The kids involved with the Willapa Harbor Youth Soccer Club are very focused and determined in their game. Learning the fundamentals, coaches and parents cheer on the kids to encourage their continued play and everyone gets an opportunity to take the fiel
For five weeks the youth of Willapa Harbor play their soccer games at the South Bend Community Park located behind Bud's Lumber, at the South Bend High School, and at the Willapa Elementary School in the evenings.
17 teams from Harbor communities ranging from Under 6 to Under 13 years of age, try out their skills and growing knowledge of the game in front of families and fans looking for that next star of the soccer field.
In their brightly colored jersey's the kids, especially the younger set, take to the field and try their best to get that little round ball into the unguarded net for a goal. With many of the games not keeping scores, the games are more about learning the game, teamwork and sportsmanship at this level. As they advance into the older age groups the game starts to resemble a game that you may witness on a regular field of play.
Going into their final week with a majority of games scheduled for August 4 and 6, the kids are getting ready for their final opportunities to take the ball down field and make their score on the soccer pitch before school starts.
Here are the next games for the Willapa Youth Soccer Club: U13: July 29 Hawks Superior Rock v. VFW at 7 pm, Willapa Elementary School. August 1 Pacific Eye Care v. Hawks Superior Rock, 11 am, Willapa Elementary School.
U10: July 29 Willapa Harbor Lions v. Deep River Dental, 5:30 pm, Willapa Elementary School August 1 Little Taz's v. Ark Plumbing, 9 am, Willapa Elementary School August 3 Deep River Dental v. Little Taz's, 5:30 pm, Willapa Elementary School August 5 Willapa Lions v. Ark Plumbing, 5:30 pm, Willapa Elementary School August 8 Ark Plumbing v. Little Taz's, 9 am, Willapa Elementary School.
U8: July 30 Dilk Tire v. Sagen's Pharmacy, 6:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber. Raymond Federal v. Pacific Title Co., 6:30 pm, South Bend HS. August 4 Sagen's Pharmacy v. Turner Law, 6:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber. Raymond Federal v. Dilk Tire, 6:30 pm, SBHS. August 6 Turner Law v. Dilk Tire, 6:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber. Pacific Title Co. v. Sagen's Pharmacy, 6:30 pm, SBHS.
U6: July 30 Bud's Lumber v. Plato, 5:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber. Chen's v. Powell, Seiler, 5:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber. August 4 Bud's Lumber v. Chen's, 5:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber. Powell, Seiler v. Ekone Oyster, 5:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber. August 6 Plato v. Powell , Seiler, 5:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber. Ekone Oyster v. Chen's, 5:30 pm, behind Bud's Lumber.