HFC United was a recent recipient of a $1,000 grant from Target Corporation. The Target Youth Soccer Grant provides support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches.
HFC United is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that is committed to providing a quality soccer program in Hastings and the surrounding community.
The funds will be used to implement US Soccer's "Play, Practice, Play" model by purchasing fun and exciting equipment for HFC United's recreational soccer program to encourage a life-long relationship of youth members to the sport of soccer.
The funds will also be used to purchase header training balls to teach HFC United's younger competitive traveling players the correct, and safest way, to perform a header while adhering to US Soccer's youth header restrictions.
The remaining funds will purchase two sets of the "Training Triangle" system- one for the Girl's U12 Cities team, and the other for an HFC United Boys team. The "Training Triangle" system was created by former Penn State men's soccer coach Bob Warming to strengthen a players speed and agility, as well as perform tactical drills without the use of a training mannequin.
For more information on U.S. Soccer's "Play, Practice, Play" philosophy, visit https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2018/02/five-things-to-know-about-playpracticeplay
For more details about the "Training Triangle" system, visit https://thetrainingtriangle.com/