During the final game of the women’s indoor soccer season, Sarah Heward and Amber Greenwood go after the ball while Kate Blain provides support. - Image credit: Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer.

During the final game of the women’s indoor soccer season, Sarah Heward and Amber Greenwood go after the ball while Kate Blain provides support. - Image credit: Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer.

You’re invited to play rec soccer

Women’s fitness and soccer skills training to start next week in prep for outdoor season

Want to get fit – or fitter, have fun and meet new friends?

Women of all skill levels and ages are invited to take part in the Shuswap Women’s Recreational Soccer Association’s outdoor season.

“The more the merrier,” smiles Edie Lowes, president of the association.

To help get ready for the season, which starts April 27, the popular Get Fit for the Pitch, plus Soccer Skills and Drills, are being offered over the course of the next month. Participants can choose to do either or both.

Get Fit for the Pitch starts March 28, with Soccer Skills and Drills on March 30. Registrations are being taken now.

Lowes says the association board is excited to have Heather Stanton of ProActive Fitness once again leading the Tuesday night sports conditioning, and Tricia Martin of Girls Only Soccer taking on the Thursday soccer skills evenings.

For those who may not know Martin, her biography states: “I have played soccer for 44 years; coached soccer for over 30 years – Ladies, Select, School and College; and run ‘Girls Only Soccer School’ for 20 years. I am a student of the game and feel there is always something new I can learn. I live, breathe and dream soccer!”

Sports Conditioning runs Tuesdays at the Downtown Activity Centre, March 28 through April 18, with Soccer Skills and Drills on Thursdays at the SASCU Memorial Indoor Arena, March 30 through April 20.

Both activities go from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Outdoor spring soccer runs on Thursday evenings, April 27 to July 6, generally at the SASCU Sports Fields at the Little Mountain complex. Games start at 6:30 p.m., players are asked to show up at 6 p.m.

For more information or to register, go to www.swrsa.net.