not even talk score with the kids or bring it up that way. We really want them to have fun and the score’s not important.”
What made the festival a little bit different than most tournaments is that there was a penalty shoot out competition and a hardest shot competition that every player from the six participating teams took part in.
Although there were tons of hard shooters on both Moose Jaw Storm clubs, the Moose Jaw Jedis in the local city league, two Regina teams and the Mclean Stingers, only two could be crowned champions.
See more in Monday's Times-Herald.