This December, Athletes in Action (AIA) and a team of professional soccer players will travel on a soccer clinic and coaching and outreach trip to North Africa. The Timothy Project: AIA North Africa 2016 will feature Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) players. With both men’s and women’s leagues gaining international notoriety and with several of the athletes now in the offseason, they will headline the team headed up by AIA. The team will look to serve and minister to youth in several different North African cities through the sport of soccer.
In what has become a long-standing tradition, AIA has led multiple off-season sports ministry tours utilizing staff and pro athletes for outreach. AIA leaders are looking forward to the trip and the potential reach to young children throughout the North African tour. One leader commented,
MLS and NWSL have earned a position of influence through soccer. As a result our athletes can use their skills to assist many third world ministries who see the attraction of the sport for youth.
The team will be helping a local youth soccer organization in North Africa that has multiple locations. As part of the clinics and games, the team will provide expert coaching and skill development for the youth with five NWSL pro athletes and one MLS pro athlete. Last year, the youth soccer group had over 5,000 participants. The AIA team will also provide training in leadership skills and character development for coaches that work with the youth.
Timothy Project: AIA North Africa 2016 Project Request
Any soccer gear to donate to the youth and coaches – clothing, soccer balls, and any equipment.
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