Talk of the Towns 3/10/17

Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

Program Topic: Acadia Fire Soccer Academy—Developing Skills and People

What led to the creation of Acadia Fire Football Club (AFFC)?
Explain the importance of the mission “to offer the highest level of skill development to the greatest number of players.”
What led to the development of coaching philosophy at AFFC? And how has your coaching approach has been received by players and parents?
Summarize the importance of AFFC for the development of children’s overall emotional and physical wellbeing.
For players: How has participating with AFFC made your life better in other areas?
Why do parents like having their children play with AFFC?
What are the long term goals of AFFC?

Guests:
Michael Curless, Director, Acadia Fire
Simon Hulbert, Bar Harbot, Student at University of Southern Maine, coach and long time player
Lelia Weir, Bar Harbor, Grade 7… current player

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